Thursday, February 03, 2011

I had another revelation.

I have an addiction to This & That patterns.
Here's my evidence.

There are 27 This & That patterns in the stack.
27!!
I've made a couple....but not nearly enough in my opinion ;)
So I decided to pick one each month to make.
Sort of a challenge to myself.

I'm starting with "Simplicity".
At the top of the stack in the picture.
Once I chose the pattern...I was stumped on what fabric to use.
This pattern looks so primitive. I have liked that more in the past and for the season of fall.
Right now I NEED spring!
So I rummaged through my stash of spring greens and lights.
Since St. Patrick's Day is my daughters favorite holiday, it seemed fitting that I go with this color scheme.
I spy Kaffe shot cotton, It's a Hoot by MoMO, Hoopla, Lakehouse, Pop Garden and Castle peeps ;)
I've already cut the fabric.
With any {luck} I'll have a top to show you tomorrow.

18 comments:

Mommarock said...

Oh my goodness.. how exciting to find that you had that many.. I can' wait to see your finished projects.. that will be a wonderful delight for all of us

Karen said...

That's an amazing collection of patterns! I look forward to seeing your first project.

I have lots of patterns that I've not used....why did I buy them anyway? I really should make use of them.

Happy Quilting!

Michele said...

Cant wait to see it...I'm sure it will look wonderful! Such colorful fabrics!

badlandsquilts said...

You do have a lot!Sherri Falls moms shop is about 1/2 hour from my house and your pattern stash looks like the store!

AMKreations said...

Lovely! I can't wait to see the greens come together!

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

From the looks of your stack of patterns, we share the same addiction. I think you beat me but I do have a number of her patterns and love them. I've made multiples for myself and gifts.
Enjoy!!

Jen said...

I can't wait to see it! those fabrics are gorgeous!

Patty C. said...

They say the first step to reform is to admit you have a problem - lol

I say keep stitching - Your work is lovely !!!! I can't wait to see alll of those patterns come to completion :)

Melissa Clifford said...

Wonderful choices! Both color and pattern. Neat challenge. I will have to watch for This and That patterns...

Val said...

Great challenge. I love the greens. They should look good in that pattern. Can't wait to see it finished.

sunny said...

What a lot of patterns! I think I have 2 of those, must get stitching soon. Bring on Spring!!

Quilting Kim said...

I'm also addicted to This & That patterns. I made Simplicity last year in Valentine fabric and I was quite pleased with it. I'm sure that it will look great in St. Pat's fabric and I'm anxious to yours.

Patty said...

OK with 27 patterns, that's going to take over 2 years to finish!! I bet I have at least that many patterns too and some of the same ones I saw in your bunch. I need to set a goal like that too.

Cheryl said...

I don't see a thing wrong with that addiction! Love those patterns!

Brooke said...

I'm right there with you! I love those patterns too! I think it is because they are so quick and feel so satisfying. I even bought the little iron stand at my LQS that holds the little hanging blocks. It is so cute....and was a handy excuse to buy all the hanging block patterns! My goal for this year is to do several of the seasonal ones.

Seems crazy that it's already time to be thinking of St. Pat's. Time flies!

Connie said...

Oh I am so guilty of collecting patterns that have yet to be used, a whole basketfull, I might add. Sometimes I just can't resist, and I believe when I buy them that I will use them, but so often it doesn't happen. I think I'm stocked for life. :)

Mad about Craft said...

I love This & That patterns but I've only got 3 - very sad!

I am Just One Mom said...

Love the pattern challenge to use in my stash slashing efforts. A most excellent idea. Thank you for sharing.