Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sneak Peek



I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of something I have been working on. Some time back Moda generously sent me a layer cake to design with. The fabric is the lovely Martinique by 3 Sisters. It is to die for! Designing with a layer cake is something new for me and I had to think awhile to come up with an idea that would be in my style within the limitations of the layer cake. Well, it is done and here is a sneak peek. The pattern is called French Wrens. It uses 1 layer cake and no additional fabric except for binding and backing of course. The pattern is being published as a Hot Off the Presses pattern by the KC Star and is set to be on the market around the same time the fabric is available, which should be late Feb. or March. What do you think? It was a lot of fun to do and I am thinking of doing a second version in different fabric. When the pattern becomes available I will do a giveaway, so keep watching.

17 comments:

  1. Great quilt! Especially with the limitations of a layer cake. You worked wonders!!

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  2. Wonderful! I too would have been stumped looking at the layer cake and coming up with something different than anybody has already done. You've done a fantastic job from what I can see!!

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  3. This looks fantastic...and I love the fabrics.... I know I will love to look at the whole quilt..;o)

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  4. I love what I see of the sneak peek. And I like the idea that you did it with a layer cake. The layer cakes are so tempting. Looks like a quilt that I would be interested in.

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  5. Amazing! What a creative thing to do with a layer cake! I can't wait until the pattern is available.

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  6. It's absolutely gorgeous! Please tell us as soon as it's available!!!

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  7. You have done it again, my darling....designed and produced a beautiful quilt with only pieces of fabric to begin you project. You are quite amazing. Your head is full of wonderous ideas for our quilting pleasure. I can hardly wait to see the actual quilt and get the pattern. Thank you for sharing with us ahead of publication.

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  8. I stumbled across your blog tonight and immediately loved the look of this new quilt you're working on. (Don't ask me how I got here because I think I'm lost!) I have a sister who lives in Jefferson City and works in Columbia so I've was in your hometown earlier this month when I visited her. I'm a Moda fanatic I think so I'll be anxious to see your finished quilt. blessings, marlene

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  9. Can't wait to see all of the quilt, Dawn! I love your style. Keep up the good work. You're an asset to the quilting world!
    Billie =-)

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  10. Dawn. I love it. Thank you for the sneak peak.
    Applique and piecing , my favourite type of quilt.
    Denise

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  11. Hello Dawn,

    Just got around to adding you my blogroll... thank you for letting me do so! :)

    Have a great weekend.

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  12. Your new pattern looks wonderful! Very romantic looking with those pretty fabrics.

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  13. Oh wow, I just love this. Seriously, this is one of the best quilts I have seen in all night surfing the Internet looking at quilts. :)

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  14. I can't wait to be able to purchase this pattern. I love that you've just used a layer cake and still have the look that I love! Good job!!!

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  15. Looks very inticing. I think it would look lovely in my home. Thanks for a chance to win this pattern. D.kellock

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