Monday, March 1, 2010

throwin' it up on the design...carpet

Yep, I need a design wall in my sewing room! My beige carpet is not enhancing the quilting process! Well, here is what I'm working on. The fabric is Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda. I've had this fabric since last summer and finally cut into it. The pattern is from American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, about a year and a half ago, featuring Heather Mulder Peterson from Anka's Treasures. Speaking of Heather...I won a fantastic giveaway on her blog a week ago!!! Her new pattern is coming soon and I already have it! Check it out here...I can't wait to work on some pillow shams for my daughter. This lady is so talented!
This pattern is a little traditional for me, I am usually drawn to squares, rectangles and more...squares but I wanted to do something completely different than I'd done before. So far I really like it. The fabric is so fun to work with. The original pattern is three squares by four squares with a large border but I am going to try it four by five squares with no large border. I'll keep you updated.
My basket of bulbs is blooming. It is funny how much enjoyment one can get from watching flowers grow. I smile every time I walk by, and it gives me something to photograph!


4 comments:

Bec said...

Your quilt is really coming along
since I saw it 2 weeks ago! It was just in pieces then & now you have so much done on it! And I think I need to get a basket of bulbs like you did! Both quilt & flowers are looking very good!!

angela said...

It's kind of a traditional pattern - but it looks very modern with the great fabrics you chose!!! It's turning out great!

Jessica said...

i adore that one!!!

so glad you commented on my blog or i would have never known you were dropping by! love love love your quilts!

jaybird said...

i've seen this quilt done in other fabrics... but i think this is my favorite version i've ever seen!!