Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A New Quilt

Even though I am determined to use up a lot of my 2.5" hsts I have decided to change it up a bit this time. :) I got this book several months ago and I love the patterns in it. I have been drooling over the postage stamp quilt on the cover but there are other great patterns inside as well that I want to make. The American Patchwork and Quilting magazine came from the donation table at my Guild and I picked it up sometime last spring. The quilt on the cover is called Weaving the Rails and it was designed by Kathie Holland.

Both of these quilts require strips that are 1.5" wide. I cut some fabric for the rail fence quilt quite awhile ago so I already have several stacks of strips ready but there is certainly not enough variety. I just pulled another stack of fabric from my stash and I will start cutting more strips from it over the next couple days. With these scrappy quilts the more variety the merrier. :)

Now that I have the Go Studio it really doesn't take much time or effort to do this bulk cutting. I think it will take more time to press the folds out of the fabric than it will take to cut the strips. :)

Several months ago I made a couple test blocks for the rail fence quilt so I think I will start with it. The pattern calls for a combination of light, med and dark fabrics but looking at my stack of strips I see that I have more of the light and the dark. It just might be an excuse for some stash enhancement but I will see what I can get out of my stash first.

A new beginning is always so much fun!


blauraute said...

Hey Ellen,
enjoy making your new quilt. Years ago I made such a quilt, I used red and white new fabrics.
Take care

Chantal said...

When I saw the magazines, I thought you had decided to do the tree of life with its bizallions HSTs, but nope, it's something else all together. Enjoy! ;^)

Kathy S. said...

Great scrap quilts. i love the Accuquilt for scrap quilts as well. Crank on!

Cathy said...

I made that Postage Stamp quilt on the cover of Treasury of Quilts and love it. You will love yours too, I know! Poor me, though, I had to cut all those postage stamps the old fashioned rotary cutter way!!

I'm loving that rail fence. You are sure moving right along on projects!

Cheryl said...

I am looking forward to when you make that pink quilt on the cover. I think it will look marvellous. I love the fabric that you purchased for it.