Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My new project

When I received this issue of McCall's quilting Magazine in the mail & saw this quilt on the cover designed by Lissa Alexander, I was in love. I knew I just had to make this quilt for our bed. The colors are so romantic, & would go in out bedroom perfectly.

Isn't is so beautiful? The photo doesn't show the soft pinks & blues very well, I am not much of a photographer, but I am sure you get the idea. Dont' worry, I'll be posting photos of my quilt when I get it finished. Or should I say, I will have Gregg take a photo for me to do it justice. Just need to finish up a few swap projects I signed up for, then I can start my beauty.

Now I told myself I could probably find similar fabrics in my stash & not have to buy any. Well when my Hubby & I took a trip down to see my Mother, He took me into this wonderful quilt shop in Clovis CA, called Quilter's Paradise. I have shopped online from them, but have never made it to their store. Well, I must say it truly was Paradise. Wonderful staff, walls of fabric, lots of patterns. I was in heaven.
My darling husband snapped this photo as we were leaving, bad hair day I know because it was SO HOT that day! Only thing a girl could do was to put a head band on.

Look what I found while in the store! Yep, its the fabrics used in the Enduring Elegance quilt, all in one wonderful tower. Well, it came home with me & I have everything ready to start my new project. I know what you are thinking, what happened to using your stash? Well, I will pull extra fabrics from my stash because I'm going to make it a little bigger to fit our bed. There, saved. hehehe
I found more treasures on that day, but will save those to share with you on another day.



  1. Oh Rebecca how exciting!!! What more can I say other that "wait patiently, Karen. Wait patiently."

  2. Oh yeah, I loved that one, too, and have been sorely tempted many times to just cave and order the kit. AND, I just ordered online from Quilter's Paradise (AGAIN!!). Glad you got your fab. It's beautiful!

  3. Oh, gorgeous, but you must Post progress reports!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  4. That magazine caught my attention in the store and I almost bought it...but I was in a hurry and short of cash. I'm going to head to JoAnns and pick it up. The soft, romantic quilts are so nice for the bedroom.

    I'm planning to make extra blocks when I make the blocks for the favorite block swap we're doing on blockcentral. I cant win this draw (shucks!) ... it sure is going to be a pretty one for someone...

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your quilt.

  5. Just beautiful...absolutely!! I haven't received my issue yet.

  6. I have that magazine also, that quilt is so beautiful, I'm sure yours will be too. Please post some pics when you get it underway! Can't wait to see it.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! This new project of yours looks beautiful - the fabrics are fantastic! Cant wait to see your progress on it!

  8. Those fabrics are delicious... I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I know it will be spectacular. I have never seen that magazine I will have to look for it ;)