Friday, April 18, 2008

PATCHALOT OF PRAIRIE PAISLEY


Can you tell that I enjoy alliteration? I couldn't resist this Pairie Paisley line of fabric by Minick and Simpson. I bought a few fat quarters to play with. I looked at various patterns and decided that I like mine the best! Isn't that a glowing recommendation? The pattern I am using is called Wintergreen, and I designed it for Christmas 2007. Some of you will remember it, I hope! I think I will call this quilt Summer Blues. Get it? The link above for Minick and Simpson will take you to a really nice blog about them at The Fat Quarter Shop, which also carries the fabric line.

OK then. So like a good little blogger, I layed (laid? Is there an English teacher amongst us?) the pattern pieces out so everyone could get a glimpse of the pieces. Make lots of 4-patches! I actully drew the perfect fabric from my stash to complement the beautiful Prairie Paisley. (I just want to say that name over and over again). So the 4-patches and the stars came from my wonderful stash. I love my stash, and I am so glad that it combines so well with Prairie Paisley. You could actually make the whole pattern in Prairie Paisley, but I feel righteous if I can add stash to any quilts I make. (It kind of supports the whole idea of having a stash).

So here is a taste of how the pattern will look in my Patchalot Pattern with Prairie Paisley. Yum! Take a look at that beautiful border fabric. Can you read the selvage? It says Prairie Paisley, of course! (I should get a promotional check from Moda for this post)!

I made a trial of three blocks, added sashing and called it good! Then I began cutting and stacking. Five blocks from each of five red fabrics. Maybe more, as I think I will make this quilt bigger than the original.

Well, after I decided for sure what I was making I had to hurry back to the LQS and buy more Prairie Paisley for the background and sashing. My original plan was that I was going to get all the cutting done and then take it with me to work on when I go to Arizona next week. I may have to find something else though. This is going together so quickly that I will have the top finished by then! Oh well. Do you know I have a stash in Arizona at my son's house? Just a small stash, but enough to play scrappy.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am off to my sewing room to work on my ......... You fill in the blank! (If you said Prairie Paisley, you are right)!

20 comments:

Carol said...

Oh boy Marcie...I like it a lot...I think that's a perfect pattern for Prairie Paisley.

mereth said...

This is going to look so good set together. That fabric is lovely, paisleys are among my favourite patterns and you're doing justice to them.

Karen said...

Patchalot of Prairie Paisley?? Magic Marcie Makes More Miraculous Masterpieces! OK, you're killing me, Marcie, I haven't gotten any of the PP although I adore it. I especially adore that border fabric. I may not be able to resist it at LQ tomorrow.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

You do such wonderful things with your Prairie Paisley! Thanks for the pretty pics.

Perry said...

Yum, I have decided I am in love with the Prairie Paisley also. I picked up some today from the LQS. Just couldn't resist. Sure like what you're doing with yours. It is going to be beeuutiful!!!!

Karen said...

Your Prairie Paisley piece is going to be super!

I wrote a little story for quilting friends of mine a couple years ago. It was full of words beginning with "P". I told them to listen and but said nothing about counting the p's when I read it. At the end, they had to guess the number of "p" words in the silly story. I also asked them ahead of time to bring any item beginning with the letter "P". We had some different contests with those items for prizes and a prize for the closest count on the number of "p"'s in the story. It was a fun and silly time. Laughed a lot.

Libby said...

Mmmm - I just picked up a few pieces of Prairie Paisley for myself the other day *s* It is going to look wonderful in your design.
I took a cue from your links and checked out the Moda site - something that I have not done in a while. Oh boy! I will be waiting more than a little impatiently for October to arrive . . . that's when I'll be able to get my hands of Miss Jump's Scrap Bag! I WANT it all - and something tells me I will not be denied *s*

Gypsy Quilter said...

What lovely colors Marcie. I can tell you're having too much fun! And just FYI, the correct one is "layed." When you place something down. Have a safe trip.

Quilts And Pieces said...

MMmm! I love those fabrics and that design! Geez, if only I had more time!

Wendy said...

The paisley fabrics look wonderful, I haven't seen them at any of the local quilt shops. I hope some will be coming soon. Your new quilt is looking great.

Carin said...

I haven't seen the prarie paisley fabric yet I think I need some! Your quilt is going to be wonderful!

Mama Koch said...

The Prairie Paisley looks really good with your pattern. Can't wait to see it bigger.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

So much inspiration! I look forward to getting your patterns! Have a nice day!

Mar said...

yup, it's lookin good!! Perfect Prairie Paisley Pattern!

Darlene said...

Your pattern is perfect for Prairie Paisley. I can't seem to settle on a pattern so I've only purchased a charm pack. Sigh - LOL

Kairle said...

Oh, I love it already, Marcie! I can't wait to see it once it's finished. I LOVE the Prairie Paisley line!

Lea said...

Another beautiful quilt! I really love your fabric and color choice!!!! Oh, Gosh, Those fabrics are Sooooo lovely. I'm so anxious to see entire quilt!!!

Rose Marie said...

Yumm ..... this quilt is going to be gorgeous! Love the fabric, the colours and that border will finish it off just nicely!

Lisa D. said...

Love that border print. Prairie Paisley is one of my favorite collections. Your quilt looks great!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love that fabric, too and what you're working on looks so yummy!

Your post was fun and cute. Happy. ;)