It's good to be back to blogging. Thank you all so much for your out pouring of sympathy for my sisters loss of her husband. It's been a very busy time over the past few weeks, and now it's time to get back to quilting.
Boxes of fabrics have been arriving on my doorstep. I only had time to stare at them wistfully until this week, when I dug in and started creating.
For those of you who are Judie Rothermel fans, you are going to love the new Macie's Journal line by Marcus Fabrics which will start arriving in quilt shops in March.
I have always told you that I'm a scrappy quilter. For the most part that is true. But, this time I'm focusing on only part of the line. My focus is going to be this selection below.
I started making some Log Cabins. I've always loved Log Cabin blocks yet I haven't used them in any of my designs. They are going to be prominently featured in this quilt.
If you look closely at the next two blocks, they should look familiar to you.
They are Country Charmer blocks. I set them on point in the quilt for an entirely different look.
This is what was tacked on my design wall by the end of the day. I really like what I'm seeing so far. Just look at all of the wonderful space I can fill with beautiful machine quilting! I'm going to call this quilt Heritage. I put my list of fabric requirements together, and we are placing our order for this fabric today.
Two of my least favorite aspects of quilting are sewing the individual blocks together into rows and putting on the border. With this quilt, I'm going to assemble the rows together diagonally as I go so I don't have that mundane task left for the end. That is going to make me a happy camper.
Again thank you all so much for helping Gail through this tough time in her life. Last Sunday, we had an outpouring of love from the quilting community gathered here at our home. We had food, laughter, and hugs. We have never entertained so many people in our home at the same time. Quilters poured into our house in droves. We will be forever grateful to all of you.