Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joining a QAL and I had a lucky streak


I'm really excited about a new Quilt-along starting July 1 at The Plaid Scottie. She's going to help everyone do the Double Wedding Ring!!  This has been on my to-do list probably since before I started quilting. How so? My grandmother made one entirely out of embroidered squares and I loved it. I hope to get my hands on it to photograph it, but I don't know if she gave it away yet.  When she was making it she said she was going to let us all fight over it when she was gone. LOL - love my nana!! At any rate, I love this pattern and I'm excited to get some help doing it.

Kaelin has all the information here to get you started if you want to join us! And that above picture is her gorgeous version.

Here's my initial fabric pull. I need to thin this out a bit though, I have too many fabrics pulled.


I'm thinking maybe less green and more aqua.

I'm also debating how crazy to get. The frogs in this print would fit perfectly in the medallion section in between the rings. But that might just be a little too busy? Maybe I'll do one that way for a pillow? Otherwise I'm thinking a dark solid - maybe Kona Pepper or Charcoal? What do you think?



And on a different note, I have to give a shout out to Amanda at A Crafty Fox. She's been hosting a bunch of giveaways lately and I was lucky enough to win 2 of them!!

First I won this adorable petit-four of Circa 1934...


And then a few weeks later I won some of her LouLouThi scraps!

I haven't figured out what to do with either, for the moment I'm just drooling on them. ;)  In addition to the great giveaways, she has some cool projects like this pillow, this quilt,  and this bag. If you are looking for a cool new blog to follow, go check her out.

8 comments:

Anna said...

What a great Quilt Along! I don't know if I have time for it, but I'll think about it! Thanks for sharing.

Kaelin said...

OOoh I LOVE those fabrics! They'll be perfect for this pattern because most of them are on such a small scale. Since you have to narrow it down, I agree with you on thinning out the green prints. I'd leave in the green Mermaid Tale for sure because it's a good blender with the blues...and maybe leave in one other green print.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cool on winning not one but TWO giveaways!! I'm joining a couple of QALs too, but I think I'll just bookmark this one, having just finished Single Girl. I think I need to get away from curves for just a bit...but your fabric choice is beautiful!

Jessica said...

Wow, you lucky duck! Congrats! And I love your fabric choices but agree about how you should put in more aqua :)

Jessica said...

those fabrics you pulled are beauties! I think this QAL sounds awesome, I'm sure I'll pop over and check it out from time to time, they pattern she is using is the one I am using to make mine as well!

Jacey said...

I'm so behind on my commitments, so I won't be able to start this one right away, but the dwr is definitely on my list! I bet yours will be beautiful! Ooh, and you totally scored twice on the giveaways. Awesome!

Hollie said...

Oh I love all of those fabrics you pulled. How do you thin it down?!

Anonymous said...

I dunno, can you really have too many fabrics in a quilt? And I agree, a tad more aqua.

Bobbi, no blog, new to MQG

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