Confession. I have an addiction. My name is Aunt Spicy. And I can not get enough of Jennifer Paganelli fabric. Every print. Every color. I just love them.
So when my sweet friend had her second daughter, well I decided it was time to break out some of my favorite JP prints from her Flower Power line.
Loopy Vintage Floral in Fuchsia
Elizabeth Rose in Blue
Elizabeth Rose in Ivory
With fabrics in hand I quickly decided to use one of my favorite "go to" patterns, the disappearing nine patch. There are a lot of great tutorials out there on line, but you really can not go wrong with this pattern. Here is one I posted awhile ago, with different Jennifer Paganelli fabrics of course. And, yes, cutting into a perfect nine patch is a bit scary, but it is so much fun to rearrange the new pieces.
Once I had the top finished, well life got the best of me. I broke my foot. The holidays came and went. And then the East Coast was blanketed in snow. Which ended up being the perfect time to get projects finished.
So I sewed the back with more Jennifer Paganelli Elizabeth Rose. I had some fuchsia fabric with little birds in my stash (but don't remember the designer) that also found its way in. Added some bright pink ric rac (how can you not love, super love ric rac?) and voila! It was a happy burst of spring through the seriously cold winter!
Now I try not to have favorites, but maybe, just maybe, all the other baby blankets will forgiving me for loving this one just a little more!
A huge thanks to Heather and Megan, for hosting such an amazing blog full of inspiration!
Thank you Aunt Spicy! Love the quilt, and I super love ric rac too! It is one of my favorite parts about this quilt, just something a little unexpected. Make sure to stop by her blog and say hi!
And everyone please come by again tomorrow, we will be hosting (for the second week)
a linky party.
The rules? It needs to be some kind of craft/creative project where you used FABRIC! You could have altered a dress, appliqued something, made new pillows, a quilt, really anything you've created (or changed) with fabric! So come by, link up and check out the fun projects :)