Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It Called to Me...

The other day, for the first time since, oh, I think, January, I took a leisurely stroll through the fabric department at our local quilt shop (Wal-Mart, really) to see what fabric might be "pretty" or "fun" to quilt. 

I had been avoiding the fabric department except on a "NEED to have" basis.  I mean a truly NEED to have (in order to complete a project) and even then I bought only the bare minimum because I had challenged myself to making quilts (and other projects) with what I had on hand.  You would think that 9 months of using up all the various pieces and scraps of fabric that my "stash" would be getting low.  Not so much! 

The real reason I stopped by the fabric department was to pick up some black fabric to make more Bride & Groom wine bottle covers for the upcoming show in November.

While waiting for someone to come cut the fabric I strolled... And then I found it!  It was a lovely light green with lightly printed brown leaves on it.  AND, the best part of all... It was on sale for only $1.50 a yard!  Score!

When I picked it up and placed it with the black fabric I had I discovered that it wasn't black.  It was really more of a dark brown fabric.  It looked so pretty together.  it was like they belonged together.  I couldn't separate them.

It was right then that I knew what I was going to make!  I've wanted to try another whole-cloth quilt since I gave the first one away so quickly after finishing it.  Not that I plan to keep this one for myself, but at least I will have time to "enjoy" it before I try to sell it at the show.

So, I layered the fabrics and batting, marked the center and then I started drawing.  Here is the finished product. 

And, like I did in the spring, I am entering an on-line quilt festival.  Voting will begin November 1.  I have entered two categories - Throw Quilt and Home Machine Quilted.  Go check them out and vote!





  1. This is lovely! I know what you mean about using what's on hand, too! But sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do:) I've never made a whole cloth, but can see how it would be it's own cool project! Hmmm, another item on my to-do list?! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I have found that fusible batting is very helpful in such a project. :) Good luck with your to-do list.

  2. I've been wanting to try a whole cloth quilt for a while. You've done a lovely job!

  3. Wholecloth quilts are so intimidating to me. You've done a lovely job on this!

    1. Thanks, Robin. They intimidated me for a long time too. I had always envisioned hand quilting one (I still plan to, someday), but it just seemed so daunting. The layout of the quilting pattern was actually the most time consuming part of this quilt. Give it a whirl!