Sunday, January 04, 2009

Stop Me Before I Quilt Again!

What is this big pile of fabric and scraps, you may ask: Some you may recognize from the 10 Wishes quilt, but others are new.

Yes, I've made a start on the Big Girl Quilt (i.e. queen-size) for Katie Rose. I've been so inspired by the lovely quilts Mary and her Heartstrings group have made that I decided to make one for Katie. Here's where I am -- two rows of string blocks made...four rows still unmade. I will sash these blocks with 2" sashing (don't know what fabric yet), making stars from the cornerstones (ditto).You can't really see the EQ design very well, I know...sorry. Here's a close-up of the first four blocks:

Second four:

Third four:

It's really fun doing these. I love the colors...wanted them to be "girly" but not too bright. I will add a wide-ish border of some gorgeous fabric, yet to be discovered, I think.
I'm also ratting through my WIPs and getting inspired to finish up the As Time Goes By quilt pretty soon. Of course, I leave for California in three weeks, (yes, there WILL be stash enhancement going on!), so I'm unlikely to tackle that one before my return here at the end of February or early March. Still, it feels good to be working again, and to be so anxious to get in there and quilt, quilt, quilt!





10 comments:

karenfae said...

I love it! I had just made a comment on someone else's blog that I liked so many of the scrap quilts I have been seeing on blogs that I wasn't sure which one I wanted to make next - and then you post this one!!! I love this one too, I guess I'm just going to have to get busy and get the sewing machine out and boxes of scraps and get busy.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

belinda said...

Wow...this one is GREAT!...I just love this design and I PROMISE I'm going to make some of these! You have a lovely blog and some Fabulous quilts. I see lots of 'Pink' fabrics...I too like pink...probable is the color I have the most of in my stash...besides tons of greens.

Carry On!!!

Pat said...

Love love love it! I need to make a heartstring quilt!!

tami said...

Oh I just love your color combination. This is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Libby said...

What a great quilt - of course, scrappy quilts are just about my favorite thing *s*
Have fun here in the Golden State - hope you fill your suitcases with bargains galore.

Mary said...

I love these blocks - they're so pretty! It's it funny how different these quilts can look? I want to get back to my strings....

Dionne said...

This will really look great! And I just love the title you chose, it really made me smile!
Cheers,
Dionne

McIrish Annie said...

I love those little blocks. Soo mindless to make. If I want to do something and don't have lots of time, I'll just sit and do a couple. I have a box of strips and some foundations that I keep just for these.

your Katie Rose quilt is coming out beautiful, very girly!

Cascade Lily said...

It's looking fab Diane. Although I am finding it hard to get motivated in this HOT weather.

Lynne S of Oz said...

Ah, very pretty indeed but such things requires the ability to cut and sew accurately! This newbie thinks she might do some applique first....