I don't know if any of you watch the show? I didn't watch the 1st and 2nd seasons, kind of with my nose in the air saying, "What IS all the fuss about?! I don't want to start watching something and feel compelled to keep watching...that's just a lot of hoooey and nonsense". And, yet, here I am! All decked out in "hoooey and nonsense"!!
I dunno am I strange to think that I have any kind of minute connection to the people on the show? Yet, I do. (okay, it's already been well established that I AM strange!)
It seemed logical that I would be excited when a line of fabric was created to commemorate the main ladies of Downton. The fabrics are from Andover. They are grouped by colors in a theme to celebrate each Lady individually.
In all honesty, I wasn't really overjoyed with many of the colors used. In seeing the different groupings, I wasn't sure that I could make a quilt with just one Lady's theme. But, taking a few from each group to put into a quilt also seemed a bit daunting.
THEN...I was visiting the Fat Quarter Shop one day to glance over the Downton Lady's fabrics, and I came across the pattern for this quilt.
I was able to get enough of the main fabric with the Downton Abbey to do the back.
I was able to also get all I needed, plus plenty extra, of the beige/feather print for
the sashing. These two prints are running low on the bolt tho. I bought an extra
2 yards of 2 of my favorite prints for binding and borders on the back. I'm really
excited! ...now to "cool my jets" until the pattern arrives in the mail.
Are any of you watching Downton Abbey? Are any of you sewing items or making
quilts...projects with any of the Downton Abbey fabrics?