Tuesday, May 31, 2011


And by that I mean, cutting lots and lots and lots of strips of fabric for my very first quilt.

I'm making it over the course of a 6-week modern quilting class with 3 other ladies and our lovely teacher Heather. (she took this picture.) I was right to think that doing my first quilt this way would keep me motivated, because if I had cut all of these strips alone in my sewing cave I would have lost steam very quickly. Instead I got to do it while gossiping about OB-Ggyns and telling funny breast feeding tales. (I know, totally stereotypical sewing circle.)

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do my quilt in all solids. Then I decided it would be for Hendrix's new twin bed, which currently has no blanket on it. So the palette is pretty bright, but it will be perfect for the kids' room.

fenced in quilt, coming along
Here is an example I found of the "Fenced In" pattern we are using. This beautiful Innocent Crush version is still in progress, but you get the idea. The pattern comes from this book

I'm really so excited to have a big ol' finished quilt by the end of June! In a couple weeks, I'll give you a sneak peek of my blocks. Or maybe I'll just wait until the big reveal...we'll see  :)


  1. That looks like FUN! The quilting and the gossiping :)Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  2. I need to find a fun sewing store like this. Also, your quilt will be amazing. I love the solids/colors.

  3. "Stripping" had me a little worried for a minute and then I realized you were talking about quilting. :-) The colors are beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished product.


  4. I've always wanted to make a quilt! I'm excited to see how yours turns out!

  5. Very ambitious! I can't wait to see how it turns out!


  6. Ooh I am excited to see how it turns out! Those colores are amazing!

  7. Oh wow, that is going to be gorgeous!! Are you taking the class at Sewn Studio? I haven't made it out there yet, but it sounds fantastic.

  8. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous! And I'm so proud that you're working all in solids. I can't wait to see the finished product!


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