Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New beginnings....

The fabric industry came out with all kinds of Civil War reproduction fabrics....I liked them, but told myself I did not need them. But Roger loved them and wanted a quilt from them....so I have been collecting them for a while. Oh, not all I see by any means but a yard here and and a half yard there...and maybe a fat quarter or two the next time around. I have been looking at different quilt patterns and giving him choices of what he would like made...
and today the cutting began. I am using the log cabin block...but will not show what I am making with it till I am done. I first began by cutting the 2 inch strips from my lighter fabrics....and even began cutting them to lengths. But I have a ways to go before they are done. But the majority of that work is done...at least for the lighter side of the first part of the quilt.
Here is just a small sample from my darks...I have also have blues and a green or two and purple....I think I have more darks than I do lights. But that is okay.

It feels good to have the decisions made of what to make....and to have sat down and figured out the sizes I need to cut of everything. Now if I can just keep from getting distracted and cutting wrong...it s so easy to do sometimes. Especially when all three cats come down to see if they can help. I usually use something and mark my ruler, and I very well may do that tomorrow if I get to go back down and work.

It is supposed to start raining, so it will be a good day to work. We are also lonesome for Lorelei...she called me night before last and wanted to come to my house. Or us to come there. You just cannot imagine how sweet it is to hear her little voice...and she will talk to her Papaw a minute but then she wants her Mamaw back...oh, and she is still dressing up every day as a pink princess. I thought the newness of that might wear off but it hasn't.

I guess we will see what tomorrow brings....

12 comments:

Ginny said...

Yes, supposed to rain all day here and ice and sleet. You will be snug and cozy working on the Civil War quilt, I will enjoy seeing the progress!

Maple Lane said...

Your fabric choices are lovely.

MyNorth said...

I love the Civil War repro fabrics too. I've made some wearables from the fabric. (I'm not a quilter.)
Log Cabin pattern will be perfect for this fabric and can't wait for a sneak peek!

Judy said...

Oh my gosh, I totally love the Civil War fabrics. A friend and I each want to make a quilt with that line. I can't wait to see it done.

Sandra said...

we had a few drips of rain at 4 am and it it trying to rain, i did my rain dance, we need and want it to rain. the colors and fabric is really pretty and can't wait to see the finished quilt. so i am wondering if your scissors have a dent in them like your space bar....

George said...

I look forward to seeing what you are putting together from these cuttings. It's been raining here all day, so it's a good day for indoor activities.
I hope you get to see Lorelei soon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We are having rain rain rain today (and last night)... LOTS of rain. Supposed to turn cold tomorrow with flurries.

Love your quilt colors... I always love seeing the Civil War fabrics... Another group of fabrics I love are the jewel tones... Gorgeous!!!

I'll bet you get to see Lorelei SOON....
Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Love the fabrics. It will make a beauty of a quilt! (Not one of my talents). lol

Ellie said...

Love your fabric choices and I can't wait to see what you make with them. I always imagine that must be the hard part making a quilt - deciding what colours to put where. Have fun with it!!

Mary said...

Love the fabrics! Those reds are beautiful! I recognize a couple of the lights.

EG Wow said...

The colours go so well together. This is going to be a stunning quilt.

Marie said...

Love your Civil War fabrics, and I know the quilt is going to be wonderful. I recognize a few kinds from the one I made last year! Can't wait to see yours pieced!

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