Monday, January 16, 2017

Elizabeth Details

Last week Sharon and I began working on Elizabeth, a quilt that we set as a goal for the new year. We work so well when we make a plan to do something together. I think it's that "all for one and one for all" mentality of a common task. We have done this before: a year or so ago we each made a red/white quilt; we also each made a Roman Holiday quilt. When we decide that we will work on something "together" it seems we maintain our focus and actually get it done as opposed to letting something else sneak in and steal away our attention.

All that said, we are working on Elizabeth to begin 2017. An amazing quilt to start the year using amazing fabrics from our vast stashes - this makes me very happy indeed, and I think Sharon is stoked about it, too.

Let's get into some of the particulars with my version of this quilt. As we move along, I will gather similar details on Sharon's to provide in a later post.

Book/Designer: Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts (2010) by Carrie Nelson
Block size: 8" square
Quilt size: 68.5" square

My fabric selections include:
Neutrals: Rouinneres (French General) for star background
                Lumiere de Noel (French General) for Delectable Mountain tips
                Pom Pom de Paris (French General) for all other
Reds: Pom Pom de Paris
Blues: Portobello Market, Paisley, Vienna Nights, Park Avenue (all from 3 Sisters)
Brown: Collection for a Cause (Howard Marcus Legacy)
Pinks: Pom Pom de Paris

The star blocks are finished, as you saw in the last post, and today I hope to complete the cutting for the Delectable Mountain blocks. Tomorrow we will have sewing at Terry's, and that would be a good place to get all of those HSTs made, trimmed and - who knows? - maybe even a start on making the blocks.

I've just linked up to 2 linky parties. Hope you have time on this Monday to go browse around for inspiration. Thanks!
Cooking Up Quilts - Main Crush Monday
Em's Scrapbag - Moving It Forward
Added later: another linky party: Freemotion by the River

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

  1. Your stars look great! Can't wait to see this quilt come together!


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