Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'm Glad I Waited

Later is better than never.
Having something take place even though 
a lot of time has passed
is better than never having it happen at all.

Recently I reacquainted
 myself with  a lovely pile of fabrics
that were put
15+ years  ago.

And, the fact, 
that I actually still wanted to use
those fabric in a project
can only be described as

it's about time!!! 

As you can see it's a line from
Sandy Gervais from 
about 15 years ago.
I fell in love with the soft pastel colors
and whimsical flower prints.
I had originally chosen a pattern
and prewashed the fabrics,
but it never went further than that.
 I don't exactly know.

But sometimes
it's a good thing.
Because I have found that I think is
the perfect project for this
huge stack of fabric.

This year on the Quilt Show
with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims,
Janet Stone has designed a 
delightful quilt
 A - Z with Ewe and Me!

After completing the January
set of directions,
I definitely know
it was the right choice.
The fused alphabet letters
are all different styles and
are embellished with a 
the double button hole stitch.
I decided to use a Metler 
#30 embroidery weight thread
to add some texture to the letter shapes.

And to use a few different colors
 to add some variety and 
to pull all the pastels together.

Granted this BOM will take
a year to piece, but at this point
what's another 12 months!

Until Next Time-


  1. I think it's fabulous that you found and fell in love with that bundle of fabric again after all these years!
    The BOM quilt you are making is lovely and the stitching around those alphabet blocks looks really beautiful!
    I look forward to following your journey with this quilt project!

  2. Kyle!! I truly love those fabrics, they are just way too beautiful for words!! I too am starting this project...maybe we can encourage each other!!

  3. Beautiful fabrics! You`ve done such a fabulous job putting the January section together! I love your double button hole stitch with the embroidery thread!

  4. I don't usually do whimsical, but when I am drawn to it I discover 9 times out of 10 it is designed by Sandy Gervais. She has such a gift, doesn't she? These are very pretty fabrics. So different from those shown on the pattern--I never would have thought of them, but what a gorgeous quilt they are making! Good call, Kyle!!

  5. All good things come to those who wait...what a terrific choice and in the midst of winter a breath of springtime! Wonderful !!

  6. This project is the perfect place to use your 'vintage' fabrics - they're a great fit! I'm always impressed with the quality of your work - those stitches are gorgeous! I think this is the first year-long project you've started since your red & white It Takes Two, right?

  7. The perfect pattern for your fabrics! Your letters look amazing! Love when a good idea comes together so well.:)

  8. Very fun when the "right" fabrics and pattern fall into place. I love your stitches, they look great with the thread and fabric choices.

  9. Perfect fabric for your project. I love the double buttonhole stitch. Hugs

  10. I'm glad you decided to make this quilt. It is looking so pretty! The fabrics are just right for this pattern.

  11. Love, love, love this! blessings, marlene

  12. What a great quilt for your saved fabrics! Looking great so far!
    I have never seen a double buttonhole stitch before.

  13. Isn't it funny how we look at something differently over the years? You were meant to have that fabric just sitting, waiting for this project. LOVELY stitching and fabric choices, Kyle. It's going to be a a subtle beauty.

  14. How great you found a "home" for the fabric!

  15. How great you found a "home" for the fabric!