Sunday, October 19, 2014

Found the fabric, now to start sewing.

I am excited to make a lap quilt for my husband's Aunt Eva.  I am using a Kaufman La Scala fabric from my stash  for the quilt. I've been saving this fabric for something special.  I  knew what quilt  pattern I wanted to use, unfortunately after two hours of searching every quilt magazine I have, I  could not find the pattern. Instead of fretting, I got creative and discovered what I think is a better choice.  I want a simple pattern where the fabric will be the star. I settled on a version of the square in a square quilt below. It is from Christine Porter's book Viva Venezia! Timeless Quilts Inspired by Italian Mosaic Floors.

These are 4 1/2 inch squares. I made mine 5 1/2 inches.

Sample blocks - Quilt center is 9 x 9 squares.
I am planning a thin tone on tone beige  La Scala fabric for the first border. I have lots of half square triangles remaining from making the square in a square block.

I use one of Bonnie Hunter's tips to make half square triangles at the same time I made the block.

I think I can work them into another border. I plan to finish the quilt with a wide border of this beautiful Paisley from Kaufman's La Scala 5.  I just ordered it, so  I won't know until it arrives if it will do the job.  I think they is just enough purple in this fabric to set off the rest of the quilt.

La Scala 5- Dramatic Garden - Ivory/Gold

I have 6 of the 9 rows for the center completed. I hope to have this ready for my long arm quilter before the end of October.

This weekend I also tied up a few lose ends. I finished  binding the quilt my granddaughter made for her mom. 

Smokey Mountain Majesties-Bonnie Hunter pattern
I completed the fabric selections for Grand Illusions.I'm still not sure about the yellow as it seems much golder in person.  I'll put them aside until it's time for the first clue. I may end up tweaking my selections as we start the quilt.

Added the brown, yellow and a new green.

It's getting cooler here in Southwestern Ohio. It's getting dark earlier. All indicators that it's time to wrap up the garden and focus on quilting!. It's hard to believe in a few more week the fall show will be over. Thanks for checking in.

1 comment:

  1. The fabric for the new quilt is gorgeous. Anxious to see how that turns out.

    I'm enjoying the southwest Ohio fall, too.