Monday, April 30, 2012

Brandon Mably Patchwork Squares

 A few weeks ago I was out fabric shopping at Marden's in Calais, Maine (my favourite fabric place!)  I had no plan in mind about what I might want/need, but ...
 ... then I saw all this crazy, colourful, bold Brandon Mably fabric -- just my thing!
 I had never seen any of this fabric "in person" before and it was kind of WOW.  The store had a huge selection from various older lines so I started filling my cart.  I bought 1/2 yards of almost every bolt they had.  I think I got 29 different fabrics.  (At $4.99/yard the price was right)
 This is the first time I've ever made a quilt with fabric all from one designer, but I had so much of it there was really no reason to add in anything else!
 Those are 6 inch squares.
It is almost done here, it just needs the rows sewn together.
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And on another topic, thank you everyone so so much for all the congrats about my novel being shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize.  I am still just so thrilled. 
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Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U

13 comments:

HollyM said...

love those fabrics too! I didn't know your book was nominated but it deserves it! I recommend it to everyone!
congrats!

Dresden Quilter said...

The fabrics are gorgeous.

felicity said...

Congratulations!!

Anne said...

Oh my, those are wonderful fabrics, I love love love lots of color! It's going to be a fabulous quilt!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I really enjoyed reading your book! Congratulations on the nomination! Love those bright squares!

Patti said...

Riel! I didn't know your book had been shortlisted!! How fantastic is that!! Your quilt is pretty darn amazing as well. :-).

Brenda said...

WOW! an incredible punch of colour that would put any "white" decor into shock! I love this and the great assortments. Congrats on a great deal and superb quilt.

Jean said...

That so totally looks like the tablecloth on my dining room table! I have a plethora of Brandon and Kaffe fabrics, so I cut them into 6" squares and made a tablecloth topper for my dining room table (we're casual here). Made pillows for the sofa from the leftovers last week.

You're a woman after my own heart. Tee hee!

Shelley said...

WOW! You've outdone yourself this time girl lol! Those are some wild brights :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Hey, you have "fish lips"!!--I think that's the name of that one with the green circle surrounded by orange/red. Did you get the selvage? I have it in a different colorway and almost didn't use it. But I did, and was glad about it.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Eek! I just read about your novel and the Commonwealth Book Prize. I'm SOOO excited for you. That book is so worthy of the nomination!
P.S. I'm mentioning it on my post on Thursday.

Riel Nason said...

:-) Thanks so much everyone. Trying to stay away from the computer and my fabric the best I can to get more writing on the new novel done ... we'll see ...

Lynne said...

Wow! I love Brandon Mably and Kaffe Fassett but haven't used any of their fabrics!