I want to share with you my new distraction, I mean my next quilt, In the Pink by The Buggy Barn (Henry Glass & Co.). I am not a pink and brown kind of gal, but when I saw Laura, one of the ladies from our quilting bee, work on hers, I just had to make one. It really is a sweet looking quilt in real life. Two of the other ladies also have the kit. Joanne has finished hers and Jennifer, well it's still in a bag. Jennifer assured me that there were still some kits available.
After our little get together I headed to the Altona Quilt shop, Maw & Paw to pick up the bundles of fat quarters. Marie, the owner, had them organized as per the pattern requirements. For the borders I decided to keep with the brown, however I changed the inner border to the pink plaid. What you see are the fabrics, washed and ready to be cut. I also bought the backing, a Robyn Pandolph fabric from her Sentimental Journey. It is the pink and sage plaid fabric in the photograph.
I promised myself that I would not start this project until my paper is finished. Best case scenario, the Against the Grain quilt has to be machine quilted, ready for binding before I start sewing the new quilt. Well, so much for UFO's.
Another hindrance to starting that new quilt, is that my daughter's birthday is coming up in early June. She asked that her Fairy Garden quilt be part of a birthday gift. That little brat! lol The quilt is part of my stashbuster list of "UFOs to complete" for the year. So much pressure!
It's so difficult to work on UFOs when you're constantly being teased with so many wonderful projects that my imaginary friends in blog land are working on. I guess, I can reason with myself knowing that most of my UFOs are hand applique, so technically I do get to work on them. ;op
Happy quilting everyone!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
In the Pink!
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I'm jealous - I love the fabrics...
I have a piece of each of those prints... :o)
I love that line of fabrics and have been eyeing it since I first saw it back in September/October, but I'm not a real "pink" gal, so I don't know where it would fit in my home. Still . . . . I'll tell you what. I'll let you give it to me so you won't be quite so distracted from that paper. How 'bout it? Is it a deal?! LOL!
Carole, that is the exact same fabric group I am using for my Raise the Roof quilt. I like the pattern you chose so much more! My pattern involves these scrappy stars that are driving me nuts. Your pattern shows the contrast between the pinks and browns better than mine too (I seem to have contrast issues lately!). The pink and green sage plaid is a dynamite addition too.
Like you, I never would have thought I'd be into pink and brown but they seem to be all the rage at the moment and I'm hooked!
Love the fabrics and downloaded the pattern.
Hurry up and finish that paper! Lol,
I love those pinks and browns. I would have a hard time resisting too. I put myself on a new project diet. It's so hard when the UFO's start to take over.
I have a big collection of pink & brown to hopefully turn into a quilt someday. I fell in love with the colors after seeing a sample in a local quilt shop. Your quilt is beautiful.
Very pretty grouping of fabric. It will be a nice little reward for you once your paper is finshed :)) and then of course the Fairy Garden quilt.
I feel your pain and sympathize. I've got three "I have to finish these NOW" projects that I have to do before I can start anything "new". And I've got two WIPs that need some attention. And about six ideas for new quilts that want to come out to play! ARRGHHH. You'll get there -- and that paper WILL get done!
I'm not a pink kind of girl either - but I'm finding the pink and brown combo more and more pleasing all the time *s*
How's the paper going?! LOL!
Love the quilt and those fabrics r too die for....love the pink/brown combination!!!
Love your pink and brown fabrics! That combo is on my list of quilts to make someday.
What a beautiful quilt this is going to be. I love pink and brown together, and I really love Buggy barn designs!
Pink and brown is a lovely combination, I made a quilt for a bridesmaid last year and the combination went over so well.
Pink and brown may not be your colors, but the end product is truly lovely.
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