January 17, 2011

Crazy Quilter

The hormones are driving me a bit crazy. I've decided to start a quilt.
Mind you, this is my first "real" quilt. I don't count the one whose top I pieced (a really simple one at that) and never actually quilted together.  Come to think of it, I have no idea where that mess-in-progress went to anyway?  It was made during our pre-homeowner days, so it may have gotten tossed in the move.

I'm confident I can do this, especially with so many great online resources to help me along.  Plus I'm not setting my sights too high, like trying to do a Double Wedding Ring quilt or anything involving much cutting.  I'm thinking of using this pattern.

I ended up buying a layer cake, specifically the Moda's It's a Hoot pack. (I soooo love Moda's fabrics).
If you're not familiar with a layer cake (and quilters, please forgive me for my pedestrian explanation of it), it's just a set of pre-cut, coordinating line of fabrics sold together.  A layer cake contains 42 10"x10" squares, which will be really easy for me to piece together since it requires minimal cutting on my part.  And I'm not exactly the most accurate cutter, despite having a rotary cutter and mat.  That was one of my problems with my other quilt.
I am in love with the It's a Hoot line.  The owls, birds and polka dots make me happy, and I think the variety of soft and bright colors would be lovely for either a girl or boy, depending on what sex the baby is.
The backing fabric is a grey polka dot one from the It's a Hoot family, and I'm using the one below for the binding.
And if for some reason this is a royal catastrophe, I think I'll be ok.  At least there are lots of cute fabrics to turn into little things like pincushions, and baby blocks.  But I really feel confident about being able to do this, especially since the fabrics are so appealing.  Wish me luck, and look for my progress here on the blog.


  1. LOVE those fabrics. Oh my gosh, they're beautiful. I wish you luck! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. Those fabrics are beautiful! If all else fails you can always crazy quilt with them. For some reason I decided to tackle a nine by eleven foot crazy quilt for my first quilting project, and while fun, it's been a project for the last nine months!

  3. I love those fabrics! I am sure you will make something lovely out of them. I have never been good at cutting either.Not sure what that is all about, but it has derailed many a project. Good luck with yours!

  4. I have no doubt you'll pull this off with style!

  5. i'd like one in king size, please!

  6. How exciting! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)


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