Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Project Revealed!

As I mentioned in my last post, I need a bit of a break from my "Between Friends" project. I've now made seven of that same pattern, so I think its time to try something new. I've been really wanting to try something with circles for a while now, so I decided on Amy Butler's Belle Quilt. I like the circles on it, and I like the diagonal rows. It will be a lot of fun to try something a bit different. Plus, I think it will work well with these fabrics that I impulsively bought a few weeks ago. I set out to buy plain undyed muslin, which I did, but I just couldn't pass these up. I've been using a lot of blue lately, so its nice to have some color variety too (even if I'm still sticking with green).

I plan to use the white fabric as the background for the circle blocks. The way the quilt is in the example is a bit too wild for me. I want to have that bit of white to calm it down and separate the blocks a bit. I think I'll also add a thin white border between the blocks and the main border as I did in the "Between Friends" quilts. I plan to use the large pink floral both as the border and in the blocks. I plan to widen the border a bit (maybe to 6 1/2 inches) which I think will be more in proportion to the size of the blocks and the quilt as a whole. The rest of the fabrics will make up the blocks. I haven't done applique for a while, so that might be tricky, but all in all, I can't wait to get started!

1 comment:

Quiltdad said...

Amy Butler is the shit!