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Friday, March 15, 2013

Finished One, Began Another

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday morning I sewed the last few rows together on my watery quilt, so it is done now, according to the pattern.  I think I like it as is, without a border, but I'm going to mull it over for awhile to make sure.

I'm still loving all the movement in the quilt.

I finished in time to go out to lunch.  I was meeting a group of other Army wives for lunch at a cute restaurant on the grounds of the Yorktown Battlefield.  It is located inside a historic building.  We had lots a fun conversation and food was yummy.  Best of all, they mixed up my order, which made it late, so they compensated by giving me my entire meal for free!  I'm here to say that there really can be such a thing as a free lunch!

I should have taken some pictures.  Yorktown was so lovely yesterday.  It was a bit chilly, but the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and the river was sparkling below and the tall, white monument was brilliant against it all.

When I got home, I spent a few minutes deciding on my next project and then I got started.  This is a quilt that I had no plans to make until this week.  Once I got involved in making Schnibbles, I started acquiring charm packs.  I seem to have "quite a few now," and some are from the same designer, but different lines.  However, the lines go together nicely, so  I've been looking around for a pattern that makes a larger quilt out of multiple charm packs.  I know that Carrie's pattern, Hubble, fits the bill, but I already made that and I would prefer to try another pattern.  I was a bit stumped until earlier this week when The Moda Bakeshop showcased a new project called the Honey Honey Layer Cake Quilt which can also be made using charm packs! 

I spent yesterday sorting through 4 charm packs and beginning to trim and prep so this morning I go right up and start sewing.  Hopefully I will have to progress to report next time!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  As for today, "Beware the Ides of March!"



  1. I like the movement on your quilt too. Very cool!

  2. Very nice quilt! I downloaded the Honey Honey Layer Cake pattern and plan on making it too using charms. Can't wait to see which fabrics you chose. :-)

  3. I love the colours in your quilt, and can't wait to see the colours you have chosen for the next project.

  4. Great quilt! The neutrals look like white caps on the waves.

    Funny how a quilt that we have no plans to make suddenly becomes the one at the top of the list.

  5. You could always make one of the schnibbles designs in the larger sizes too. The directions for these are in the schnibbles times two books.

  6. Your blue quilt does have a lot of movement and reminds me of waves. Nice job! And how great that your next project just fell into job. Have fun with it!

  7. Beautiful - I really do like the color selection!

  8. I had the same thought about Honey Honey and charm packs!

  9. The colors in your quilt are just beautiful. I love the way you reversed the light and dark fabrics. What a totally different look! Thanks so much for sharing the picture.

  10. Very very beautiful, love this pattern and your choice of colours.

  11. What is the pattern you used for the Watery Quilts. I went to the post about the book it came from but I wasn't sure which pattern it was from the book. Thanks. Really pretty!