Friday, May 17, 2013

The Accidental Quilt

Way back in February at Quilt Retreat, I accidentally started a quilt.

(*** See previous post on my serious case of Startitis)
Marjorie brought this great library book (Sunday Morning Quilts) to show us, and I fell in love with a quilt in that book called "Up, Up and Away" (which is shown in this book review)! And then my secret sister gave me this adorable little package of Marmalade squares which happened to be the perfect size to start that quilt. I thought it was meant to be! LOL
I added some white yardage (note to quilt retreaters...
always take along extra plain yardage just in case you need to start a new quilt!) and Marjorie tossed a few Kaffe Fassett strips my way, and before you know it, I was starting another quilt!
Then I came home from retreat and immediately forgot about that impulsive transgression...Oopsy!
When shopping at a quilt store recently, I found a 5" charm pack of the Marmalade line of fabric and remembered how much I liked that fabric, and the memories of my impulsive quilt project from February came flooding back! Of course I bought the charm pack, and then went in search of the rest of the project in my sewing room.

Luckily I found the project easily, and discovered that I had already sewn and trimmed more than 50 blocks! Woohoo!





Handmade by HeidiI now have everything re-organized, and have all the fabric cut out and ready to make some major progress tonight at Friday Night Sew-In.

13 comments:

  1. HA! At our spring mini-quilting retreat on Vashon Island in Puget Sound (Washington state), my sister brought along that very book and accidentally on purpose started the quilt that is on the cover of the book. There is a fabulous quilt store on the island, Island Quilter, where we go for fabric therapy and to buy delicious fabric, and she bought a million gazillion bits of fabric to get started on that very quilt. Love that book - if it were mine, I would have a bunch of the pages dog-eared for quilts to make in the future!

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  2. keep stuff in bins! I like how you accidentally started another quilt though!! not that I NEED another project but my UFO pile or rather completed tops is shrinking!

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  3. Some accidents are happy accidents and are just meant to be! Your fabric choice is wonderful.

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  4. Oopsey! bahahaha
    Big yeah for Friday night sew in!!! I hear I will be seeing you next friday too...how exciting! It will be the cherry on the top of a great week of quilts and quilt store shoppping. I know I started a quilt like up up and away...something with no thought..I am doing scrappy half square triangles. It is Jamestown Landing by Bonnie Hunter. Have fun tonight!

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  5. It's those "accidents" that often become a most loved treasure!
    That pattern looks fun and I love your fabric choices - really beautiful!
    Have FUN, look forward to following your progress on this quilt!

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  6. What a great find. I love the fabric and am looking forward to the rest of your quilt.

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  7. I'm looking forward to seeing your accidental quilt :D

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  8. Pretty fabrics for a pretty quilt. I think you sent the startitis south to me... I seem to have started a new quilt this week.... again!

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  9. Oh, I love accidental quilts and yours is going to be so sweet. Marmalade is an adorable line of fabric. Have fun!

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  10. Accidents happen... it will be fun to watch your Marmalade accidental quilt to completion! Fun fabric!

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  11. Too funny! I can't imagine forgetting a quilt project. You must have a whole lot more than I do!:)

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  12. That is no accident, Kathy--that is serendipity! : )

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  13. Good luck. That is a very fun quilt and I too enjoy that book. I made some of the blocks for a bee that I am that uses that book. I found them super fun to make.

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