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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Don't you just love starting something new?

 I have not actually started yet, but I have started choosing my fabrics, and I am busting to get started.  Have had a few things get in the way of progress.  One being I had to wait for the pattern to arrive, then I had to find the "right yellow" and then I had to teach two classes, and then two family birthdays, and tomorrow is Father's Day.  I think I might get some free time in the afternoon.....fingers crossed.
This is my first collection of fabrics for the project.  Not really sure about the stripe on the RHS

I saw the quilt on Dawn's blog, Collector with a Needle.  Dawn and her daughter Nora, have created the pattern from an original antique quilt.  The colours and designs are simply spectacular!
I took a photo of the pattern envelope, but it does not do it justice.  The design and colours have really spoken to me, and I just "had to have" that pattern!  I scraped through my red boxes of fabrics, but Dawn told me there really is very little red in the original, mainly madder.  Well, dumb I might be, but I still think of madder as red.  What really tipped me over the edge though, was the bit of pink and blue.  That, to me, is just delightful.

Can you please find another 2 or 3 hours in the day for me?  I just entered 2 of my unfinished quilts into the Adelaide quilt show, and they have to be done by the end of October.  Looks like I will be back to rotating things for a while.  This way I get to work on the things I want to do as well as those I need to do.  At least I have no class samples or magazine work due for a while.  Means I can play with Calico Paradise..


  1. Oh Wendy I shouldnl;t have looked at the pattern as it's speaking to me too. So many are "speaking to me" though so can I resist this one? LOL
    A lovely quilt and I may just have to buy the pattern as i have the perfect fabric for the borders!
    Hugs, Jan Mac

  2. Love your fabric choices. Dawn's patterns are so amazing - I can't wait for you to get started and show your progress!

  3. Why hello there,
    Okay, first step - uncross your fingers - can't stitch with them crossed:) I love that pattern! can't wait to see your progress. Don't worry, you are not the only one who enters unfinished quilts. Just thought you might find comfort in that. Sometimes we work better when we are under pressure (I'm not sure I am included in that 'we' but will use that term anyways.) Love your blog. Have a beautiful day.
    Nimble Fingers & Even Stitches,

  4. Those fabrics are to drool over!!!

    :) Carolyn