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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.