Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Smitten by Rachel Griffith

Heirloom by Joel Dewberry
I purchased the Smitten pattern several months ago with the intention of using it for some of the larger prints in my stash.  Then, when the Joel Dewberry Heirloom collection came out, I poured through my pattern books and files and picked out something I thought would work for this colorway.  I purchased 5/8 of a yard of each of the above fabrics for my pattern idea then received the fabric in the mail and was blown away by how much I loved it.  I was also blown away by how much larger the print was than I thought it would be and how inappropriate it would be for the pattern I chose.  Undaunted, I went through my books and files again and saw Smitten and decided that a Smitten Heirloom quilt is just what I wanted anyway.

I'll be using Kona coal for the background, which should make the colors really pop.  I've been really wanting to do a yellow/grey quilt or an orange/grey quilt so this should work out beautifully.  It was very hard to decide which shade of grey Kona I wanted to use; I really toyed with the idea of using medium grey, but I ended up deciding to go darker.  And, conveniently, my LQS had coal but not medium grey in stock.  It's almost like the quilting fates were making the decision for me.