March 22, 2010

YUMMY FLANNELS!


I am so excited about creating flannels for Moda! And I am just as excited about the quilt I've designed for them! There are so many talented quilt designers out there and they come up with absolutely gorgeous pieced blocks. Their use of color and composition makes the "same old" quilt block look brand spankin' new and delicious. Try as I might, whenever I tried my hand at designing a pieced quilt, my blocks looked the same as the "same old" ones (to me anyway). BUT when I started designing THIS one I came at it from a completely different direction. I just started doodling and adding and doodling without worrying about the end product. I had FUN! Adding the fabric was like adding the paint in a watercolor. Now comes the hard part....waiting for the flannel fabric! I have all of the freezer paper pieces cut out and ready so I'm going to "test" the pattern using the Moda Crackles. Once I have it finished I'll post a picture. The flannels will be out in August - just in time to make a nice cozy quilt for those crisp fall eves.
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8 comments:

Robyn Johnson said...

Kathy, I love the new quilt design & the fabric too ! August seems soooo very far away

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful design and with flannels, I can imagine how luxurious it will look.

Debbie

Fleurette said...

So Beautiful, lovely rich colours, can't wait to see the quilt.

Kim said...

I can't wait! I love your fabrics and am so excited to see them in flannel. I guess just more Kathy Schmitz to add to my stash! Thanks!

Barb said...

Love the look! Sometimes we get so stuck on symmetry, it's nice to see a little innovation. Crackles will be wonderful for your pattern-better than regular marbles. Thanks for the peek at your new design.

Lynette Anderson said...

Hi Kathy, The new quilt design is just gorgeous looking forward to seeing it made up in the flannels
Lynette

Julie said...

Beautiful Kathy!

The Patchwork Apple- Jane..... Visit www.patchworkapple.com said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt as well as the new flannels.
Keep up the good designs.