Thursday, April 29, 2010
When (and if) you get to the pattern, be advised that it calls for 5/8 of a yard for the lining, but they are assuming you can use all the fabric. You have to cut (2) 22 1/2" blocks, and I can't do it, so I have to have close to 1.25 to 1.50 yards of fabric for the lining.
Anyway, I learned how to match points with this. I didn't do very well, but it was my first try at it. They are fun and big and very versatile.
Yes, that is part of our windmill in the background, as well as uncut grass and pole barns. Country living is great!
Monday, April 26, 2010
They say that nothing is new under the sun. I say, if I haven't seen it before, it is new to me. So, even if this was new in 2006, and hundreds of quilts have been made by this pattern, I haven't made one, so this will be a new experience.
I find a pattern like this and want to make it right away....But I will wait until I finish cutting the blocks for my blue/white quilt.
Two main reasons:
1) I don't like to be cutting for two different quilts unless one of them is a real simple pattern (to me) and
2) I have to mull over the color scheme and scan fabric into my computer and play with it on my EQ6. Hopefully I can get this out of my stash, but this is a LOT of cutting.
My guess is that I will trot down to a LQS store and play with all the fabric down there for awhile. I must be prepared for a marathon of cutting. I really like to make my quilts as I go along rather than cutting everything at once. Mainly because I tend to get confused as to where I am. I am slow, so don't expect this to magically appear. I will try and keep you informed on the steps I make as I make them.
I don't want this to be a UFO or WIP very long, but it is liable to be.
Wish me to have a lightbulb go off inside my head on this!
Friday, April 23, 2010
I am having to quilt my caterpillar quilt from the back side as I cannot see the thread very well from the front. The hoops are there just for the picture, I take them out unless I am working on that project.
I am slowly making blocks for the blue/white top on the left. I would love to start another quilt, as it has been almost a month since I worked on other things than these 4, that being the baby quilt shown in one of the earlier quilts. But I feel that I need to work on these until I finish at least one!