Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Quilt-a-Long | Fabrics Selected

I'm really excited that AmandaJean has started her second quilt-a-long. I found her blog about midway through the first quilt-a-long, and wished I had taken the time to catch up and play along. Nevertheless, I followed each week as the new block was posted, visualizing the making of it in my head, but never actually started. As soon as she said there would be a round 2, I knew I would want to take part. And now, round 2 is beginning!

Inspired by Anina, I decided to use Full Moon Forest fabrics (designed by the fabulous Ms. Tula Pink who, by the way, reads my blog, thankyouverymuch!!!).

I love the colors of these fabrics and think they'll look great against a white background.

My (probably overly ambitious) plan is this:
Each week, I will make that week's block from both Quilt-a-Long I and Quilt-a-Long II. That way, at the end, I will either have two quilt tops, or I can combine all of the blocks from both rounds into one quilt top ... if it looks OK, of course. You see, this second round happens to have 12 setting blocks, which I think I will try to replace with the 12 blocks from last round (since the blocks from both rounds finish at 12.5").

That probably sounds more complicated than it needs to be, but I'll just cross that bridge when I get to it.

Think I can handle two blocks per week?


  1. Two blocks a week? Cake. Trust me, I'm doing two Dear Jane blocks a week and for the most part it's very doable. Some of the blocks get very complicated (to me anyway) but AmandaJean's blocks are pretty straight-forward -- at least you can machine sew them all!

    And I like your idea of combining the two block sets. That'll look nice.

  2. Absolutely you can. The first set is pretty easy like Jen said. Love the fabrics you chose. I need to get in gear!

  3. It's so funny that you found me off of AmandaJean's Quilt-A-Long post- because I found your blog yesterday the same way!

    I have a feeling that you'll be growing quite a readership, simply because you are a bit of an anomaly in the quilting world... but I've read through your blog (yes, I went all the way back to the beginning- it's only a couple of weeks!) and your quilts are beautiful! I love your fabric choices.

    I've added you to my reader and I'll try to pop over and comment... I'm making an effort to comment more often and be less of a lurker.

  4. it's going to look great with your selection
    2 blocks - no problem when you have such good fabric to play with

  5. Darn right I read your blog! Love your fabric choices. Did you do that just for me? You shouldn't have.

  6. Hi! Thank you so much for the kind comments on my block.

    Two blocks a week will be easy. I know you can do it. I can't wait to see what your finished blocks.