Friday, May 10, 2013

Paris Flea Market Worthy

Paris Flea Market by 3 Sisters for Moda is my all-time favorite fabric collection (so far).  I have yardage hoarded from the original run of 11 or 12 years ago.  Moda recently reprinted this fabric; if your local quilt shop doesn't have it, try the Fat Quarter Shop online.

With the flu, I spent a lot of time lounging in bed and on the couch.  (Thank you for your get-well wishes!).  I had a few magazines for entertainment and also browsed through some of my favorite quilting books, looking for inspiration on how to use my Paris Flea Market stash.

Looking at my stash (this isn't all of it), I think I have enough for two quilts, especially if one of them is scrappy.  Especially if I extend the PFM fabric with some other, like-minded prints from my stash.


Heading my list of ideas is a kaleidoscope quilt, or maybe something based on this Schnibbles Paganini pattern.  I want something that will leave the fabric in large enough pieces to show off the prints though.  I've had a couple of other thoughts too.  Then in Quilt Sampler, I saw this.

It's a classic block called Rob Peter to Pay Paul.  The center portion shows off the print.  And I like the challenge of curved seams, which I have only limited experience with.   Moreover, in my drawer of rulers and templates, I found an acrylic template set I bought in 2000 (!!!), never used, that can work for this block.  Does that mean it's meant to be?   And what fabric would make a good background?


Carolyn said...

Whatever you make from Paris Flea Market will be beautiful! I'm making Plan C in the large size from Schnibbles Times Two to showcase Bonnie and Camille's Ruby fabric line. Carrie's quilts are great for that!

Cath said...

The hardest part of using a favourite stash collection, is cutting into it. I am sure you will find the perfect pattern. I like the first pattern (Schnibbles Paganini). Good Luck!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Kathie said...

oh I love that quilt , never made one yet the curve piecing always intimidated me! had to laugh at the template set bought in 2000, hmmm wonder if I have one too! looking forward to following your progress..

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Darlene said...

Can't wait to see your progress. Paris Flea Market is so timeless - beautiful quilts.

Heather said...

Such gorgeous fabric! I love the patterns you are looking at. I think a good background would be the cream colored map fabric from that line, since you can get more, you are set right? I am a sucker for map fabrics, which is why that comes to mind ;)

Thimbleanna said...

Is that a new quilt sampler? That Rob Peter to Pay Paul quilt would be really pretty. It almost looks like a cathedral window from here!