Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dandelion Girl Broke Her Wheel!!



I slept  in today.    Got up at 7:16...very unusual for me.  Of course, I didn't get to sleep until around 3:00 a.m., so I guess that is why I didn't wake up until after 7:00.  It surprised me a bit that Tag hadn't gotten up and bothered me...he is usually wanting breakfast at anytime after 5:30.  He slept in, too!   

 I've been spending the last two days looking through my quilt books...trying to find the perfect pattern.  I am making me Mum a quilt for her bed.  I'm using the Dandelion Girl fabric collection, which debuted back in 2007.  It's a Fig Tree for Moda line...always wonderful to work with...(thanks, Cathy!)  I am very much looking forward to working on this one.  (The 'jelly stars' quilt pattern shown in this photo is not the quilt I'll be making.)


I was totally inspired by this quilt... 
flickr account name pookie & schnookie
The blocks are called 'broken wheel' and this one is made with the Dandelion Girl fabrics!  How's that for inspiration??  Mine will be different, because I'll be adding borders, and because the blocks will be half the size that these are.  I have 4 pieces of yardage and I have 3" strips...those strips limit the size of the  squares I can make.  Luckily, I found that someone had redone the math...my blocks will be 6" finished.  All 54 of them!

I made me Mum a lap quilt back in 2009...click here to see it.  This will be the first quilt I've made to actually be used on a bed...and the largest quilt to date!  Mum had recently started talking about redoing the colors in her bedroom, which would involve buying a new bedspread.  I suggested that she let me make her a quilt for her bed.  And, I just happened to have this luscious fabric here waiting to be used!  

I am very much looking forward to getting started...I'll keep you informed as to how it is going.

I still need to lay out the bowtie quilt to check it over one last time before I sew the 6 rows together.  Then, that will join the others waiting to be quilted.  ~sigh~  I really must start getting those done!  

Have a good evening.  



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

8 comments:

moosecraft said...

Pretty! Love that Dandelion Girl fabric! Can't wait to see the progress on this quilt!

WoolenSails said...

That pattern will be perfect with the fabrics and your version sounds really nice, can't wait to see how it comes out. Perfect for you mom and a new look.

Debbie

Dog Trot Farm said...

Hi Jacque, what a pretty quilt this is going to be, I just know your mom is going to love it...I can see you are staying busy...Have a good evening...

annie said...

bet it'll be beautiful on her bed!
hope to see it as you go along!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love the soft colors in that fabric ~ you'll have it done in no time!!

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Farm Girl said...

What a very pretty quilt. What a nice present for your Mom. I am sure she will be thrilled. That will be a fun one to make. It must be so nice to get to sleep late. If I went to be at 3:00 I would still wake up in and hour. I never can sleep in.
I hope all is well.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I love this fabric! It's gonna be gorgeous!

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