Tula Pink's Tabby Road Collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics
Most of you know that we're dog people at my house (Rottweillers are for snuggling. And for singing), but I have several friends who are cat lovers and these fabrics are just PERFECT for one of my friends in particular, so never mind the yards and yards of hoarded fabric in my studio; never mind that I STILL have not finished organizing what I already have. I HAVE TO HAVE this Tabby Road fabric, so I ordered it online and while I await its arrival in my mailbox, I played around with some design ideas in EQ7.
Meh, right? My first idea was Priscilla blocks, shown above. I really like how the stripes and dots work with those blocks. But it feels too busy with so many prints. If I do something like that, I'm going to need to use some coordinating solids to break up the prints. But I'm going to wait for my Tabby Road fabrics to arrive first and then match up some solids -- maybe even some from my stash!
After spending way too much time playing with Priscilla blocks, I wanted to see whether a simpler quilt might better showcase these fun novelty prints. So then I came up with this idea:
|I Like This Better!|
One more idea -- what if I chopped this collection up into 4" finished clamshells using the Accuquilt GO! Baby die cutter that I got for Christmas?
|Tabby Road 4" Clam Shells|
I don't know. I have no business starting a new project right now anyway, with so many works-in-progress and so few FINISHED projects to show for myself. I'll see how I feel about it once the fabric shows up.
Oh goodness -- How is it 11:06 PM already?!! Goodnight! I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at http://www.myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/.
The fabric is adorable. I actually like your first busy choice of patterns, lol.
Have you considered the, economy block? Too boring? I've seen a few quilts using large and small, bright prints, they were really cool.
I like the octagon pattern, something about the design keeps it from screaming at me - if that makes any sense. The clamshells are great too, but dang, so many! Whatever you decide it will look great; the prints are so fun!
That fabric IS devine! I vote for the clamshells because I'm not sewing them!
These are so adorable. Well, I am both a dog and a cat lover, and having kitties myself I can promise you that your friend is going to love the quilt. I think I like the second layout the best. It shows off the fabrics beautifully.
I guess I would have to go with the middle version as it has more scope to show off those great prints-they will not be chopped up. I love the clamshells but agree that this would be an intensive way to go and maybe not show off the fabrics so well. The first one is awesome but maybe the layout distracts from the main event which again is the adorable kitty cat fabric. ......
I am so glad to hear Bernie is back home and recovering. Those heart drugs are amazing-they actually repair damage to the heart so after recovery, it is strong and in much better shape. I was happy to read about your new quilting machine. It was so thoughtful of you to find such a good job for Bernie to keep his mind off his surgery!
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