Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My Next Project

Okay, so this will be added to the LONG list of 'projects to do' but this one is very very close to the top (I'm hoping to work on it this weekend, if everything goes right). The pattern is 4 patch stacked posies. I've seen a few other people in blogland doing this project, and last weekend at the Quilts Around Town I saw about 8 of this quilt. You know how it goes, you can tell what classes have been popular at the LQS by looking at the quilts in the show. Anyway, I fell in love with the fabric, which jumped off the shelf and begged me to buy it. The fabric I will use is a gorgeous huge wild print, Metro by Benartex
Honestly, it doesn't look nearly as great in the swatch as it does in real life...the print is HUGE and what you see in the swatch is a tiny part of the overall pattern. Unfortunately, the fabric isn't here at home, but I will take a picture to share this weekend, and you'll see what I mean. I've always liked the Stack and Whack type quilts, but thought they were too fiddly and complicated for me, the queen of mismatched seams and lopsided strips. However, somehow dealing with only 4 layers and squares rather than diamonds or triangles seemed do-able. We'll see. If not, I can always use it to catch the oil drips under my car (just kidding).

1 comment:

Bingo~Bonnie said...

ooough, that fabric is gonna be a reat one to use for this quilt. I can't wait to see what types fo blocks it turns out. This pattern has become very popular lately - I too have seen several on the blogs and even more on the HGTV quilter's message board!!!

All of them look great and kep me tempted to try them one day - but at the rate I am going even if I put it on my list of things "to do" it wouldn't even get started until about 2083! LOL

Good luck with yours, I can't wait to visit and see a block! ~Bonnie in SE Texas