Monday, April 2, 2012

"Make Life" Appliquéd

So after I bought enough fabric for half a lifetime, my hubby finally got mad. I haven't bought new fabric for nearly 6 months. My logic is that if I use up most of what I have here - he can't use most of his arguments for why it is silly to buy MORE. (don't tell - I am hosting a (2) yard fabric swap and just signed up for a (3) yard fabric swap - but really I haven't bought any other fabric recently.) Part of the time I was working on Christmas goodies - for any fabric goodies I used fabric I had laying around. While I was still on Winter break from work, I was hard at work quilting.

I finally got around to using some of the fabric sets I had been hoarding for over a year or so. This quilt is one of the fabrics that I bought at LEAST a year ago. I loved the fabric so much I could not get myself to use it - silly huh?!? I decided to finally make it into a quilt - figuring I could swoon over the fabric more if it was always sitting out in quilt form.

The fabric line is an older Sweetwater for Moda line called, "Make Life." I had seen this quilt tutorial on Moda and fell in love with the line. I bought the requirements for the quilt - all except for the iron-on patches which no one sells anymore.

When I finally got around to using the fabric, I had found this post by Holly DeGroot over at BijouLovely While I didn't follow the tutorial completely, I was Completely inspired by her fantastic appliqué idea that I used the same concept when creating this one.

I'm into piece-y backs at the moment, so I used a big square of fabric that I had left and pieced an asymmetrical boarder to complete the back.

I clearly have some work to do yet - like layering, basting, quilting, and binding, but thought I would share with you my work up to this point. I threw the top and bottom together in 1 day/night if you can believe it. I was just going to cut and appliqué a few to see what I thought, but it became addicting and did it all day instead!

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  1. Your circle quilt is lovely. I keep meaning to do one but so far all I've accomplished is a wall hanging. Great job!

  2. I love circle quilts! Can't wait to see it finished!


  3. Very pretty! I love circle quilts!

  4. Your husband got mad? Don't you know you're supposed to sneak fabric in while he's at work? Oh wait, I guess not everyone does that ;-)
    I love the circles, and the green in the border print is great! Very springy!

    1. haha! I used to do that - he is unbelievable perceptive when it comes to me spending money on shoes, coats, and fabric. Get 5" of my hair cut off and dyed a totally different color - nada - spend $8.00 on a charm pack and he is like a hound sniffing out roadkill!!!

  5. This is beautiful. Love the fabrics you picked - the colors play very well together :)

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party - "Made by ME" Wednesdays here:


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