Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Starts

Here I go again...

I am constantly starting new projects before finishing my WIP's.  This week I got started on a project for my daughter that we started picking up fabrics for last November.  After visiting the King Tut exhibit, we found a line of fabrics that she just fell in love with so we started buying the fat quarters and looking for just the right pattern to use them in.  Although some are Eygptian related, some also have a taste of the Orient feel to them and we thought this pattern from the October issue of Quilter's World would showcase them well.  We wanted to be able to have some large blocks thrown in there to allow the fabrics to show at their best.  We also both loved the black grid of this pattern.  This is a picture of the magazine's quilt designed by Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar of Pine Tree Country Quilts. 

Here is a sneak peek of what I got put together today.  There are 12 blocks measuring 15 1/2 inches square.  I would have shared all twelve blocks but this is the best picture I got so I will try to get a better one soon.

Meanwhile, My daughter now has three blocks done on her bookcase project.  She has been doing a great job.  
Here is block one:

Block two:

Block three:

This is a BOM pattern from 2011 that Fandom Stitches put together and you can still print off the pattern to all thirty blocks.  They can be found at The Project of DoomIt is a Harry Potter Bookcase and I am not surprised that my daughter would find a choose this as her first sewing experience!


  1. I really like what you are doing with that quilt. It would look fantastic in all Asian fabrics. I'm always on the look out for patterns that work well for Asian prints because it doesn't seem like there are a lot of them. Congrats to your daughter too...nice blocks so far.


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