These blocks are almost done, just a few more strips to go!
Since this doesn't make for very interesting blogging, how would you like to hear about a project I hope to start on soon?
As Nicole blogged about here, when we were at the Buggy Barn we both picked up kits for this project,
Halloween 1904 by Blackbird Designs.
This pattern was released in 2009. When it first came out I just fell in love with it, but since I didn't know how to appliqué I just put it on my list of quilts to always admire but never make. Last year, when I was in Utah, I ran across this pattern in a quilt shop, and last year I learned how to appliqué, so I picked up the pattern, now all I needed was some fabric and I would be in business. Well picking out fabric is hard for me for two main reasons, first, I'm not surrounded by wonderful quilts shops that I can stop into every time I'm out of the house, I have a good 45 minute drive just to hit one shop. So that makes shopping for a whole range of fabrics for a Halloween quilt hard. Two, I'm sort of a fabric shopping nut, nothing ever looks quite right in the store, I'm very picky, I get overwhelmed. It's hard for me to buy fabric off the bolt. But a kit, that's right up my alley. Give me a kit as a starting point and I can swap out and add to that kit until it hardly looks anything like it did when I brought it home. And that's what I plan to do with my Buggy Barn Kit, I'm going to add some blacks for greater variety, swap out some rusts for some oranges, and completely change the background fabric.
I'm so excited to get to make this quilt, a few weeks ago I didn't know when I would get to it, and now, it will be on my list of first 100 quilts, maybe around 96 or 97, depending on my Schnibbiles productivity. You just never know about some quilts, when or how they will work their way into your life!
BTW, last time I checked there were still some kits available at the Buggy Barn, click here for more information.