Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Starting a New Quilty Project...



Happy New Year my friends!!!!
I hope it will be a quilty one for all of you:)
I can't believe the holidays are pretty much over ...
time goes by so quickly when you are busy having fun:)

Did you have a lovely holiday?
I did...
and part of it was spent playing with 
lovely stacks of fabric and a new book...


Yes...
I've started a new quilty project 
for the new year!
(actually I started it a bit before Christmas)


I ordered the book a while back when
 I started to see wonderful blocks 
from the book on


The quilt had been a block of the month by

Amitie Textiles in Australia and 
 Jen decided to publish the pattern when the series ended.


I think the quilt is beautiful and each block unique.
I am using several different techniques to make the blocks...
like machine piecing...
paper piecing...
hand piecing...
and appliqué.

Here are the fabrics that I will be using....
I might add a print or two here and there as I make the blocks...
but I think I have a good variety of colors and prints gathered so far...
what do you think?














I've also discovered and joined the 
for those who are making the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt also.
It's always fun to see everyone else's blocks and fabric choices.

I have no idea how long this quilt will be in the making...
My work schedule is pretty busy but I do get together with my quilty friends once a month for a Sew Day and I'm planning to work on this quilt then...
YaY for quilty friends and YaY for Sew Day!!!

What quilty projects are you starting for the new year?
xx
Lori

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27 comments:

sheddy said...

I've been wanting to do this pattern ever since I saw it several years ago. Where did you purchase it? I'd love to get started. I just joined a weekly sit and sew and this would be perfect.

Mary Truax said...

was planning to finish some UFO's but plans have changed thanks to some blog hopping today!

Becky said...

Beautiful colors and such a cute pattern. It's going to turn out great!

lucia said...

Oh NO! This is the most amazing quilt I have ever seen! I JUST finally started knitting my '2 year' sweater (which I am determined to FINISH before it becomes a 2.5 year sweater!). One of my resolutions is to get through the STASH- now I will definately have to make this quilt!!!!
Your fabric choices are SOOOOOO gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration for a great new project for a new year!

lucia said...

p.s. What fabric is the one in your red selection (oh and green too) that has inspirational quotes on it? 'sing more showtunes' , 'fall in love with life' etc. I would love to know!

Carrie P. said...

what a sweet quilt. have fun!
Happy new Year!

Melissa said...

Where did you order this! It's beautiful and calling my name!,!

Terry said...

looks like a project that will take a long time to do. Very cute and a nice selection of fabric! Have fun.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Wow... this is going to be so fun to watch you do! I'm also wondering about the fabric line that lucia mentioned in her comment.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Wowzers! That is one gorgeous project! I love your fabrics and will be excited to see what you do. I have seen this pattern and wondered if anyone had taken it up! Now it's gonna happen! Happy New Year!

Missy Shay said...

I'm making your great granny square quilt using my hand crank sewing machine! I'm also teaching it to four little girls at my church, and made one for my prayer quilt ministry.

PamKittyMorning said...

I feel in love with this quilt at Quilt Market. It really is pretty spectacular! Can't wait to watch how it unfolds for you. Happy New Year. xo

CathyK said...

I just love your fabric choices. It is going to make a gorgeous quilt!

Stitches said...

hmmm, this is some beautiful fabric, I love all of the colorways!!! Your quilt will be very pretty and I'm anxious to see more as you get started and work to complete it. Have a great journey..

Sarah said...

The fabrics you have pulled out are gorgeous, so many that I love. Your quilt will be amazing. Good luck getting it finished! I tell myself it's not about the destination with quilting projects, but the journey getting there. Doesn't matter if you finish it, as long as you have fun and enjoy doing it I have to tell myself that - so many don't get finished quickly with my busy life!

Maxine said...

Like everyone else I love your fabrics..And your quilt will be amazing. I will be doing some UFO's along with some new..I want to make the row along you had going with your church group...and a few other things...May the NEW YEAR be great for everyone...

Kim with a K said...

Your fabrics are yummy and the pattern looks like a lot of fun...can't wait to see your photos!

Rhonda Sheffield said...

Love the fabrics! I'd like Santa to send me that stash! What line(s) are they from? I'm in the UK and while we have some good online quilt shops, getting new fabric lines can be tough.

Rhonda Sheffield said...

Love the fabrics! Wish Santa had left me that stash! What line(s) are they from? I'm in the UK and while we have some good online shops, it can be difficult to get new lines.

corinne said...

Love the book, I have never seen the book until today. Hope you post the blocks. Thank you for the doll blanket post. I made 2 of the for Christmas.

LesQuilts said...

I love this book and quilt too... I wish it was available thru a USA supplier!
I will be watching your progress with great interest!
Take care, Leslie

tubakk said...

I plan to finish some of my projects this year. And of course I have two row quilts to finish too. I always start new quilts, and find it difficult to go on with them when I find something new and interesting. I love your colours and fabrics!

crazykitsy said...

What a pretty blog!!
Love the fabric collections.

Rachell said...

Wow--how do you get all that pretty fabric?
I hope to finish my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.
My goal is to start my husband's firefighter-themed fire station quilt.
Also, I have the Fons and Porter "Brown Bear" kit that I want to get to for my son.
And, I want to make a Swoon kit for my other son with the Pieces of Hope Autism-themed fabric by Riley Blake.

Donana said...

I've been in love with this pattern since I first saw it last summer. My book will be here in a few days. I can't wait to get started. You fabrics are gorgeous. Now I need to find some text print fabric!

Donana said...

I finally got my book. I will be joining you in this project. I just have to figure out how to make it king size because DH wants this on our bed. It's going to be beautiful! How far along have you made it? I would love to see your progress.

Susie said...

oooh I'm really looking forward to watching your progress on this one. Jenny owns my local quilt shop and this is on my project list (just not sure when I will get to it, however I am sure you will pop it to the top and make me forget the rest! lol). I adore your fabric choices too. All the best.

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