Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Will You Choose?

Besides finishing up the binding on my Friendship Diamond NouvElle quilt...

For NouvElle Quilt Binding

And, continuing my easy Herringbone QAYG with Arizona...

Arizona QAYG

I don't have too many unfinished projects at the moment, well compared to my usual amount. I do have lots of newly delivered, beautiful fabrics that are all waiting to become something. When they arrived I know I had a good idea for each that have all abandoned me these past ten days. Honestly I'm having a pretty tough time getting back on track, thinking clearly & staying focused, feeling inspired & motivated. It's not from lack of effort, I just feel very overwhelmed. I do want to sew and I know beginning something new will be good. Would you mind choosing the next beginning for me? From,

Sew Caroline's Limited Addition Gleeful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Sew Caroline's Limited Addition Gleeful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics

Sew Caroline's Limited Addition Gleeful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics

Sew Caroline's Limited Addition Gleeful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics

Sarah Watson's new organic Arcadia collection for Cloud9 Fabrics. 

Sarah Watson's new organic Arcadia collection for Cloud9 Fabrics

Sarah Watson's new organic Arcadia collection for Cloud9 Fabrics

Alison Glass's Field Day collection for Andover.

Alison Glass's Field Day collection for Andover 

Alison Glass's Field Day collection for Andover

Alison Glass's Field Day collection for Andover
They are all such amazing fabrics! What do you think I should cut into first?

Thanks in advance for the help! Maureen

107 comments:

  1. Arcadia! I can't wait to see what you can come up with for that beautiful collection!

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  2. Definitely my vote is for Arcadia! But you're right, you can't go wrong!

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  3. Gleeful is definitely my favorite. If it's too overwhelming for you, I could take that one off your hands. :-) LOL.

    In other breaking news, I just today gave into my lust and placed an order for some of that Arizona fabric.

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  4. The Gleeful collection feels most summery to me, so I would pick that! Although the Arcadia is my favorite, I could see myself sewing with that in the fall and yes, I cant work on a summer quilt in winter or vice versa :)

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  5. I am drawn to the cloud nine fabrics, but the Andover fabrics are pretty too!

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  6. I've been thinking of you, and can't imagine what you must be going through. Do whatever feels good to you. Just take care of yourself, Maureen!

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  7. I vote for Gleeful. The name is wrong for how you feel right now, but the colors are so fresh and seem different from the other projects you have in the works. Maybe the Gleeful fabrics would lighten your heart.

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  8. I love the Arcadia collection from Cloud9 fabrics. Other fabrics are adorable too. But this is what I am tempted to see what you make next :).

    I hope you are doing well.
    take care!

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  9. Arcadia!! Looks gorgeous. Hope you are healing with each passing day. xo

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  10. oh :!! you lucky one!! the cloud 9 fabrics!! of course!!

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  11. Gleeful! These Colors are so sunny and will brighten you up. I really hope you are doing well. Warm wishes from Germany, Barbara

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  12. I love the Gleefull collections....Thinking of picnics in the park.

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  13. They are all gorgeous!!! I can see beautiful pinwheels made from the Gleeful fabrics! I am an Art Gallery Fabric fan, everything about them; the feel, the smell, the colors, I know I've got it bad, it's terrible :) Maureen, you work is wonderful which ever fabric you choose, have fun! Do you have a pattern or block in mind?

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  14. Deborah LafayetteJune 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    I'm kinda likin' "field day".

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  15. Field day is gorgeous !!! How about making a rose star quilt with block size of 18 ? Im asking becasue I would love to see a tutorial. I have a vintage pattern and you are the best with directions.

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  16. Although I personally love Gleeful I think that Sarah Watson's new organic Arcadia collection for Cloud9 Fabrics fits your personality perfect. I think you could turn these fabrics into one of your masterpieces!

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  17. Arcadia! I haven't seen that one yet! I'm off to check it out...

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  18. Arcadia first then gleeful.

