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 Dackson 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 Nash 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 @ FairyFace Designs said...

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