Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mary Engelbreit Quilt

Although I love purchasing fabric, I always dread cutting into it, mostly because I worry I'm going to botch it.  I have good reason to worry:  I actually have botched a number of quilts in the cut-out stage!  I now only cut out fabric at my parents' house.  My mom has a wonderfully huge island in her kitchen that doubles as the most delightful cutting area you can imagine.  Plus, it's a pet-free zone.  I need all my concentrating abilities focused on the fabric and measurements rather than on which pet is barking or meowing!

Last weekend I cut out two new quilts.  The first utilizes the Stacked Cakes pattern, which is available from Heirloom Creations.  The pattern isn't listed on their website, but if you call or e-mail them, they gladly will assist you.

The fabric I selected was the Mary Engelbreit's Recipe for Friendship line.  I love the cheerful colors!  These fabrics just pop together and the black makes everything work.  Plus, Moda quality is always wonderful.  I purchased my fabric from Hancock's of Paducah.  I don't know if they still have the jelly rolls in stock, but yardage is still available.  The pattern requires one jelly roll for the body of the quilt, and specifies yardage for the border, binding, and backing.

Here is my jelly roll all chopped up and ready to sew.  I've pinned the rows together to keep them straight.


  1. Fabric is one of my favorite things!! The fabrics you chose are wonderful!!!! Paducah...HUH!! I think we are neighbors!!

  2. Well, I actually ordered it online. Glad you like the fabric. I need to post a picture of my progress.