Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Decades Past for the Poppie Cottons Fabric Blog Tour

I was so very excited when my wonderful friends Jina and Lori announced that they were starting a fabric company and thrilled when they asked if I wanted to participate in Prairie Sisters Fabric Blog Tour to celebrate their first fabric line!!!  And I knew right away that I wanted to make up a new quilt design with a classic feel but of course, adding a contemporary twist.  Just the perfect for these beautiful Prairie Sisters Fabric !!   And here it is ;)  I am calling it Decade's Past!!

 I just loving working with Poppie Cottons!!!  These Prairie Sisters Fabric are so pretty and have a great hand.  They were just so fun to sew with! :)   When I first saw the line, I just fell in love.   The beautiful prints and colors just have such a rich feeling of country goodness.   They really do transport you to a Prairie and make you want to just slow everything down and enjoy the moment of sewing.   Which is exactly what I did.

As I mentioned, when designing thie quilt, I wanted it to to have a rich classic feel, just like the fabric.  I loved the idea of taking the classic Granny Square Center and changing it up a bit.  So I played with the layout, making it a single Granny Square, and then adding a "border" to the block to create the double X shape :)  And I just love it.   And that is also where the Decades Past name came from.  I figured if X is a Decade, and these fabrics take me back to times of slower living as I mentioned . . .  well Decades Past :)  

And I am excited to say, that I just loved this design so much, that Decades Past will become the next pattern in my Happy Quilting Pattern line!!!!   I have plans to make it in 4 size options and two block sizes.   It is going to be so awesome.   (and when it is released, it will be on sale, just sayin :)  

But as I said, I really was enjoying the moment of sewing with these, and ya know, life happened all around me, so the pattern will be coming "soon".  Obviously, this Decades Past needs to be quilted, so the plan is to have the quilt finish and the pattern release together ;)    In the mean time, I just plan on enjoying these beautiful Decades Past quilt top and how these Prairie Sisters fabric just make it pop!!!

Thank you so much to Jina and Lori for allowing me to play with these fantastic Poppie Cottons fabrics!!!   And for more Prairie  Sister's fun, be sure to Hop over to the Poppie Cottons blog  to check out more blogger goodies from this awesome fabric blog tour :)

Thanks for popping in today and every day.  I am just so grateful to have this space to share my love of quilting!!!

Have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. Love this line of fabric. Heading over to check out other posts.

  2. Love this fabric line. It does remind me of the colors of the prairie! Heading over to the other posts. Nadine W. N. Cali

  3. Beautiful quilt (ingenious pattern!) and fabric looks lovely!

  4. I love this fabric too! Wow, how sweet


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