Friday, May 4, 2012

Quilt Along with Me...

My semester has finally come to the end and now I have 4 months of no late night studying, reading, or paper writing. To be honest for the last few days it has kind of been odd. I don't know what to do with myself. I have a few things on my bucket list for the summer one is to do some reading but for pleasure not school. I have been reading Fifty Shades of Grey, I am on the 2nd book and they just keep getting better! Highly recommend quick reads.
 Another thing on my bucket list is to make a couple of quilts, one for my daughter's bed and one for my bed. I have never made quilts of these sizes, in these patterns, or have attempted to machine quilt before, but I am getting excited to start. My husband is going away Memorial day weekend to visit family and I want to surprise him with a bedroom makeover. We have redone our living room, our son's room, and our daughter's room together and I think its about time we have a nice bedroom too :) So I have stepped up to the challenge. Right now it has barely anything on the walls, is in a boring pale yellow, cream curtains, and a on sale target comforter, not very romantic or relaxing. I will definitely be writing some blog entries with pics of before, after, and the progress once that weekend comes but the first step is to get this quilt started and hopefully finished by then.

I thought it might be fun to have a few of us to do a quilt a long together. Post our blocks and progress and give us some motivation to keep on going since we are "working together".  Any newbie quilters, or any level quilter want to join me in this adventure? While I am not a newbie to the fabric world or sewing, I am a newbie in the quilt world so do not feel that it might be too big of a challenge for you, we will make mistakes together ;)

This is the beautiful quilt that I decided to make for our bed. It's by Art Gallery Fabrics.  

If you click on the link above it will take you to the quilt and the free PDF file. It's final dimensions I believe are 52" x 52", so I will be increasing the size for my quilt since our bed is a queen size, but I think this pattern will look absolutely gorgeous. 

These are the fabrics that I chose for my quilt. They are also by Art Gallery, their Bazaar Style Collection. 

Now as you can see, I don't have as many different types of fabrics they list but I have tons of yardage of 9 different fabrics. I think that is the best part of this quilt you can use as many or as little fabric designs that you want to use, purely personal preference. 

So I hope you all are up to the challenge of completing this quilt with me, I love seeing all the different fabrics and patterns people choose, gives me inspiration. If you want you can email me you pics of your fabric and progress at and I will post all of our weekly updates. So excited!!

My goals for the night: Ironing and beginning to cut my squares out :) listening to Pandora: Gretchen Wilson Radio (for all you country fans, awesome station!)

<3 Kris
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  1. Great blog. Free time to sew is always good. Congrats on finishing the semester.