Friday, October 30, 2009

Star of the Harvest

Cheri and I got into a little bit of trouble on our trip to Montana. We stopped at way too many shops and I bought way too much fabric. Of course, I wouldn't take anything back.

One of the thing, I bought was the pattern for Amazon Star designed by Judy Niemeyer.

I found kits online, but wanted to try to put together my own fabric selection.

I searched high and low and ended up at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop. I left my mark on the shop.

They now have my picture hanging up behind the counter to let everyone know that I'm not to be left alone with the fabric. Just kidding. Lori was very helpful. She helped me understand the pattern and pick out a beautiful selection of fabric.

The fabric is so different than those used for the quilt on the pattern cover. I love the oranges mixed with the teal. My background fabrics are golds. I can 't wait to see how they work together.

So far all I've done is tape my swatches to the pattern. Next step is to wash and press the fabrics. Then I cut strips and then use templates to cut up the strips into pieces for the pattern.

I'm thinking I need to start now if I want to be done before Jan. 2011 for the Star Quilt Show at Glad Creations Quilt Block. Hopefully I'll be making lots of progress and posting about it often.

1 comment:

Martha Berge said...

Beautiful fabric!!! It will look good for your Amazon Star.