Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Finish and Start!


I have been promising my daughter a new quilt for her room, for a few years now, so I thought it was time and her birthday is in a few weeks. She will be 30 this year, and it seems only yesterday that I was 30, lol.

I won fabric from a giveaway by Sheri of A Quilting Life. The fabric is Soho Bandana by Amy Barickman and hosted by Indygo Junction. I wanted to make her a rag quilt and also added denim cottons to the fabrics I won. I am using the main fabrics and saving the whites for the back, as well as yardage with larger prints for matching pillows. I did get a lot of fabric!

I was given a gift certificate by a friend and bought myself a cutting die for the rag blocks and I love how it cuts easily and smoothly, and I don't have to hand cut all those little snips.

This is what I have gotten so far. I think I will start cutting some back material and the batting and start sewing to see how it goes. This will be my first, so hopefully I will not mess it up. I did read that the precuts can get caught in the edge, when sewing, so I will watch for that. Any tips on sewing the rag blocks from the accuquilt die, would be appreciated.

I am going to alternate a dark denim, then a soho block, then a washed denim. This is when I wish I had a program to try the colors out and where to put them. I do have one, but it is a mac versions and it frustrates me too much to use it;)



I also finished the new ornament for the ornament of the month. You can find the new ornament at Attic Heirlooms. They are fun to make and it will be fun to have a set at the end of the year.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend!


12 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

Good luck with your new project. The ornament is darling.

Kate said...

Love your ornie, Debbie! I look forward to seeing your finished quilt.

Saundra said...

That will be one gorgeous quilt and I love ALL those colors. And the colors you won will go nicely. Can't wait to see it. Uh, how'z bout making me one while your at it ;~).

Saundra

kelley said...

love the fabrics you have chosen for Dani's quilt...random or planned they'll look great...30!? how does she feel about that...I remember it being a ho-hum birthday...

Dawn said...

Darling ornament. I think your daughter will LOVE her quilt.

paulette said...

Sweet ornament and love the fabric!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a sweet little snowman but I hope we see no more of the white stuff for a LONG time.
Happy Easter :)
Lauren

Fiona said...

love the mixture of fabrics for your quilt.... I am always amazed at how 'old' my children are!!! and I love your snowman....
Hugz

susis quilts said...

nice fabrics and lovely ornament,and thanks for your nice comment on my blog,susi

hungryhippie said...

It's going to be gorgeous!

Karen said...

I see you are getting a start on the "rag" quilt. Good for you!

Carole said...

The ornament is so cute! How do you find all of these beautiful patterns? Are you doing the one from Buttermilk Basin? It's free and absolutely gorgeous. Wool and Cotton! Cheers!