Happy Monday, everyone!
I’m always happy and a bit scared whenever I’m asked to write blog posts. Happy because I like doing it and scared because I have to come up with one or several projects.
This week I’ll make a quilt using Northcott Canvas fabrics. The Canvas collection has 32 vivid colors I just love, they also come in pre-cuts. People who know me know how much I love blenders especially when the collection has nice, bright colors.
The other thing I love about using single colorway fabric lines, such as Canvas, is that all the colors are made to go with each other. No matter which colors you choose, they’ll go well together.
The textured-like print gives the illusion of movement to the overall look of the fabric.
I’ve not made a quilt using a traditional block style in many years, but have been thinking about doing one for a while now. I saw the perfect opportunity while browsing the Canvas fabrics.
Here’s a sketch of the quilt we’ll be working on this week.
Here’s my selection for this week’s quilt. Feel free to browse Northcott’s Canvas webpage, and choose the colorway you prefer!
- 1⅔ yds 9030-11 Cream
- 1 yd 9030-76 Green
- 1½ yds 9030-72 Lime
- 1¼ yds 9030-52 Yellow
- 1½ yds 9030-55 Orange
- 1½ yds 9030-58 Red
The above photo is a tattle tale of my love for bright colors! You may wish other colors. Go with the colors you like. With 32 colors in the Canvas collection to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find a color combination you’ll love.
If you’re wondering where you can find these wonderful fabrics, I’ve got great news. The Northcott website will help you find a local quilt store, by state or province, that carries this line of fabrics. How wonderful is that?
When you visit Northcott :
- Click on the product button on the top right menu bar;
- Select a category of product;
- After selecting your desired category, you’ll see several fabric collections. As you browse these collections you’ll notice the Product Finder on each webpage. I included the screen shot below.
Using the Product Finder
Click on the Select State / Prov button to select the state or province in which you would like to search.
After you select a state or province, a list of quilt shops that carry the collection in that state or province appears. The Product Finder also shows which fabrics from the collection each shop carries. Wonderful information at your fingertips without even leaving your room!
When you click on the name of a quilt shop in the list another window opens containing:
- the quilt shop’s name
- street address
- phone number
- email address and
- a map!
Now you know exactly how to find out which of your local quilt shops stocks the Northcott Canvas fabrics you’ll need for this week’s quilt.
For some, this project will be a review of techniques while for others, it will be a brand new way of sewing. It’ll be a fun week, adding some color to this cold winter. Well, cold for some of us!
Come back tomorrow to see how I’ll put this beautiful project together.
This is part 1 of 5 in this series.
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