Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fabric That Just Keeps On Giving

Today I made a run to a favorite quilt shop. It isn't like I need more fabric but went for the simple fact that I wanted to be sure to use my quilt shop punch card and get my free fabric. The fabrics on the right aren't the usual types I tend to buy but today I was drawn to them. Awhile back my friend had given me a real nice charm pack of them so I decided to get a bit more since I liked them that much! Then there is the poison greens and cheddar that Bonnie will be very proud of me for adding in to my stash since she gives me a hard time for not having much of it. Those colors really do add that something extra to scrap quilts.

The next few pictures are posted with good reason. Years ago when I worked in a quilt shop the civil war prints were just coming out. Oh my, I went crazy and bought up, afterall I had daily access to them. Well, here is a quilt that I made years ago and it was published in a German Patchwork magazine while I lived in Germany. The magazine was delighted to have something fresh and new from the states.

Next photo....do the colors look familiar? Did I mention I bought up civil war fabric? So this is another quilt top that has been in the works trying to use up scraps of said fabric.

Now look....I had more than I thought....it is civil war fabric that just keeps on giving! Now I'm making Buzz Saw blocks. I'm guessing after these two tops are finished I'll try and use up the rest for scrappy backs and call it good! I'm getting a wee burnt out on these same fabrics.
The above pattern is FREE here. You can find the Buzz Saw quilt pattern below in a tutorial here. I started mine because I saw Julie has one started on her blog that is very pretty using up her scraps.




22 comments:

Cathi said...

Oh, how I wish I could have gone with you!!!

Libby said...

I spy a few pieces in there that have passed through my stash. They do seem to make regular appearances in quilts *s*

tami said...

Civil War fabrics make up a good part of my stash. I love the quilts you made with yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberly said...

Mary -- The quilts are just gorgeous, and as you know, I usually tend to gravitate to very clear, strong, saturated colors. Even though those three quilts are all made with Civil War fabrics, they all look very different due to the wonderful piecing designs you have chosen. They are exquisite, really. I also love the new fabrics you bought at the quilt shop today. What fun to buy some new goodies for the new year!

Wendy said...

You found some awesome fabrics to add to your stash. I love all your CW quilts, I never get tired of looked at these. Good work on the stash busting.

Pat said...

GREAT new fabrics and wonderful pictures of very nice quilt tops!!! Thanks for the show and tell today!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Every stash needs some adding to I feel, I like your poison greens and cheddar. I also love civil war prints and your quilt tops are lovely, and pieced backs are always fun.

Carrie P. said...

Your new fabric is beautiful. Yes, you really did go crazy for the civil war prints. The quilts are beautiful.

Anne said...

I just recently started collecting Civil War prints, so needless to say I don't have many and am green with envy of yours! The tops are wonderful! Love them.

Barb said...

I so love CW fabrics...I have more then I realized as I am on a *organizing* quest and discovered I have been stashing quite a bit of it! BUT I LOVE IT...now I need to use it and mine will "keep on giving" for quite a long time too!! Love your quilts! Thank you for sharing!

Lori said...

I resisted the repro's for a long time, then the Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown series came out and I went nuts! It sure is interesting to see how many quilt projects you are getting out of your batch!! Keep going, you know those scraps will multiply in the night if you don't!! lol
Lori in VA

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love your purchases! What fabric is in the jelly roll? What are you going to do with them?

Your stash quilts are so pretty! They look scrappy in an organized way. What are you going to do with them?

Keep up the good work!

Martha said...

Love these last two quilts and the Civil War fabrics. What pattern did you use for "Buzz Saw" and the one shown before that with the nine patch in the center? Thanks!

Judy said...

Ah but the quilts from them are so great!! yes i recognize a few myself!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I can understand! I"m a CW junkie! I love that 2nd one that is the top! That is a really great star pattern!

Bonnie said...

Yep! My dear, you have just become aware of the Fabric Food Chain! *LOL* It starts as big pieces and the scraps work their way down to little bits, making quilts all the way :cD

Love the new colors!!

Bonnie

Darlene said...

Some fabrics are like the Energizer Bunny - going and going and going. And some fabrics go away too soon - sad to see the last piece. :-( LOL

Karen said...

Wonderful quilts! I love civil war fabric.

Carol said...

I love Civil War fabrics...they do seem to keep on giving and they all work well together. Great quilts.

MARCIE said...

Love, love, love those scrappy quilts! I can never get enough of seeing them! Lucky I can view them on line because I am so dang slow in my production!

Carole said...

Lovely fabrics! Oh... and those quilts, just gorgeous! I've been itching to make a civil war repro quilt! So many quilts I want to make! Cheers!

jennicakes said...

Those are all so gorgeous!