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Friday, August 12, 2011

My Part 5 of America The Beautiful Quilt

Part 5 of the America The Beautiful quilt designed by Lynn Lister and published in McCall's Quilting required, for me, many hours of cutting and sewing.  And the picture of the results doesn't look like it did:
There are 78 of the border squares and 80 squares for the mosaic blocks.  All I can say is, if I can do all of that and still keep going, I must be a true-blue quilter.
I just had to see everything together:

I am one of those people who draws from her stash as she makes things, and so when it came to make the border squares I wondered if I had enough of two fabrics that would work.  After making my squares I really doubted my choices.  But now I think they will be okay.  There will be a border between the quilt top major and the hst border.  I can always change my mind if I don't like the outcome. 
When I see the prices of quilt kits I sometimes wince, but considering what goes into choosing fabric and the time it takes, they may be a good deal.

I won two charm packs of Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda as part of the Simple Things quilt along.  Thank you, Kelly and Carol.  I love charm packs and this fabric design is so pretty.  Kelly is at http://cottoncharmquilts.typepad.com/charmingchatter/  and Carol is at http://brownquilts4me.blogspot.com/

Tomorrow is Christmas QAL Saturday.  I am going to work on my Wreath Quilt and the Scatty Stars Quilt, and hope I accomplish lots.

God Bless.


Barb said...

This is going to be one amazing quilt!!

Deb said...

I love your ATBQ you have a beautiful stash to chose from your fabrics are just perfect for this gorgeous quilt! Don`t look at one block at a time but the whole picture not to worry it is going to be stunning!!

ytsmom said...

I've been enjoying your posts about America the Beautiful. This was a project in my guild last year. I am almost done, but seem to have lost my mojo! Just need to make 2 more houses, and the rest of the finishing. I too, am making from stash, so wonder how it will all turn out. I'm also questioning how much fudging will be necessary when it comes time to sew it together. Yours is really lovely.