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Wild Thing Quilt Top

My tidy little stack of fabric has been transformed into this:

wild thing quilt top

The pattern is Wild Thing by Thimble Blossoms, and the fabric I used is Verna by Kate Spain for Moda.  It’s still in need of borders, but I can’t remember the last time a quilt top made me smile like this one does.

Let me just say that I LOVE this pattern.  And let me also say that the Verna line is GORGEOUS.   It just might be my new favorite.  Here’s a peek at some of the fabulous prints in this collection.

verna fabric

I love the tulip pattern, and the stripes (above) are just plain happy. That pink swirly print (below) is called Breezy Budding and yes, it’s as wonderful as it looks.  The two-tone green print below the pink comes in several different colors and I really like it.

verna fabric

This collection has the most wonderful selection of both small and large scale prints.  I love the variety of colors, several shades of green and blue mixed with bright pink, peach, yellow and brown.  A very well-rounded collection.  There are about 8 different prints that I looked at and thought how well they would go with other collections and projects.   I love how all of them look against the Kona White.  (Happy sigh.)

verna fabric

In spite of my better judgment, my heart keeps saying to me “I need some.”  Seriously, I’d love to have a fat quarter of every piece in the collection, but this quilt will have to do.  My goal is to USE my fabric this year and not just accumulate it.  This afternoon I’m headed to choose borders for this quilt.   I can hardly wait!

Marabella by Henry Glass Fabrics

There’s a cute little line of fabrics that I’m liking right now:

Marabella fabric

The line is Marabella.  It’s designed by Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake Designs, for Henry Glass Fabrics.  It also comes in a purple colorway.  You can see all of the swatches here.

The purple colorway is very cute.  I’m just not drawn to purple.  I remember that for a time it was my favorite color as a little girl, so perhaps I’m bound to love it again someday.  For now, though, purple is rarely my color of choice.  It’s been that way for years.

This line doesn’t have as many different prints or colorways as many other lines do, but what I’ve discovered is that a lot of these prints actually look really good with some of the Nicey Jane line by Heather Bailey (think hop dot, church flowers, slim dandy, and pocketbook patterns).  The brighter pinks look great with the Whimsy line by Pillow & Maxfield (pink colorway) which I fell in love with last summer.  For me, these are great fabrics to throw in the mix and to help me pull together another project with scraps from other lines.

This pink polka dot with whimsical tulips is one of my favorite prints in the line.

pink polka dot with tulilps

My other favorite is the blue with paisley prints.

blue with pink paisley

I’ve come to the realization that my choice in fabric is very predictable.  I like a lot of light colors in very bright, fresh colors.  I’m particularly drawn to blues, greens and pinks.   Something about them just makes me happy.  Oh well, I guess we’ll just keep the happiness coming!

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