Monday, May 20, 2013

And so it begins...

Today was a holiday here in Canada (Victoria Day) but I tackled a couple of work-related projects for the better part of the day; it felt good to get them done. I promised myself as a treat, I would pull my fabrics for the upcoming City Sampler Sew Along (check out the post at Sew Sweetness if you want to play along). One of my daughter's selected the indigo Prince Charming print as her favourite colour palette from the stack of goodies I placed in front of her, and she has been asking me to make her a quilt with blues and greens in it for awhile so...

...this will get me started. Today's post was about choosing fabrics. It was suggested 5 yards should be enough to make the blocks. If you do the math, it comes out to 40 fat eighths; I have 27 fabrics pulled so far, including a few other Tula Pink prints and a handful of solids. It was late by time I got these chosen and the sun was dropping ever so quickly but the picture still turned out pretty decent. The cream fabric second from the left is not a solid, but a tone-on-tone Sweetwater print. There are definitely places to use solids in this quilt, but I don't want to go overboard with them.

I'm ready for next Monday when we'll get our first post!

Thoughts and prayers going to Oklahoma tonight; my heart is heavy as I watch this evening's news about the storms. May God be with you all.



  1. I think it'll be wonderful in those colors. I think it's a good thing to make and think of beautiful things when sad things happen.

  2. Looks like fun Erica. I met Tula at Market. She's very fun!