It's Tuesday, time for another Eventide Sew Along update!
For those of you who've not been by lately,
I was lucky enough to find 31 other quilters just looking for an excuse to make this quilt too!
It's not too late to join, send me an email or leave a comment if you're interested!
First, I think I finally have my sew along list in order, but if you've been omitted or added in error, please contact me. I've added all participants to the Eventide list on the left.
Now for some Miscellaneous Updates:
Nicole, at Sister's Choice Quilts, who's using a mix of Lecien fabric but mainly Antique Rose for her Eventide, posted a very helpful blog regarding fabric choices for Eventide, be sure to read it if you've not done so. It's worth reading even if you aren't making Eventide. Choosing fabric is definitely my biggest struggle when making most quilts. Today Nicole is providing a tutorial on how to make the hour glass blocks for Eventide, another reason to pop over to her blog. Nicole, thanks so much for providing such wonderful posts for Eventide, your tips have been a big help to me!
Sinta, at Pink Pincushion, blogged about an Eventide finish, not hers, but an amazing quilting job on someone else's, take a look and be prepared to drool!
Judith, at Smokey From the Netherlands, blogged about her participation in the sew along, in two languages! She's using Roses the Noel as her fabric for Eventide.
Paula, at How to Make an American Quilt, has cut out and sorted all her Luna Notte fabric and started piecing the Ohio Star blocks, her design wall is looking pretty good, take a look.
Gretchen, at Stella Bella Quilts, has her Eventide pattern and fabric, I'm eager to see Eventide using her fabric choice of, are you ready for this, Central Park!
Sue, at Cozy Little Quilts, has also made her fabric selection, Luna Notte, and her first Ohio Star Block, take a look!
And finally Beatrice, has posted some pictures of her Eventide progress. She's off to a great start, her hour glass blocks are all done.
I think that's all the posts I've caught for Eventide progress, if I missed you this week, I'll make up for it next week.
Some folks have also passed along their fabric selection for Eventide,
Deb is leaning towards Jo Morton fabrics,
Anita is going with Rural Jardin (I've yet to see that fabric make a bad quilt)
Bea thinks Collection for Cause - Heritage will make an amazing Eventide,
Carol is thinking about Wiscasset,
Lisa is going with Luna Notte ( our most popular choice so far),
Betty is shoppping from her stash and going with an older 3 Sisters line, Gingham Rose,
Peggy has decided on Gatherings,
Shelley, Martinique, (I think I've spotted one quilt using this fabric on a blog, and it wasn't Eventide, this was a popular line but folks must be sitting on their fat quarter bundles!)
Sinta and Cheryl are going Fig Tree, Mill House Inn and Breakfast at Tiffany's
and Leona is going to let the fates decide her choice, she's ordered Antique Fair and Park Avenue, whichever fabric arrives on her doorstep first, that's her choice. I wonder what will happen if they show up the same day!
So that's all I've heard so far as far as fabric choices go, but we have a wonderful assortment already. What an amazing parade we'll have!!
I'm going with Park Avenue for my Eventide, I, like Bea, decided to make the large star points (large hour glass blocks) first. Here's my first attempt that didn't please me.....
I wish I could tell you why.....and that's the part that drives me crazy, I'm not a why person. I'm a rule follower, which is probably why being an Accountant fit me perfectly, no whys in Accounting, it's all about following the rules. But I'm wanting to understand why I do and don't like my fabric choices, it would be so helpful, a real time saver, and easier on my budget if I could determine my likes and dislikes before I cut and piece the blocks.
And here are 6 sets that do.
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I'm now trying to decide if the only reason I picked Park Avenue was because of the blue, and the pattern had the large star points in blue. After making so many poor choices, I'm beginning to think it's not my fabric choices that aren't appealing to me as much as the blue star points. I'm now wondering if I wouldn't prefer those star points in caramels or tans.
I think the only way to determine if I'm going to like this look is to finish the quilt with the blues, and even then, I wonder if I'll be thinking that I could have made a better fabric choice. Note to self, before you start cutting and piecing your Eventide, or any pattern for that matter, remember, you can choose any fabric that appeals to you for any aspect of a project, the picture on the cover of the pattern is just a suggestion, a pretty good suggestion, but just a suggestion.
Oh well, now it's on to the 42 Ohio Star blocks for me. I think I"ll make a few, to get a feel for the fabric, then go to town on cutting all pieces and parts for the remaining blocks, or at least that's my plan for today!
Denise in PA, you're the winner of the Pom Pom Charm pack giveaway from last week, send me your address and I'll get that lovely fabric in the mail to you!
Beatrice - You're this week's Sew Along winner of any Carrie Nelson pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop!!
Added later - I just learned today is Beatrice's birthday, so she's a winner AND a Birthday Girl, so drop by and wish her a Happy Birthday, and if you can say Happy Birthday in French, that would be great, Beatrice is joining our sew along from France and has selected Due South as her Carrie Nelson pattern!!
If you wold like to win a Carrie Nelson pattern of your choice from the Fat Quarter Shop, leave a comment on this post by midnight, CST, Wednesday, February 23rd.
Any comment will do!
Thanks for stopping by!!