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Friday, April 20, 2012

A New Crush

Last night we ventured out through traffic to go to the mall.  I wanted to look for sheets, but the store was out of the size I needed, then we had dinner, and finished with a browse in the book store.  I looked at quilting magazines.  I was browsing through the current (May/June) issue of McCalls when I turned the page and saw this!





Oh my!  I'm in love!!! I'm practically drooling right now.  I want to make this, and I want to start today!  It finishes 56"x56" and the star blocks are 6" but I am considering enlarging it to make a bed quilt.  We need a new quilt for our bed.  Our current one is 12 years old.  Would you like to see it?  You can at Judy Martin's website here -- it is looking much shabbier now.  I had to cut off the binding and apply another (and the first was bias cut, but still frayed.)  The problem is that I LOVE that quilt and haven't found another I loved as much.  Until last night.  I've actually considered remaking the original, but it is a square, and so it is a bit short on our queen-sized bed.  This new quilt I could make a rectangle.

My plan is to make the star blocks 8" and enlarge the border, too.  I already have the plan!  I have the fabric!  I have the excitement!  I don't have the time....    shoot.  My mother-in-law comes tomorrow night for 10 days.  Maybe after.  Of course, I have absolutely no business starting a major project right before moving.  But it has happened before.  Until then, I'm keeping the magazine with me, and stealing peaks as often as I want.

Aloha,
JoAnne

10 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous!!! I can totally see why you love it! I do too. No time for me though...but I could see that in the new line Lisa Bongean has coming out in the fall...hmmmm. :-)

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  2. Wow.... that is a gorgeous quilt! (I think I need to go out and look for the magazine!)

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  3. I saw this pattern too and loved it. Seems a perfect quilt for you...to dream of until the day you get settled again. :-0

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  4. That is definitely a winner! So gorgeous. I bet the next time I pop in to visit, you have it half done. :o)

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  5. I'll bet your MIL would LOVE some personal time while she visits.....and you could be sewing during that time! Ask her! I know, every time I have guests, or WE are the guests, I always want to 'get away' from everyone for a few minutes, but that is so hard to make happen without just saying it! And I know my guests have often wanted to take naps, or walks, or just read a book while they're here, so maybe your MIL will too!

    I just can't imagine having the enthusiasm for this quilt, and not getting to work on it! DO IT! She'll understand! :o)

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  6. I've just started following you and I love the quilt you have on your bed now it is beautiful. Love the one you are planning to make too.I'm a bit of a red, white (well cream/beige) and blue fan myself. Think I might have to get the magazine too. x

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  7. Oh, that looks like a wonderful pattern! I hope you get to get started on it soon. In the meantime, enjoy those stolen peeks!

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  8. I also fell in love with that quilt when I saw it! I will be making it also in the near future. And I love the quilt that is currently on your bed. I love patriotic quilts (albeit Scrappy) too!

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  9. Aaahhhh yes, the thrill of starting a new project, but my oh my, this is a grand one!!!! I.LIKE.

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  10. Go For It! You always find time for things you really love...

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