I have three quilts to make this year with anything else a bonus. Each quilt will be made using a pattern published in the American quilt magazine Better Homes & Garden's American Patchwork & Quilting. I started purchasing this magazine in April 2007 and haven't, as yet, made any of the projects. Don't get me wrong I love so many of the projects but I plan most of my quilts up to two years in advance because I have a limited budget.
The first quilt I am making this year is Paisley Parade designed by Laurie Simpson which featured in Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2008. I also decided to use quite a few of the original fabrics (not something I normally do). Here's how the quilt was photographed for the magazine.
Progress has been slow but we have a long weekend here in Australia for Australia Day so I might just spend some of it sewing.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
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That is going to be a gorgeous quilt. I can't wait to see it when you get it finished! RuthReplyDelete
I love this quilt Ann, I have the magazine as well as the fabrics. I have almost finished making another quilt with the fabrics but I may just have enough to have a go at this one.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see more of your progress, its such beautiful fabric.
You are definitely on your way, Ann.ReplyDelete
I like your ability to plan in advance. I'm on a bit of a slow down at the moment, might give me time to think about a few projects, and start planning for them.
I look forward to watching your progress!
If it's a warm day like it is here then it'll be perfect for staying indoors and sewing (I'm contemplating knitting or crochet!).ReplyDelete
Happy Australia Day!! Guess what, I'm even making a pav! We're going to a BBQ at a friends place tonight and I said I'd make a desert - the ONLY desert to make on Australia Day. :D
Hi Ann...this is going to be beautiful...I love all the rich, dark colours...I admire you so much for being able to work so quickly...Happy Australia Day to you, DzintraReplyDelete
That's going to be very pretty! I love that fabric... I was actually on the list at a local shop to be called when they got it in! I haven't had the heart to cut into it yet, though... :-) JennieReplyDelete
This is a lovely pattern, and the fabrics are gorgeous. I can see why you went with the original fabrics! Did you manage to make any more progress over the long weekend? I can't wait to pop back and see some updates. I also admire your ability to plan long term!ReplyDelete
That's a lovely quilt Ann - it is going to look gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is coming along nicely. It will look lovely when it is finished.I love the colours.ReplyDelete
Hi Ann...come on over...I have something for you!!! Happy Weekend to you...DzintraReplyDelete
Hello Anne, Dzintra sent me over and I was pleased to find such a pretty Blog, with so many gorgeous creations.Love from Kath in EnglandReplyDelete
I love the All People Quilt magazine. I think it's my favorite. I recently finished a quilt that was featured in the June 2008 issue of APQ called "Sweet Retreat" that I just posted on my blog. Good luck with yours. It's going to look beautiful when it's done. Happy Australia Day!ReplyDelete
Ann the colors are striking. I can wait to see it progress. Thanks for sharing. Just beautifulReplyDelete
I will have to check out where to get this quilt. It is striking for sure.....lovely colours.ReplyDelete