Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

We went to my SIL's new home on Lake Winnipeg. It was a beautiful day, and wonderful to see so many family members there.

We also had some great company visiting.

We have lots to be thankful for!!

I have been trying to decide on my next project!

I decided to not complete my oldest UFO.

I would probably give it away when I am finished, so I decided to give it away without wasting batting, backing fabric and thread!

I did decide to start working on a reproduction quilt that I have been collecting fabric for. I have seen lots of different styles of quilts and I think I have decided on something like this -

designed with EQ7

I will try to make a block or two a week, and post instructions for the 9" blocks if any one wants to join me. It won't necessarily be blocks like in the picture, I was just trying to get an idea of a style I liked (I designed a few others).

This quilt will have alternating blocks (41 of them) of "Alabama Variation" along with the scrappy blocks (40). It works out to be 97" square. It has 8" borders. For the Alabama Variation blocks - 2 yards of light background and 2 yards of a darker background are needed, along with 1.5 yards of black (dark) for the cross. 3 yards are required for the border, although I might decided to do a scrappy border. These are measurements from EQ7, so hopefully they are accurate. I think it also needs +3/4 yard for the binding.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Wendy said...

Good for you giving away the one without quilting it! I've been going through the same thought process myself. I recently finished a couple I didn't like and I thought, "Why did I waste my time and resources on this?"

Once I saw I wasn't going to like it I should have just quit.

Gloria said...

Hi Joanne! Time to catch up on your posts! I can't believe how much you've accomplished! Love your little wallhangings, you've got great control with your quilting!

Your next project looks amazing, knowing you, you will pull it off no sweat!

Good idea to give away the UFO, let someone else finish it! I need to think of doing the same.

Ruth said...

The quilt will be gorgeous and I think I will make the blocks if you post them. I love it!

Joan said...

Hi Joanne. I do like your planned quilt. I will enjoy catching up on the instructions...and though I would love to join in, I probably have a bit much on my plate...not all sewing sadly

Deanna said...

I'll quilt along, but not starting for a few weeks. I need to finish a few things up and choose some fabric (the FUN part). But, until then know that I am cheering you on!

Karen said...

Oh wow! I love the style of quilt you've chosen! I've got a jelly roll of Tradition and some FQ's of Howard Marcus fabrics that I've been saving for just the right project. Think this is it! I really shouldn't take on another project but a block a week sounds feasable. Thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Glad you stopped at my blog so it reminded me to get over and have a look here! I'm marking this to refer to tomorrow....I want to play along!!

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