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?