Thursday, August 7, 2008

I found the PERFECT fabric!!

Look at this!!!
It a Debbie Mumm print, and it is absolutely perfect for the back of my Plain Spoken...
See how well it matches! I'm so happy. Now I need to go get some batting....
I'm always confused when it comes to batting..... What do you use? And why? I need some help here....

I ordered this book, and have been waiting very impatiently for it. It is awesome!! There are 23 quilts in here, and they are all gorgeous! I can't wait to get started :-)
You should visit the blog, or go see some of the patterns.... They are so so beautiful. Now if only there were 48 hours to each day, I would be all set! LOL!
I am trying to find ways to help Viola get over her dislike of buttons. And since we still have the owl- and the purple-craze going on, you can imagine my happiness when I found these little sweeties...
Maybe she won't mind if I use one of these? We'll have to see!

I also got to work a little more on my doll quilt for the Flickr swap. I'm al little happier with it now, and I'm sure that once I'm done, I'll be sad to see it go.
But that's how it's supposed to be :-)

AND......Jen at Crafty Giveaways is having another wonderful giveaway! Go enter! It's a partially finished quilt, and it is gorgeous!!!

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Wow the fabric is such a perfect match. You know I dont like buttons either and I never use them on anything, my kids tease me all the time. Glad you got your book, its gives you so much inspiration.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great backing fabric! I usually use warm and natural batting. Love those owl buttons!

Messy Karen said...

what a perfect backing for the colors you have used. i use Quilters Dream but only because that's what my quilt shop sells. i checked out the patterns of MO & they are too much. can't wait to see which one you pick to work on first!

eileen said...

YEP! That backing is PERFECT! Great find.

Thank you for the link to Material Obsission. I did not have this one before. But I think i am sunk. totally.

TLC said...

That is amazing that you were able to find a backing for your Plain Spoken quilt that is so perfect! Ah, to have 48 hours in a day, I am daydreaming about all the quilting and knitting I could do...

Helen said...

I have that MO book! Its lovely!! Lots of inspiration! Love the Plain Spoken quilt top, stunning!

mathea said...

Perfect backing - all the colours match!
I have tried a lot of different battings, and several work fine for me, but I always come back to Hobbs Heirloom Premium, which is 80% cotton 20% polyester. It is soft and drapeable (I prewash it) - the quilt doesn't feel too stiff afterwards, and because of the polyester it doesn't have to be quilted all that closely. It also has some "cling" to it, so once you smooth the fabric out, it seems to stick to the batting.

Suzie said...

You found a perfect backing, it really looks great!
I prefer to use Hobbs Heirloom Premium (Mathea described it very well!)for machine quilting and Quilter's Dream Cotton Select for handquilting, I never had any problem with them.

anne from finland said...

What a great backing fabric you found! I wish you a happy weekend! I spend this weekend - The last days of my summer holiday - in Helsinki! Guess, what I´m going to buy there!!!

Tonya said...

Your right, that is a perfect backing fabric. The quilt top is gorgeous!!!

What cute little owl buttons, hope Viola likes them : )

Jacquie said...

it is perfect! i love your plain spoken!!!

ladydi said...

I love the purple owl buttons! I hope Viola does, too. I can't wait to see what you put them on. Your backing fabric is sooo pretty, and that book is perfect for those of us who are obsessed with all things fabric. It looks like you're all set for a great weekend!

susan said...

oh it is perfect!!!how lucky you are. can i ask did you have to pay $48 for the book? i think that is what the price was.....i would love to have the book but i could never justify spending that much....i dont think. how can violet not love those buttons??? they are adorable

amandajean said...

woo-hoo! that fabric is perfect!!! your plain spoken is fabulous.

s. said...

OH MY GOODNESS! those owls are SO cute! i just got a new position at a new school for this upcoming school year and our mascot is an OWL! i am now totally on the lookout for anything and everything OWL! i love it! they are so darn cute!