The warm red and brown, sage and apple green, and buttery yellow are muted shades, but not sugary sweet pastels. Even though there is a tiny bit of soft pink, overall the fabrics are more grown up. Because the prints and colors are smaller in scale and a little more traditional, I decided on a pattern that I thought fit them best. Also, since this quilt will be on the sofa and used practically every night, my mother in law specifically asked that the quilt not have a lot of white, which helped with my decision on the pattern as well. I think it's going to be perfect for the room!
So, my question- I don't know if there are many happier sights for a quilter than a brand new, giant roll of high quality batting. I admit, a giant pile of gorgeous of fabric is definitely high on the list, too. I know that's not really a question, but I'm getting there, I promise.
I love Warm Company batting, and I always buy my batting in queen sized, 40 yard rolls. The batting is thick and warm, and quilts beautifully. I am equally fond of Warm and Natural and Warm and White, and I just buy whichever variety I can find at the best price (this time, it happens to be White). So my question is, have any of you ever used Warm and Plush? I have seen it, and I'm tempted to try it out, but I have a hard time straying from tried and true. I've thought about buying a single package to see how I like it, and I may do that, but again- habit just takes over. If you have tried it, and can offer any opinions, I would love to hear them.
Okay then! Time to check out a few of the amazing links from last week's party. Mary from Quilting Through Rose-Colored Trifocals shared TWO gorgeous finishes. I had such a hard time choosing which one to use in the feature, so I chose the quilt that Mary DIDN'T use for the thumbnail. You really need to hop over and see both, though!
Ida Rather Be Quilting showed off her beautiful Cartwheels quilt. Love the pop of color against the dark gray background!
and Oh. My. Goodness. This Garden Party diamond quilt from Lori at Sewfrench is just stunning!
I am always amazed at the creativity that abounds week after week, but seriously. Some weeks, it is darn near impossible to narrow the features down to only three. This was definitely one of those weeks. So much amazing all in one place; y'all really know how to keep a girl inspired.
So, time to show me what you've got going on this week! Party on, friends!
1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
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*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop" when selecting your thumbnail photo. For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work! :)