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  19. My vote is for Cloud 9. They are just gorgeous.

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  20. Field day! Warmest bundle of all, suits summer I'd say. :)

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  21. Arcadia! The others are beautiful, but I'd especially love to see what you come up with for Arcadia.

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  22. Cloud 9 or Gleefull. Both are bright and beautiful!

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  23. Gleeful! Love those bright, happy colors.

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  24. I'm in the Arcadia crowd : ) Looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

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  25. Everyone has a different vote, I hope that touching fabric helps, I personally would love to play with Alison Glass's Field Day collection, I hope you find the one that can help, what happened to that amazing array of fabric from Moda?

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  26. I'm liking the Arcadia by Cloud 9.

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  27. I love the vibrant colors in Field Day!

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  28. Gleeful feels perfect for the nice summer weather outside right now! But I also love me some Alison Glass!

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  29. I really like the Arcadia in the first picture. My second vote goes to Andover...one in the middle with the deep purple in it. lol

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  30. I love them all, but I would choose Gleeful. The patterns seem less busy and that's what I would choose if I was feeling overwhelmed. I've been thinking of you and praying for you. XO

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  31. My suggestion is to pull your favorite prints from each line and have a play. That way you don't have to choose just one! If that doesn't suit your purpose, I vote for Cloud 9.

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  32. Go for Arcadia ! Nice color, nice flowers... Go go go ! (Can't wait to see !). You can also try something you never tried before, so you can consider it as a new beginning and a new challenge for you ! Surprise us !

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  33. Love love Gleeful. Happy Bright Fabrics.

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  34. Arcadia and then Alison Glass.

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  36. Oopsy...the Field Day fabrics are by Andover, sorry!!! davis6620@gmail.com

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  37. For you to work with right now I like the happy "peacefullness" of Arcadia.

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  38. n't wait to see what you make with the Sew Caroline's Limited Addition Gleeful collection. The colors are so much like summer.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  39. Sarah Watson's Acadia.... Love that one!

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  40. Ooooo Arcadia looks like fun. Those little circles peeping out are beckoning! But I do love Alison Glass' bright and bold colours might help cheer you xo

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  41. I vote Field Day. I love seeing what people do with her collection because the colors are so different from most of the other fabric collections

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  42. I vote Gleeful. Oceany, mmmm

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  43. Oh my ... my absolute favorite is Acadia!!! I would love to cut into some of that so I hope that is first!

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  44. I'm voting for Field Day. You need to make something with the bright and cheery colors to lift your spirits! Can't wait to see what you make.

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  45. They are all pretty, but I'd vote for Gleeful. It's such a summerly one. Is that a word?

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  46. Casting my vote for Gleeful! Like so many others above, the name invokes happiness and joy. Beautiful summery colors that I am drawn to. I also agree with Jess that Arcadia feels very "fall-like to me" with certainly a vintage vibe. In the end, follow your heart. Your creations always turn out lovely.

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  48. Arcadia! I didn't know about this one and would love to see you work with it!

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  49. Gleeful. Second choice would be Arcadia.

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  50. Arcadia from cloud 9. They look awesome. I am sure it's going to be amazing.

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  51. They are all great, but my choice would be Sew Caroline's Limited Addition Gleeful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics

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  52. I love them all! If it were me I would start at the top of the pile and work down. Such pretty patterns.

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  53. Maureen I don't think there is a wrong choice amongst the contenders. They are all wonderful fabrics with fantastic prints and colors. For myself I would probably have to play the game of eeny-meeny-miney-mo. :)

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  54. I vote for Gleeful Collection.

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  55. I cant wait to see what you do with the Arcadia!

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  56. I'm excited to see what you do with those beautiful saturated colors in field day!

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  57. Arcadia. I love them all but this line makes me drool.

