Friday, March 6, 2009

Slide Show

For Christmas, my sister in love gave me a gift certificate to a LQS. As I did not think the certificate should age, I visited the LQS on the last day of the month. On the last day of every month, if you purchase the end of the bolt, they offer 30% off. My plan was to scope out some fabrics to add to my ever growing stash, and maybe find some nice backing.

While I was looking around, I saw this quilt on display. It was beautifully made with such pretty fabrics. Moda Kansas Troubles. I do not usually buy kits, so I did not even consider it (for the moment). It was a pattern I looked at once before when I saw it made up at a quilt show last fall.

The kit, however, just kept calling to me. Hummm..... with the gift certificate, and a little extra I would have everything I needed except the backing. While I was at it, I found the backing fabric they had used in the sample. And you know what! There was just enough for the backing on the end of the bolt! Well you just can't argue with that reasoning.

So this is the first time I will be using a Layer Cake. I hope I will be able to cut accurately and make this beautiful quilt.

The Layer Cake is Moda Garden Inspirations by Kansas Troubles Quilters and the set in and backing fabrics are from the Merrimack Collection by Judie Rothermel (love her Civil War reproduction fabrics). They make a great duo. Pattern is "Slide Show" from Atkinson Designs.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

I really like Kansas Troubles. I started being a fan back when they put out "Bound to the Prairie". Do I dare say I have one shelf devoted entirely to Kansas Troubles purchases? Well, I guess I said it. I was disappointed when they discontinued their mailed newsletter. I always looked forward to it. I would LOVE to go to one of their retreats, http://www.ktquilts.com/

I enlarged your photo. Oh, you're right, the Civil War fabrics go fabulous with this line.

Wenche said...

You lucky girl. I want one too. The quilt is simple but still striking I think. Thank you for visiting my blog. The reason for not being able to read some of the comments is because they are in Norwegian. That's my first language :)

Lisa Marie said...

I love that quilt kit! What a great collection of colors. I love kits when my brain is "fuzzy" Sometimes I am in the mood to create but just can't pull fabrics together, so kits are a great way to go when that happens.

amandajean said...

oh, that slide show pattern looks super duper cute! i can see why you had to get it. :)

Nancy said...

Oh, pretty fabrics. I can't wait to see it finished....