I have a problem. Every time I walk into a quilt shop, I always end up being drawn to one line of fabric. I just can't help but buy some, usually the last little bit, for fear that the next time I come it will be gone. I have designed 2 quilts out of it (Mama's Boy and Babydoll), made 2 more, and still have a quite a stash. It is my 2nd favorite line of fabric ever. EVER! (Cotton Blossoms being the first. Bet you didn't see that coming. ;-) What line am I talking about? Shangri La from Moda. Oh how I love it.
Living in a house with 3 boys and many, many girly quilts, I decided it was time to make a few quilts sans flowers, so I started a new side project (I always have to have one. Or ten.) out of, you guessed it, Shangri La. I picked out the wovens, stripes, and leaves, anything that could pass as 'manly', but there was no way I was going to give up the damask. Damask is manly, right??
The oh-so-talented Heather Peterson of Anka's Treasures was featured in the October issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and the moment I saw her project in the magazine, I was sold. That Heather is amazing! One of the very few on my list of most favorite designers, behind my mom, of course! ;-) (Hi Mom!) By the way, Heather has a new blog called Trends & Traditions that you just have to check out.
Anyway, I finally started cutting it out last night and made a little progress on the quilt, and so far so good. Thanks Heather, for such a great project! Oh, and she used some Shangri-la in her quilt too. See, it's that amazing. I can't wait to see it finished!
The only thing I'm worried about:
That it might make a dent in my Shangri-stash.
Don't judge me.