Sunday, June 22, 2014
These pears are just peachy
The next mini quilt that I wanted to make was Mini Canned Pears by Fig Tree Quilts. I liked the color palette of the quilt on the pattern, and decided I would try to use some Fig Tree fabrics to make it. Lucky for me, my local quilt shop was having a "Friday the 13th" sale. The deal was 13 fat quarters for $13.00. I knew this was a good chance to pick up some Fig Tree fats, so I headed out in a downpour of rain, determined to score my 13 fabrics.
I scoured the fat quarter bins, and came up with 6 fat quarters of Fig Tree-ish colors, and padded out the rest of my 13 with some fun kid friendly prints for a future Quilt for Kids.
Then, I went to the bolts of yardage and bought some 1/4 yards of fabrics to round out my purchase:
This is an unusual color palette for this jewel tone gal, but I thought I would give it a go. Picking pairs of greens for the leaves was not the challenge I thought it might be, and allowed me to use up some small scraps of green from the scrap bin.
Next came cutting all the little pieces of white background fabric that would turn squares of fabric into leaves and fruit. There were so many small pieces of similar sizes, that I had to make myself a spreadsheet to keep track of them:
By the time I went to bed last night, I had everything cut out, diagonal lines marked, a new needle in my machine, and a full bobbin ready to go. Today, I spent my time sewing, and I have my 9 pears ready to be put together into a quilt top.
Don't they look good enough to eat?