Friday, August 12, 2011

My lucky stars

I have this thing about Anna Maria Horner fabric--first and foremost, I love it, and she's one of my very favorite fabric designers. But when it comes to actually using her fabric, I kind of panic. She's so adept at creating a compelling color palette and using large-scale prints...but I don't think I'm very good at putting them to use.

This happened with Innocent Crush. I fell in love with it and bought some, and then it sat because I wasn't sure what to do with it. So, when my month in the VIBees came around, I sent the fabric to them so they could figure out how best to put it to use. And figure it out they did!

My lucky stars
I know you're thinking, "Dang, she's lucky." You're right.

I asked the ladies to make me stars, and they sent back these blocks. I am beyond thrilled. I have been waiting for one last block to arrive, but I've come to terms with the (very sad) fact that it must be lost in the mail. As much as I hate that, it's time to now unleash the rest of the blocks from their plastic bin and make them into a quilt. I'm thinking I'll sash the blocks in more Kona Ash, but I'm open to suggestions!

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P.S. I succumbed to peer pressure and joined Pinterest. Are you a pinner?

12 comments:

Kristie said...

Bummer that one little star got lost! But the rest are beautiful :) I suffer from the same AMH affliction- are we twins separated at birth, perhaps?? I have Innocent Crush and Good Folks still untouched, and a ton more Little Folks left to play with. I love it so much it is hard to cut.

I have my Pinterest invite sitting and waiting for me, too....

Leah said...

Love, love, love. I have some Innocent Crush voile waiting to be made into another skirt.

Pinterest looks cool. Now maybe I can get you some fabric you'd love for your birthday...I just signed up for an invite.

Toni said...

I love everyone of those blocks! Lucky girl indeed!

Pinterest is fabulous, except it makes me want things I never knew I wanted!

Alli said...

Those all look amazing! Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!

Sarah Craig said...

I feel the same way about AMH- a little overwhelmed in how to use it! But it sure is gorgeous in your star blocks!

And I love Pinterest - a great way to keep track of all those quilts you want to make in the future!

Ann Marie said...

Loving the stars as well. I just recently starting pinning.

felicity said...

Love love these stars....hopefully that last one will make its way home eventually.

Welcome to Pinterest. ;)

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon county. Have a great weekend folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

Debbie said...

wow, those ARE some amazing stars! Have fun!

Marci Girl said...

AMH is one of my favorites too! You are quite lucky, those blocks are so beautiful! Hopefully that one missing one shows up one day! Now I want to use my Innocent Crush fabrics in my next bee!

**nicke... said...

can i buy my way into this group? i am willing to pay in fabric and sheer talent! ;)

emedoodle said...

beautiful stars!!