Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Starting a New Project
I started pulling fabric for my original quilt, Coming Home. I think there are going to be some interesting colors in this one. There are also several stars. This one was very fun to build. It was also a bit of a problem. I wanted to have a D9P in the center. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to cut the squares for a D9P to get a specific size block. I had to cut this one down to fit in the center, so some of the bars got too small. I still like the overall look, and I love the fabric.
I am going to be working on this for a while, since there are over 30 different components. I have decided to show you the design. It is roughly sketched on 4 to the inch graph paper. Each square represents two inches.
I am pretty excited about working on this piece. The buildings all remind me of places I have lived. I put an apple tree next to the barn because I found the coolest fabric. There are a couple of places that I may change to something more interesting, or I may just use them to show off cool fabric. There are three 12" stars and one 18". I may change some of the pinwheels to friendship stars. The beauty of creating my own design is that I can make these changes easily. Below are some of the fabrics I have selected so far.
I also have some purple, blue, and green batiks. This project will take a while, and I will be working on others as well.
I was able to cross off #1 on my weeks to do list. I braved the hail and snow to get to the post office and send all the quilty things on to their way. Tomorrow, I am going to put the chemo quilt on Priscilla and try and get it done. Don't know how much else I will get done. Joyful quilting, everyone.