i have my spring garden planted and looking great, so it’s back to some quilting. i hadn’t bought fabric in two weeks! so i made my way to the 1/2 off table at Beverly’s this past weekend and ended up with some great fabric.
i’m obsessed with the HBO series Game of Thrones [it's my quilty pleasure] and when i spied the Elizabethtown by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics, the colors and prints inspired me to create a ‘Game of Thrones’ quilt.
i’m almost finished piecing my lone star quilt, but i’m taking a break to get started on my GOT quilt!
…and onward to my next project!
i made a quick visit to one of my favorite quilt shops this past weekend, the Quilted Angel… and by quick, i mean my husband was waiting in the car while i decided what i wanted to purchase, which in turn means i have a limited amount of time before i get a text saying ‘times up’…lol
i went there with no plan, i just wanted something to grab me and say… buy me, buy me…except for the fact that most fabrics say, buy me.. i settled on a Nature’s Basket by Blackbird Designs jelly roll and coordinating yardage.
..as for the next step, i’ve narrowed it down to flying dutchman or log cabin….stay tuned..
one of my current ‘works in progress’.. i’d been collecting these red and aqua prints for a quilt, but what pattern..? half square triangles..? triangles..? nine patch..? i had no idea, until the other day when i was searching for inspiration and stumbled upon camille roskelley’s ‘Spools #154′ at Thimble Blossoms. a new adventure for me, since i’m fairly new to quilting and i’ve never pieced a spool quilt..
so i downloaded the pattern and went to town cutting. i’m not going to lie, i’m not a fan of those 64 pesky little 1 1/4″ squares that i had to sew onto the ends of the spools, but i got through it and now i’m moving onto piecing the spool together.
…and in case you didn’t notice, this is the same fabric in the 5 minute DIY jelly roll..
we had a dear friend of my husbands admitted to the hospital with no exact explanation as to exactly what has happened, he was a healthy guy and this was quite unexpected. he’s still in ICU and doctors are working hard to diagnose the cause…
meanwhile their medical bills and additional expenses of his wife’s loss of income along with having to travel 2 hours round trip to be with her husband is adding up. friends and family have really stepped up with raising funds for this sweet family and i wanted to do my little part…
so what’s a girl to do…?? answer: quilt!! the finished quilt will go up for auction when complete and 100% of the funds will be donated to their family.. i’m really excited about it!
i had such a good time working on my eight little squares quilt and with presidents day weekend approaching, i knew i wanted to go with a patriotic theme, not to mention our friend is a fellow police officer, so it just felt right.
progress.. february 18.. i’ve batted, basted and begun my quilting!
this is one of those quilts i started before finishing the previous project… but oh what fun it was to make! i had to start on a quilt for my brother in laws wedding this past valentines day, so i have yet to finish it. i haven’t decided on a back yet or exactly how i’ll quilt it, but i really like the colors and for the most part all my blocks matched up! hurray!