I almost forgot to share with you the fall quilt I've been enjoying this month.
This is the only quilt that I own that is hand quilted. And as if the hand quilting doesn't make it special enough, it was hand quilted by a friend, so it's twice as special.
This is Lifetime Quilt # 18. If you would like to see better pictures of the quilting and learn more about the pattern, select #18 - Twisted Bargello from the list on the right.
I'm sticking with my "few a day" plan for the half square triangles for Belle Meade.
102 down, 554 to go, and the basket still looks empty!
And, I decided on my next project.
It's Nottingham Star by Grace's Dowry Quilts available from The Quilt Merchant.
I'm not sure why I was stuck on picking my next project, but once I decided that Nottingham Star was the next one up, my next 4 quilt projects fell right into line.
I picked this pattern for the following reasons;
it met my brown criteria,
the whole project has 1300 fewer pieces than Route 44,
it's really different from anything I've made before, the whole quilt top is like one gigantic block,
and I have everything I need to get going on it NOW!!
I really liked Sandy's comment about needing to "cleanse the palette".... a very apt description of what I was needing.
My Nottingham Star will be very scrappy. I've pulled around 60 brown, red and cream fabrics from my stash, no family of fabrics this time around. I think I've decided that cutting one or two squares from each fabric is taking longer than the piecing.
My next project will use the Maison De Garance fabric from French General for Moda. Based on the comments I received, that was by far the most popular choice for my next project. But I need to give that pattern some thought, and I want something really special for that family of fabrics.
Stay tuned for updates, I expect this project to go fast, if I ever get done with the cutting!
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