Sunday, May 27, 2012

We are Siamese if you please…

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that song played through my mind when sewing with this fabric from Michael Miller (We are Siamese in Cream).  I bought it with no particular quilt in mind, and out it came this weekend when I decided to just pull some of my stash and sew WITHOUT a plan.  Though, the real starting point was the Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy Bouquet (Red) fabric, which I love, love, love.  I want more of both, so not really sure if I did much to lighten my fabric load. 

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also used Kona Coal, Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda, a matching red (not really sure which/when/where that one came from), a pink and white polka dot from VIP by Cranston Print Works, and a Tiny Gingham from Michael Miller.

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this quilt was inspired by Hop, Skip & A Jump from Denyse Schmidt’s book - Denyse Schmidt Quilts, an oldie but a goodie.  Mine’s a little less wonky, and not two-toned, but I think you can see how one might’ve come from the other.  I can see me doing something much closer to the inspiration quilt someday.  It seems like a very versatile quilt.  and I LOVE red and white together.   

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I wanted this book for the Drunk Love pattern – I’m thinking of doing something similar with my Tula Pink Nightshade fabric.  had one heck of a time tracking down a copy since the book is out of print now.  I could’ve bought it from Amazon (I believe it’s still available there) but I like to page through quilt books before buying.  I ended up finding it at The Needle Shop (LQS in Chicago) – and found more inspiration in it then I thought I would.  Yay!  :-) 


  1. Ooh looks great! I'm loving the Siamese cat print!

  2. I like the way the little dogs are trying chase the cats , but it's just like a siamese cat to not worry about them.

  3. i've never seen that cat fabric before but it is fabulous. and how cool is it that you paired it with some of Aneela's dogs on red. i love this quilt. and now i want another book that is out of print....