That is how I would describe the reaction of the girl in the local quilt shop when I pulled out "The Modern Quilt Workbook" and casually mentioned that, while I knew I would not be able to find that book in a LQS (She flipped it over to see the price tag - Barnes and Noble - just like in the old Hallmark commercials!) I truely thougth that my special order book would be in by now... I ordered it as soon as I saw it in one of those paper quilt store catalogs that I get... Back in JANURAY when I had a gift certificate... (The publisher of The Modern Quilt Workbook is Quarry & none of my local independent quilt shops carry that publisher...)
Where is my cat?
What is next?
Well I am going to Lancaster for the big quilt show on Saturday! :o) I am so excited, it is not a Mancuso show, so it will be/is different! (My GF & I have a theory/revelation about Mancuso shows - nothing bad... Thankfully they have shows... I'm just saying...) I can't wait to see how many repeats from Mid-Atlantic make it into this show... The Ann Fahl exhibit is going to be in Lancaster...
I am going to make this quilt:
"Plain Spoken" pattern in "The Modern Quilt Workshop" by Bill Kerr & Weeks Ringle.
In these fabrics:
The bottom three were/are my pallette inspiration. Totally not in my comfort zone, but the dandylion in me is so EXCITED!
I think I need about 8 yards or 16 half yardsto make the quilt full/queen size, but I have about 20 half yards showing (They don't give amounts for king).
I planned/may still plan to add the prints in with the solids - you know, to add my own spin to it - I am so not a rule follower... (In case you did not know...)
But I am intrigued by the only solids option too... Something I have "NEVER" done and never though I would do... That is why I purchased an Authentic Amish quilt...
Several questions (since I apparently have too many pieces fo fabric)
1. Do I take out the prints? (I am using them as the back & binding)
2. Do I pull out the 3 prints and 1 peach? I know several of the peaches are very close in color/value - even in real life...
3. Do I take out 2 peaches and 2 greens?
4. Do I divide several into fat quarters and remove a few of those? (keeping all of the greens, but using less of each)
5. Do I just keep it at 20 & make the quilt a little bigger? (The one in the picture looks wide & short...)
Wiffle - Waffle - Wonder
Comments and suggestions are most welcome!