Sunday, July 22, 2012

FINALLY! I'm Making a Quilt!!

Can you believe it? I'm actually making a quilt!! Another thing you might not believe is that even though I have been quilting for 30 years, I have NEVER, yes NEVER made a quilt for my own bed!  I really wanted to do something vintage, but updated, so here's what I've come up with.

I love vintage barkcloth and other large florals, so I drug them all out and sorted them by size.  Most of the pieces are drapery weight, but I wasn't picky if the right piece was quilting cotton.  Some are even rayon!

Then I drafted a HUGE 48" block that has lots of different size pieces that are large enough to show off the fabric.  I cut and arranged on my design board until I was happy with them and sewed them together.  I'll make four of these blocks and give them a 1/4 turn to add more interest.  Then I'll add borders as needed to fit the bed.  What do you think?

Speaking of my design wall...  You may remember that I had a wonderful almost 8' x 8' wall in Tulsa.  Well, no room for that here!  Mr. HHQ (aka Bill) cut down the batting covered wallboard to fit two bookcases.  I can take it down or leave it up as I wish!  Love it!!

With Design Wall

Without Design Wall

Have a great week and I'll see you soon~