Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Quilt Project

I've been on the lookout for years for a special project. I've been wanting to make a quilt for a remarkable couple, but hadn't ever found the perfect pattern for them....until now. When I stumbled upon this one, I knew I had found it:


It came in a kit and I'm not a big fan of kits. I've only made one other quilt using a kit so that's probably not a fair assessment, but I cut carefully and it was a still a very close call as to whether I'd have enough fabric. I squeaked by, but my SIL said the same thing about kits she has ordered. Still, this was perfect so I bit the bullet.The fabric is still available so I am going to play it safe and order some extra.



Then I became incredibly intimidated when I opened up the pattern:


There are 28 pages of instructions! Good gravy!! I am nothing if not determined though, but I am going to take precautions and make the accompanying table runner with some fabric in my stash first just to give me a little insight into the construction. And if I want this finished by Christmas, I had better get started!

15 comments:

Dorian said...

A lovely quilt it is too! You'll do just fine, take it one step at a time.

Chantal L. said...

Oh! My! Sizzling bacon! 28 pages? Guess they went for every little details they could think of. Making a table runner first is an excellent idea. It looks like a lot of pieces but doable by Christmas time, if you can find time to get to the sewing machine. :^D It is a beeeaaauuutiful design. I'm in love with it too. Will you make the light or the dark version? ;^)

Kathy S. said...

28 pages of instructions is just for the extra pictures. You've got this. Finding the perfect pattern and fabric was the hard part.

Pauline said...

What and incredible incident! I've been eyeing that style pattern for a couple of years! There's a similar one in one of the magazines I subscribe to, McCalls I think, that caught my attention, then when I saw this one, Keepsake I think, I was tempted to order the pattern. Might do it now. I just love the design.

Janet O. said...

Looks perfect for a rancher--a saddle blanket design, or something. Definitely a Southwest feel to it.
I recently made a quilt that had pages and pages of instructions (not 28, but it was a simple design). I found that what looked intimidating at first glance was actually just very thorough, step-by-step instructions that left out nothing. With careful reading, even a beginner would have no questions as to what was intended. I'd much rather see that, than some patterns I buy that are scarcely half a page and assume you can figure out what they mean. I always wonder what some newbie quilter feels when they read sparse instructions like that.

Tired Teacher said...

Making the runner is a good idea. I love the fabrics that were in the kit you purchased. I've made a few kit quilts - some were generous with fabric and others very tight or even short.

The pattern design is gorgeous! Happy sewing.

Rebecca said...

Oh yah! Lets hear it for the table runner first.
And then run with it.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Good Golly Miss Molly I would have run for the hills 28 pages!! You can do it. Can't wait to see it finished in a few weeks:)

Jim and Judy said...

I prefer more simple patterns for my simple brain! Bravo for you! I look forward to your quilt but I don't want Christmas to come that soon! The sun is out today! Our is always in the 50's, today it's 57d inside and 47d outside! Where is spring? Have a nice week!

Margaret said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! I hope you have enough time to work on it. Maybe once you get started, you'll find out that there is more detail in the instructions thsn you actually need. Enjoy making it!

Denise :) said...

I struggle with kits too. I did my nephew's Boy Scout quilt from a quilt and when I got one of the prints out, I realized I really had to be careful cutting in order to eeeek out all my required pieces. Not a scrap of it left! You'll do great -- can't wait to see what you make of TWENTY-EIGHT (??!?!?) pages of directions! LOL! :)

Shelljo said...

Good luck! It''s beautiful!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That looks like a really neat pattern!

Staci said...

Oh you are a brave one! 28 pages!
I know you can do it--you are a wonderful quilter!

Dar said...

I'm with you when it comes to kits. Don't do them any more, but that pattern/fabric line looks great, so I can see why you were tempted. Good luck on those 28 pages. Maybe that means she is very detailed in each step so it can be done by beginners too. It will probably be a piece of cake for you, since you are such an experienced quilter.

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