Tuesday, April 5, 2011
so what do you do when you come home from seeing a quilt show with so many red and white quilts????
order red and white fabric of course! It arrived yesterday
I ordered Christmas red and Country Red and then a bolt of a white 9900-60, Moda Belle Solids! the piece in the middle is Betty's Red, nice bright color, I think my favorite is on the left Country Red or maybe the Christmas Red!
now to decide which quilt to make I am inspired by so many of them, yes there will be a few made this year!
Here is what I started 2 weeks ago...delectable mtn blocks...oh not sure this will be the setting yet! Yes there were a few of them at the Red and White exhibit, one had a star in the center, I can't find a picture of it at the moment but I liked that idea!
When I showed this to my friend she showed me an antique one she owned and I thought wow! maybe mine will be just like that one!!! Isn't it great to have options?
EDIT found a picture of the delectable mtn quilt with the star in the center!!!! on Minick and Simpson blog and look theres that rick rack quilt, ah yes, on my list just LOVED that quilt!!!! and the quilting was to die for.
I will continue to make blocks and see where it leads me...yes these are prints not solids, there were a few quilts with printed fabric, very few Less than 5 out of the 650 if I had to guess.
I have wanted to do this 15 minutes of play with this group, I started and then stopped.
Last week I decided I need to do this a few days a week, I will use my scrap basket and I had to join the simply sixteenths club, this will allow me to add fabrics I didn't pick out and just the right size to cut up into fun shapes and pieces! I may have to add a few more of these bundles to my project!
think Gwen Marston and liberated quilting and of course adding to my little log cabin blocks!
I also ordered a Faith quilt kit from the Collection for a cause by Howard Marcus of Moda
Brown and pink quilts just speak to me and this fabric line I just love it, yes I had already ordered a fat quarter bundle of the line a few weeks ago....so can you tell I love this line???? I also appreciate that they chose a charity for each of these fabric lines in the Collection for a cause and donate money to that charity from the sales The charity for this line is The Coalition to Salute American's Heros. Read about it here, very interesting... The Moda Cutting table newsletter.
Its going to be fun making this quilt that was reproduced from his antique quilt collection.
The lunch box tin the kit came in is going to be turned into a travel sewing kit for me!
hope you find something to inspire you to sew this week!