Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Giddy [gid-dy] adjective

Giddy [gid-dy] -adjective -- attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy climb.

That being defined I think it accurate to say that I am absolutely giddy with fabric goodness today.

I recently completed this quilt. As I say with each and every new quilt that I make, this is my favorite.



This bundle of goodness came from One Shabby Chic. I was a lucky winner in her blog giveaway a few weeks ago. She has the coolest blog . . . and more importantly the coolest life. Living in Hawaii and all. I get the feeling that she is that really cool mom at the beach that I always aspire to be. Coolest pin cushion. Greatest handmade bag. And, a yard of fabric that I have been wanting for what seems like forever. Thank you!



Twenty-two fat quarters of fabric from the new line from Jennifer Paganelli for FreeSpirit called Bell Bottom. Swoon. I'm in love. I have big plans for this thanks to Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio. She did this amazing tutorial on how to make her fabulous wonky log cabin quilt blocks. Killer blocks. So inspiring. Thanks for the illustrated lesson.



And, one fat quarter from the entire Midwest Modern line from Amy Butler.



Finally, two sets of matching thrifted sheets that will become the backing for the quilt made from the above fabric. I love using vintage sheets for quilt backs because they are so soft and due to the bit of polyester in them they are cool and slippy.



Now if I could just drag myself out of the greenhouse and sit at the sewing machine I'd be in business.

-dana

27 comments:

Jacquie said...

Thanks for the nod, Dana. You're the best! Now to the good stuff...LOVE, LOVE that quilt. So cute. And your fabric...to die for.

Lexi & Josh said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I need to learn how to quilt!

madrekarin said...

That's a beautiful quilt! I love that you use thrifted sheets for backing your quilts. They have so many uses, don't they?

Summers Camp said...

Such fabulousness, you've got me swooning (again)! *B

Tipper said...

Beautiful! Wish I could sew.

Meg said...

Beautiful quilt, and I am soooo jealous of your new fabrics. I'm picking up my Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabric today, but not a fat quarter of each! Lucky lady! The Jennifer Paganelli/Bell Bottoms is so great too!

Tine said...

Ooooooo! Lucky you!

Janice said...

Man. Something about your quilts make me completely light headed everytime I see them. I have to keep coming back to look at them over and over, lol. This one is no different! Just wonderful!

Simone said...

Very lovely, your quilt, your pincussion and the fabrics!
I like the music.
Greetings from Germany
Simone

Amber said...

Ha ha - I am so not the cool mom on the beach! I'm trying to avoid it until I am bikini-ready anyway :-)
Really besides living in Hawaii there's nothing cool about me but thanks for the shout-out! You are too sweet!

capello said...

wow, love that new quilt!

and all your fabrics. gah. awesome.

Bloggy Mama said...

Gorgeous!! I 'm in the same boat - though I did get to start an apron during nap time today!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt.And all the fabrics lucky you.
Hugs Mary.

Stacy A. said...

Dana, with the song playing, your beautiful quilt and that luscious fabric...I feel like I am in a happy dream. If I could only stay here forever, rolling around in that dream fabric, drinking lemon aid, and drift away into those vintage sheets. At least I have a new place to go in my head(and online)for when things get a little to much in real life. Thank you for this lovely little break. Love Stacy

Rachael Rabbit said...

quilt is beautiful ... fabrics are beautiful ... your entire blog is pretty fantastic ...

laura said...

Cool fabrics, and BEAUTIFUL quilt. Love looking at your creations! Thanks for the good-night eye candy. :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Beautiful fabric and amazing quilt!!

Hallie :)

Potiron said...

Am in love with your quilt too!!! Great colors!!!!

Have a great holiday in Savannah!!!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

love love love the vintage sheet back! Briliant in fact! I had not htought of doing that and will definitely aspire to on my next quilt endeavor. if i can find any.

P.S. I just recieved my "give away package" and i am so utterly pleased! (no pun intended) I just want to eat it all it smells so good!! you've got me hooked!

Elizabeth
Pigtailsandsnails.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

Love love love the vintage sheet back!! Brilliant actually! I am going to aspire to do the same on my next quilt endeavor if I can find some! I have been looking for such an idea for awhile now.

P.S. I just recieved my "give away package" of goodies and I am soooo pleased! The soaps and scrubs all smell so good I want to eat them! I didn't though. Anyways you've got me hooked! the bulgarian lavendar my fave!

Elizabeth
pigtailsandsnails.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

okay so sorry! It told me it didn't get my comment and so I redid it! Anywho!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Look at all of those yummy fabrics! I just love that quilt...it's my favorite, too. I just love the colors. They are fresh and free. Great job.

May Kristin said...

You got some wonderful gifts! Love that quilt too!

Jennifer said...

That is a beautiful quilt. Love the colors.

purplegiraffes said...

That quilt? It's my favourite too!!

amy said...

wow! that quilt is gorgeous! and what a treat to have joshua radin playing when i opened your blog. he is one of my favorites!

Candace said...

Oooh, I have those sheets. I have been searching for more for three years to make curtains out of...yes i am that determined.