Thursday, February 16, 2017

How About a Sew-Along?

There's a new book out by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co., Miss Rosie's Farmhouse Favorites.  It's a compilation of some of Carrie Nelson's favorite quilts.  As luck would have it, they're my favorites too.  

The cover quilt is Birdseye, I made this quilt in 2011, it's Lifetime Quilt Number 77.  (Link Here). I get my Birdseye out in the fall, but it's made with Civil War Reproduction fabric, I sure would like a new one, maybe made using some of Corey Yoder's cheery Sundrops fabric.

The book has 12 patterns, and two of the patterns feature other MRQC patterns that I made.

One is Three Barns, Lifetime Quilt Number 102 (link here) using French General fabric.  I made this quilt back in 2013.  When it's not on the farm being photographed with sheep it's in my office.  I toyed around with changing up this pattern while I was piecing it but in the end stuck with the original pattern, a good call on my part.  I still love those fussy cut medallion centers in the cornerstones.

Lucy also made the book, Lifetime Quilt Number 142 (link here), which I made in the fall of 2014.

I love the quilt, particularly the quilting, those cobwebs quilted in the center of those background blocks became the standard pattern for most of the Lucy quilts I've seen pieced.   That quilt does not live with me, it has a wonderful and loving home in California, but I've already earmarked my calendar to make another one, for me, this fall.

So of the 12 projects included in this book, I've only made 3, something I plan to remedy.

I think first up for me will be Due South.

This pattern has been on my To Do list for too long, but not for much longer.  I think this Rifle Paper Company fabric would make an amazing Due South.

Out of all of the Carrie favorites listed in this book I'm sure there is at least one pattern that's been on your To Do list for too long.  Wouldn't you like to pick a pattern, some fabric, and sew along with me?

To make it easier for one person to sew along, Carrie is providing a book for a giveaway.  To enter  leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite Miss Rosie's Quilt Co pattern, one you've made or dream of making.  You have until end of day Friday, February 17th.  I'll announce the winner next week.

MRQC patterns are hard to come by these days, how nice to have a collection of them available again.

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