Friday, February 13, 2009

Quilt-A-Long!

I'm participating in a quilt-a-long! I'm very excited, since this will give me lots of incentive to quilt, something I've been wanting to work on for a while. My assignment over the weekend is to pick fabrics, which shouldn't be too bad. I just have to decide if I'm going to use stuff from my stash or buy new.

You can see a picture of what the finished pattern will be here.

I may only do 3x3 blocks, and finish it at 71 1/2" square rather than rectangle. That's a good cuddling size right?


Update: Fabrics selected!

The blue hearts is going to be my directional fabric, fussy cut so that the hearts are all facing the right direction. The variety of rich cream and yellow fabric will be the sashing between the blocks. The red-brown batik on the left will be the red borders and the binding, the white-on-white will be my background color, and the various colored fat quarters and bag of scraps behind it will be the half-square triangles and blocks between the sashing. The bag is comprised of scraps from a quilt my aunt made for me and Jeff as a wedding present. The quilt still sits happily and warmly on our bed, and the scraps are slowly being whittled away. With the blue in the focus fabric and the blues in the scraps, I thought this was an ideal project for using up a lot of those little scraps. It also will be great to use up some of the inexpensive fat quarters I' ve picked up over the years. Those fabrics I just LOOVE but have no idea what to do with!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow, that's really pretty! I have so much respect for quilters...

Carol said...

Very interested in seeing how you will use the blue heart fabric.
My blog only shows 3 of the fabrics I have purchased while here on vacation in CO. Since I have a cold today, I'll just stay in the hotel and begin cutting triangles.
Love your knitting yarns. I'm just relearning to knit -- last knitting was baby clothes for my (now) 16 yr-old-granddaughter.

Michelle said...

oh, the heart fabric will be my directional :)