As for layout I was already thinking of a Box within a Box type of design to really feature the fabrics. When I saw this quilt I immediately had an AHA moment and thought how amazing this could be with KJR. Come on, how amazing and modern is that!
AMH's Innocent Crush Collection (MRL's FQ Set) & Drunkard's Path
When I saw Clare's Quilt on her blog I knew I had to make a DP. [Aside from the beautiful quilt...does my attraction to this quilt have anything to do with the adorable baby and the fact that I am now technically a mother of 2 Toddlers? Eh, perhaps.] What a happy coincidence when Lucy pointed out the DP QAL going on right now! But I vowed not to buy new fabric and instead decided that the time has come to delve into my AMH Innocent Crush Collection! I already have a beautiful stash of Free Spirit Lavender solid that complements this collection perfectly...or perhaps charcoal...hmmm... Either way I will be making use of this very soon!
AMH's Loulouthi Needleworks Fabrics & Pillowcases
Really? You cannot be surprised that I am mentioning AMH twice. You do realize I drool over anything AMH creates right? Thank goodness the Mr. always likes her fabrics too. He has no idea who she is or that she makes some of his favs, all that matters is that he always have positive feedback whenever I point out AMH fabric for whatever project. Yay! AMH I heart you!!!
When I saw these To Die For, i.e. made using AMH, pillowcases over at kelbysews I immediately left a comment. This of course led to an email back and forth with Kelly over at kelbysews about how in love I am with this idea. Kelly's beautiful cases are made using AMH voile so I thought I would jump on that bandwagon and do the same...
|Source: kelbysews "sewing selfish" post|
That is until my AMH Loulouthi Needleworks Fabric arrived and it immediately spoke to me and said "we must, we must, we just must be placed on your bed and support your sleepy head." Yes, fabric speaks to me doesn't yours speak to you?
And even better...the Mr.'s reaction. Hahahaa, I showed him the idea with the darker more masculine blue print and his immediate reaction, no hesitation, and for those who know him you know that is huge, was an enthusiastic "oh yeah, awesome. do it."
The only problem now? I wish I had bought more of the fabric to make extra pillowcases!
I will be posting a little mini-schedule for our mini-along on Sunday/Monday. I was hoping to get it done for Friday but I have an unexpected Job Interview scheduled in the Afternoon so I am a bit preoccupied. (This interview appointment just happened so I am as shocked as you.) In the meantime, how is everyone's shopping going? Overseas folks, any problems getting supplies? Any questions? Hope you don't mind putting off the PAL until after Halloween. Some of us Mommies, or should I say Mummies, have costumes to sew!