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Saturday, January 16, 2010 MARVELOUS MODAS I think any of us who quilt like at least some of the fabrics offered by MODA. So, imagine having 480 - 2 1/2" squares from the Moda Bakeshop Sampler to play with. I recently purchased the Sampler and have only used 81 in this wallhanging. I used the brighter colors for this with a dark and light green border (the picture doesn't do the color justice!). Now, that leaves 399 squares to play with in another project. Most of the squares that are left are more traditional earth tones and I'm considering an alternating dark and light 9 patch. I have found it more difficult to have the fabric and then come up with a project as opposed to having a project and then buying fabric! Does anyone else have this problem? Of course, this is a problem that is fun to work out.

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Comment by Jill Dewar on January 20, 2010 at 4:39pm
hmmmm, good one Karen!
Comment by Karen Horton on January 20, 2010 at 10:39am
Having THE FABRIC BEFOR THE PROJECT MAY LEAVE YOU IN A QUANDARY.HOWEVER IF YOU ARE LIKE ME,IT WILL JUSTIFY YOUR NEED TO SHOP FOR MOER FABRIC. YOU SEE IT IS LIKE HAVING A NEW PAIR OF SHOES ,YOU MUST GET A NEW PURSE TO MATCH. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE FABRIC AND THINK OF A PROJECT YOU WANT TO DO ,YOU MORE THAN LIKELY HAVE TO SHOP FOR FABRIC TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER,AND JUSTIFIABLY SO.
Comment by Deb Gaffney on January 18, 2010 at 7:09pm
This is really cute!
Comment by Brenda Lee Coyle on January 18, 2010 at 5:58pm
Hello Lynne, Its beautiful. I have the same problem, it is a lot easier to go buy fabric for a project than try to find projects for what I have. I usually call my self a fabric-aholic, but I got an e-mail from one of the on line complanys I buy fabric from and it said "Dear Fabric enthusiast" I like that better, does not sound like we need therapy. Sewing is our therapy. I have so much fabric for projects for later. My children think they can open a fabric store when I die. Thanks for sharing you beautiful projects with us.
Comment by Suzanne Kirk on January 18, 2010 at 4:59am
I like the way that each sample is isolated becoming a feature in its own right. The uniform gream background is a good base for the yellows, reds, pinks, blues and lilacs youhave chosen.

Project wise the fabric always dictates to me what the finished item will be. Although there is a little crossover on certain items I generally follow my instinct and go with the first choice. I still have a lot of fabric pieces that have not inspired me as to what they could become, and wnen I come across them when looking for a specific fabric, sometimes I'll think that'll make a good ...... and then off we go.
Comment by Shaaron Chambers on January 17, 2010 at 5:40pm
Love, love, love this wallhanging. The design and colors are beautiful. I have never made a quilt but will some day. This is very inspiring. I do know what you mean about having the fabric first. Has happened many times in the past. So pretend you don't have the fabric right now and think of a project you would like to do. It will come to you.
Comment by Lauri Smith on January 17, 2010 at 4:14pm
Beautiful quilt! I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the squares.

And yes, I have that same problem with having fabric and not knowing what to do with it. It is much easier to have a project and then go out and get the fabric for that!
Comment by Eileen Bergen on January 17, 2010 at 1:35pm
That's really beautiful! It would brighten up any room.
Comment by Rita Long on January 17, 2010 at 12:08pm
Love the colors and the quilt.
Comment by Jill Dewar on January 17, 2010 at 11:36am
Marsha; thanks for a great idea - Totes - also I checked the link for Pink Fig patterns - these would be great for my granddaughters aged 4 & 5!

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