June 23, 2009

Införa Eva

Eva In case you don't speak Swedish, that translates to "Introducing Eva."   This is my new quilt project using Carrie Nelson's pattern Sweet Escape and the 2 Eva layer cakes that Carrie sent me from Spring Market.  The fabric designer is Basic Grey, who designs scrapbook papers and now also designs beautiful fabrics for Moda.

A couple of things - I know these blocks look very unbalanced.  This is just over half of them completed, and I will work on a more pleasing color arrangement after they are all done.  Also - the white fabric around my squares is the flannel on my design wall - I'm still trying to find a suitable fabric for the setting triangles (and pink was not a good choice!).

A little side note - when I was in high school we had 4 choices of foreign language study - French, German, Spanish and Swedish.  While my parents tried to discourage me from taking Swedish (so impractical!), I signed up anyway (it's that stubborn Taurus thing).  We had a great teacher - Frau Johnson - and boy was it ever fun, but sadly the program was dropped and I was only able to take 2 years of high school Swedish.  Even sadder, I have retained NONE of it.  The funny thing is, I remembered as I started this blog post that the Swedish name I chose for myself in class was Eva.  I think this fabric was somehow meant to be mine.  Thanks again, Carrie!


  1. Eeh gads, I am so loving that! Help me! I can't say "no" to anything! Nancy in WI

  2. Eva is going to be beautiful, Lisa! I also love the new wallhanging, and congrats to the girls and their team wins! See you Friday at the Hop!

  3. This looks like a lot of fun to tell you the truth!

  4. Oh my goodness, this is divine!! How can I ever keep up with all of these quilt patterns and fabric that I think I "must" have! LOL I made a summer purse/bag from the Sultry line, these darker colors are gorgeous!

  5. How beautiful! I love the name, too.