Thursday, October 30, 2014

Embarking on a new quilt adventure

Last year I joined a quilt guild for the first time. The Patchwork Guild of Rawdon meets the second Saturday of the month (9-11), and has a workshop the fourth Saturday of the month (9-3). I can tell you it is not always easy to make it when I finish work at 8 a.m. but I do my best to try anyways.

This year, they decided to do one quilt throughout the year. We will be doing Elizabeth's Sampler "Let's Begin"

We are to learn and complete one or two blocks per month. The first two blocks that were demonstrated were Friendship Star, and Churn Dash...using the hand piecing method. Well, hand piecing is not me and so I will be machine sewing these blocks. 

The two blocks we received at the October workshop last weekend were the Sawtooth Star with appliqued heart, and the Maple Leaf.

These are the fabrics I bought for this project...


From right to left...
1. light background
2. main fabric (floral print)
3. Dark (rose) print
4. Medium (pink) print
5. Light Green print (contrast #1)
6. Medium-Dark green print (contrast #2)
7. Sashing Fabric
8. Posts
9. Border
9. Binding
10. Backing fabric (not pictured here)

A lady at my local quilt shop spent a good amount of time with me, assisting me in my choices. I would never have chosen these, but I totally love them and I can't wait to make this quilt (49" x 69").

Only one problem, I'm terrified to cut the fabric for fear of messing it up LOL.
I'm sure I'll get over it soon enough.


  1. It looks like a nice sampler to try. JUST CUT!! It will be fine. You will not mess it up, I am sure.

  2. I identify with you about being afraid of cutting into new fabric. My solution...just put it on the shelf and buy more. Ok. so it's not a solution but it does give me a reason to add to my collection. Now my problem is that my cupboard is bursting and the doors won't shut anymore so now I'll have to cut into it whether or not I ruin it. Oh, well, if I cut something too small it'll go for into my scrap pile for another project.

  3. Love your fabric choices..what size are the blocks going to be? I am still working on the "Farmer's Wife" quilt and those blocks are 6 inches. I learned that I would't ever want to make anything smaller. lol


  4. Shari I'm sure you will do a great job of this lovely quilt... as for the fabric cutting fear, I'm sure you'll be fine... hopefully you have some extra just in case something goes wrong?

  5. You are a quilt artist girlfriend ! Go for always do a wonderful job on everything !