Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grandmothers Choice - week 43 - Gentlemen's Fancy

I had fun picking out the fabrics for this weeks block. This would make a great Amish type quilt with alternating black background with some solids or brighter colors.  I could also see this as a pretty stash buster quilt with lots of scrappy fabrics. For me, I pulled some green and purples from the closet and came up with this block. I have it sitting on a fully pinned Bricks and Cornerstone quilt that is all set to get quilted on Wednesday. I found a brown linen backing fabric at Joann's on Sunday and used my 50% off coupon to get it. No piecing since it was a 108 wide fabric.

I also picked up this cute bright blue butterfly print to make a pillowcase for J to go with her graduation quilt. It was 50% off a one day sale. I must really like this print since I have it in pink and purple already!

I also picked up a nice soft feeling cotton solid at 30% off in cream for the backing of the blue log cabin quilt. That one is 90 inches wide. Just wide enough so I don't have to do any piecing. I just need to put the last borders onto that quilt (the second firework fabric is all pieced and ready to be sewn on) and then it can be pinned once the B&C quilt is done. I think the lady cutting the fabric must have thought I was nuts... I tried a white solid first and the feel was so nice and soft. Unfortunately there was not enough of a single cut on the bolt. I went back and was feeling all the bolts and found a cream that was soft. That one had enough for my needed cut and came home with me.

Time to get moving... I think I'll go throw the borders onto the log cabin and then change to the walking foot for quilting this afternoon....


Quilter Kathy said...

I smiled at the "throw borders on" statement :)
I procrastinate borders and do a lot of throwing, but none of it results in the borders actually being sewn on the quilt properly! *Hee*

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I haven't shopped at Joann's recently ... and I need to get there one of these days. Or maybe not since I have fabric for 3 quilts sitting in the sewing room - with plans on Saturday to buy fabric for my storm at sea (which got moved up the list to next in line).

Have fun quilting!

Moneik said...

You're a quilting machine! I pinned one a couple weeks ago and it was not fun. I know I could have done better, but I got to the point of done is better than how well it's done. You give me hope that I'll get to sew more when my kids are a few years older. I remember when you had two little ones close in age like mine and didn't get as much accomplished. Love reading all your quilting accomplishments.