July 28, 2014

How To Make An American Quilt (In A Month)

Remember that movie? I think about it once in a while... I had no idea about quilting when I saw it in the cinema, but I was SO furious when she decided to drape the beautiful quilt over her damn shoulders, dragging it around the farm, and completely dirtying the WHITE edges. Furious. It's been almost 20 years and I'm still furious. 

But I digress...

Look at this! It's pretty and makes my eyes happy! 

We had friends over for a late-night dessert sesh because I made this Nutella Cheesecake that we still talk about because holy shit it's so damn good. I might've bought more cream cheese so I can accidentally make more. I keep digressing... this is what it's like in my brain, you guys. Bet you feel bad for the hubs right now! Anyway, on their way out the door, they mentioned that their friend was getting married mid-September and could I make a wedding quilt?

I love these ding dongs, so I didn't punch them but said yes instead. But I can do it? I can do it! Much confidence!!

After a lot of back and forth, we finally decided on a pattern. Well, they did... I just said yes, I can do it. They scoured the interwebs and this quilt by Beth Copeland got the nod from them and me. I don't know why I nodded... I have to make it queen-sized, so it's going to need 400 HSTs. I need help. Like literal help... I told my friend she might need to come over and trim HSTs lol!

BUT I CAN DO THIS...!!! I hope?

It started with green, then teal and yellow joined the party :) Yay! I'm very excited for this quilt and I hope it turns out great!

I actually cannot stop taking photos of this stack.

Seriously. I can't stop. 

The hubs said he loved it too and I think he finally understands why I pet fabric. Because LOOK AT IT. Okay, I need to shut up and get down to business. 

And make that cheesecake. Do it. DO IT. 

9 comments:

greycatquilts.com said...

It's funny how color schemes seem to rotate into quilting minds all at once... I started a Winged Square quilt top using these three colors, along with pink.

You can see the plan at https://flic.kr/p/nWevGu, though I've taken a small break from it to get a smaller top quilted.

Dottie's Daughter said...

I remember being horrified at her dragging that white quilt through the dirt too.

Karrie S said...

I never saw the movie, but I think I remember that Winona Ryder was in it. I LOVE the colors/prints you picked out! I'm happy your husband is starting to "get it". But I have to say, you have quite the eye! That seems like it would be really easy to do, but it's not for me. I don't have a big stash yet, but I get WAY too overwhelmed at the store trying to pick out 10 of the same color. I end up with too many and then just get frustrated and leave it there, haha.

-karrie

Nini said...

Can't wait to see the finished project...DO IT! Kidding, of course! But you had a great idea...make your friend come over and help trim those HST's. Bloc-Loc makes those perfect rulers for just that kind of thing...!!

Joy said...

You go girl!

Love those colours!

Bennett and Graves said...

Rather early in my quilting life I made a queen size Domino Effect quilt from the book "Super Simple Triangles" by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan. And there was nothing super simple about those triangles! Scared me off them for a couple years. Love your color choices.

Jolie said...

I remember being angry with her blatant disregard for the whiteness of it too. And thinking it was a lovely quilt, but it cementing my desire for pieced quilts over applique.

And still, I can't get over the fact you're only making 400. Some friend. Mwahahahaha. I forgive you for the paltry number of HSTs because at least you're making them in gorgeous gorgeous colours!

Grit said...

Wonderful fabric choice, I`m looking forward to see more.

Carla said...

I'm quite positive I will faint when I see what you do. I'll get over it tho. I wouldn't want to miss anything.....

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