These are the fabrics and pattern I'm currently working with. The fabrics are from the Chocolat line from Moda and the pattern is called Harlequin Weave and is in the Jan/Feb'06 issue of Quilts with Style Magazine. The fabrics in the middle are the "weave" fabrics. The blue at the bottom will be the small contrasting squares. At the top, the "solid" red will be a small inner border, the brown print the main border and the brown "solid" the binding. The back will be pieced from all the leftovers. Yes, Vickie, I was reluctant to entertain the idea of putting these luscious fabrics on the back but I really do like a co-ordinating back and don't want to buy more fabric. So I'm going to utilize what I have rather than stuff the extras in the stash where they'd probably sit for at least 5 years.
I fell in love with this pattern when I saw it and have been searching for just the right fabrics for almost a year now. Then I found the Chocolat fabrics and fell in love with them and I knew I finally had the fabrics for my Weave pattern. I've been spending my hour a day the last 2 days cutting out my pieces. Tonight I get to sew! It's not really a difficult pattern to sew but I'll have to be very careful with my fabric placement. Once again I have no clue what I'll do with this quilt when it's finished as it doesn't go with anything in my house. But I just HAVE to make this quilt so I'll worry about what to do with it after it's finished. :-)
A few notes re: comments.
I've had a few people say when they leave a comment it get's returned to them as undeliverable email. There are about 6 people who regularly comment on my blog who's comments will not forward to my personal email. I'm not sure why but please know I do also read comments from my blog itself every day so I do get all your comments.
I've also had non-bloggers email me which I love. And several have said they didn't know if it was appropriate for them to comment if they didn't have a blog. YES PLEASE DO! I have my comments set to allow anonymous so feel free to say whatever you want. Of course if it's obscene or in any other way objectionable I can promise you I will be deleting it. But I've only had to do that once and it was from a spammer back before I turned on the word verificaiton feature. But if you still don't feel comfortable leaving a public comment please don't hesitate to email me if you'd like. My email address is in my profile.
Also if you make a comment that asks a direct question or send a private email and I don't respond right away, I'm really not ignoring you. I find if I respond to every comment or email then I spend a lot of time on the computer just righting replies. On top of the time I spend reading/commenting on your blogs. So if I want to actually DO any quilting rather than read/write about it I have to let something slide. Comments and emails tend to be that something. Then a few days will pass and I'll forget I wanted/needed to respond. I'm trying to get better but please just know it's a flaw in my makeup (can't remember stuff more than 3 seconds!) and I'm really not ignoring you.
Gotta get off my duff and get to work. See ya tonight.