Fabulous Fabric Friday Oct. 3, 2008

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I had a post all about hexagons for yesterday but due my husband's dental procedure complication yesterday I'll postpone that for another day since today is FFF and I don't want to change my Friday theme. I had to watch my husband closely during the night so I didn't sleep well and I even dreamed about hexagons. Tells you what kind of night it was. But he is hopefully OK.

Today's virtual quilt - They are all so unique and each one is a fun use of fabric and together they make a fun mural. This would make a good Christmas wallpaper on the computer wouldn't it! Thanks again to Terri for her work on this. Be sure to click the picture and look at how cute they all are. And go visit Teresa today at Diddle Daddle Designs blog and enter her cottage giveaway. She's got the sweetest cottage all finished and ready to hang on some one's wall.

Speaking of Christmas cottages, my friend Flora finished hers and brought them over. I have to tell you 4 things about Flora. Flora is one of the founding members of our local quilt group and she and Paula have served all the women that have come and gone for over 20 years (is that right? or is it longer?). Flora is a loyal friend and someone I adore and enjoy. Flora really does not like Christmas fabric and she signed up for our exchange anyway! (now thats a friend) And Flora does NOT like Sunbonnet Sue. Keep that in mind as you look at one of her cottages above and below.

Vintage Sunbonnet Sue Christmas fabric!!! Flora told me this little gem was inside a stack of fat quarters she bought years ago while on a trip. This is the only cottage made with this fabric and it is MINE. Sorry everyone else but I love it. I happen to like Christmas fabric and Sunbonnet Sue. Every time I look at this block I'll think of Flora and what a sweet friend she is to always be there. OK on to FFF.

Last Saturday I was in Material Girls in South Jordan when I walked up to talk to Nadine's daughter at the cash register and there out of the corner of my eye I saw this fabric. Kitchen Fabric. REPRODUCTION VINTAGE KITCHEN FABRIC in several colorways. I fell in love. Then I looked closer and thought, hmmm that looks very familiar. On the left above you'll see 2 feedsack pieces next to the Blank Quilting fabric called Morning Call. Look closely. The light fabric on the left was from Eileen that she sent when we had a vintage fabric exchange.

And look at this comparison photo. This fabric on the bottom is from a piece I got several years ago on Ebay and I've very carefully used bits of it in projects until this is all I have left. I was kind of shocked to see this fabric recreated. It's not exact, of course, but very similar. It's fabulous fabric but it really struck me that they were so similar.

I also bought companion fabric in the teapot design. Look at that! Its worth framing its so beautiful. I am in love with both pieces and I've been admiring them on my table all week long. I want to cut some of the red up and put it in cottages even though its not Christmas fabric.

Also while at Material Girls I picked up this fabric above to make an ironing board cover. I won Nadine's giveaway at the Material Girls blog a bit ago and I got to pick out what fabric I wanted to make my ironing board cover. I know, its spring fabric but it may take me that long to get around to making the cover. The fabric is thick and I like the design and colors. I also like the black background on an ironing board cover because it shows less scorching.

I have had the hardest time with loading pictures and blogger today! whew, this took a while.

-nanette
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31 comments

Donna said...

Such great pictures on your blog today. I hope your husband is feeling well.

I have to try and make a few of your Christmas cottages. Thanks fo the directions.

MichelleB said...

I love the way the cottages are looking! Very cute. I also love all of the vintage kitchen fabric that you show. It is adorable.

Candace said...

Nanette - you and Terri are doing such a wonderful job taking care of the Cottage Exchange - I'm having so much fun watching the progress and making my own - and learning a lot along the way! The camaraderie of quilt bloggers is priceless! Cheers!

Eileen said...

Oh man.. I love that teapot fabric.
I don't see why you couldn't use that red for Christmas cottages. I'm using lots of non-Christmas fabrics, but they still look Christmasy. :-)

Susan said...

Over the years my love for Sunbonnet Sue waxes and wanes but that print is so cute. At first I thought it was Holly Hobbie who I absolutely adore.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Nanette, thanks for the shout out about my giveaway. I am having so much fun with this. Thanks to you and T for all of your hardwork.
Teresa

Carrie P. said...

