Saturday, May 23, 2009

I need another quilt project like a ...

Back in September I bought the book Garden Club Quilts and it has sat on the shelf since.  After hearing from Libby that there were a few bloggers (see the list on the sidebar) encouraging each other in the project, I too decided to jump in.  Perhaps with the encouragement of others I'll actually get this one done. 

So far I have pulled some fabric and started tracing templates.  Perhaps this weekend I might get some stitching down..



Just a couple of other things that I have found in my morning reading.  Have a look at this stitching one women did for her hubby.  Ahhh...I love my DH, but I would just use plain paper and a pen!

And lastly I leave you with another squirrel pic.  This little lady(?) is quite brave and didn't seem to mind me taking pictures.  I do wonder if it is the same one I've always taken pictures of and perhaps she knows the drill :o)

Have a good weekend!!



Until next time...

21 comments:

anne bebbington said...

mmmm - I saw Libby egging everyone on with that one - looks like a lovely pattern and the plaids you've selected to work with are delicious

Stina said...

Ohhh.. you have started!!!! :o) Good luck.. still havent dug into the fabrics.. but have a quiltweekend coming up.. so I might start then!!! :o)))

Screen Door said...

I'll have the pompoms cheering everyone on. Looks like fun. It has inspired me to get back on my Primitive garden quilt.

Karen said...

You really did a nice post on our Garden Club quilt project!

Valerie said...

Oh I so love it! I think quilters just think that we can do several projects at one time. I am just a beginner so I have to be careful or I will not finish anything. I am the biggest procrastinator. You can do it. This is a beautiful quilt.

Carrie ~ said...

Looks like another fun project, love all the homespuns. The quilt has so a great theme, these always tempt me too. Have fun...

Jackie said...

You are right sometimes you need the support of friends doing the same project! I like the fabrics that you have chosen. Looking forward to seeing the progress. Like you, I would use a pen and paper as well.

Needled Mom said...

That is going to be quite the project. It will be gorgeous when finished.

I agree that a pen and paper would have been my choice for the letter.

I enjoyed seeing the photos of your visit to the V&A Museum. That kimono was spectacular.

YankeeQuilter said...

The garden quilt book reminded me of a group of quilters I knew near Baltimore who called themselves the Garden Club...they thought their husbands would scream if they knew they had joined/started another quilting group!

Gretchen said...

You will have great fun making the Garden Club quilt!!! I have had the top done for a couple of years now but haven't gotten around to quilting it yet (I really should...)

Kitty said...

Good luck with the quilt - I love the fabrics you've chosen.

Cute squirrel too!

x

JuliaB said...

I think that love note lady has too much time on her hands!!! x

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

We are going to have such a great time working on this one together! I love this quilt.

And your squirrel pic... wonderful! How cute and such a great photo.

Kim said...

Hey Jane! I am the slow poke of this Garden Club group. We have all summer long to poke away at it - no worries - no fuss - just fun. :o) Gee, now that you've posted something I will have to get around to that as well. Enjoy...cute squirrel chick there on your feeder.

Libby said...

Yeah for the Garden Club quilt! Love your fabrics . . . . can't wait to see your first block *s*

Thimbleanna said...

Your fabrics are really pretty. Are you making the quilt on the cover? I love the fact that you have your own personal squirrel model -- she's adorable!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Wow, that looks like an ambitious project! Good luck. I loved the sewn love letter.

Rafael's Mum said...

love the squirrel ! good luck with the quilt !

Nicole said...

Oh my! I can't wait to see how this develops!

Sarah Jayne said...

Can't wait to see how you progress with your quilt.

Lynda said...

The book looks interesting and your choice of fabrics perfect!