Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Fabric Book Week!
The very first quilt show i went to 2 years ago, i was overwhelmed by the amazing fabrics that were available. It was there that this crazy obsession/addiction began. I remember the very first bundle of material i bought was the Dick and Jane series by Michael Miller. I actually bought it to make a fabric book, but then decided on something much better......a QUILT! Since then I have been drawn to Fabric that is made from Children's books. It must be my motherly instinct or something..... There is just something lovely about being snuggled up in a quilt, and reading the book of the fabric your wrapped in!!
So, for this coming week Ive decided to show you a few of the quilts ive made using fabrics from childrens books.
This fabric, is the famous and very loved " Very Hungry Caterpillar". I was able to pick up a the panel and a few coordinating fabrics.... It took ages to complete as the fabric was constantly sold OUT!!! I thought the fabric definitely leant itself to strips...across the top, bottom and through the middle.
I cut random strips in different widths, for the side block and sew them together to make the traditional log cabin... For the centre of the log cabin block i raw edge appliqued a piece of food in the centre.
Its a little hard to see the quilting, excuse my dodgy pics.... but I machine quilted it in strips across the width and i shadow quilted it by hand around the main Caterpillar centre blocks. And a little hand quilting borders in the log cabin blocks.
I just couldn't go past this gorgeous fabric.... and had to use the multicoloured dot on the back!!
There are so many amazing fabrics popping up now from our favourite childhood classics. Saggy Baggy Elephant, i just adore the new Dr Seuss range! Over this next week ill show you a few of my other quilts Ive finished , made from storybook fabric...
Id love to showoff your quilts as well... So, If any of you have finished a quilt using book inspired fabric.... please send me an email and i can add your photo and a link to your site on my blog over this next coming week....!! I look forward to seeing all your projects!! xxx