Fierce

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Ha. I just had to use that word after watching Project Runway reunion show tonight. I wonder how it would be if they had a show like that for quilters? Give inspiration and then 2 days to make a quilt top. It would be crazy. Of course no one would ever put that on TV. Would you do it if they had a quilters, crafters, knitters Project show? Just a random thought.

Ok. Here is my fierce. I very rarely buy a whole line of fabric and I almost never ever use a line of fabric for a quilt unless its commissioned by a store or customer.

But . . . I really like Sandi Henderson at Portabellopixie. I think she's a great person and very talented designer. I got all 19 fabrics - the whole line - at Fat Quarter Shop (fat quarters of each, of course). I think they are pretty fierce (its ok I'll never use that word again, I really hate catch phrase words). There is a mix of vintage, fresh and traditional about them. I love the colors and I think she's really going to be successful with this line. Anyway I decided to make my baby tumbler quilt with it. I think it will turn out really interesting. I've made the baby tumbler quilt about 5-6 times but not with fabrics like Sandi's. So it will feel fresh to make it again in this different fabric. I love baby quilts that are unexpected and more of a fashion accessory for the mom.

The finished baby tumbler babushka quilt picture is taken on my awful 80's mauve sofa I am planning on recovering. I'm scared to start it but it needs to be done. Its one of those 8 way hand tied couches that is in such good shape and such a clasic style I think it will be great slipcovered. I just have to get up the nerve to do it and stop putting it off.

In the mean time I have been hand appliqueing my leaves on my bird quilt (yes, another picture of the birds). I haven't stopped working on it. I'm enjoying that so much I'm savoring it and in no hurry to finish.

I think Sandi's fabric will make a good weekend project. I hope I get enough time to work on it. I haven't felt too great the past day or so. So we'll see. I'm having fun thinking about it in the mean time. Half the fun of a new project is dreaming about it and enjoying the imagination part of it. Don't you think?

-nanette

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PamKittyMorning said...

Pile looks good! Love that tumbler, its a unique way of putting it together. I think it will look pretty good in the new fabrics. I was thinking of you when I scored a couple of those pieces in my pile, particularly that lemon fabric. I like that purse you made, haven't stopped thinking about how cute the fabrics were. Don't know what the lemons have to do with it but still. love it.

"t" said...

absolutely adore how your bird quilt is coming along...but i got out my magnifying glass and i can't see the paisley? *wink* sorry you're not feeling well...cabin fever? gloom and doom of gray skies? life in general? chicken soup and rest, friend...=)

Lola...again said...

I just ordered that fat stack too!! I can't wait to touch it, and dream!!
I'm looking orward to seeing the bird quilt when it is finished!

Lola...again said...

ps. I'd be in for the show!! I love that kind of thing!

Stephanie said...

So glad I'm not the only one who stays up to watch Project Runway. I'm addicted. =>) LOVE your bird quilt. Can't wait to see your Ginger Blossom project.

Ravenhill said...

You are incredibly productive! I love seeing the new fabric from Sandi. Thank you so much for introducing me to it. I read her blog but haven't had time lately. I have been having too much fun making my dolls! There are new ones in the shop and more on the way.

I adore your quilts!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooohhh, that tumbler quilt in Sandi's fabric will be cute! Those tumbler quilts are just so much fun anyway -- hard to imagine a fabric that wouldn't look good in that pattern. Love the bird quilt!

happy zombie said...

I have to agree.... Sandi's delicious fabric would look in that tumbler. I love the one you've made! Fierce!

Yeah... I've been saying too. Though it won't take the place of "make it work, people"! I too have though what a great idea to do a PR for quilters/crafters. I hope NBC/Bravo is eaves dropping on your blog. ;-)

happy zombie said...

ooops... forgot a word.

Sandi's delicious fabric would look FIERCE in that tumble

jen said...

Cracking up over wanting to use 'fierce'. I too thought the same thing while watching the recording this am. :-) LOVE this fabric line, thanks for the heads up! Love your whole blog actually, so I've just added you to my blogroll so I won't miss a thing in the future! :-)

~D Spack~ said...

Maybe Fierce could be your word for the year. I heard/read somewhere that we should pick a theme word for the year. I know you aren't fierce tho'...Nice new pieces there. I posted my Valentine Quilt and the raw edge squares we talked about...have a peek!
~D Spack~

Oiyi said...

I love the colors of the finished baby tumbler babushka quilt. I can't wait to see the new one.

Busty LaRue said...

I love that fabric! It is definitely FIERCE! I can't wait to get paid so I can go order me some fat quarters!

Amanda said...

I love those fabrics. I agree that part of the fun of quilting is dreaming about it.

Ginger Patches said...

What a great pile of fabric you've got there! I absolutely love that bird quilt..omg sooo cute!

Joanna said...

I LOVE Sandi's fabric - I desperately want the whole line but might have a to wait a wee while for that! And oh yes I love Project Runway too. Can't wait to see the final - it will be so fierce lol!

KrisinTN said...

Wow, I love your quilts and your fabric. I wish that I could learn how to sew. I just don't really know how to start.

Rachel said...

I have been considering ordering Ginger Blossom as a charm pack... it's so fresh looking. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it! I am a Project Runway addict... I love seeing what they create. I watch the re-runs of past seasons even if I've seen them a hundred times!

eileensattic said...

Nanette, I love that Fierce fabric collection! I'll be looking forward to seeing that quilt.

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