Monday, June 23, 2014

It's a Red Letter Day

Anytime I can blog about a finish on a Monday it's a Red Letter Day.  But in this case it really is Red Letter Day.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 139
The fabric is Fruit Stand by Jane Farnham for Camelot Cottons.
This quilt finished at 67" x 67"
It has approximately 657 pieces.

The colors in this line aren't quite as garish as they look in the picture, they're summer colors but softer, very appealing and soothing to the eye.

This project was the perfect change of pace, no curves.  I was wanting a little curve break after finishing Gypsy Kisses and before starting on my QCR project.  I think RLD is a wonderful summer project. Grab 16 fat quarters and a 1/2 yard of your favorite colors, throw in  some background fabric and you're good to go.  After seeing all the RLD pictures on Instagram I could not help myself, I had to make my own.

Today is the start of my Quick Curve Ruler Sew-along, are you joining me?

I've decided to make Metro Scope, it was a tough call but I really like this block, it's different.

For my fabric I'm going to use Persimmon by BasicGrey.

Lisa, at Stashmaster,  and Nicole, at Sisters Choice,  are sewing along, and each working on a pattern different from mine.  A couple other friends are "thinking about it".  Drop me a note if you're joining in.  If you don't have a blog share your pictures and progress with any of us.   If you do have a blog drop me a note so I can link to it and follow your progress.    We don't have any rules, but if we get a few joiners we'll have a parade, how about Labor Day?

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  1. I'm going to be using the QCR, but I won't be able to get started on it until next weekend. I can't wait!!

  2. Got to get started on the quilts I have to do, but first a bag for my sister from the Downton Abbey collection. Happy Monday, XOXO

  3. RLD is lovely. Your new project with Persimmon is going to be equally lovely. Have fun!

  4. Another great finish Thelma ! I see you are using a lot of the modern fabrics now. Looking forward to watching your progress on Metro Scope :-D

  5. Hi Thelma! I'm waiting for a new pattern from Jenny and Helen called Dancing Churndash. As soon as it is available, I will join your sew-along!

  6. Hooray for Red Letter Day! I love it. Following your progress, I think I would like to make one for myself. Have fun on your summer QAL. I would join you but my summer to do list is long and I hate to add another thing to it. I'm trying to work on a few WIPs before Fall hits. I will watch your progress.

  7. I can't wait til you post about Coastal Lily! I just saw Judi's pix of it and I'm now working on regulating my breathing again!

  8. It's lovely! And a sew-along? I don't know if I'll join, but I'll definitely follow. :)

  9. I haven't seen that BasicGrey line before. Is it new? I wish I could join in, but just no time.

  10. Love your Red Letter Day, I want one of my own too! Persimmon is on my must have fabrics coming out, I've already seen so many samples made from that beautiful line. You're a temptress :)

  11. What a wonderful red letter day! Your quilt is stunning. Love the fabrics you've chosen to use.

  12. I have the ruler, but have not tried it yet. I just picked up the Metro Rings pattern too. Ooh Persimmon is lovely. I will see if I can squeeze this in.

  13. Good morning Thelma that's beautiful as usual
    I actually just started metro rings but I'm thinking about a twist of it (fingers crossed) have so many things going on I'll keep it posted on my blog this will be the third one I've made with her ruler
    Ps.cant wait till you post your coastal lily


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