Primitive Gatherings Frivol #7
Songbird Gatherings Fabric
Crown of Thorns
My name is Betty and I have a fabric collection addiction problem. Isn't admitting you have a problem one of the steps in the twelve step program? I love nice fabric, the feel, the colors and the designs all sing to my heart and call my name.
What's a Frivol? It is a collectible tin containing 42 squares of 7" x 7" fabric, a classic pattern which finishes to 15" x 35" and a small surprise from Moda. There were several of the Frivol's which caught my eye and the one I chose to make was Frivol #7. The pattern is a very traditional pattern, Crown of Thorns. I do love me some red fabric and the Songbird Gatherings fabric sure fills that bill.
After finishing the North and South quilt, my sewing mojo took a mini break. Between the combination of taking much longer to finish the North and South quilt than I had anticipated and a very late fall with temps still in the high 80's, I needed a quilting break. Christmas is just a few short months away (it is hard to focus on Christmas when the temps are still in the 80's) and the red fabrics in the Frivol #7, would sure make a nice Christmas quilt. Who knows, by starting this small quilt in October, it might actually be finished in time for Christmas or Valentine's.
Lisa Bonegan, the designer of Frivol #7 included HST piecing papers in the kit. The addition of the piecing papers speeds up the process and makes for some nice accurate HST's. The directions complete with diagrams are easy to follow and the time to sew the blocks goes quickly. Measuring and trimming the HST's makes them even more accurate. When I was in Paducah for Quilt Week, one of my shopping stops was at Hancock's and they had the Songbird collection of fabric in stock. I was able to purchase setting fabric, backing fabric and binding fabric.
So far I have limited myself to just one Frivol; however my fabric addiction may be stronger than my will power and I may cave and purchase another one or two.