Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Fantasy Fabric

I have been very single minded this past week and worked as tho I had blinders on to nothing else but quiltmaking. I had so much fun making those scrappy stars for the baby quilts that I decided to keep making them. I enlarged the stars from 6 inches to 8 inches. 


Then I switched the snowball blocks to cheddar. Ooooowee! That is one bright quilt! When you walk past my sewing room there is a glow emanating from the room! And the lights are off! What an electricity saver! Hey, maybe that was the whole point of cheddar! Orange has never been a favorite color of mine, but call it cheddar and I am all over it!
Another fun thing about this quilt is that I have been able to use some of those five inch squares that I have been saving. This is the perfect project as you can quarter them into 2-1/2" squares and use them to make the flying geese star points, and also the snowball corners. It enabled me to get a wide variety of fabrics with out pulling out yardage. Oh yes, I did use my box of saved 2-1/2" squares and 2-1/2" strips as well. It is very efficient to have a scrap-saver system of some sort.

 Meanwhile, my friend Joan has coined a phrase regarding all that fabric we have sitting on our shelves. She calls it "fantasy fabric". It is the fabric we love and can't get rid of because we might want to use it someday! Whatever we may call it, a stash, a collection or fantasy fabric, it is our treasure and we love it!



16 comments:

~Joan said...

What a difference that alternate block fabric makes! Zow-whee!! It's beautiful in a cheddary kind of way.

Katie said...

Wow. You're right. An electric quilt! I like it.

It's funny how we call that color cheddar since it's an artificial coloring. My DH (from New Zealand) can't understand why Americans like to eat "radioactive" cheese! LOL

Quilt Hollow said...

Wowzers you are fast! Everything's beddar with cheddar!

Kelli said...

Love that cheddar! Looks great - thanks for sharing your scrap-saver system - I've been needing to do something and now I have an idea!

sewprimitive karen said...

The cheddar sets off your beautiful scrappy stars, Marcie.

Janet said...

Those stars are singing a happy song with that cheddar :0) I just love stars - I can never get enough :0)

Alexis said...

The quilt is beautiful!! One more pattern to add to my quilt bucket list. Alexis in Portsmouth, VA.

Angie said...

It is gorgeous, Marcie!! More and more I'm being drawn to those Cheddars, Turkey Reds, Madder Greens, and Indigos. I love the tip about using the 5" squares too. :) Those stars just sing! :D

paula, the quilter said...

I am working on a top with a cheddar print in it and every time I come across it I think "use this more often".

Karen said...

I think we like the name "cheddar" because it brings to mind cheddar cheese. It so well describes the color.

AnnieO said...

I love cheddar in fabric and food forms, LOL! This is one fantastic scrappy star quilt. You can definitely feel its energy :)

Rose Marie said...

Nice and bright .... fantastic colours! Maybe our ancesters were on to something and you just found their tip.

Quilts And Pieces said...

OOo La La! I love it! I"m loving these stars! Now I want to go down and play! Just got 3 quilts back from the quilter - so I think that means I need to start some new projects!

*karendianne. said...

Fantasy Fabric. How cute! :) I really love your stars and the fabric really makes them twinkle. Wow!!! Turning out some beauitful work there, Marcie.

Michele said...

Fantasy fabric....I have lots of that :)

Lori said...

Yikes! How did I almost miss this awesome cheddar quilt!!?! I love it!