Friday, September 24, 2010
i know that i have too many irons in the fire at the moment but i've added in one more project because, well, i just can't help myself. my niece's birthday is in late october and her mom told me that the last quilt i made her is suffering a bit of wear and tear since the soon to be two year old insists on taking it with her everywhere. this warms my heart through and through and of course i will bend over backwards for that girl any day so, yeah, i am working on another quilt that i hope to get done by the end of october. so i am definitely crazy. and yes, i am using the machine on this one the whole way!! we'll see, this might end up as a christmas present...
when my sister-in-law said they could really use it sized up a bit for her new big girl bed and told me about the colors of her room, i knew that heather ross' far far away II line of fabrics in the plum colorway would be absolutely perfect! i have to admit, i am really happy to have an excuse to get some of this gorgeous fabric!
you can see in the photo above the first completed quilt block that i've done. i could only afford one fat quarter set of the plum colorway so i spent HOURS doing math (which i detest) and drawing out different quilt block patterns that would take my fabric as far as it would go and feature the different fabric designs in the best way. i think i've finally got it now so as soon as i get a row of the quilt top done, with sashing, i will be sure to show it off here! wish me luck, i am so going to need it.