Friday, November 19, 2010

Thinking about quilting . . . .

When I'm not actually in my sewing room working on a quilt, a lot of the time I'm still thinking about quilting. Who hasn't bought a brand new family of fabric, then spent the whole night dreaming about how to use it?

So when I'm not spending as much time in my sewing as I like, like right now, I'm still thinking about what I'm going to do next. Next being next quilt up, next month and even next year. I've recently updated my To Do List on my blog with 9 projects I already know I want to complete in 2011!

So with all the time I've had to think about quilting lately, I have decided on what I'm going to work on the second I get off that Mocha Trail....it will be time for a Root Beer Float.


Root Beer Float is by Hyacinth Quilt Designs.

Several things about this quilt appeal to me, but the aspect that I like the most is how those outer star points just bust through the sashing, like they are so bright they can't be contained.

Here's a little different twist of that pattern that Cindy, of Hyacinth Quilt Designs, just finished and is currently displayed on her blog. I think this is the size I'm going with, three blocks by three blocks.

I ordered my pattern from the Hickory Stick Quilt Shop after seeing Root Beer Float folded on the end of Cindy's bed in her "Quilts on Bed?" post.

I've also decided on the fabric I'm going to use for my version of Root Beer Float,


and I've got it all spread out on those middle shelves in my sewing room so we can get to know each other better.

I'm going with Olde World Style Fabric by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studio.

I like to work with Christmas fabric in December, and while this fabric is far from Christmas fabric, the colors make me think of Christmas, and match my living room and kitchen perfectly.


I'm not sure how I'm going to squeeze all this lovely fabric into that one quilt,

but I sure am having fun just thinking about it!


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23 comments:

  1. Thelma, I love this pattern and I also love the fabric you have decided on for your's. But I'm thinking that this pattern could be done in any fabric, a complete line or just scrappy as all get out and still be an eye catcher. Why haven't I seen this pattern before??? These are the ones that generally reach out and grab me the moment I see them! Have a great day!

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  2. Love the fabric! Definitely a sophisticated Christmas quilt.

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  3. Half the fun of quilting is the planning! All those quilts that need to be made, enough for two lifetimes but we keep trying to squeeze them in and prioritize. Good luck!

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  4. What fun! Planning, Planning! Love the pattern and I think your fabric is going to make an awesome quilt!

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  5. I have now doubt that your version of this quilt is going to be beautiful. I love your fabric selections. It looks cute sitting there on your shelf!

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  6. Yummers! I think that says it all LOL!

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  7. Can't wait to see your version! I think it's going to be awesome!

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  8. Great idea to 'get acquainted with your fabric first...love your choices!!
    Paulette

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  9. Love the pattern and your fabric choices. It is going to be beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  10. It sounds like you're lucky enough to be able to shop at Hickory Stick on a regular basis? My friend & I drove up there (2+ hours one way) to do a little shopping. Loved it!

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  11. Looks like a fun pattern! I loved when you said that you and your fabric "get to know each other"! LOL

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  12. I love Maywood Studio fabrics, and I don't think enough people know about them. They are beautiful, and feel so luxurious!

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  13. Brilliant selection--both pattern and fabric! Isn't that design just wonderful? Can't wait to see how your version comes along.

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  14. I'll be watching your progress; I like that pattern.

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  15. What a perfect post title...when I'm not quilting I'm definitely thinking about it...sometimes I can't get to sleep because I have so much quilting on my mind!

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  16. Great looking pattern! I love the star in a star look. wow, your shelves are so clean and organized. I was just setting up my new sewing shelves last night and they don't look nearly as neat as yours!

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  17. That is beautiful fabric. Such pretty designs in it. I want to work on Christmas fabrics in December too and have been saving some Glace all year for a small cheery little quilt.

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  18. its going to make a beautiful Christmas quilt!
    I look forward to watching your progress and seeing the quilt!
    ah yes a fellow eat, drink, sleep quilts type of person! seems we are always thinking about them aren't we?
    Kathie

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  19. It's going to be beautiful! That fabric is so elegant!

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  20. I went to Hickory Stick site, but I dont understand how to order the Root beer float pattern...Could you tell me what to do?
    thanks,
    Gael

    landgtino@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Thelma, you are so right! Even when I am not quilting, I am always thinking about quilting. What to make next, what project to finish and now what should I talk about on my blog! Too funny and too true. Love that fabric and pattern too!

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  22. Love. Those. Fabrics. That's all I have to say about that. :)

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  23. Hi Thelma! I just ordered the Root Beer Flaot from Hickory Stick Quilts, and they will mail it out tmr YAY!
    I'm thinking of doing a red, white N blue one for the summer since its stars, and I need a patriotic hanging...I'm sure I'll want to make it up in other fabs also.
    Love your choices. That will be one elegant quilt!
    Take care,
    Gael of Pink-a-Palooza

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