Thursday, March 15, 2012

I'm making a Quilt? Really? Really? and a cool tip.

Dear Readers,

Yes, I said it!  I'm doing it.  A quilt.  It was on my New Year's Resolutions list.  I never thought I'd make one again but somehow I've become roped in with the wonderful fabric from Moda, Big Apples and eyes toward a modern quilt pattern.
I've spent a week sorting Jelly Rolls, Charm Squares and cutting pieces.   I forgot how long this portion takes to finish.  Below is the backing:
This is the quilt pattern I've downloaded from the Fat Quarter Shop - I'm only making a longer lap quilt - mostly due to laziness, I think . . . . plus any quilt on the bed will suffer depreciation from both our Kerries.   This is a modern quilt and I am dying to making something really fun and newish.  I am starting with a pattern but want to make one of my own soon.
One cool tip - I received my ASG Los Angeles newsletter and it has a link to The Scientific Seamstress' Blog and Template Download. Look what I downloaded for free onto cardstock:  two templates for a hemming pattern.  Wonderful - I can't wait to use them - I have jeans to hem this weekend!
Have a great weekend  - on my next post hopefully I'll have the top done!

Happy St. Patty's Day (in advance) Corn Beef and Cabbage for all this weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. Well how cool is that template? Thanks for the link! And a quilt - wow! Can't wait to see it...