Wednesday, 4 April 2012

little monsterz

monsterz by Cloud 9

Yesterday I got a lovely package of fabric in the mail from Lola Pink Fabrics. I've been waiting for Monsterz to be released for what feels like an eternity. Was it Spring Market 2011 I first saw a sneaky peek? I think it was. Almost a whole year to wait - that's like a lifetime.

Monsterz is part of Cloud 9's price sensitive collections - meaning it's almost the same price as regular quilting cottons but 100% organic. The fabric does feel a little different to the premium cottons that Cloud 9 produce, but not in a bad way - it just feels like regular cotton instead of an egyptian cotton feel. You can read about the base cloths here.

I wasted no time in turning 11 FQs into a little quilt top. This took me an evening. I used the Fit For A Princess pattern I wrote for Sew Mama Sew last year, but adapted it for fewer FQs. Rule of thumb with that pattern - 1 FQ make a large block, so I used a layout of 9 large blocks and half blocks at the top or bottom of each row, using a total of 10.5 FQs. When it stops snowing (yes seriously - in April) and I've got this finished, I'll take some better photos and explain that a little better.

The back of the quilt is going to be this panel, with a border of white so the quilt is reversible. I'm planning to add it to the list of classes I teach - it's so fast to put together and easy to adapt the size according to how many FQs you have.

Monsterz by Cloud 9

Deets;

approx 45x53"
fabrics all Monsterz by Michele Brummer Everett for Cloud 9 Fabrics (bought from Lola Pink Fabrics)


In other news - I spoke with Moda and the pezzy extra wides idea has been proposed, and wasn't laughed out the room. You know, I think it could happen - but let's not get ahead of ourselves, it's in no way a definite yet. I just wanted to keep you updated, ok?

28 comments:

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Great quilt! Loving your persistence with Moda, they'll have to relent eventually for a quiet life :-)

Flying Blind... said...

Looks terrific!
You will be our 'Wide-back Queen'!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Extra wide Pez?? Be still my heart!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Nicky said...

Campaign queen! Good luck Katy and any princess would be proud to have this quilt!

Josie McRazie said...

You go girl! :)

Needled Mom said...

That's a great looking quilt. I love the colors too.

Lynne said...

Wow,this is super cute! Can't wait to see it with the panel on the back. I love cloud 9 fabrics.

Jacey said...

You were like lightning yesterday! So super fast! And it's awesome. I love the prints, and this quilt is just so happy.

Also, fingers crossed for the pezzy backs!!

Danny Heyen said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE it! I've been wanting to buy that line too, but I have to save the money first! ha! Love what you did with it!

Anna said...

love the monsterz so much!

Marit said...

sweetest little monsterz for the prettiest little princess...

; )

lovely pattern to show off the fabric, Katy

and we're all voting for the extra wide monopez - need it now!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is super cute fabric! Fun watching its progress on IG.

Heidi Staples said...

I love this...absolutely love it!!

Katy Cameron said...

Wasted no time is right, holy crap! Love that line though :o)

Miaou said...

Love that fabric ... all of it!! And brilliant news about the extra wide fabric, fantastic!

Maxine said...

Great quilt! I love the Lil' Monsters!

Heather D. said...

Very very nice, that quilt design really works well with your fabric choice.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous quilt! Ohh pezzy in widebacks, that would be amazing.

Cherie said...

Looks great!! Love the pattern! Can't wait to see it all finished =D

mascanlon said...

LOL, we do think a like Katy. I have a pile of Monsterz mixed with a few other things on my cutting table to make The Happy Zombie's "Taking Turns" quilt. Somehow I missed that fabulous panel so I am off to order now! PS Love the "Fit for a Princess"tutorial too.

Allegory said...

I *just* got my bundle of this fabric in the mail today! I'm so excited about it that I've shoved some ongoing projects in the corner to work with this ;)

diane said...

what a cute pattern for some great fabric

**nicke... said...

oh pezzy backs! i would be in heaven!

patchworkdelights said...

Love the quilt love the fabric!

Princess Martha said...

Love it! Love the fabric and the design :)

Audrie said...

I need some of this fabric! And if the pez wide backing happens, remind me to crown you Queen of Everything.

Cynthia said...

The quilt is really pretty, I like it a lot! I love your communications with moda, sounds like they are listening.

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