Saturday, May 22, 2010
work has begun on this year's sampler class at my LQS. 2008 was Lessons From Mama. 2009 was Victory Quilts. and although i have known since Thanksgiving what we were going to make. drumroll. 2010 brings Country Gatherings.Civil War Homefront was recommended and that is what i am using. the cover quilt is gorgeous. but if you are familiar with the book i will be making the Polly version. except without it's border. it's set on point with 20 alternating pieced blocks. so i'll also have to make one or two of those each month.but i was also taken with the Kelly version. and since i was already smitten with a Windham line called 19th Century Reds. using that and mixing with some fancy-schmancy-utility-fabrics like Ecology Cloth. there are 16 blocks. so i will have to squeeze in 4 additional blocks.not sure if i like this aged muslin. i ordered the Ecology Cloth to use as sashing. so when it arrives i will be hunting down some other fabrics to use as backgrounds. any recommendations will be appreciated.not sure if this pretty block will be a quilt. it's just fun to see your blocks made in different colors. the cover quilt has a focus print as the center square. but the Polly version uses the background which gives it a see-thru-lace-y look. a small difference. making the blocks just a bit different.