Thursday, February 2, 2012


Aren't these gorgeous?

These are Kathy Hall's Maestro line for Andover Fabrics.  I have a total of 17 half yard cuts (that's 8.5 yards, people!) for a challenge quilt with two friends from Chicago.  They were generously furnished by one in honor of the 50th birthday of the other.  There are not a lot of "rules" other than you have to use some of each of the fabrics in the quilt and other fabrics can be added.  I have Kona brown to add and it really makes many of them sparkle.

I've been hesitant to start the pattern I've chosen because I'd like to finish up a few things before starting a quilt with these beauties...and I have until October to get it done.  I do, however, want to make a sample block before I decide and I'm lucky enough to have plenty of fabric to try it out.  I don't know about you, but I've become a more patient quilter and am willing to make a block when I'm starting a quilt...the time I spend doing that often saves me heartache or disappointment later.  I have quite a stack of "never mind" blocks....and that makes me a happy camper as opposed to an unhappy quilter.  Fabric is way too expensive to work with and be disappointed with the results.

Stay tuned....this is going to be fun...eventually!

I hope you're finding time to piece or dream...Jan


Ellen said...

Very pretty fabrics for a fun challenge. I totally agree about making a trial block. I don't always do it, but when following a new pattern I like to check to make sure the piece sizes are correct before I cut everything!

Cathy (cdc) said...

I love those fabrics! My mind got right to work thinking of designs when I saw them. I just might have to get some for myself.

Anonymous said...

Different colors of fabrics shades are look so fabulous.Thanx to share with us different designs and color combination.

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