Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fabric!



The hazards of learning to quilt with the church's fabric is that you soon want to buy fabric and make your own quilt. I've decided to make a quilt for my grandfather and grandmother. They live in Wyoming and I think they'd appreciate having something homemade and warm to cuddle up with. My grandfather's favorite color is green and my grandmother loves red. Hopefully I can incorporate those colors without making the quilt look too Christmassy.

I haven't yet finished up the quilt for Bags of Love but I'll be adding the border this week and the top will be complete. Then I have to wait three more weeks before we meet again so I can receive instruction on finishing the quilt. I can't wait that long to start another quilt!

Hubby and I made a run to Jo-Ann Fabrics this evening and we purchased most of what I need to start on this quilt. I will be using all cotton fabrics as I don't yet feel confident enough to branch out into chenille or flannel. I picked out the fabric shown above. The store was almost completely sold out of fat quarters so we're going to stop by another Jo-Ann's store tomorrow night to buy those. Once I have the fat quarters, I can start cutting out the squares to piece the top. I'm really excited to start my own quilt, though I won't be keeping it. Maybe once this quilt is complete, I can make one for myself.

6 comments:

~*Mona*~ said...

Ooooooh! Fabric! (picture me rubbing my cheek on it! lol) I am currently working on a quilt for my brother and his wife, I can't post it though as he stops by my blog from time to time! To think about it, maybe that is what I will work on when I go downstate overnight, thank you for rubbing the joy off on me!!

Ruth MacC said...

It's a big job with nice colours and I am looking forwards to seeing the finish quilt:o)

Keep up the good work.

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

Looks like you've really caught the quilting bug! The red fabric is cute, I like those paw prints.

DanniellaAnn said...

I think it will be near impossible for it not to look somewhat christmassy, but that's ok :) I can't wait to see it too!

Cassandra said...

Thanks, all! I'm really excited to get started, as soon as I can replace my broken iron.

Mona - I hope your quilting is going well!

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