Monday, March 16, 2015

The 1718 Coverlet: Fabric Choices


Before starting this quilt along, I really had a hard time deciding which fabrics to use. Now I'm getting some questions about the fabrics that I have chosen. I was lucky enough to go to the European Patchwork and Quilting expo when my kids were 4 and 5 years old (they are now 16 and 17) Feel free to do that math, I prefer to pretend I am NOT that old yet. Anyway...I purchased this fabric bundle from a booth at the expo that was from the quilt shop in Paris called LeRouvray. Sadly, I think they are no longer, but I did get to visit them on a quick trip to Paris a few years later. These fabrics are from a line they created and they are gorgeous to look at and to work with. I have been saving them for over a decade, and now I'm using them. Life is short...use your best fabric NOW!


I have added a few other fabrics that play well, only because I don't think I will have enough from this fat quarter bundle. And they are probably not easy to get a hold of now that they are over a decade old. LOL


I'm making the blocks in the order that Sarah is sharing them, with one variation. Some of these blocks will repeat again in the quilt later, so I make all of the ones I will need at one time. I just think it's easier, and the book states where they will be located. I just count up how many locations and make that many. The photo above shows the first three rows and the 'extras' that I will need in the future.

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

10 comments:

  1. Great fabrics - I think they will make a very striking quilt!

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  2. i agree! have fun with this new project

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  3. gorgeous fabrics....your quilt, your choice, that is how it goes!

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  4. Very pretty and special fabrics! I've been making the repeat blocks too--I just hope the colors work out down the line!

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  5. That's great you'll get to use them in this quilt. Perfect time!

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  6. Beautiful idea to use them for this quilt !!
    Unfortunately, Le Rouvray is closed since 2 years.....:(
    I really love this shop because they had american fabrics and amazing patterns ...

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  7. Wonderful to be using your special fabrics.:) It's a great combo. the pattern and fabric!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! Those fabrics are so beautiful and you've brought them out to use for such a special quilt. You're off to a great start with all those blocks.

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