Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome to Fabricland!

I'm so excited about the release of Elizabeth's (Don't Call Me Betsy) new (and first!) pattern! It makes a really fun quilt. If you've participated in Elizabeth's quilt-alongs, then you know the level of detail and clarity you can expect in a pattern from her.

Fabricland!
Elizabeth used the glorious Free Spirit solids in her version. I opted to go stash shopping to make mine. I used mostly prints for the colored squares, with a few solids thrown in the mix. (I'm a little concerned that I found all of these fabrics in my stash. Remind me why I keep buying more...)


Luke has made me promise that we will keep this quilt for ourselves. See, the maze-like pattern makes the perfect road for his cars, the perfect town for his action figures, etc. (Note to self--finish this one fast!) I think it would make a great bed quilt. Luke thinks we should get rid of our living room rug and keep this on the floor instead.

Fabricland close
(Blerg--just now noticing that I sewed those orange squares together incorrectly.)
Cutting up all of the squares takes some time, but I made quick work of it with this tool. I love the simple and striking design!

Now, head to Elizabeth's blog and show her some love! I'll be back soon with my Bloggers' Quilt Festival entry.

13 comments:

Toni said...

Love your version of Fabricland! And I love how little minds work... Of course it is roads!

Manda said...

That is a great quilt! Love the idea of a road rug! :)

Elizabeth D. said...

I'm so glad that Luke loves this quilt so much! I think he's totally right, it would make a fabulous kiddo rug :) Thank you again so much for helping me through the pattern writing process, you were so fabulous!!

Kaye Prince said...

This is very pretty! You did a fantastic job!

AnneMarie said...

Your version looks fantastic too! Nice when you get to stash shop!

Linz said...

OOOO! I love your version too! Such a great quilt!

Lee said...

Love it! This is such a fabulous design. Elizabeth did a great job!

felicity said...

Oh great job! I love love it and totally agree about how fabulous Elizabeth's directions/instructions are.

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

I'm with Luke on this. That quilt is awesome for so many reasons!

Debbie said...

Very cool!

angela said...

Love the quit!

hmmmm - interesting ruler. I seriously have SO MANY already. But that seems quite useful. Is it really slippery? I have trouble keeping my rulers from scooching around when I cut.

Marci Girl said...

Love your version, so beautiful! You are right, Elizabeth designed a beautiful quilt!

Sarah said...

Ooh fab version of Elizabeth's quilt. Might have to invest in this pattern, its amazing!