Thursday, March 12, 2015

1718 coverlet madness...


 
Having bought this book by Susan Briscoe when it was first published, I was pretty sure it would be filed under "inspiring to look at" but "there is no way am I ever going to make that quilt". That is, until the charismatic and inspiring Sarah and Amy decided to host a Quilt Along. I have a bad track record with this kind of quilt as my unfinished orphan Farmer's Wife blocks will attest. But after months of sewing crazy improv pieces, I really feel the need to make sure that I can still sew small and precisely. Have finished February blocks and am on to March. The fabrics are Liberty Marylebone, Bloomsbury, and Denyse Schmidt among others with lots of shirtings. Making these blocks is simultaneously aggravating and addictive.You can join in the fun by searching for the group on Facebook. Hope to see you there!


6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I've been obsessed with this quilt for the last couple of months, and just found the FB group today. I'm not ready to start yet, as I'm finishing other things for the next few months. I feel the same way, wanting to do something more precise. This quilt has got plenty of variety. I'm so glad you're doing it too! Love your fabric choices.

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    1. So glad you are making it too! Hurry up and finish your other projects so you can start:) Thought I liked my fabrics until I saw Jo Greene's. SWOON

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  2. I find it fascinating to see old designs made with modern prints! I'm looking forward to following your progress on the 1718 Coverlet!

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    1. Thanks Karen! Does this one tempt you?

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  3. great start on this project! It will be fun to watch it develop

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    1. Thanks Barb! Have to show some grit and see it through:)

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