Saturday, June 29, 2013

Swooning

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There's been a lot of top secret gift making going on at Chez Cozyegg the past few weeks.  But, I'm pleased I can finally show you one of the two projects I've been working on!  I'd been contemplating what to do for a friend for her birthday, and after attending the Dallas Quilt Show with her a few months ago, somehow everything started clicking into place. 

I decided on a Kaffe Fassett focal fabric (Frilly) and added in some Kona Bay Leaf Candy in pink and a great subtly patterned background fabric from Ebony & Ivory.  Combine some luscious fabrics with Thimbleblossoms's Swoon pattern, and you have a winner!  The blocks for this quilt are a fantastically large size (24") so they lend themselves really well to larger patterned fabrics.  I thought making a mini quilt out of one block would be the way to go. 

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When the time came to choose backing fabric for this baby, I knew I could do no wrong going with another Kaffe Fassett, so I chose Paperweight in citron.  Oh this millefiori pattern makes my heart go pitter patter.  

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And you know I wouldn't be me if I didn't match my nails to my projects.  So, OPI's Jade is the New Black for all you polish-lovers.   

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I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out.  If I could have figured out a way to keep this I certainly would have.  The fabrics were a great choice, and were most definitely "her" colors.  It made me happy to do a little something special for her birthday and I am always pleased when I can gift something I've made myself.  

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That citron fabric really gives it a fun little punch on the back, no?  And luckily I have a little left over to fondle make something with.  

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I was thrilled to present this to her last weekend, and I'm so glad she loves it. So, now the next question is when do I make a Swoon for myself?  I loved doing the Mini Swoon in Kaffe Fassett, but I'm thinking that for my full size Swoon - I'm going with Anna Maria Horner Field Study fabrics.  I really don't think I can go wrong there.  We even stumbled across some while we were out celebrating her birthday visiting quilt shops on Saturday!

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And as if all that wasn't enough to get my quilting juices flowing, look what arrived in the mail!!  Rachel at P.S. I Quilt was hosting a giveaway on her blog for A Joyful Soul Fabrics and I won!!!!  Joyful Soul sent me this fabulous Fat Quarter bundle of Bonnie & Camille's Happy Go Lucky fabrics as well as the pattern for the Fireworks quilt.  Nothing says summer more than Fireworks combined with the gorgeous bright colors in this line.  I'm excited to get started on this one. 

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And you may notice there's also some Tula Pink Nest fabric there too.  I may have possibly jumped on some for sale on Instagram.  I'm dreaming of a Single Girl Quilt in Nest - like this one that I'm absolutely obsessed with!

Thanks as always for visiting!

I am grateful for pretty fabrics.

13 comments:

Margaret said...

You are amazing, Michelle! Soooo gorgeous! OMG! I love that Kaffe focus fabric! And the whole thing is just wonderful! I also love how you matched your nail polish so well too. lol! Your friend is lucky to have such a good friend!

Catherine said...

Wow! What an amazing gift for your friend! And great goodies too!

Lois said...

Lovely gift to give and great giveaway win!

Chris said...

Wow! What fabulous quilt. Such amazing fabrics. You will just have to make another for yourself.
I love your new stash what a great win. That fireworks quilt pattern is gorgeous.

Deb said...

That is wonderful!!! Your friend is going to be so thrilled when she gets it!!

Love your giveaway wins too!! You're going to have so much fun using that fabric!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

So very pretty! And you are multi-talented for sure! :)

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! I can see why your friend loves it so much. And also Congrats on the big win! Lovely fabric and I love the pattern too!

Sylvia said...

It makes my heart go pitter patter as well - great job my friend - it turned out fabulous. Love your idea for fabric for your big swoon quilt. That will look amazing. Yay on winning the giveaway!!

Andrea said...

Such a pretty quilt. The colours are just stunning. Congratulations on the giveaway win too.

Teresa S. said...

That Kaffe Fassett block is wonderful! Your friend will love it!

Katrina said...

Just beautiful, what a wonderful gift!!!!!! And huge congrats on the winning the giveaway :-).

Terri said...

Michelle, I love your Swoon quilt! Congratulations on your win :D

Jeanne said...

It looks great Michelle, love the colors and fabrics and a great gift for a friend. Congrats!