Friday, May 29, 2009

Simple Abundance

A lot of post titles were running through my head for this one...but when it came down to it...Bonnie, Camille, and Moda got it right...Simple Abundance is the perfect name for this fabric. This jelly roll arrived yesterday...and it is absolutely wonderful, perfect fabric. (Thank you, thank you, thank you to my Blog friend who was able to purchase this for me at market)!!!

It didn't take long for me to unroll the strips so that I could really get a good look at the fabrics...and they're all wonderful and perfect! I love the reds, the pinks, the blues, the greens, the browns, and the soft prints. There is a tonal beige (not pictured here) that goes great with everything...I think I'm going to need a bolt of that one for my stash.

I already had a project in mind...I went through all of my books and patterns looking for the one that would use as much of each strip as possible while showcasing each fabric. And really I had no waste...I already have a project in mind for the few scraps that remained after cutting.
I plan on sewing all the blocks this weekend. Then, I'll have to put them away until September when the fabric becomes available to purchase by the yard (so I can get the border, backing, and binding fabrics). It will be worth the wait, though. This fabric is amazing--really amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend...hope you get to sew!

27 comments:

Kaaren said...

Oh Sherri you're such a wonderful tease. Imagine having the fabrics even before they're available in the shops...how devine! And to be able to make everything but the borders to your quilt ahead of time. Now we just have to wait til September for the reveal.

Maybe if we whine enough do you think you might allow us a sneak peek...just an itty bitty one?

Happy sewing this weekend!

Stacey said...

wow!! you are so lucky! I wish I had some friends like that!!

Millie said...

You are so lucky to have a nice friend like that. That fabric is gorgeous...we are all anxious to see your finished quilt.

Candace said...

Goodness - I think I need a "market" friend, Sherri - LOL! Love the fabric - I think it even had a tiny bit of 60's flair to it!
Cheers!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Oh I know!! It is so much better in person!! I was amazed at how gorgeous it was!!

You are a Lucky girl! :)

alda said...

yummy!!!!!but hm....can you show us a little bit of your project...i'm so nosy I know....

Stephanie said...

Aren't you a lucky one to get your hand on that pretty fabric so EARLY!!! Wouldn't it be awesome if WE could attend market???

Sinta Renee said...

Oh I wish I had such a nice friend at market! I am jealous! Do you think the group goes good with the Cotton Blossoms line?

rachel griffith said...

*sigh*
you already know my take on simple abundance.
i'm trying really hard not to be green with envy right now.
tehehe.

jaybird said...

i give you props for taking your jelly roll apart... i have one of SA too but I haven't taken it apart yet!

Vickie E said...

wow you are a lucky gal for getting some of that..awesome..now IF I can get some Aster Manor..I'm set...

Karen said...

The jelly roll fabrics are very nice. I hope whatever you make inspires me for a use for a jelly roll I have.

Darlene said...

A dear friend brought me an entire fat quarter bundle of Simple Abundance - it's delightful. Enjoy!

Carol said...

It is so wonderful...can't wait to see what you make with it!

Terriaw said...

Isn't is a great feeling to find fabric that you love so much you know exactly what to make with it? I love that kind of inspiration. Have fun this weekend with your new sewing project!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I hope you'll show us a sneak peak when you are finished with the top so that we don't have to wait for September to see it. I love this fabric!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you and I are so different, I would never open up the rolls right away, it is so funny how different yet the same people are, happy sewing this weekend to you!!

dotti white said...

Sherri...I am a bit envious of you having the fabric. I can't wait to see your quilt and other project(s) put together. That is one of my big wants right now....along with a couple of other lines that just speak to me! Have a great weekend!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I can't wait to see what you did with the Sample Abundance jelly roll! I love the fabric and it will be fun to watch it pop up around the blog world.

Joy said...

Oooh, it's lovely Sherri :o). Lucky you to have a friend able to snaffle some for you :o).
Have fun!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Shelli said...

I just found your blog, and it's beautiful! I love your projects--will be interested to see what you create with that lovely fabric line!

madrekarin said...

You do the same thing as I do- open up a new jelly roll or charm pack too see teh beauty inside. It is not unlike opening a Christmas present!
I agree with you- Simple Abundance is just beautiful.
Thanks for popping by my blog. :) I wish I could remember what the fabric is that I used in that quilt. :( I lost the wrapper from the charm pack and the jelly roll. It's probably buried in the mountains fo stuff in my sewing room. lol I may never find it.

Carrie P. said...

Lucky you. Have fun sewing those beautiful fabrics.

Ariane said...

I have been very interested to see what the Simple Abundance collection will look like. Can't wait to see the quilt you come up with.

Carol said...

Your so lucky getting that Jelly Roll. Good for you digging right into it and taking it apart. I always keep it bundled up for a while.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely fabric. I want to reach inside the computer and pet it.

julieQ said...

It all is just so pretty. Just begs for you to unroll the rolls and touch each strip. I will be watching for your project!