Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blueberry Crumb Cake Decision

For the past month, I've labored over what pattern to use with my Blueberry Crumb Cake precuts. My first instinct was to make another White Chocolate quilt from Pat's book Spotlight on Neutral.
This is a photo of the king size quilt that I finished for one of my brothers. I'd love to make this one again, but was struggling a bit with my fabric bundles. I also considered Pat's pattern Emily Jane. Those logs are real narrow. It would take a billion blocks to make a king-size quilt.
My friend Sarah (no blog) is   making a Glory Bound  quilt from Bonnie Blue Designs with her BCC fabric. This one was a real temptation, but wouldn't work for my precuts.
Karin is using her bundle of BCC to make a design, Go Tell It on the Mountain from the Moda Bakeshop. 
One of the projects Edyie A's Jelly Quilt from the Moda Bakeshop was made with BCC.
Melisa suggested Pat's Strawberry Pie.  I've made that one 2 or 3 times and feel like a new challenge.


Monica suggested looking at the patterns on Fat Quarter Shop. The patterns can be searched by types of precuts.  Laurie suggested the Moda Bake Shop. Diane thought of the quilt on the banner of Nicole's blog.  and Brenda a new design called Yin Yang by Cozy Quilt Designs
Yesterday, I was ready to cut my jelly roll strips down to 2 inches to make White Chocolate when I had another inspiration.  I've had Bonnie Hunter's My Blue Heaven printed from her website for years. I checked the fabric requirements. Bingo! My precuts will work with this pattern and I own the specialty rulers that she suggests. Soooooo, my Blueberry Crumb Cake quilt will be my version of My Blue Heaven. I plan to "Thelmasize" it a bit. I'll probably make it bigger and change the borders.
This decision feels right. Time to begin cutting ......

13 comments:

Anita said...

I have some FQ's and have to figure out what quilt to make from them...it's going to be my Mom's mother's day gift...I better get busy. =)

Diane said...

I just love those browns and blues together. I can't wait to see your quilt.

Brenda said...

I love that pattern. You made a great choice

Karin said...

good choice. I love that pattern as well. someday.......see you soon-saving a place for you

Lori said...

Choices choices!! my friend Henrietta made a King size YinYang with some batiks--it was gorgeous! (I had sent her a strip set of Tonga Treat meringues to add some variety). I will be looking forward to the seeing the Quiltville pattern you chose.

Anita said...

Love the pictures...there are a couple I really like, but I"m not willing to pay for a pattern...so that last one for free is calling me too! =) Thanks for linking up some lovely photos!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Please stop by my blog, as I have given you an award. I realize not everyone accepts these awards, but your creativity is definitely to be noted :-)

rubyslipperz said...

I have to say that I have been eyeing (drooling over) a jelly roll or maybe a layer cake of the blueberry crumb. I've been trying to resist...not wanting to buy MORE fabric. But, now...the desire has resurfaced...eeek

I liked so many of your ideas for the jelly roll. It will be VERY fun to see how your final decision "plays out" =)

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Vicky said...

Good choice for your fabric! I'll be gorgeous!

And I LOVE your new header up there! Nothing better than a handsome doxie and a handsome guy in an LSU teeshirt!!

Michelle said...

That would be a tough decision -- it's such pretty fabric!

Brenda said...

Love your banner. It is perfect for you.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Oh I think that will be so pretty! Can't wait to see it. Also congrats on the new sewing machine.

Bouts Choisis said...

I think Bonnie's "My Blue Heaven" will be perfect for this gorgeous range of fabric! I will look forward to seeing the finished quilt!