Friday, January 29, 2010

Ma petite Madeline

I love Moda! Moda gives me a ticket that no other fabric company offers. A few years ago while working on a Christmas quilt, I discovered that I did not have enough green to complete my project. I started hunting for a substitute, and soon discovered that many of the Moda lines complement each other. The shades are very similar, so adding a fabric from another Moda line will usually blend well enough to finish whatever project you are working on.

When I first saw the Schnibbles Madeline, I was taken with the red and taupe combination. But I did not have any French General fabric. After mulling over what to do, I decided that I would try to work this quilt in a red and beige combination. At Christmas time I was blessed by Kelly from Cotton Charm Quilts with a fat quarter bundle of Blessing fabric. Working with a Charm Pack that I had and the fabric Kelly sent to me, I also included bits of Wuthering Heights by Three Sisters, and a fabric I have had for years called Victoria Hills.

And so may I present to you "ma petite Madeline" -


Très bon!

I am joining amylouwho in Friday's Sew and Tell.

62 comments:

imquilternity said...

Your "ma petite Madeline" is absolutely beautiful! I love red and taupe together...it's a wonderful combination and you've made it even better with your gorgeous quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

Just perfect!!

Wendy said...

Oh, it's so pretty. And such lovely work. Wow!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, sweet Jocelyn ~ What a beautiful creation! Love those kinds of colors, rich & warm.

Dr. said another 3 weeks, one day at a time. TYSM for your sweet friendship.

Hugs of love, Marydon

Cindy said...

"ma petite Madeline" is such a lovely lady.

Vicki said...

Oh, Jocelyn, that is such a beautiful quilt!! I love the color combinations, too. I don't sew a bit so I have the greatest admiration for those who do. Thank you so much, my friend, for stopping by to help me celebrate my birthday! Hope you have a terrific weekend! Vicki

LyndaG said...

Love Madeline. You are so right about the interrelationship among Moda fabrics. I have been whittling away at a box of Portobello Market and can always find other lines that match the colors. Hopefully I will have my Madeline done on Sunday.

Sherri said...

Love this quilt...perfect!

call me crazy said...

Very cute! Your fabric selections are great! :-)

Loralynn said...

Really pretty! I love the colorway!

julia said...

OOOooooo..... pretty. love the colors!

Diane said...

Love the way these fabrics came together! You made wonderful choices!

kwiltmakr said...

That is one thing I like about Moda as well. Your quilt is terrific.

CJ said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, my two favorite colors too! I agree with you about Moda, I rarely buy anything but!

Rae Ann said...

Jocelyn your quilt is a beauty! I love the fabric and pattern combination. They went so well together!

Pat said...

That is so very pretty! You did a good job with fabric selection AND sewing.

Carol said...

Love it! Red and Tan combo's are my absolute favorite. You are correct many Moda lines work great together. That's awesome that you got your Madeline quilt done.

Barb said...

I just love those colors as well....

Béa said...

I too, at first want to make Madeline with French General fabrics, but can't have it ! Your substitute choice is wonderful. I really love it !

Carol said...

Oh it is so pretty...I just love it!

Catherine said...

Love this quilt. The fabric combination works so well! Very pretty!

Allie said...

I love Moda too, and I LOVE this quilt - stunning!

Darlene said...

Oh me, oh my - this is beautiful. Wonderful selection of fabrics. And, you're right about Moda.

Beth said...

All your fabrics coordinate beautifully and what a great schnibble pattern!

Kristen said...

Love the color scheme. I have got to try schnibbles. They are so cute. Plus I can finish these!

Nina... said...

So pretty!! I love Moda too!!

Leslie said...

this is beautiful and looks really detailed.

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I am making a pattern for the dress form. I will let you know when it is ready. Nancy in Arizona

Jean said...

so pretty....I love it.

Maggey and Jim said...

You did a marvelous job..Love it
Maggey

Karen said...

Tres magnifique!!!!

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

WOW - very pretty, love the colors. I did the first month of the Schnibbles challenge. I'm thinking I might need to get back to it.

Lisa said...

Madeline is lovely and looks so much richer in the deep red and taupes. LOVE IT!

Loris said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Wow, I'd never have guessed that the fabric came from different lines - it all goes together so well! Beautiful!

Valerie said...

Wow. This is gorgeous!

My Vintage Studio said...

I was sorting through all my fabric the other day and found so many pieces of MODA fabrics...so true about the colors/hues all matching. Your quilt is beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my blog this evening.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Sharon

Pokey said...

I have really liked everything I've seen done in this line, but this is just precious! I think it's because it's petite, qui? :-} pokey

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your "Madeline" is wonderful...nice work!

Love your new blog background too... looks really nice with your header!

Hugs,

Elaine in SLO, Ca

Carin said...

It is so beautifull. I just bought this pattern with the fabrics Rouenneries. Can't wait to begin with it.

trish said...

I adore those colors. Your quilt is beautiful.
:o) Trish

Mrs Moen said...

It looks great! I agree, the fabrics make a perfect match.

Michelle said...

I love the fabrics together! Gorgeoous work!!

annieb said...

The colour combination is beautiful. Good job!

Becky said...

Wonderful job! I do so like your fabrics in this pattern. I agree that Moda fabrics work well with each other. You achieved the results you wanted with what you had. That's the spirit of quilting.Your quilt is gorgeous!

KQuiltyBee said...

This color combo is lovely and the stars really show it off. Nice work!

Kim D. said...

Jocelyn, I love your color combination, reds are my favorite. Your quilt top is gorgeous. I love the Moda fabrics also, they use the same color dye shades so you can mix and match their prints. Smart move on their part, it's frustrating when you can't find a fabric match.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How innovative and beautiful Jocelyn! I love that pattern and you pulled together some great fabrics!

Kim said...

That turned out great! I like the beige better than the taupe too--it's warmer looking. Excellent job.

Midlife Mom said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love your color combinations! I saw a lot of gorgeous Moda fabric a few days ago when my DIL, her Mom and I went to a nice quilt shop! I got the hearts jellyroll to do a quilt for my little granddaughter! I also found some Christmas fabric that I hope you like for your table topper! :o)

Lesly said...

I love the Rouenneries, but I have seen so many Madelines made from it that they are all blending together in my mind - yours really stands out as a welcome tweak on a beautiful colour combination! Great Friday finish!

Amy said...

I really like this color combination and it suits the design well. Beautiful!

Jewel said...

That is so beautiful. You love moda the same way I do :)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OH, Jocelyn! It is just B-E-A-utiful! You did a great job mixing and matching all of those fabrics! I love it, just love it!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

My heart skipped three beats and the paramedics just left after they revived me. Well done. If that quilt goes missing it will be safe here in my home! I'm going to steal it.

Pat

The Tile Lady said...

Just lovely!

Suzie said...

Your Madeline is so pretty! I love it, too!

ivoryspring said...

BEAUTIFUL, Jocelyn!!! The colors are just gorgeous.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty, you would never guess that all those fabrics weren't made for each other from the beginning. Beautiful!

Rene' said...

You did an awesome job with your Madeline. Really lovely with your choice of fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

Corrie said...

So pretty. I have a stash of Wuthering Heights too.

an encourager said...

I love your Madeline!