Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Plans for simple patchwork

My friend Kelly saw Stephen's simple patchwork quilt over the Christmas holidays and loved it. I said I'd make her a quilt. She said she wanted to pay me, but felt weird about it. So she's mailing me presents! I said she totally didn't need to compensate me in any way, but hey, I'm not going to turn away a present that appears at my doorstep! ;) [that means you guys can send me presents too! haha]

So far I've gotten: A Polaroid Pogo printer, Harry Potter scarf and pen [we're die-hard fans], puzzles, bath products, jewelry, and a pair of slippers. Quite the variety, yes?

So this quilt has to be goooood. She may want patchwork on the front, but I plan to spiff up the back a bit to surprise her!

I've pulled these fabrics. She requested purple-ish colors be involved, and I settled on this mulberry tone that I think suits her/goes well with the rest of the colors more than a true purple. 

I'm cutting 5" squares so that I can throw in random squares from charm packs that fit the color scheme. So far I have 33 cut from pieces that were big enough from my scrap bins. So, 10% cut? Ew, let's not think of it like that! Hopefully cutting into the yardage tonight will go quick!

Plus I just put my Banksia top fabrics in the dryer so that when I get home from my interview I'll be able to iron them and cut out the pattern pieces! Happy Wednesday!

*Linked up with WIP Wednesday :)


  1. Love that bundle combo!! She'll love it!! :)

  2. Oh my goodness - I love every single fabric in that bundle. WANT. Can't wait to see! Cutting can take so long sometimes though! You're right!

  3. Love the fabric bundle!! Can't wait to see how the quilt turns out!

  4. Those colors look great together, I'll bet it turns out beautiful. Hope your interview went well!!


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