New Stash Quilt

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Keeping with the stash theme and using what I have on hand, I started a new quilt over the last weekend. These "Mary E" fabrics and the American Jane pattern were given to me for my birthday and I've been anxious to use them. I've always wanted to make a grandmother's flower garden but haven't yet so I figured this is the next best thing. I call it faux grandmother's flower garden. I didn't want to use fabric just from that line- kind of hard for me to like doing that. So I have mixed in similar colors and patterns of fabric from my stash along with the ME fabric.

Its strip quilting at its cutest I think. This pattern is so darling and innovative. Its really fun deciding what groups of 3 prints to strip together. Cutting them into wedges is fun too. The colors and prints are my favorite types and working on it has been pure enjoyment.

-nanette

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48 comments

Blondie said...

I love love love ME and ME fabrics- this quilt is going to be just fabulous, I can tell! Can't wait to see the finished product!

RobinE said...

What a fun quilt that will be! Those fabrics are lovely. I'm making a grandmother's flower garden right now (very slowly). But I really, really like the idea of a "faux" and fast one! :)

yellowfarmhouse said...

That's going to be one cute cute quilt when your done. Love the design.

Hugs - Karen

Elizabeth said...

I've been eyeing this pattern for awhile now. I can't wait to see it when it's done. Are there any Y seams?

Des said...

I have wanted to make this quilt since the first time I saw it!!! Now, I can watch you. :) Are you using a special ruler with it??

Nedra said...

I love the fabrics and the pattern is the perfect choice! I'm excited to see this quilt develope. --Nedra

Purple and Paisley said...

oh yummy, i love it! doesn't american jane have the best stuff?????

Thimbleanna said...

Very, Very Cute Nanette!

sarahmurray said...

Oh my goodness, I've been absent from the computer for a few days and look what I come back to! What a gorgeous quilt! And may I just say that the little birdies quilts are theee cutest. Aaaaand, when I saw your American flag quilt I had an actual heart attack. Just gorgeous. x

May Britt said...

I got that pattern too. It is in my pile of "going to make soon"
You have chosen beautiful fabrics for yours.

PamKittyMorning said...

It looks so cool and fresh, can't wait to see it done. Now I'm tempted to sew on something like this... yikes.

~D Spack~ said...

Very Very Cute. That would be a fun pattern to do!

amy said...

I just LOVE the Merry Go Round pattern! The ME fabrics will be wonderful for it! I began a Christmas quilt last year with the pattern but it sputtered out. I'm planning to get the pattern out again SOON with some brighter and more cheerful Christmas fabrics. Fun, fun, fun!

eileen said...

This is going to be absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to see what all you mix in with the ME. You put together the most delightful stuff.
:-)

Donna said...

Very cute quilt you are working on. I love ME also. Your birdies from the last post are darling also. I really enjoy your blog.

erica e said...

i'm loving this already.

WendysWTN said...

Cute quilt. It has that Grandma's Flower Garden look to it only way easier.

Susan said...

What lovely colors and a beautiful design...love the triangles...how fun!

K.C. said...

Just popping in and being crazy envious of quilting ability. I have none of my own and each time I come into a quilting blog, it makes me so jealous to see all of the fun patterns and materials. You have such great colors here in the top picture. Good luck with this! Kayce

Nadine said...

Nanette, you're on a roll ! You're right : this pattern is so, so cute ! No doubt that with such lovely fabrics, it's going to be adorable. I've got the pattern too, and am planning to make it, some day...

Smiles to you, dear !
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Happy Zombie said...

How clever! It reminds me of an afghan. Ooo. Ooo... I wanna make it too! Love your fab choices too!

Erin said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me! I just hope that I can attempt to copy(I mean) make your Flag Quilt someday!

amandajean said...

I can't wait to see your quilt come together. you have chosen some beautiful fabrics to work with!

www.potsandpins.com said...

A friend talked me into buying this pattern a long time ago - it's been sitting here while I've been trying to get motivated to dive into it...and your blog has finally given me the motivation I need! I LOVE your fabrics and I can't wait to get going on this, too! Thanks so much - the other Nanette

Lily Boot said...

Lovely! And it looks so you Nanette! I too love strip piecing and cutting wedges is positively thrilling! Enjoy :-)

mellyandrosie said...

this is looking set to be a darned yummy quilt!!! Cant wait to see it progress. The colours in that fabric range are just so delicious. Enjoy your piecing!!

Jodie said...

That quilt looks great - so cheery, and WOW your flag is totally fabulous.

Diane said...

I know I will like this new quilt. I cannot wait to see it finished. Love the fabrics

Kim said...

Another gotta have it! Soooo, many fun things to make I can't take it anymore! LOL! I'm just wishing for some more time! Darling Quilt!!!

I have a really cute concept/quilt on my sewing and cutting table right now!!! I will get it posted soon!

Catherine said...

Love the fabrics -- and the pattern is fun. GFG quilts are always interesting to me -- faux or not!

Darlene said...

Oh my that is going to be the cutest quilt. I've wondered about that pattern and it's difficulty. I love your selection of fabrics. I'm holding my ME fabrics for "the" quilt - LOL

the Material Girls Quilts said...

This is my first time to your blog, cute stuff! And that quilt is so cute (looks hard though) can't wait to see it finished
Nadine
the material girls quilts

CJ said...

I am not sure why this is a FAUX grandmother's flower garden quilt (guess I will have to look up the real deal) but this is sooo cute! I guess I don't understand why you don't want to use all ME fabric.
What Des asked - do you use a special ruler? Is this an easy pattern? It doesn't look like it would be but LOOK AT THE PROGRESS you have made! WOWEEE! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Penny said...

Ooooohhhhh, I cannot wait to see the masterpiece Nanette!

laura S said...

Just wanted to say that I love your blog! I came across it from another blog and am in love! You and your girls are wonderful.

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Karen Dianne Lee said...

I've noticed this pattern but it never caught my eye until NOW!

Wow!

You never fail to inspire me. This is going to be fun to watch.

*karendianne. Living Life at LeeHaven

Kim said...

Looks like a fun,fun quilt . I cant wait to see it finished

Jennifer Paganelli said...

when do you find the time to come visit me???

Anina said...

Wow, so pretty!

Judi said...

I bought that pattern at Shop Hop and I can't wait to get started. I have a stash of fat quarters I want to use with it. My goal is to use what I have already. Further, I've been practicing staying out of TJ Maxx so I don't spend money this month! Can't wait to see your quilt at quilt group.

Jacquie said...

Great fabric choices...love this pattern too. It's going to be a stunner!!!

Ravenhill said...

You are already flooded with comments here but I just had to add my enthusiasm as well for this amazing quilt you are working on!!!! The colors, the fabrics, the pretty design, all that work! Wow, this is going to really be fantastic!
Happy weekend!
~Emily

Elaine Adair said...

Comment # 44! Wow, girl -- we all LOVE that quilt and fabric!

Nan said...

What a wonderful pattern! I've been eyeing it at the different online stores, and now I must purchase it! I love your fabric choices - so bright and fresh.

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow love this quilt! It dos not look to complicated either, right??

upstateLisa said...

I just bought that pattern! Not too hard, is it?

flora said...

hey! I recently started fooling around with this pattern but are you having trouble getting them all flat? I 'm using a fig tree line, very orange and green. Did you act on my message on your phone mail? I hope so!
All this stuff is great, and Laura! You two kill me.xo