Like the seagulls in the movie Finding Nemo say….Mine! Mine! MINE!
I love being able to tick another project off my WIP list. I started this one for myself in October of last year. I’ve made and given away so many quilts and don’t have one to curl up under myself. I like to borrow my kids’ quilts, but inevitably they come into the room and snag them back. Now I have my very own TV watching quilt.
I saw this pattern in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Quilty magazine (you can take a look at that quilt here). It’s called Suburban by Art Gallery Fabric’s design team. The only thing I changed was adding another row, making it 66″ square. I like that it’s simple and has large blocks. I think the larger blocks make it feel more modern. I finished the top in a few days, but it sat waiting to be quilted for 6 months. I had to focus on my Christmas projects, so of course my quilt was put on the back burner.
I bought a small fat quarter bundle of Michael Miller’s Just My Type from my local quilt shop (which sadly just closed last month). That was the quickest I purchased a bundle and cut into it. I have a tendency to squirrel away fabric bundles because they’re just so pretty stacked and tied.
I made a 2014 resolution to finish more WIP’s than I start. So basically I just gave myself another excuse to go buy more fabric.
I’m close to completing the quilt top for my tutorial. As promised it will be up by April 15th, but probably sooner. I hope you come back to check it out.