Michael Miller's "Cotton Couture" is that fabric for me. It's "high density" (think super-expensive Egyptian cotton sheets, only softer and finer) with a "hand" that is like, well -- buttah. Almost too yummy for quilts, it makes me want to make summer blouses!
And Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts is hosting a QAL using these beautiful colors of Cotton Couture:
The Quilt-Along is called "Ugly Christmas Sweaters."
My friend, Joy, hosts a cookie exchange every year. At the exchange, she also has an "ugly Christmas sweater" contest. I have won more than once (one year I wore a felt tree skirt, and yes, I won the contest). So when I saw Lorna's quilt, I knew I had to make it for Joy!
Ruth's Stitchery ordered all the colors of Cotton Couture needed for the quilt, as well as this adorable foxy print, Sweater Weather, for the back ground. The red print is Festive Nest for the backing. (Lorna used white Festive Nest for the background and Sweater Weather for the backing. But I love the foxes, so they are my background!)
I'm working on deadline to make a wedding quilt, but I stopped in the middle to make the first block:
Isn't it cute? I can't wait to make more blocks!
Lorna is releasing instructions for each block every few days, go here to join. Or if you're impatient, like me, you can order the complete pattern in PDF format.
Now, back to the wedding quilt!
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