Monday, August 3, 2009

Day One: Americana


I am starting a new quilt. I have a smaller, batik quilt that I'm working on, but I've decided to switch gears on that one. This is a quilt that I'm trying to piece together before the end of October. If my progress continues at the current pace, I can actually see myself finishing this quilt before mid-September. But, factor in the start of school (and whether or not I'll be employed soon), I thought I should probably get started on this now, rather than later. Why the end of October, you ask? I have an appointment with Katydids Quilting to drop of the 'top.' The gal, there, is going to quilt this for me on her longarm. For this quilt, I am using a pattern that I found in McAll's Quilting "America Loves Scrappy Quilts" Spring, 2009 issue. I probably would've started (and finished) this quilt before 4th of July, but there was this 'little thing' called a military move that kinda got in the way. Anyway, each day that I work on this and finish a block or two, I'll post my progress on my blog. Hopefully, this will keep me on my toes about updating this blog more often. Thank you for stopping by! As always, have a terrific day!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous fabric! Gorgeous pattern! I'll look forward to watching the progress on this lovely piece.

runningonink said...

Oh Ethel, you are off to a wonderful start! So pretty! I will cheer you on to get all this done in your time frame! You go girlie!

pescbrico said...

This will be a very beautiful quilt!

Thanh said...

Woohoo! A post from Ethel. Glad to see you creating away again.

Mary said...

Ooooh. I can't wait to see how this one turns out.