New Spring Fabric That Followed Me Home!

This fabric arrived just in time for spring and it has my name written all over it! Really, I think they made it just for me! And wouldn’t you know it followed me home (don’t tell my husband)!

It’s from Michael Miller and the line is called Bella Butterfly, by Patty Sloniger. Such pretty peaches, pinks and greens with a little bit of aqua thrown in.

When picking coordinating fabrics, I often look at the color dots that are printed in the selvage of the fabric. They are great guides for color selection.

And I did just so happen to have a quite a few candidates in my stash to choose from.  Here’s what I came up with:

So, even though there is nothing in my house that goes with this color scheme, I’m hoping that my soon-to-be sewing room will be the perfect spot for whatever I create with these soft and feminine colors.

After much searching through patterns and books, I came up with this cute wall hanging as my project pattern:

I was hoping for a basket pattern with appliqued flowers and I found it in Sisterhood-A Quilting Tradition: 11 Heartwarming Projects to Piece & Applique   by Nancy Lee Murty (C&T Publishing).

This is my favorite part of the quilt process – the beginning!  Picking out the fabric and finding a pattern (or vice versa).  Deciding what goes where.  Cutting and piecing. I’ll keep you posted on my progress. For now, I’m going to start cutting!

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  1. Hi Julie,
    I’m unsure how to use the dots. I thought that the numbers were a universal guide, but after trying that theory out, I had obviously misunderstood. The numbers didn’t even work when comparing fabrics within a like line of fabric. Is it just using the colors on the dots to match the colors on another fabrics dots then to find a coordinating fabric? And if so, wouldn’t comparing bolts just be more user friendly? I’m confused.

  2. Just bought 2 books myself. Have quite a collection. When we finish our house, come over and check them out!!!

  3. What a gorgeously fresh Spring collection! Can’t wait to see how you choose to use the pattern especially with the larger prints. I’m always afraid I’ll spoil the effect by cutting up big prints so am ready to pick up some pointers by seeing how you tackle that:-)

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