Have you ever walked into a quilt store and your eyes just seem to be drawn to a fabric display? Do you have a favorite line of fabric that you can imagine using in just about every imaginable way? For me, that line is High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda. When it first came in to the store, I was drawn to the bright colors. I imagined it together with a crisp white. I love quilts with bright colors set amid a whole lot of white. However, now that we have our samples made, I love it with Moda grey.
Remember that challenge issued by Karen in my last post? Well, I did it! The quilt is finished, thanks to a few extra hands. Della prepared the back and binding for me and the very talented ladies at the store quilted it. Flowing through the High Street display is Quilt Expressions’ original pattern “Cake and Ice Cream” made with a High Street Layer Cake and yardage of Moda grey.
Della’s challenge was to make a set of pillows using Quilt Expressions’ original 1-2-3 Pillow Pattern. There are several pillow samples already in the store, but these are my favorite! Aren’t they gorgeous?! Making a set of these for myself has been added to my sewing to-do list.
If you’d like to start a collection of High Street, the easiest way is to start with some of our precut fat quarters or one of our fat quarter packs. The packs include ten fat quarters with a nice mix of the prints available.
With the holidays and gift-giving time approaching, imagine a fun, frilly apron, a bright Mail Sack, a set of placemats and napkins, a little girl’s skirt, or a quilt made with High Street all wrapped up for a lucky person (or for yourself!).
Fabric – visit Quilt Expressions and search for “High Street”
The winners from our “Cozy Cabin” post are Betty Shumaker, Suzi Warner and Barb N. Please send us at email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide either a mailing address or let us know that you’ll be by to pick up your Cozy Cabin pattern. Thanks! ~Katie