Friday, March 13, 2009


Well, I am jumping in and doing my first Quilt-Along! Oh, Fransson! is hosting it at her site. I have admired her work for ages now, always checking and keeping up with her blog as time allows. She has some great step by step directions so far - even for us newbies! There is a Flickr group so we can all see each others' color choices and progress.

I decided to make my quilt for the little Prince, since the afghan (which the finishing border is IN PROGRESS on) is for the Princess. I found a great fabric at the quilt shop that features Blonde, Chocolate, and Black Labs! I just HAD to use that and then work all my coordinating fabrics around that one:
The lil' Prince's first Lovie happens to be a Webkinz Chocolate Brown Lab! (along with his blanka blue of course!) so you see, I just had to have these little puppies on the quilt! They will also be on a large part of the backing as well as the pieces of some blocks. The complimentary fabric for this one is a chocolate marble from Moda...of course...chocolate lab lovie :-)

Here are all the fabrics I have chosen:
The photos are a bit dark as we are having some rainy days here and there is little good natural light...sorry!

Here is a shot of all my patterned fabric:
And here is a shot of all the solid marbles from Moda:
Here is what I am using for the binding:
I cut all my pieces for the quilt yesterday! I was short less than 1/8 of an inch for one of the 4/5 x 4/5 squares I need for just one fabric so will have to run back up to the shop today to get a tad more of that one but otherwise, all the pieces are cut and ready for the fun part - piecing!!!

1 comment:

Cami said...

Great choices! I can't wait to see it come together. I am going to do this quilt along as well, but I have to wait unitl I get my sewing room put back together before I start, which may be a while.