Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Finished Flea Market Fancy Quilt

I finally, finally (finally!) finished my Flea Market Fancy quilt.  Seriously, this project took me four years. It was the first quilt I ever started for myself, and it got pushed to the back burner every time something new and exciting came along.  But, now it's done, and I just love it!

When I first started sewing about 6 years ago, I fell in love with Flea Market Fancy.  But it was already out of print and I had a hard time finding any anywhere.  About four years ago, someone posted on their blog that they had found Flea Market Fancy at a quilt shop in Massachusetts.  I called the shop and placed an order for NINE yards--the biggest fabric purchase I've ever made at one time.  By the time I called, the owner had already sold out of a few prints, so even though I missed out on the ever illusive blue seeds, I was so excited!

I didn't follow a pattern, choosing to simply cut 12.5" x 6" rectangles and lay them in four piles (three of one print and the fourth alternating between the blue posies and an Amy Butler hexagon print.)  Then I sewed them into rows alternating two vertical and two horizontal.  It made an un-intentional zig zag pattern, which I really liked.  The back is pieced with a beautiful piece of vintage fabric that I found at an antique shop in Eastern Washington.

1 comment:

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...


You calling the shop is awesome. That is how I got a few yards of one of the Neptune prints. I have grand plans to make a king size quilt, but so far it is just plans. LOL

I do have most of a Tula Salt Water quilt cut out! So at least that.