Saturday, January 12, 2013

When in Doubt...

...start a new project!


I know, I know, where are all those finishes I've been promising? Well, I've been working on something different every day, mostly to avoid the quilting on my nine patch quilt. Jillian suggested a while ago that I was  Wonder Woman for my endurance on another project. I wish I was, because I could sure use Wonder Woman's help when I'm stuffing these quilts through my little sewing machine! I am less than halfway done with the nine patch, and I am already reconsidering my quilting plans for all my future projects, lol. Maybe the next step will be to rent some time on a longarm.

These fabrics above are from the new Victorian Modern collection from Andover. I bought them from a new place for me, Ladyfingerssewing.com, and I was very happy with them - fast service and great prices.

The colours in my photo, and also in the shop photos, are not true. When you see them in real life they have a brownish undertone, rather than the grey undertone I expected from a collection using the word "modern." In any case they are still really nice, but I am glad I waited to buy the co-ordinating blenders until I had the fabrics.

That's what I did today! I saw on Debra's blog that The Quilt Store in Newmarket had all their fabrics half price (today was the last day, unfortunately), so I tootled up there with my fabrics in hand and bought these:


And this is the background fabric:


What's it all for? Stars for a New Day!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabrics for your quilt Monica

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  2. some wonderful fabrics, any plans of what you are going to do with them or are they to add to your stash??!!
    How lucky you are to have quilting shops close at hand, not so here, maybe it is just as well though as I can imagine I would be visiting and find it difficult to resist purchases.
    Have not yet made a quilt but I can imagine machine quilting though much much quicker would be a problem on an ordinary machine, so many at the quilt shows seem to have their quilts long arm quilted by shops, I think your idea to hire and do it yourself a great idea and will be far more rewarding than having someone else do it for you

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    1. Hi Margaret. The new project is Stars for a New Day from The Quilt Show. The link is right at the end of the post there.

      I definitely have been resisting the idea of having someone else finish my quilts for me. For a really big quilt, though, I may not have any other reasonable option. It's a learning process for me too!

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  3. You are going to love Stars for a New Day. The instructions are very well written and I don't think that you will find the stumbling blocks that Sedona Star posed. Coincidentally, I changed out the quilt hanging in my bedroom last night and it was - you guessed it -my version of Stars for a New Day - Kaffe-inated. I guess you can guess why it's called that. I will post a photo over on my blog.

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    1. I think that is the best quilt name ever, Mary Ellen. I was thinking the other day that "Kaffe-inated" is almost a way of life sometimes!

      There will be a lot of Kaffe fabrics in my Sedona Star (although I haven't shown any of them yet, lol). My approach to Stars for a New Day will be a little more traditional, as you can already see. But still cheerful, I hope!

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  4. I'm sticking with Wonderwoman! While every good boy might deserve fruit, every good girl deserves fabric!

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    1. Do good boys deserve fruit? I have not heard that one!

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  5. I had a bit of trouble posting this the other day from my iPad, so am trying again. "Every good boy deserves fruit" is one of those old typing exercises, like "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". I didn't learn typing at school, so I'm not sure how I know this. I imagine it is about the finger positions for the keys on the qwerty keyboard.

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    1. Omigosh, I remember that! Typing classes were the bane of my existence in high school. Isn't life so much better now?

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    2. Sure is! I learned to type as an adult, in evening classes while pregnant with my second daughter. I lasted as long as I could sit up straight without backache, so never got the numbers, but I'm pretty good on letters.

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