The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Monday, June 13, 2011

For Just A Little While ...

With all the packing activity around our house, I decided to take a little bit of time and work on a super easy quilt - something I could start and hopefully finish during the week. This is what I call my three-yard medley. I came across the Fabric Cafe patterns when they vended the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival two years ago in Hampton, Virginia, while attending with three friends.  The pattern is included with each three-yard medley kit of fabric and between the four of us, I think we have all their patterns. The show special kits were $19.99 each so we stocked up. Check their site, www.fabriccafe.com, as sometimes they run specials on their kits - I do.

This is how I started last week after cutting everything - told you it was a super simple little pattern ...

and this is what it became ...
I also look at my stash differently to see what three fabrics go together and if I have one yard of each fabric.  I  am creating some fun three-yard medleys of my own choosing.

The little quilts are approximately 47" by 59" - do you see a baby quilt? a lap quilt? a table topper? - a grandchild tow-along quilt? a sofa quilt?

Endless possibilities and instant gratification if you just want to do a little something.

I would really be remiss as a receiver if I did not mention something wonderful that came along in the mail last week. Kate Spain of Moda fame in a recent blog giveaway for the book "Table Talk", which I did not win and have now ordered - because it is that good, randomly picked additional winners to receive scraps from her new line of fabric called Terrain. This is what came in the mail to me - wow, and double wow - she really knows how to stuff a flat rate envelope.
I will probably make a jelly roll first and work on some bright and cheerful string blocks with the rest. What do you think I should do with all this loot? It takes such little things to make me happy - lots of little things mind you. Still can't get over these wonderful scraps.

Judy C sends warm and humid wishes to you - can you "feel the love" from North Carolina because here we wear it. ..

9 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great 3-yard medley quilt - fast project. Wow, look at those scraps - what fun.

Janet O. said...

That is a nice, quick pattern. And what a fun surprise in the mailbox!! Keep us posted on what you do with them.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, Judy-- I love that fast and fantastic quilt... but, oh; the strips are GLORIOUS! Definitely I would use those in string blocks, bright and happy STRINGS THAT SING!

kimland said...

I am drooling over your scrap bag, those scraps are wonderful, make something quick and fun for your new place!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I love it! Isn't the Mid Atlantic show so fun! I go every year!
xx, shell

Katie said...

Wow. Congratulations. I join the droolers. :-)

taylorsoutback said...

Liking the concept of your 3 yard medley quilts...

And don't you love those squishy packages when they arrive in your mail box..!!? Looks like a great variety of pieces...have fun!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Really like this pattern AND your fabric selection...
And what a fun package to receive!!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, those strips will be fun to work with! They look as if they exploded out of the package!