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Today I’m working on my “Too Good to Cut” Challenge quilt.  Poor little project, I’ve been neglecting it for several weeks and working on other quilts instead.  But…according to the guidelines of the challenge, it has to be totally finished — quilted, bound and labelled — by December 31, 2010, so I’d better get busy!  I know how I am.  😉

I finished the first block some time ago, and now I have two blocks.   Only 10 more to go!

I’m using Judy Laquidara’s pattern, Bears in the Farmhouse, which I thought was just perfect for this focus fabric, which contains many colours.   My focus fabric is “Kaleidoscope,” which was the Hoffman Challenge fabric for 1997.

I sewed a quilt top from this pattern last year as a participant in Judy’s Quilt Along but used radically different fabrics.  My version is called “Bears in the Art Museum”, as my focus fabric was based on the artwork of Paul Klee.

So, even though these two quilts will be from the same pattern, they won’t look anything alike.

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog for a list of links.

Happy Quilting!

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Here’s my fabric for the “Too Good to Cut” Challenge, which starts today.  This is “Kaleidoscope,” the Hoffman Challenge Fabric from the 1997 competition.

I’ve been collecting companion fabrics for many years.

I wanted a pattern to showcase the multi-colour print of the focus fabric, with coordinating accent points, and I’ve decided that Judy Laquidara’s Bears in the Farmhouse pattern will be perfect.

I made this pattern last year, and at first I didn’t want to make the same pattern again so soon.  But…I realised that of all the patterns I looked at, it had to be this one.  It called to me, and I can visualise it finished in my mind.  Yes, this is definitely the one.

Here is the quilt top I made last year from this pattern.  My version is called “Bears in the Art Museum” because my focus fabric is a design based on the art work of Paul Klee.

When this pattern is made up in all the shades of “Kaleidoscope,” it’s going to look like a totally different quilt.    I hope it’s going to be perfect!  My hands will be shaking when I start cutting out the pieces.

If you’d like to join us, please leave a comment, and I’ll add your link to my blogroll under “Challenge Participants.”

Happy Quilting!  And most of all, Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

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I’m making progress on my Bears in the Farmhouse quilt from Judy Laquidara’s Quilt Along.  The half-square borders are on all the way around, and I have started on the second orange border.

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I’m obsessed with this quilt.  I want to work on it all the hours there are, but you know how families are…..they are always wanting to eat, and to wear clean clothes.  😉  Bless ’em.

While I’ve been working on these borders, I’ve been thinking about how I want to quilt this top.  I’ve seen a pattern that I like in Charlene C. Frable’s book, Quilt as Desired, and I’ve been practicing.  quilt-as-desired1However, my focus fabric is a bit busy, so a plain meandering pattern might be better.  We’ll see.  I’ll be doing the quilting on my domestic sewing machine, a Janome 6500 P.  I’ve also decided to call my quilt, “Bears in the Art Museum,” since my focus fabric is a design inspired by the work of Paul Klee.

My Stash Report for Week 14 has only changed by 1/4 yard used, which was binding on a UFO that I finished for the Stashbuster UFO Challenge.  I’m waiting until the Bears in the Farmhouse quilt is finished before I count that fabric.

  • Bought     0 yds
  • Used       1/4 yd
  • YTD Bought 10.75 yds
  • YTD Used 67.75 yds

Happy Sewing!

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It was just an innocent little errand this afternoon to buy quilting thread to finish UFOs.   And then my little girl (age 7) said, “Mummy, come look!  I have to show you something good!”

She was looking at the Fat Quarters, and this is what she wanted:

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Dalmations with fire engines.  She loves her “dotty” dogs.  🙂

Five minutes later, this is what I wanted: (more…)

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