Such a great feeling, isn't it? Yesterday I started cutting fabric for my next quilt - a Snake River Log Cabin by Judy Martin. Beautiful quilt and I'm using only what I have in my stash.
Here's a picture of her version. I've decided to make mine in greens and purples since that's what I have the most of in my stash. But OMG there are a lot of pieces in that quilt. And you really have to pre-cut everything in order to keep it random. I've cut out everything now but the green (red in her quilt) 1" blocks that go in the lighter side. There are 1088 small green pieces left to cut out. I've got little boxes, rubbermaid containers and small baskets all over the place with the different colors and sizes. Absolutely NO ONE can go in my sewing room until I get a little control in there.
But I did a test block yesterday and it goes together very easily. So I'm getting back to my 1 hour a day sewing - not blazing fast, but I get them done.
YES! But there's no way I'm doing the quilt you are considering!
I purchased fabrics for the two grandsons' ABC quilts. In addition to two different ABC sets, the one solid in each quilt will be different - but the two prints will be the same. I was very excited to find the coordinating fabrics yesterday in Hobby Lobby. SIL helped tremendously!
Does this hat make my butt look big?
Man oh man, that's gorgeous, but one of those quilts where you dare not SNEEZE when everything's cut out & laid out!
I'm so impatient that my favorite part of making a quilt is sewing the binding to the back at the end. I thought quilting might teach me patience, but it seems I'm hopeless.
ETA: My other favorite part of making a quilt is buying the fabrics. This message has been edited. Last edited by: StarrySky,
Oh wow! That's gonna be fabulous when you finish. And yikes, that's a whole lotta pieces
Lynn, you have way too much time to spare! That is a lifetime undertaking
One of my quilting friends made that quilt and it is GORGEOUS!!! I remember that she had lots of containers of narrow logs in all different colors and sizes.
That's going to be a beautiful quilt. Yes, I love starting a new quilt. I am so very horrible with colors & trying to blend/match or make colors work together. That's my least favorite part of making a quilt. I love kits because the fabrics are already chosen for me & they all go so well together.
Starry Sky, send me your quilts & I'll sew the bindings on for you! That's one of my favorite parts in making a quilt.
We live in the home of the free...because of the brave.
Glad you made a test block. I cut out yards and yards of beautiful fabric before stitching a block to discover a measurement was wrong. Luckily most designers now post their mistakes on their websites. My mistake was one I should have noticed. I do love Judy Martin.
BTW did you make note of the mistake on that pattern?
Oh no, that's MY favorite part, too.....can't fool me into giving it up! LOL
But I'll be HAPPY to pick out your next quilt's fabric colors for you. Just send me your credit card...I think you're going to need about 90 yards or so...
I love doing the binding - it means I'm almost finished a quilt. Plus, I love to have some handwork while I watch tv in the evening.
So I decided to spend one more hour upstairs cutting and managed to finish ALL the cutting out. Yippee!
Evelyn - thank you. I did see that and made the correction in my book, but I really appreciate you telling me - just in case.
Marlene - I think you have it all wrong. I've decided to work on my quilting bucket list - and this quilt was on it. I don't have too much time, but not enough. I'm not getting any younger. And there are LOT of quilts on that bucket list so I need to get stitching!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: katiemedarlin,
I must thats why I have about 8 UFO's LOL
I love Judy Martin quilts and can't wait to see yours done. As we say in another group I'm in, Inch by Inch.
I don't mind coming to work. But that 8 hr. wait to go home is a drag.
I love starting new quilts....but then after sewing on it for a bit I start to feel guilty that I haven't finished the last 1...or the 1 b4 that...or the 1 b4 that...ROFL!!! I have LOTS of tops done just NEED to get them quilted.
I AM going to FINISH my 'WEAVER FEVER' b4 I do ANYTHING ELSE!!!!! [IF I don't I give you ALL permission to come kick my behind!!!!!!]
I LOVE Judy Martin books and that quilt is gonna be SPECTACULAR!!!!! Can't wait to see pic's...can you share progress pic's for all of us??
Take time for kindness & for giving. Take time for friends & happy living!
I love starting new ones too, but I have been good this summer break (I am a teacher)... only "new" I started is the song challenge on this board as well as scraps to treasure.... finished 3 tops so far, and worked on quilting some of the 10+ projects I have going (I hand quilt so rotate)... still have lots more quilts to finish before I get to start something new, but I did some more pinning today on a reversible one that was supposed to be my crayola entry last year, that I sent a different quilt instead.
Next one I want to do is a miniature with purple and lime green batiks, but will see! Can't wait to see pictures of yours!
You are braver than I am.
WOW that is a gorgeous quilt design!! I hope you'll share progress photos with us as you work on it. Love the colors you're doing yours in.
Beautiful quilt! I can't wait to see yours done!!
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