Thursday, December 30, 2010

Whoville quilt last!

piecing for my whoville quilt

Ok, I couldn't stay away any longer because I couldn't wait to share this with folks that I knew could get just as excited about it as I am! I have a few personal projects that I am bouncing between this week (as soon as i have a bit of time to myself I tend to get visions of grandeur and put way too much on my plate..) but this one is definitely the one I am most thrilled to see the progress of.

It took me forever to draw out a quilt design that I thought worked but I am very happy with how this one is coming to life and how it takes advantage of the all the colors in this fabric collection (Michael Miller: Christmas Spice) and the various size/scale of the patterns themselves.

lemoyne star
lemoyne star quiltblock

In particular, I've been a bit giddy about finishing up the first LeMoyne star! I picked it because the star design fit with the central star on the Whoville christmas tree as they all sing around it and with the Christmas theme in general. But as an added bonus, I like how the alternating red and green make it look a bit like an abstracted poinsettia!

I am waiting on a bit more of this fabric to arrive since I didn't have quite as much as I needed with just the fat quarters and seem to have snagged up some just in time as it is getting harder and harder to find on the ole internets. In the meantime, I'm going to get to work on a few other things that I hope to share here as well in the days ahead and the next time you see this, it will be a finished quilt top!


Angela said...

Can't wait to see more!! I am impressed with your quilting skills!

Bethany Dirksen said...

Yep, I think it is a perfect design for that fabric. That is going to be such a fun piece for you to have for a lifetime and pull out every winter to snuggle under. Just think how much your kids will love it someday if you have some!

Christina said...

I am also impressed! It's sooo cute and I can't wait to see it all done!! I definitely need to learn some quilting skills because I got a grid self healing cutting mat finally.

Meeling said...

Looks great so far!!!
Can't wait to see the finished quilt top.

And since I'm here....Happy New Year!

thestoryofkat said...

thank you thank you everyone, you are so kind! i am anxious to see it finished as well, it truly is going to be a favorite keepsake in our house :)