Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Flea Market Fancy

That is the name of a quilt fabric collection by Denyse Schmidt (her first design collection).  Free Spirit finally reprinted after many requests of quilters, it was a favorite and I was one of the quilters who was so excited it was coming back.  The release date was April 2012 and I found an etsy shop selling 1/2 yard in each fabric from the collection

Here is the complete collection for you to check out.

Well, the fabric aged for less than a year and during one of our three stuck-at-home snowstorms this winter, I went to work on this yardage.  My initial plan was to make 

After really checking out the pattern, I decided that was too much individual cutting and I wanted something I could cut out with the rotary cutter.  I decided on a Snowball pattern and a golden-yellow for the solid against all the prints and a lap size for these fabrics.

As you can tell, I cut one block in half and offset these blocks.  It sure made it easier to put the rows together.  Plus I really like how it looks in the quilt.

Here is a few close-ups of the quilt 

Here is one of the block itself:

The back, so you can see the quilting design:

This quilt did not use all the blocks I had cut out, so after searching online for a simple quilt pattern,  I used some inspiration from  Film in the Fridge's quilt from the same fabric.

I sewed all the squares together and then appliqued some smaller squares on the gray fabric.

Here is the back

So now I have two beautiful quilts from fabric, I have liked for quite some time.   Snowstorms are always good for me to get some sewing done.

How about a giveaway?

If you would like the original pattern, Rosalie (pictured above), leave a comment.  In your comment, tell me what is your favorite quilting fabric group. I will draw one winner next Wednesday, May 15th.


  1. Lovely, lovely quilts! Do you do the quilting yourself?

  2. Pretty, Lori! Everything is looking like summer at your house :-)

  3. They both turned out so nice. I have some of those fabrics. I just bought Too Cute to Spook collection by Riley Blake. I love Halloween and Christmas fabrics. Love the Rosalie Quilt pattern. Thanks.

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  5. Oh my these are beautiful, love the fabric colors and your design.

    I looked at the site and they have some awesome fabrics.
    Thank you for sharing it :)

  6. both of your quilts turned out so well! I love that fabric and like it with the yellow.
    There are so many beautiful fabrics to love! I have some Kaffe Fassett that will get sewn soon.

  7. I also love Flea Market Fancy. Right now I love Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons and his stripes. They look so rich.

  8. Beautiful job Lori! I love anything from Moda Bakeshop and I'm on a run of Kona solids right now too.

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