Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shot cotton love

Have you seen those gorgeous shot cottons from Kaffe Fassett? I thought I had, but let me tell you-- a computer screen does not do the fabric justice. I had not been so up close and personal with the fabric until Nichole sent some Thunder to use in her Snip.Sew.Send. block this month. I had heard people describe it as iridescent looking, but didn't really understand until now. It really is. WOW! LOVE I'm telling you!

Nichole requested a big block (16.5") with 1 to 3 individual flowers surrounded by the fabulous shot cotton background. She said she loves bright, bold colors, so that's what I tried to do:

Snip.Sew.Send. October block for Nichole
It was a fun block to make. I started by cutting out my flowers and then measured them to see how big they were. Then I used graph paper to help me figure out the sizes background pieces.

Nichole is planning on combining all of our blocks to create a "Midnight in the Garden" quilt. I have a feeling that it is going to be spectacular!


  1. ooh!! Those flowers are great!!

  2. I'm envying your stash after seeing the flowers you came up with. Your block is beautiful!

    I want some of that shot cotton after seeing it up close, but no store around me carries it, so I guess I'll order online.

  3. It is going to be spectacular! Love the flowers!

  4. Very nice and really cool fabric. There is something about those little dots on the lower flower that I really like.