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  58. Not an easy choice, all so pretty. I'd say Aracadia

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  59. field day....because nature plus color equals peace.
    zanalou999@gmail.com

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  60. I would choose 'Field Day' to cut into, BUT there is nothing wrong with taking a little time for yourself to get in the perfect sewing mood :-) Take care of yourself.

    Kay Lemieux
    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  61. Gleeful would be my first choice, Arcadia second. But any choice would be the right choice.

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  62. Love the colors of Field Day.....Field Day!!!!

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  63. I'm voting for the Gleeful Collection. From the photo's the fabrics look soft and the colors are cheerful.

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  64. Gleeful - so cheerful yet calm at the same time...sounds like you need something soothing!

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  65. I love all of them, but the gleeful collection is bound to cheer you up!

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  66. I would choose the Cloud 9 Arcadia collection:)

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  67. All are beautiful but I love the clear colors of Gleeful Collection which might clear your head right now. Arcadia looks like late summer and Field Day reminds me of September.

    Patti

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  68. Gleeful!!! It's name says it all! The colors & prints back it up!! And it feels like fresh, happy, summer! All are fab & you can't go wrong, but Gleeful is my pick! Sending you happy wishes & a love & peace filled heart during this difficult time.

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  69. The colors in Field Day are a nice meeting of groovy and comforting and feel-good all at the same time. That's my vote. Take your time! If you push yourself to begin before you're ready, you may not be happy with the process or the finished product. God bless you!

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  70. I feel like Gleeful is just a wonderful message to you to begin something new, summery and a bit playful too. They are all gorgeous you can't go wrong, but at 70, I try to look for messages in life from God and I think Gleeful is one. During this difficult time try to be as kind to yourself as you would be to a dear friend going through the same thing. Being our own best friend is not always easy but we deserve it. God Bless. Shelley

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  71. Oh My, that Gleeful Collection spells S-u-m-m-e-r to me ! I would go with that first for sure!

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  72. Go with something bright and cheerful--full of life. Do something that doesn't take a great deal of concentration--log cabin, simple squares, snowball, 9 patch. And make it for yourself--a beautiful new bed quilt or a lap quilt.

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  73. I have to agree with Jeannie D. Sew Caroline's Limited Addition Gleeful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics. It is truly a beautiful summery group of fabrics. It made me smile just looking at the colors and peeking at the patterns. Love it!
    Sincerely,
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  74. Acadia for sure. Thanks for the giveaway

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  75. I have to say Gleeful it is so bright and summery.

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  76. I'm liking the saturated colors of Field Day.

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  77. I think what you are feeling is very normal given your recent loss. Give yourself time be gentle. I love Allison Glass Field Day with its deep saturated colors and would live to see what you make with it!

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  78. I like the gleeful collection best! Happy cutting!

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  79. I can see why you are having trouble choosing! They are beautiful. But I would choose the Cloud 9 Arcadia fabrics! So big and bold!

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  80. I say Gleeful. Reason is, if you are feeling overwhelmed and a bit off your stride, these bright, primarily simple designs will be easy work for a pro like you. The other fabrics are beautiful, but I feel they would take more of a creative effort to pull off.

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  81. I really like Field Day. I can see a lot of possibilities with these fabrics. However, all the fabrics are wonderful and they all have the potential to lift your spirits and let your creative side bloom again.

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  82. I would choose the Cloud 9 fabrics. :) Pretty!

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  83. I just love the field study line, but I'd like to see what you come up with with the gleeful grouping.
    Have fun


















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  84. My favorite is Arcadia. I have been waiting to see that collection live!

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  85. Can't wait to see what you do with Field Day!

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  86. I vote for gleeful. And I hope that you are being held in the Lords strong arms. and you will make a beautiful quilt

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  87. where did you find the ARCADIA FABRICS!
    I NEED some!

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  88. Field Day Collection by Allison Glass!
    Have a field day w/all those brights, so prominent and striking.

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  89. Funny, I thought you would mix it up or choose Allison Glass with black, I think you should DRAW... xo

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