Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Americana Rose

In keeping with my fondness of starting projects before finishing the previous ones, here is what I began earlier in the week. It was waiting for me in a basket in my sewing room. Every time I glanced that direction, it whispered a little encouragement to me. I figured, what the heck, go ahead and cut it. Do at least that much. Then you can return to that Farmer's Wife quilt, or that Broken Dishes quilt, or that long list of UFOs residing in my sidebar.

This is from the June 2009 issue of BH&G American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
You can see the checkmarks I made as I cut each fabric. I kept losing my place!

The finished quilt will meaure 50" square, and they sold a kit, so I just went ahead and ordered it. Hadn't ever done that before, but I knew I'd not find all those fabrics from that line on my own. The magazine did some photoshopping on its picture, as the blue in the fabric is not as vivid as the blue pictured. This was what drew me to it in the first place, so I was a bit disappointed. (I've gotten over it.)
Here are my teeny-tiny pieces. I've cut some corners off the small flying geese units there in the upper right; shows just how small these blocks will be!
Here are 2 of the 20 blue star blocks needed for the quilt. Pretty little things, aren't they? The star points are supposed to be randomly selected from 4 fabrics. The center square is consistent.

Rarely do I get started on a project so recently featured in a magazine. This project isn't yet a year old!! Since it isn't a full-size quilt, I think I will try to get it finished before summer - especially before the Fourth of July. It will be a pretty table topper for Independence Day festivities.

2 comments:

Asiyah said...

I got that mag too and fell in love with the same quilt. Too bad they fudged the blue-ness. I can't wait to see the end result, though!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I haven't found this magazine in the store yet in my area; this is a beautiful quilt. And I love your comment about your fondness for starting projects before finishing the previous ones! A girl after my own heart :D

BLessed Easter weekend to you.