Friday, May 18, 2012

Look what I won!

A while ago, Kate Spain had a give-away and I was one of the lucky winners!  I thought I was getting a charm pack but there was a goof up with the mail delivery so she sent me a layer cake instead.  Can you believe it?  The fabric isn't even supposed to be in stores till next month so I think I'm doubly lucky.  This fabric line is called Joy.  To me, the designs say '50's even though designers call it Mid-Century.  (When you've lived through it, Mid-Century just sounds too old.) 

Sorry for the glare - it's the wrapper

Obviously, I'm going to use this for is a Christmas quilt.  Most of the fabrics are prints with a few geometrics.  (To see the line, click here, then click on "Joy" - third row, third column.)   I'm just not sure what to use for the quilt pattern.  Most of the prints are about the size of the trees so tiny little pieces won't show off the fabric.  I want to do piecing, not applique, for this one so I can have it completely finished by Thanksgiving along with several other quuilts I want to do for gifts.

So my question is - what pattern would you use to show off the fabrics?  The fabrics use white as a background and I have lots of white I can add.  Obviously, no piece can be larger than 10".  I'd like a pattern that reflects the same time period and that's where I'm stumped.


  1. Congratulations Mary..
    I was there mid-century, in the fifties...not old at all!.
    Julia ♥

  2. Hey! Aren't you the lucky duck???? Congratulations! I'm not coming up with a pattern reflecting the time period. However, I've seen a couple of different patterns where the blocks are gift boxes, usually each being a different fabric. That would showcase your fabric. Also, you might look at Darlene Zimmerman's books as her work concentrates on the 30's & 40's.

  3. Great Fun! Congratualtions on your win.
    Maybe a simple square that features the fabulous fabrics?

  4. Congratulations - this is wonderful fabric. Whatever you decide to do with it will be awesome! Can't wait to see it.

  5. Congratulations on such a great win, who can beat fabric? I cant help with a pattern but darn it, I went and looked at the line and now I fel tempted by all the new stuff coming out.


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