Distracted

Oh, hi!

I'm still here. 

I'm in the middle of one of the coolest paper piecing block designs, but I'm stalling on the embroidery needed.  So, I decided to cut up an entirely new stack of fabric and start a full quilt top.  Then I was rearranging the furniture in my house and somehow started stripping and sanding some old furniture.  Oh, and I'm starting a new quilt for the quilting retreat this weekend.  Distracted, much?

Well, I'm finally posting some pictures of that new quilt top.

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Pictures don't do this justice though.  Have you ever felt how light, soft and silky Anna Maria Horner's voile fabric is?  This is all from her Little Folks line.  I wish you could all reach through the monitor and feel this quilt top.

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Kelly over at kelbysews started the My Precious QAL (quilt along).  The purpose is to finally gather the courage to cut into fabric that you've been hoarding in a pile and gazing at and petting, but never sewing with.

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I meant to make a summer quilt out of this fabric last year.  Thank goodness Kelly knows what is good for me. 

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I still have to choose the backing and quilting pattern, but I did make this in three days.  I love it when other quilters push me to go the extra step.

15 comments:

Charise said...

It is beautiful Melinda. Tks for the kick in the pants to use some of my "precious" fabrics : )

CityHouseStudio said...

It's just beautiful!
I have a very similar quilt like this started, that I had intended to finish last summer, too! Maybe this is this inspiration I need to get mine done -- thanks!!!

Debbie said...

what a lovely finish...love that it's voile too. I bet it feels awesome!

Sonja said...

Oh, I have some of her voile and it does feel amazing! At least you're really productive, this is lovely :)

melissa said...

well if this is what happens to you when you're distracted, "bring it on," i say! what a gorgeous gorgeous quilt top!!

have fun this weekend at your retreat!!

Basildon Kitchens said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love it and yes, I wish I could crawl through the monitor and pet that fabric too! :)

Katie said...

I really love the colours in that line, so fresh! I have a bunch of pastry line that I just haven't been able to use yet! I really need to force myself!

Pile O' Fabric said...

So I totally think you should have an online paper piecing class! Yours is amazing, and I would love to learn! Sign me up! ;)

amandajean said...

I LoVE your quilt top! It's so so good.

H2Ogirl said...

This is soooo great! Awesome job (as always)

emedoodle said...

This is fabulous!! :) I'm so glad you cut into that Voile!

Kelly said...

super soft yumminess!!!!! Great job!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful!!

Alli said...

That's going to be an awesome summer blanket! :)

Heather said...

Great job cutting up your precious fabric :-). It is so hard to do, but look at this amazing quilt! So worth it!

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