Monday, October 18, 2010

Nellie's Star

I had been ooh-ing and aah-ing over this Nellie's Star pattern, ever since I first saw it in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of McCall's Quilting. I have always wanted to make a Lone Star quilt, and fell in love with these fabrics. I love this vintage look! They offered a kit, but by the time I'd saved my pennies, it was out of stock! Pout!
Stitchin' Heaven to the rescue! No affiliation, but they had a GREAT sale a few weeks ago! Buy 7 yards, get 7 yards free! So it was cheaper for me to buy full yards of each fabric that I needed, than to buy the (say) 5/8 yard, etc, of each fabric at full price... And now I will have some left over for my stash! Yeah! And check out the cute sticker on the box:
Of course it was fun to open! Just look at these fabrics:
Here's some more:
I'm in love... :o) Of course, this quilt has to wait until I get further on that green wedding ring quilt that I am making, but oh, I can look at these fabrics all day long... :o)
P.S. This fabric line is called "June's Backyard" by Clothworks, in case you love it as much as I do... :o)

11 comments:

Piece by Piece said...

Those fabrics are lovely, can;t wait to see what a quilt will look like when you use them, and at such a bargain too.
Patricia

Hazel said...

So pretty ,can't wait to see if finished .

Becky said...

You have a great eye for fabric selection. Those will be perfect for that quilt!!

kwiltmakr said...

Angela, I too have wanted to make a lone star quilt. I didn't see that quilt in that magazine, maybe I can still find the magazine. I love love love those fabrics. I saw them in a catalog and liked them too, they are so very elegant.

Laurie said...

Oh that is a beautiful pattern, and the fabrics are to. die. for. Isn't it fun to have something to look forward to?

Vivian said...

I shop locally as much as I can, but I can't resist online sales and the great shops all over the country. You selected some lovely fabrics, and what a great message the store sent along with your purchases. That brings customers back.

Béa said...

Very beautiful quilt and fabrics choices.
coincidence : I start a Lone Star for my SIL for Christmas....

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm sure that WAS fun to unpack, and what a great sale!

Barb said...

Sure love those fabrics.

RETRO-fabulous said...

May I join you in the oohing and ahhhing?? Love your new background, Angela!!

Vera said...

Oh love those fabrics, that going to be a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see it all finished and I bet you can't wait to get started on it...