Friday, November 20, 2009

It is good to dream...

This is the quilt that I will be making in my class (that starts in four days!!) It is a sampler quilt and ends up at about 40 inches square, when finished as the pattern. Since I bought the fabric in the 'kit', I won't have more to make additional blocks to increase the size.

I have seen lots of advice to beginners that recommends beginning with a small project, but to me, quilts are blankets, so this one is a baby blanket!

I know that starting out with a variety of pieced patterns is a good idea. You know, building on elementary skills, up to more complex projects...

But I really want to make a quilt like this:



I am guessing it is not rotary cut...

(Baltimore Friendship quilt was made by Gladys Shockley of Nortonville, KS in the 1960's)

10 comments:

Debbie said...

I really like the one you will be making. That is the sort of quilt I would like to have in a full size. You are right about the second one:) Good luck and have fun!
Debbie

Iron Needles said...

I don't the 2nd one is rotary cut, either! Very perceptive. I bet they put you in the advance placement class! Wish I could take it with you. (We would make the clase so much more interesing...)

Gaynell said...

I'm thinking that when they say that quilt was made in the 1960's, they meant 1961, 1962, 1963, and so on to 1969! What a lot of stitches...and it is beautiful! If anyone can make it, you can!

Martha said...

I agree with you -- a quilt should be made for some kind of bed -- even if it is hung on the wall. This quilt will make a great baby quilt and I think it will be fun to make all those different blocks.

I love the applique quilt, but that is a whole different process -- to me, it's more like embroidery stitching than the construction of a pieced block. I thought you might like this one, made by Amy's great grandmother:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/amyandthomas/3106355646/in/photostream/

I'm excited for you! I wonder if you will make a quilt someday with your collection of feedsack fabric.

Iron Needles said...

OMG. Could I have made any more misspellings?

It's been a long week...

paula, the quilter said...

Baby steps, baby steps. The applique will come with time. On the next class, find a block of the month that has at least one applique block.

Lynne said...

Pretty! I bet you can't wait to get started! Did you say how many weeks the class lasts?

Uhm ... what does rotary cut mean? :)

See, I don't know nothin' bout quiltin' Miss Jan!

Allie said...

LOL - no, not rotary cut! Go for it!
I love the one you're going to be making - can't wait to see!

jan said...

Debbie - Thanks for stopping by and for the good wishes!

IN - I wish you could go to school with me too, but I have to go on my own someday!

G - I was thinking the same thing, it might be a lifetime project for me!

Martha - Thanks for the link! I love the iris quilt! I didn't know there was a vintage quilt group on Flikr. (although there is a group for everything, so I should have guessed!)

Paula, I will take your advice and not be too impatient to jump to the big projects!

Lynne - rotary cut is a way to cut quilt pieces that have straight lines. Kind of like using a very sharp pizza cutter!

Allie - We will see how this quilt goes! It might turn out to be the one and only! lol!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Beautiful. As for the second, ah, ambition.