Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Snow Flake Shimmer Quilt Along

     I am very excited to be joining Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl in her Snow Flake Shimmer Quilt Along.  The design of the quilt is very striking and the pace of the quilt along looks like something I can manage with my current commitments.  I've also found some fabrics that I think will look awesome in this quilt that I am excited to share with you.

     Before Yvonne revealed the pattern and fabric requirements for the quilt along, Michelle from Kallisti Quilts posted a photo in her newsletter of some newly arrived Yoko Saito fabrics.  They were frosty blues and greys and they pretty much hollared snowflake shimmer at me.  So when Yvonne posted the fabric requirements I took a little field trip with some friends to Michelle's house to see what she had. If you don't know it, Kallisti Quilts is a great online fabric shop that sells Japanese and African imports.  It's in Waterloo, which is very close to Guelph, where I live.





      Both of these fabrics are from the Centenary Collection by Yoko Saito & Lecien.  The one in the left is number 31243.  I originally had my eye on a bluer fabric but it was a bit lighter and when I saw it in greyscale I didn't think there was enough contrast between it and number 31242 on the right.  There was a really beautiful dark blue fabric in the collection as well that would have worked well as the background but because I needed 4 1/2 yards for background I decided to go with a cheaper option.  I chose Kona Charcoal for the background.
     Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you thought you were both talking about the same thing but it turned out that you weren't.  I told Michelle the amounts I wanted for each fabric before she went upstairs to find the bolts and cut it for me.  When she came downstairs she repeated the amounts she had cut of each fabric to make sure it was right, but somehow the amounts got reversed.  There's a lesson to be learned in this story but I'm not sure what it is.  Maybe I should have unfolded the fabric and looked at it before I left her house because it's pretty clear I can't hear properly.  Oh well I'll just have to visit her again and get more of the lighter fabric and while I'm there maybe I can find something to go along with this beautiful African fabric I purchased on the last visit.


    There may be more visits to Michelle in my future as my son and his family just moved to an apartment about  a ten minute drive from Michelle's house.  I'm not sure I can resist the temptation, although you do have to phone and make an appointment first so that may slow me down.

      I'm linking my post to the Snow Flake Shimmer linkup over at Quilting Jet Girl.

9 comments:

  1. I am very excited you are joining along, too! These are gorgeous fabrics and I'm sorry to hear that the cuts of the fabric accidentally got reversed.

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  2. I love your fabrics, beautiful colours, it's going to be a beautiful quilt, and the african fabric is so striking. Gorgeous :)

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  3. Love the fabrics for Snowflake Shimmer. I really love the one on the left and how it sort of looks like lace. I think I would have Michelle on speed dial ;)

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  4. Wow, Lisa, very nice! Enjoy the quilt along. I will make sure to keep reading along about your progress.

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  5. I love that light print. This is going to be sooo pretty.

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  6. Really beautiful fabrics -perfect for snowflakes.

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  7. Strangely something similar happened to me recently. I put money on travel cards for the daughter and myself, it was "said" 3 times by the information guy and myself, and it still ended up all wrong! I put it down to my hearing too. I love Japanese fabrics, this will be lovely. Mine will all be kona fabric this time. Plain and simple with the added attraction of not too dear.

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  8. You fabric choices are beautiful. Yep, I see more shopping in your future. Love the African fabric.

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  9. You fabric choices are beautiful. Yep, I see more shopping in your future. Love the African fabric.

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