3 hours ago
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Do you ever get the overwhelming urge to do something? Even if you have a ton of other stuff to do that should be more important?
I'd bought a set of 13 fat quarters of Jennifer Paganelli's new line, 'So St Croix' and it arrived yesterday. It was supposed to go into the stash as a stand by in case of new baby girls, or small girls that might have birthdays. It didn't even make it to the fabric closet. I opened the envelope and before I'd taken it out of it's bag I'd got the cutting mat and rotary cutter poised and was ready for slicing.
A few hours later I had a quilt top. Boom.
What makes it even better is that I had 3 yards of a previous Sis Boom fabric already hoarded away for the backing. So I have the top, the backing and the wadding packed, along with pins and my sewing machine. I'm off on a trip tomorrow popping down the motorway visiting someone really lovely to feature in a future issue of Fat Quarterly and then on to my mum and dad's so I can go to a baby shower on Saturday. In those in between moments I'll be quilting that little beauty so I can at least dream I'm in St Croix.
I tend to overlook simple patchwork squares in favour of more complicated blocks or half square triangles (which are probably my favourite go-to type of block). It's no wonder people love these so much, it honestly took me 3 hours tops to get this thrown together. Obviously I stopped and started through the day, but that was my total cutting and sewing time, I reckon.
Not that anyone needs it, but if you want me to write up a tutorial then just holler. You know, with the math crap in (because that's the boring bit, isn't it?) Let me know. I am here to serve ;)
Be sure to keep checking in, both here, over at FQ Towers and the other FQer's blogs (you can find a list of them on the FQ blog) for more details on the e-magazine, when it's coming and what will be in it. It's VERY exciting.
Someone asked about whether it was a UK or US publication - well, neither. It's online, it's downloadable, and I suppose we're a multi national publication - with Australia, Germany, the US and the UK involved. I am seriously excited to tell you more, but that's all coming soon, I promise.
Posted by Katy Jones at 14:01
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