Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Stacking Coins

One of the reasons why I was so eager to finish the mini wardrobe challenge was so that I could start on my next quilt project. I hemmed and hawed over the design and fabrics of this quilt for quite a while. Fortunately, with a little help from my sister, Kathy, I finally made up my mind.

I had some Bleeker Street (Marcus Brothers) fabric in my stash for a while, but not enough to make a quilt. Kathy, mom and I visited Quilting Adventures in Richmond, Va a few weeks ago where I found some more fabric from this line as well as some coordinating fabrics from the Full Moon forest line. By the way, if you're in the Richmond area, go visit that store. They had such great fabrics and they were so friendly!

On Saturday I started cutting out the fabrics. On Sunday, I started sewing. I didn't stop until I was done.

Whoa! I bet you weren't expecting that! I definitely wasn't. I mean, a quilt top in one day!?! Yes, friends. It's true. The pattern, Stacked Coins Quilt from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, was so easy and quick to put together. I love it! I highly recommend this book for this pattern and all the other great projects it has. We'll just see how long it takes for me to complete the back and quilting. I won't make any promises, though I do need to finish it before the end of the month.

This quilt is a gift for a friend. I can't say who, or for what occasion, or how late it is exactly (let's just say, very late) because I don't want to spoil any surprises.

12 comments:

Amber said...

That is such a nice design! I also enjoy the fabric that you chose! How adorable!

Katie Jean said...

yay, I'm so happy that you finally dug right in! The solid color worked out really well. Now you're going to have to make me one ;) hee hee

you can come over and play with my machine and the free motion if you want.

peacockchic said...

Oh man!! I really love that pattern and now I love it even more!!! great job!

Katie said...

This is coming out awesome - as usual :-)

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I've made this one too, and I love the ease of putting it together. The fabrics you picked are very soothing.

And your wardrobe challenge is sure inspiring!

Mama de Saga said...

The fabrics are wonderful. You must really love it. Can't wait to see it finished.

Rebekah said...

so pretty! I really love the fabric and colors that you used in this. Yay for finishing it in a day. That pattern is on my "one day" list so hopefully I'll get around to it soon :)

lucky knitter said...

I love the fabric and colors you are using. It's really coming out beautiful. I also loved your mini-wardrobe challege outfits. You are so talented.

Kathy said...

Great job! One day!!!!

Lil D said...

Oh, it looks great - lovely fabrics and in one day, too? Wow.

kathryn said...

i'm amazed and inspired--what a beautiful quilt top! i can't wait to see it all finished up!

peanut said...

That looks wonderful. I have that book (and lots of cotton scraps). I'll have to give it a try and dress up our bed a bit.