Monday, August 22, 2011

My Bloggers' Choice Fat Quarter Bundle

If you read my blog regularly, you could probably tell pretty easily that my favorite part of the quilting process is choosing the fabrics for my projects. I love focusing in on a color story, or a print, or a pattern, and mixing and matching different fabric to make the project come to life.

The piecing, quilting, and binding? ... yeah, that stuff gets done mostly out of necessity.


I was flattered to be asked by Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop to take part in their newest program, the Blogger's Choice Bundle series. This series features fat quarter bundles, made up of 12 prints and 3 solids each, selected by several different quilt bloggers. After browsing the site for some inspiration I began gravitating towards this mix of navy blue, dark forest green, teal and white, with charcoal grey as my solid of choice -- quite different from many of the brighter quilts I've been seeing made lately. I think this somewhat masculine mix of colors would make a really great quilt for a boy's bed.


Look what came!

I was VERY excited to receive one of my bundles recently, and I'm trying to decide what kind of quilt to make with it. What do you think? Do you like it? What type of project would suit it best? For a few more days, you also have the opportunity to win one of my bundles! Head on over to the FQS' Jolly Jabber blog and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Oh, and while you're there, can you let me know what type of quilt I should make? I listed a few early thoughts in my post over there, but can't decide ...

21 comments:

  1. Great picks - fantastic colors! I especially love the solids you chose!

    ReplyDelete
  2. BRILLIANT choice of fabrics, John!
    My hubby tends to think that my choices are too sweet-ishfor out little son (almost 2 years now), and I really feel it is time for him to have a handsome 'little boy' quilt.
    I do believe this bundle would stand the test, and I am already on my way to FQS to grab a pack!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your selections, John!!! Fantastic bundle! I've had it in my cart over at the FQS a couple of times - haha! I'm going to see if I'm the lucky winner over at the Jolly Jabber blog first, though :) I think "Swoon" would look amazing in this fabric bundle. 'Can't wait to see what you make with it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice, nice. I have never shopped at the Fat quarter Shop ... guess it might be time!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Just catching up as I haven't visited you for a while and have been a little slack on the comments. I love your half square triangle pillow and the points are sooo perfect. Your blogger's choice bundle is great for males. I particularly like the rich blue on the bottom with 4 leaf clovers and seahorses (or chess knights - depends how you view it!). It's sort of a 'beach and bush' or 'rest and relaxation' pack of fabrics :D.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yo John....Love what you picked....especially the solids as such I think your quilt needs to be something simple but fun. I vote for a Zig Zag alternating those solids with the the prints.
    Green,print, grey, print, navy, print, green, print, etc...in the exact order that they are in the top photo.
    Makes me drool just thinking about this finished quilt!:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Bow Ties! That's what my next quilt is going to be.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great colors. I'd go for a modern log cabin quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your choice of fabrics is my choice. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I tend to gravitate towards blues and greens so you know I will be picking up this bundle asap! I have an idea/inspiration for what you could do with your bundle. I had fabric that I really wanted the fabric to be the main attraction on the quilt so I did this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81899061@N00/5637713661/in/photostream -- This is on my photostream, but I am really not trying to toot my own horn, I just really love the offset squares, the uneven frames... basically I just LOVE this quilt. You could try something like that. ?? Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Soo great fabrics!
    For my two littles boys a new Quilt for his little bed....:)
    Regards, Rita

    ReplyDelete
  12. Pretty, pretty fabrics! I like the garden arbor pattern you mentioned in your Jolly Jabber post. I think it would do a great job of showcasing the fabrics!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your fabric bundle. The hardest part of the quilting project for me is selecting the fabrics. You have a gift!

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOVE IT! Reminds me of Springtime & Rainy moors (Dartmoor, Devon, England)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ooh great choices. Love the japanese-ish wave pattern near the top of the stack. I used a similar print in the first quilt I mad for my mom - a somewhat fussy log cabin. And I just cut up a bunch of those Tula Pink circles last night. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  16. How about a tumbler quilt? I just love them! It would look great with the pops of solids!

    Maybe my idea wasn't a great one, my word verification is 'cringe'.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I really adore these colours! I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I'd do some sort of chain with pinwheels in the alternate blocks, because I am leaning toward traditional blocks lately. I'm sure you'll come up with something infinitely more interesting and I can't wait to see!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the fabrics and the colors are my favorite combos. I would make a rail fence with random solid blocks. I made a small version of this but a larger version would be more appropriate with the scale of the fabric. here is my idea - http://mycreativecorner3.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-rails-tutorial.html

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice choice of fabrics and congratulations for being chosen for this project! I'm sure you're going to make up a new pattern for this colour-combo ;o) Something very John-ish. LOL. Good job!

    ReplyDelete
  20. AND ... And ... and ... They are even better in person! Mine arrived today. I am just going to look for awhile ...

    ReplyDelete