2.17.2012

Fabric Friday {My First Quilt ~ Fabric Selections}

**To see my completed quilt, please click here.**


I know this isn't a typical Fabric Friday.   I even posted earlier today! Small, I know, but still.

Can I scream with excitement right now?!?!?!  My fabric arrived for Owen's quilt!!!!!!

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I knew from the very beginning I wanted to work with Monaluna for his quilt. Originally, I was going to use the Anika collection, but Foxy was sold out and will not be coming back. Though I did hear that Monaluna will put out a new Foxy with a new colorway. I'm just not patient enough. I also really loved Taali, but I was not sure if the scale would be small enough for what I was doing. I ordered some samples, and I loved them! It's a Scandinavian inspired collection. Love that too. They are so pretty in person. They feel so soft, and I know it will feel great against Owen's skin.




There were two prints I chose not to use in the quilt. The Mixed Apples and Astors.



Both I felt were on the feminine side. Yes, I know Posies screams all girl, but I am hoping to play around with the pattern.  If I decide to add Mixed Apples for a little more color, I can always do so later.

I may also add Amy Butler's River Shine or Rashida Coleman-Hale's Extras Charcoal to the quilt, but I am not sure yet.  It features a cream and black, so I am not sure how I feel about that with the white.  You just never know until you get in there and try.

And there's something weird about making a quilt for the first time.  Excitement.  Butterflies.  Nervousness.  Anxious.  Joyful.  Happiness.  Want to puke.  Impatient.  Scared.  Overwhelmed.  And back to Thrilled.

Photobucket (Please forgive the quality of personal photos for awhile as I am trying to learn how to use my DSLR camera.)

4 comments:

  1. Awe! How cute are those fabrics! I know it will look great! I'm so excited to see it!

    My camera came in today but I've been so busy making flower hair clips for the wedding, I haven't had two seconds to look at it yet! I'll be right there with you very shortly though!

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  2. Awesome! I can't wait to see.

    I am about to start my very first quilt too. You did a great selection with fabric choices. I'm impressed.

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  3. All that fabric is adorable! I used to hoard fabric, and then when I came to college I was forced to leave it behind :( Sad day. Anyways, I just found your blog and love it! Love the witty tone you write with...excited to follow along :)

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  4. I'm loving that astor's pattern!! Thanks so much for joining us in the Blog Hop! It's great to "meet you!"

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