5.25.2009

quilt along with me


Thanks to my quilting hero, Heather over at Brown Robin, I have signed up for a quilt along sponsored by Old Red Barn Co. The way it works is that over the next 6 weeks, she will walk you through a quilt and the process. This will be my first "real" quilt, and I have been wanting to tackle this for quite some time. Heather will be my go to for advice and oh yeah, a walking foot. I figure if I put it out here on the blog, I have to stick with it, right? So I have picked my fabrics, what do you think? This was harder than it should have been for me to decide. Blues, an obvious choice for this lover of all things blue and some greens, turquoise and greys. Lots of Amy Butler, which always seems to happen to me when I have to pick lots of fabric, love her! So I will be posting as my quilt progresses. And if anyone wants to join along, hop over to the site and join in. All the directions are there. It should be fun!
And I forgot to mention, that Dana at the Old Red Barn Co. site is having awesome giveaways each week of the quilt along, leading up to a brand new machine! This week it is a Rowenta iron. Is it so lame that I would love to win a new iron? Mine stinks. And there is also a flickr group where you can see pictures of the works in action from everyone as the quilts progress, and get lots of inspiration too.
Remember tomorrow is the start of our Olliekate Giveaway. Come back and check out what I will have up for grabs. hint: something for your sofa, maybe???
Have a great day!

5 comments:

the roe family said...

i am so jealous! first i must say you have fabulous taste. i love the fabrics. but ever since i feel in love with anna maria horner i have dreampt of quilting. i will be tuning in regularly to see your progress. i can't wait to hear all about it.

Dianna said...

I love your fabrics - you have many of my own personal favourites in there. Can't wait to see the quilt when it is finished.

Em said...

I'm also joining the quilt along! I love your color choices - I'm also a blue/turquoise girl, and I LOVE Amy Butler!

brown robin said...

perfect!!!

karen said...

Have to say it again, love your fabric choices