After three months of not working on my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along, I determined the backing – light blue with swrils. It is part of Moda’s “All about color” Cozy Quilt Design line. I had to venture all the way to Orlando to stumble across this fabric at Quilt’s Cove.
Here is a glimpse of the four squares so far with the backing.
My mom’s super early birthday present for me is an 8-week quilting class at Fabrics on the Hill. At the end of the class, we will have a completed 6-block sampler quilt. Today’s introduction class reviewed rotary cutting, fabric selection, and a comparison of cotton and synthetic fabrics. Our homework is a rail fence block, which you will see by next Monday!
Shown below is my fabric selection for this sampler quilt. The stripes on the top will be my border and backing. The light green on the bottom will be my sashing and binding. All of the others will be my blocks with contrasting colors. The colors will match my living room for a wall hanging.
While on vacation in Florida, I made a trip to The Quilt Place. Although I didn’t need more fabric and I am in the middle of several projects, I was excited to see such an amazing fabric selection. They have over 10,000 bolts of fabrics, hundreds of patterns, and lots of quilts hanging for inspiration. At the cashier, there was a sign: “Your husband called. He said you can buy whatever you want.” Here is a glimpse of some of the fabric purchased:
Ten Blue Batiks for Stitchin’ Heaven’s Gumball Quilt Pattern:
2 Panels of Exclusively Quilters: Tribute to Vincent for my sister-in-law’s Vincent Van Gogh quilt:
The goal is now to complete some projects prior to buying more fabric.
Not only am I very excited for the Pinwheel Party and the Mystery Jelly Roll Quilt Alongs to start today, my mom is also excited. We visited a local quilt shop, Chester County Quilting, to pick out her fabrics. Here is a preview of her fabrics:
Pinwheel Party Fabrics using Batiks
Mystery Jelly Roll using Hoffman Fabrics Green Tea Bali Pops
I am starting my blogging journey by joining Anina’s Pinwheel Party. You too can join the party!
This past weekend, my mom and I ventured for the first time to Pennington Quilt Works in Pennington, New Jersey. Here is a sneak peek of my fabrics for this party: