Friday, January 3, 2014

Off to a Good Start

I started the new year with a new project, using a jelly roll from Sarah's Hands2Help giveaway last year.


The fabric is Oasis by 3 Sisters for Moda, and it is just so lovely. "So beautiful it hurts my feelings," as Wayne White would say.  I just love that phrase; I can really relate.  So beautiful you could get kind of choked up about it.


Such pretty colors: coral and butter yellow, dusty gray and blue, pink and cream.  The floral prints remind me of dresses from the 1930s or 1940s.  Not that I remember that era (being a few decades before my time), but they're soft and vintage looking, is what I'm saying.  

They remind me of my grandma, the colors of her kitchen, her peonies, and other colors she liked.  Maybe she had a cotton apron or blouse with a similar print.


The pattern I'm using is called Key to My Heart by Sweet Jane.  It's going together pretty fast, and I haven't used a single pin yet.  Just cut, sew, press, and trim.

13 comments:

Shay said...

Oooh - This is going to be beautiful in those gorgeous florally fabrics!

I'm resisting starting the New Year with anew project. I have way too many things begging to be finished on my WIP list! I do however have a rather impressive list of planned quilts for 2014.

Sara said...

Gorgeous colors and prints!! Enjoy yourself!

sophie said...

Those fabrics are so beautiful they hurt my feelings, too. Your new quilt is looking great!

Elizabeth said...

My first thought was, "oh, pretty fabrics!" Love it! And what a great quilt to use a jelly roll on! And the kinds of projects that go together without muss, fuss or pins are my favorite kind!

xo -E

Diane said...

great project for the new year! I love the colors in that line, the coral is so yummy!

Hazel said...

Really very inspirational~

Sharon said...

Very pretty fabrics, and what a fun pattern! Good new year project

Pokey said...

I am with you, those fabrics are absolutely yum! What a great quilt this will be.
I can't believe I missed the completion of one of my personal faves of yours, the String Ring Dresden. Honestly, that one is the best! I love the background to begin with, but it is a beauty with the lovely quilt lines all over it. You'll know where to look if it should come up missing....!
:-}pokey

Kevin the Quilter said...

This is gonna be a cool one! Can't wait to see it when it's done!

Sarah Craig said...

That is really pretty, P.! I love seeing projects made with H2H winnings - they make me happy!!

Karen said...

Ohhhh those prints and colors are so great! Cannot wait to see more ;)

Sarah Lizzie said...

Such pretty fabrics and colourways!! What a lovely quilt to start your new year!!

Janine said...

This is a lovely pattern! I'm looking forward to seeing it grow :)