Spoolin' Around

Spoolin' Around

Monday, September 2, 2013

Surprise! I'm Starting a New Project!

You know that moment when you see something new and you think "I wonder if I can fit this in to my to do list?" And then you know you can't really, but you do it anyway because it's something you want to do really, really bad! Yup...that's what I did. I joined the Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along. What we affectionately refer to as MSBHQAL.

Here is where I began:

I had this lovely half yard bundle of Annalee by Jane Dixon for Andover Fabrics. The grey is Kona, I think medium grey. But then I decided I wanted to make enough blocks for my bed sized quilt. That's 30 blocks and while my math isn't great, I don't think this is enough.  So back to my stash for more, but keeping these six.

Now I have 18 fabrics. The light isn't great because it's cloudy and going to rain today, but trust me, they are lovely together.  And now, may I present, my first block:

I am apparently going to get my workout by running back and forth to the computer and then the sewing room until I get this one down. I love it though, and can't wait to make more. Today is the first day, so there's still time to join up. There is a flickr group too. C'mon, you know you want to.
Talk to you soon.
Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.



8 comments:

  1. Oh gorgeous - that is one of my wish list fabrics from this year! I love green, red and pink together and you are making a delicious quilt!!!

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  2. This looks really cool! But, I really don't think I can add this to my to-do list(LOLOL!!!)

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  3. I just love the fabric colors and designs you picked - all of them! This is going to be one kick--- Quilt!
    How long will it take you to make this? (apologies to all you quilters who already know the answer to this question. I am not a quilter, just an admirer of those who are !)

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    1. I hope I can keep up with the QAL group, but it is 30 blocks for my bed sized quilt. We'll see. I have 4 done so far.

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  4. I'm glad you've branched out to other fabrics! It will look scrappy, but organized scrappy! And Susan, I can now make one of these blocks in about a half hour... If I have my fabric picked out already. I can never make up my mind though!

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    1. I have made 4 blocks and each one is faster. I'd say 30-40 minutes for the fourth one.

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