I’m still trying to be on my fabric diet but I caved. Last year is was well into November or October by the time I caved…but last year it was a lot easier with my life so busy.
I decided the other day that if I am going to tackle my quilting goals, I need to do what I can to set myself up for success. I’ve learned it I have my projects somewhat kitted, then I am more likely to grab it when I’m ready to move on to a new project.
On my goal list was this quilt….
Can you believe this issue is from Feb/March of 2010?? That means I’ve been wanting to make this quilt for 10 YEARS. Don’t you think it’s time??
The name of the quilt is Hawaiian Sunset 1845.
Well I’ve started the quilt and actually gotten a bit done but have never sewn on it seriously. I did have all the fabric collected though.
Well other projects came along. I think I pulled the greens when I made my Easy Street quilt.
I think I pulled pinks when I made my other Easy Street Mystery.
Yep I made two mystery quilts one year. Crazy I know.
Well, my favorite fabrics that were in the basket to make the Hawaiian Sunset quilt have been robbed. So I popped over to Whittles Fabrics and checked to see if they had any poison green, yellow or pinks in Civil War Reproductions. Whittles, I’ve found are the best source online for reasonably priced Civil War Reproduction fabrics. Most are $5.50 a yard. They offer great flat rate shipping at $6.00.
Anyway, it is “legal”, on my fabric diet, for me to get fabric to finish a project so I ordered some fabric. (I guess that means I need to finish this quilt. HA!)
Here’s what I ordered….
Here they are close up.
They are a little darker than the photo shows them. I adore them all. Small prints sing to me.
Unfortunately, I have a lot of projects in line before this one. You all know the drill, us quilters make quilts and quilts to give away but rarely make one for ourselves.
I might not be sewing on this quilt yet, but I’m thinking about it which means it’s moving ever so slowly out of the UFO pile and onto a WAY back burner!! I can’t wait to have some me time and actually work on it.