Squishie in the Mail

I got my fabric for Let’s Be Sew-cial. Thank you Paintbox Studio Fabrics!

picnic fabric

It is from the “Picnic” line by Mable Tan for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. Plan A that I submitted was to make a child’s quilt, 40 x 40 or 60. And to use the Urban Chickens pattern that I used a couple years ago. Remember it?

Urban Chickens--finished top copy

And if it interests you, here is the pattern link.

The pattern calls for 3 1/2-inch squares. However, I want to leave the bird whole, and that will require cutting 4 1/2-inch squares. (Size of motif is not something easy to judge from online photos.) Now you would think that enlarging a piece and thus making fewer blocks would end up balancing out. But it doesn’t seem to be doing so.

So Plan B.  I’ll order a couple Paintbrush Solids to mingle among the prints.

Stay tuned.



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6 responses to “Squishie in the Mail

  1. Cute fabric! What if you fussy cut the birds at 6.5″ and used them to replace four of the smaller squares? Or would that change the look of the pattern too much?

  2. Even when you know what you are getting, it is still like Christmas. Pretty colors.

  3. I’m with Louise! Redesign it until it works!

  4. That’s one of my favorites of your patterns you’ve used, and I still haven’t made one! It keeps slipping from my mind, but I do still want to do it. This will be very pretty fabric in it! Your solution to the shortage is great, too.

  5. mlmcspadden

    Great pattern to use for the fabrics. I finally submitted a project with this weeks email (using the Tiger Tails or whatever it was called line). Now to wait to see if they send fabric.

  6. I love Painters Palette Solids, so you’ll have fun making that quilt, using those. I am a total fan of the planned design–can’t wait to see it!

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