Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The making of a Quilt for Quiltmaker... blog #1

So, I have been chosen to make a quilt for Quiltmaker magazine's Back to School Party which will be revealed on their website in September. I am one of 9 quilters from across the United States and Canada that are working on the same pattern but with different fabrics. I have been given the ok by my editor to share my progress with you as long as I don't "reveal" anything about our pattern until after the big party.

I have been provided with some wonderful fabrics, batting, thread and a pattern to follow based upon my quilting preferences. That is really the only reason that I applied to do this project. I loved the thought of fabric being sent to me in the mail. I like Christmas, and this was literally, my very own Christmas in July. :D

Since I love scrap quilts, the powers that be decided to sent me the following Robert Kaufman fabrics:

I washed them and began cutting the required pieces according to the directions. This is not necessarily a pattern that I would choose to do myself, but the instructions have been easy to follow and the quilt has come together very quickly. I do have to say, that I have enjoyed the Kaufman fabrics tremendously! I think they are beautiful and truly make the pattern come to life.

My frustration is the left-over triangles. I am so used to using up every scrap in my projects that the thought of any "waste fabric" kinda makes my skin crawl like when hearing fingernails on a chalkboard. I think I may sew a few together and make something to throw onto the back of the quilt just to make it a little more personal.

I have completed the quilt top today and plan on sandwiching it all together tomorrow and begin quilting the suggested quilt pattern as they have asked. I will continue to blog over the duration of this project until the big reveal mid-September.

Looking forward to the whole project reveal! Please join us, won't you?

Lavonna ZWB

1 comment:

  1. Hi from a fellow team member. :-)
    I agree - this isn't a pattern I would have likely done on my own, but that's a good thing, I think. I find that some of my nicer quilts are ones I never expected I would make. You never know what you'll end up with, i guess.