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.