Sorry to hear about your husband. I hope that he is feeling better and you both have a great weekend. Thanks for taking the time to share photos.

Sherri said...

I love the reproduction kitchen fabric! I also won an ironing board kit from Nadine, and she sent the cutest fabric! Hopefully I'll get it made soon!

belinda said...

thanks nanette.....another great fabric parade.....hope your DH is doing better today.....i too went thru this with my DH a couple of months ago....a little scarey!

Jackie said...

I love, love, love the fabric you purchased!!!!! and of course the vintage fabric, too. What a find. I can't believe how similar they are...simply amazing.

jenny said...

I saw that fabric online and almost e-mailed you the link as it seemed so much to your taste. and then thought better of it, that it might be weird to send another blogger a random fabric recommendation. I am glad the fabric found you nonetheless.

Nedra said...

Tell Flora to come sit by me. I love everything about quilting except Sunbonnet Sue.

Fiesta said...

Those fabrics are darling. where exactly did you buy them??

pratima said...

So sorry to know about your husband. Hope he is much better now.
The virtual quilt is so lovely and the sunbonnet sue cottage is very adorable. Love your kitchen fabrics too :)

Fran said...

Beautiful House Quilt. Or I should say Cottage Quilt. And OMG....where did you ever find all those fabrics? They're so cute. I've never seen any like it. I'll be interested to see in what thet they turn up in.

~~Fran...:c)

Fran said...

Beautiful House Quilt. Or I should say Cottage Quilt. And OMG....where did you ever find all those fabrics? They're so cute. I've never seen any like it. I'll be interested to see in what thet they turn up in.

~~Fran...:c)

ElizabethandJeff said...

I was at Material Girls last Saturday around 4:30. Too bad I didn't see you! That's when I bought my Recipe for Friendship Jelly Rolls.

flora said...

You are so dear to me. I would even paper piece (my third quilting snarl) if I could do it with you.
Thanks for the fuss over my wee block. (And I'm bringing you the rest of that goofy fat quarter.)

amandajean said...

I love all of your new fabrics! great idea using a dark fabric for your ironing board cover.

jacquie said...

hope your hubby is feeling better today. love all that vintage kitchen fabric..so great. you are going to have one fab ironing board. might even make ironing fun.

em's scrapbag said...

Hope your hubby is on the mend. Love all the wonderful fabric. Especially the teapots.

Kim said...

lots of pretties
hope hubby is better
the cottages are very cute...

Busty LaRue said...

I hope your hubby feels better soon. Cute fabrics! You always have the funnest fabrics.

Stephanie said...

I've been admiring Morning Call on line and plan to get it when I make my next order! Oh I think teapots would be very appropriate in a Christmas cottages...after all I've been to Christmas Teas!

quiltingnana said...

thanks for posting all the pictures! I certainly am getting more excited every time I look at them all.

Catherine said...

The cottages are all so wonderful! And the fabrics -- wow, just fabulous.
Hope your husband is doing better today!

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

I starting on my blocks this morning - I'm so excited! It's rainy and cold out so it's the perfect day to be inside to sew. As always, when I need a little motivation in the morning to get me going I visit your blog - it's SO great! The Other Nanette

Nan said...

I do hope your hubby is feeling ever so much better now, and then you will feel better, too!
That cottage Flora made is wonderful! I love the Sunbonnet Sue fabric - it's adorable.
How I enjoy your Fab Fabric Fridays - you always have something wonderful to share! Thank you, Nanette, for all the inspiration you provide!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the fabric photos..... absolutely love them. and the blocks.... too cute. Never done a house block for me...maybe should rethink that... They are darling.

Thimbleanna said...

Ouch! I hope hubby is feeling better today. The houses are all looking fabulous! And what a great idea to have a dark fabric on your ironing board -- I need to do that!

In Blog-land My Name is Lola.... said...

i'm getting the Teapot fabric for my kitchen curtains!! I LOVE IT!!