Thursday, April 14, 2011
stacking the odds top
I finished piecing one of my quilts the other night. It is called Stacking the Odds by Denyse Schmidt. I used the Hope Valley fabrics and Kona Cotton. The Hope Valley collection was inspired by homesteading, fresh starts, and pioneering. I really love the colors and prints she used in it especially the florals. I chose to work with the color palette pink, brown, blue, grey, chartreuse, orange and green. I had purchased a fat quarter bundle about a year or so ago whenever it first came out. There is still fabric to spare.
I was brave and decided to go for the queen size. This is my largest quilt to date and it was a good choice. The pattern is not too complicated and as far as quilts go it can be done pretty quickly. Of course since I work on many things all at once it took me about a month to do.
As far as the quilting I've decided to send it off to someone to quilt and I'm pretty excited about that. Though I do like quilting I want a design that I just can't do on my domestic sewing machine. So, we will see this again sometime when it's really all completed - quilted and bound and hopefully in time for summer. It does looks summery... doesn't it?
I feel like I have a lot to catch up on here but, it's in the 60's today and sunny and a little boy is waiting for me to watch him ride his bike to the purple house and back.