Tuesday, November 16, 2010

the makings of our whoville quilt

Christmas Spice by Michael Miller

this beautiful fabric is currently sitting on top of my printer waiting for me. yes, that's about how organized i am right now with piles of fabric laid aside for certain projects all over my workroom.

i apologize for all the early holiday posts! usually i don't decorate for christmas or anything until after thanksgiving but i've got to get the shop ready prior to that so i've got it on the brain now!

my last machine quilt gave me a lot of confidence and ever since i thought a fun and relatively quick project would be a christmas lap quilt to go in our living room during the holidays. i agonized over picking out the perfect fabric that we would want to curl up in year after year and finally fell in love with michael miller's "christmas spice" collection for it's bright cheery look and it's mix of retro and modern lines. the colors remind me of the old cartoon version of whoville in "how the grinch stole christmas."

my only problem now is that i can't for the life of me decide what kind of quilt design to use with it since some of the prints are huge and others so small in comparison. i just can't find a quilt pattern that will show them all off equally. and some are so different from each other that i might just give up on being able to combine them all into one quilt. what do you think, any ideas on what kind of design would work best?

10 comments:

Christina said...

That is going to be such a fun quilt!! I need to learn how to make quilts! lol I just haven't really attempted one before. So I don't have quilting advice but it's going to look awesome I bet!

DK said...

I'm no quilter but I bet that's gonna be gorgeous!

Meeling said...

Love the fabrics! The tree one is so whimsical...great!
I have a feeling it's going to be great!

maureencracknell said...

Well you certainly have been bitten by the quilting bug -- good for you! I have almost everyone of those fabrics, my plan was to make some children's aprons and use them for my felt pillows. Have you checked out http://www.redpepperquilts.com/
? I find lots of inspiration there...not that I have actually "finished" a quilt. ;)

Bethany Dirksen said...

LOVE those fabrics. You are leaving me in suspense to what it will look like and it's working. So interested to see the final product.

geschichtenvonkat said...

i'm thinking i might do some star quilt blocks mixed with patchwork...still working on the details though. i've definitely caught the quilting bug though!

i love red pepper quilts and also film in the fridge...such beautiful fabrics and inspiration!!

Angela said...

I love every single one of those fabrics!

Emily Elizabeth said...

Those are great fabrics! Do you read Cluck, cluck, sew? She's got some great patterns. I've been thinking of this one a lot lately...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cluckclucksew/4473679862/

Becky said...

ooohville!

geschichtenvonkat said...

oo i had not heard of cluck, cluck, sew but am definitely reading now...her photostream on flickr is beeeutiful!

also, that quilt pattern kind of reminds me of a clothesline...i like it!