Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yet Again, More Red . . . .

Are you getting tired of these red posts yet?  I got a couple questions that I thought were interesting so I'm addressing them today.  

First off, this is how the Thelma Bundles are packaged by the Fat Quarter Shop.  I don't care what you order, the ladies at the Fat Quarter Shop always do an amazing job of making your order look great.  I love getting packages from that store.



When I got my bundle I wanted it to really look like a bundle, this will be the only bundle that I ever own that will have my name on it, so I repackaged it to look like this.


So when you get your bundle you can leave it in that great package sent by the shop, or fold it up and wrap a ribbon around it like I did, I think the fabric looks equally pretty either way.

I also got a funny note asking how I made my selections.  I guess some of you were picturing me flying down to Texas, walking through an amazing warehouse full of fabric, picking out my favorites, then going out for a fancy dinner.  Sorry to disappoint, but I made all my selections from the comfort of my kitchen table over the course of several days off my computer.  I needed to select 12 print fabrics and 3 solids from any upcoming fabric lines listed on the FQS Coming Soon page.

I looked at each family of fabric coming out around now, went to the manufacturers web site to get a better picture of each print, then created a list of possibilities.  It was really hard to narrow it down to 15 pieces of fabric.

Here's an example of a print that I picked from Chateau Chambray by Renee Nanneman.  I was looking for reds or red companions, this fabric line doesn't scream red, but this print goes great with reds.  The description was dusty rose, but the picture looked red, so I went with it.  This print does not have a dusty rose color, it's red.



Here's the family this print came from.  I didn't immediately think red when I saw this family, but noticed that red print when I looked at the bigger pictures by the manufacturer.  



It was like being on a treasure hunt, searching every line coming out for the perfect red.

I've started using that bundle.   I've came up with a plan for using every piece of fabric in my bundle in one project, here's the first step, 9 stars.


They are from this pattern, Tickle, by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.


I'm calling mine "Tickled Red".

The pattern is available from the Fat Quarter Shop here or as a PDF file from Miss Rosie's Quilt Shop here.

Back to my sewing room for me, I've got more red sewing to do!

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22 comments:

  1. Thelma,
    I love your fabrics you have chosen for your very own bundle from the FQS! I know it had to be hard to choose from all the lovely fabrics they offer. I love the way you repackaged it :)
    Your barn quilt in the post below is dreamy!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  2. Love the fabrics! It looks like they all play well together.

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  3. It probably would have been more fun to walk down aisles after aisles of gorgeous fabrics to pick from, but either way, you picked up some fabulous fabric for your bundle. I sure like it.

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  4. You did a great job picking these fabrics Thelma. I love them! They do look good either way. I love getting fabrics from the FQS but the postage is getting a little expensive out to my neck of the woods. It's as shame!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  5. Oh my....what a great pattern for those reds and have to say I also love the reds! You always come up with great projects to do and okay....might do that quilt also as I have been eyeing it for some time.
    Gail

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  6. I will never get tired of seeing your red posts..

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  7. Fabulous selection of reds! I love the Chateau Chambray; would be beautiful background with a huge variety of reds.

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  8. Your red bundle is on my list of "must have's..." my quilt group is having a heart block exchange later this year. I have a foundation pieced pattern selected, and I decided to use your red bundle for the hearts!

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  9. I never get tired of seeing the reds! Love your collection.

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  10. Congratulations on your bundle! (are you keeping a Thelma bundle for your "scrapbook" too?) Tickled Red is a perfect name!

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  11. I like the red results you're showing so far. Very nice. And interesting about how you chose the fabrics.
    Debbie R.

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  12. I never tire of seeing your red quilts ! Congratulations on your very own bundle ! Just gorgeous fabrics. I ordered the Tickle pattern after I saw you posting last week and it arrived yesterday. I plan on using my leftover Chateau Rouge fabric

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  13. I love your little stars! I bought this pattern - now I just need the bundle to go with it!

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  14. It's so hard to find great 'background' fabric especially if you want one with just a little hint of the color you're using. The one you pictured here is WONderful! LOVE your bundle!

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  15. Can never get tired of looking at anything red. Red is the best. Love your fabrics.

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  16. Great name for your project - I'm Tickled!! I love making things my own, and have bought bundles just for the sheer joy of how they look. When I decide it's their turn to use them, it will be a pleasure to slowly untied the ribbons. Never stop posting RED!!

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  17. I'm glad your bundle finally arrived! The fabrics look great the way FQS sent them, but your redo is so cute. Red is such a happy color!

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  18. Since you are actually using your fabrics, you'll have to order another bundle to keep as a collectable!

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  19. I would have not even looked at that fabric line, it looks pink to me. Glad you showed the differnece. From now on I will take your advice and look at the manufacture's website. Love that pattern, wish I didn't have so much on my plate right now.

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  20. I received my Thelma bundle yesterday, and am looking into a great pattern to incorporate my first red and white quilt. I also fell for your picture of the Chateau Chambray collection - I don't remember seeing that one before. I had to get me a FQ bundle of that as well. Thanks for the influence!

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  21. Cute! It must have been a hard decision to go small... or go BIG with that bundle.

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  22. Those reds are fabulous. I'm crazy 'bout red. Your little stars are cute.

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