Made in Cherry QAL

I’ve been wanting to join in a quilt along (QAL) for a while but didn’t think I was good enough to give it a go. Well, I’ve been thinking, how on earth am I supposed to get any better if I don’t have a go! I am totally in awe of Katy over at I’m a Ginger Monkey with the fantastic quilts that she sews up and am totally amazed at how Justine at SewJustineSew fits in everything (work, kids, quilting, another bambino on the way) the woman is incredible! Anyway, I’ve been following their blogs and tweets for quite a while and they have inspired me to ‘think’ about joining in.

Well, I bit the bullet this evening and have decided to have a go. I’m going to take part in the Made in Cherry QAL.

pins & bobbins

It looks fantastic and there are 3 different sizes that I can decide upon. I think I’m going to sew a 60″ x 60″ quilt and use a gorgeous bundle of fabric by Riley Blake (The Quilted Fish – Delicious). I’ve bought some from Sew Me Happy, isn’t it gorgeous…

Source: Sew Me Happy

So I’m all set, I’m going to print off some plans tomorrow and then await the postman so hopefully I can make a start some time next weekend. I’m going to have to brush up on my cutting technique as there’s a bit of pressure to make sure all the squares are exactly the same size, don’t want to ruin it before I even start sewing. I’ve got the tools, I just need some patience, I’m just not very good at that last part! {sig}

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  • Reply Nikki

    I love this fabric! So pretty and perfect for this warmer weather. Where else do you buy from? I’m planning on making (starting?) a quilt soon, so have loved looking through your links!

    18/03/2012 at 8:46 am
    • Reply mrsshilts

      Hi Nikki, I bought this fabric (Riley Blake The Quilted Fish – Delighted) from a website called Sew Me Happy. Lovely fabrics from there. I also use Patch Fabrics, the Cotton Patch and Quilters Haven. I love having a mooch on eBay and seeing what new fabrics there are x

      18/03/2012 at 9:04 am

    I'd love to hear from you!

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