Calicozy Preview III

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Helloooooooo, dears. I was trying to get this posted on Friday but, life. Here is the third installment of the Calicozy ComfyQuilt Top Kits preview. Once again, I will have two different sale times for people who live in different parts of the world, or have different schedules. The virtual quilts that appear below are for your preview purposes only. The quilt top kits, in all sizes, will be available for sale here on Wednesday, June 21, at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and then again on the same day at 4 p.m. PDT.

These kits are the first batch from a purchase of new old stock from a quilt shop in West Virginia that closed in the '90s. This is literally just the beginning of me dipping into this incredible stash of fabric, more of which arrives every week or so. Because the quantity of fabric that I now have is HUGE, I had almost all of the fabric I'm using for these kits cut by an enormous and sophisticated laser cutting machine by the crew at Spooltown, a small-run sewing factory down the street who cut tons of the fabric for my animal kits a couple of years ago. I still can't believe I have a resource like this literally down the street, and I can't even say enough about how much I love working with Dana and Sara. Please read about them and see how cool this place is. I will have one of each size of every colorway pictured below, with three of each size for the colorways Wendy Darling, Strawberry Fields, and Sweet Jane. And, once again, if you miss these, more will be coming at the end of the summer, especially now that Andy and I are not doing all of the cutting ourselves.

For more information on these kits, please visit this post from the first time they were on sale. And I would also suggest that, now that the pattern is available, if you are interested in shopping for a kit when the time comes, either purchase the pattern ahead of time (or later), or even just put it in your cart so you don't have to do that when you're trying to get a kit.

Okay, see you Wednesday! I will have a new post with live links to my web shop where you can purchase. Also, in the next couple of weeks I will have some of these fabrics on sale by the half-yard to go with the any-size-skirt pattern I am almost finished with and will be releasing soon. Thank you! Xo, a

 

WENDY DARLING

Wendy Darling6602

 

STRAWBERRY FIELDS

Strawberry Fields660

 

SWEET JANE

Sweet Jane660

 

MARY ROSE

Mary Rose660

 

BISHOP'S GATE

Bishop's Gate660

 

GERANIUM WINDOW

Geranium Window660

 

WILD LILAC

Wild Lilac 660

16 comments

Where in West Virginia? That is home for me!

Oh, I am completely in LOVE with "Strawberry Fields", but they're all beautiful!
It's exciting to see these lovely combinations, as I remember you talking about all of this fabric when we met you at Monticello!

Alicia, I have made your Olallieberry Ice Cream Quilt several times. Would there be enough fabric in one of these kits to make that quilt instead of the Calicozy? I really like the color combo of Strawberry Fields for a gender-neutral baby quilt.

Hi Tracy,
So I looked up the requirements for the Ollalieberry, and that wants 10 strips of 16 fabrics, or 160 squares if you get 10 4” squares per strip. On the Calicozy, I’ve kind budgeted that you will only get 9 4.25” squares out of each strip, because vintage fabrics are a bit less wide, and you only need 15 strips for the design. But I think because the squares are a bit bigger you could do and Ollalieberry and get about the same size. Either way it’s pretty negligible and yes, you should have enough for a crib/toddler quilt. The finished squares would be 3.75” and you’d get about 135 of them out of what we send, so you could configure your grid any way you want with that. Hope that helps!
Warmly,
Alicia

Elizabeth says: June 19, 2017 at 03:02 PM

These combinations are so beautiful. I just keep scrolling through, taking in each one, and then going back and doing it again! It's so exciting to hear about all the fabric you've bought and I love the idea of being able to buy select fabrics in half-yard increments when the skirt pattern goes on sale. I am so happy for all of your success, Alicia! Thank you for bringing such beauty, inspiration and comfort into the world.

debbie h says: June 19, 2017 at 04:33 PM

oh my goodness....a piece of my 4th grade Raggedy Ann Halloween costume (circa 1977) in "Strawberry Fields"!

My husband and I had a quilt shop in the nineties and closed then, also. I recognize some of those fabrics that I still have in my stash from our store! I've used almost all the fabric we brought home from our store and still am buying new fabric all the time.

Beritbunny says: June 19, 2017 at 06:42 PM

These look good! I'm so happy that you are keeping them coming so that hopefully everyone can get one!

Alicia, All of these quilts looks beautiful. I have been marveling though at the perfection of your cutting, since I found doing a quilt recently I couldn't cut straight to save my life. I was thinking of sending in a question on what tricks you use to make your squares all so even. Now I know! I will see if I can find a laser cutter here, because most of the problems I run into making a quilt come from lack of precision in cutting. Your quilts are always an inspiration. I love their soft, puckered look when they are finished and all of those beautiful tiny prints. Thank you.

These are all so beautiful! And those names! This is one time I'm glad I have too many projects on my plate already, otherwise, I'd have a hard time picking one!

Lovely quilt patterns. I am not a quilt sewer,(or sewist?). I am so excited for the skirt pattern! I need summer skirts!

Michaelanne Neal says: June 20, 2017 at 07:34 AM

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! SO POSY! You have such a knack for combining wonderful fabrics..they have old world charm..and still look fresh! I love them all...The BLUES are calling to me the loudest!

All of the quilt fabrics are beautiful!

Is there a pattern for the skirt in the picture with the basket?

Blessings,
Diane

Amazing! I love it so much! Looking great!

Awh..did you name one after me :) I'm even from West Virginia. They are all really pretty!

I love all the quilt names!

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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