Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A new little project

The other day I received a fun little package from Julie over at The Intrepid Thread. She carries Nursery Versery and has most prints from the line.  I love the mice.  They are my favorite.  All the prints are so sweet.  I dove right into them.


I wanted to do something super simple with these cute prints.  I didn't want to cut too much because of what you lose in the design.  I ended up cutting into 6 1/2" squares and making a very simple charm quilt.  I plan to use the remainder of the FQs for a pieced backing.

I mixed in a bit of Essex Yarn Dyed Flax which is my new favorite linen blend.  I love the Essex Natural, but have found it to be a bit scratchy.  The Flax is so soft and nice.  I think I will convert to a new color.  I got mine from Tammy over at Marmalade Fabrics.
I love having a quick simple project that comes together so easily.  I rarely do this type of quilt.  It was a nice change to finish a quilt top in just a couple hours.  The other night the hubs asked if I would be able to make a baby quilt for a friend from work whose wife is having a baby girl in January.  My question to him was, "How good of friends are you?"  A Heather Ross quilt can't go to just anyone.


On a side note, my Broken Diamonds quilt has been nominated for the "Favorite Throw" category over at the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  I was excited to be among the finalists.   Voting is open for a few more days.  Head over and vote for your favorites!

12 comments:

  1. So cute! Simple patchwork is one of my favorite ways to put a quilt together.

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  2. I'm in love with those mice~!! And congrats on making the finals. :D

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  3. Congrats on the nom - it was one of my picks, for sure!

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  4. I love the way the fabrics just fit, it is a nice come together quilt. congrats on the nomination, that is a great quilt.

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  5. Super adorable Katy. Good luck in the BQF.

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  6. lol "how good of friends are you?" You're right! You've got to use that precious fabric for the right people.

    Oh and I already voted for you before I saw this. ;)

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  7. Love the NV quilt.
    I nominated and voted for your smasher already xxx

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  8. Love it! Some fabrics are so pretty that simple is best.
    I just voted for your quilt because it's amazing. Congrats on the nomination and hope you win!

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  9. So glad to see your quilt nominated!

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  10. Hi Kati! Just want to congratulate you for your Bronken Diamonds Quilt nomination!!! Just heading there right now to vote!! Good luck!

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  11. Funny - that's the same question I ask my husband! Love your Broken Diamonds Quilt!

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