Thursday, August 25, 2011

Across the Sea Quilt Along hosted by Ellison Lane Quilts & Fairy Face Designs

Across the Sea Quilt-Along

Hahahaha...what you might ask...could I possibly be thinking by adding another project to my current works in progress list?  Well, good question.  I'll explain.

If you've been a recent visitor to making rebecca lynne you know that I just moved from a tiny two bedroom apartment in Brooklyn to a 3 bedroom house with a finished room in the basement (a.k.a. my sewing room) in what I fondly refer to as Far Far Away, NY.  Additionally, I am still in the process of reorganizing my stash and have become amazed at the amount of stash there is!  (Ssshhh...not a sentiment to be expressed to my husband...comprende?)  Luckily I still have the same taste as I still love the fabric I have unpacked and can't wait to use.




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This is just one bin.  I have...cough...others.  Don't misunderstand, I am not a hoarder.  I know I don't have as much stash as some amazing quilters out there, but still, this is just wasting away!  And it isn't because I don't intend to use it...I just haven't yet.  So.  What better way to motivate than by joining a quilt along where I will be reminded, weekly, of a quilt I should be working on?

Plus, there are other reasons.  I'd like to meet more quilters online and this is a great way to do that.  I'd also like to work on breaking up my collections and the fabrics I've chosen for this QAL will do that.  Lastly, well, this is a purely selfish creative reason, but I need something...how to say it...routine/predictable/systematic/scheduled/comfortable in the way that traditional block piecing can be to deviate from any frustrations resulting from the improv techniques I am trying out with the Botanika Quilt.  I don't mean to imply block piecing is easy...it is just something I feel more comfortable doing than improv piecing.

Across the Sea QAL Fabrics
Across the Sea QAL Fabric Choices - mostly Amy Butler's Soul Blossom with a few Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party
I am not a blue person, but Mr. Making Rebecca Lynne is.  Plus, our new bedroom was the former inhabitants' son's room and it is painted a bright blue.  The walls are closest to the color of the fourth fabric in from the right.  I am aiming for a bright fresh quilt with white background and these fabrics for the greek cross design.

If you'd like to join the Across the Sea Quilt Along please do!  This was the first week for cutting the top fabrics so there is more than enough time to join...  Just visit Ellison Lane Quilts or Fairy Face Designs to learn more...

- rebecca lynne

p.s. Don't forget that tomorrow is the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software giveaway!  Come back tomorrow for more details and for your chance to win some free easy to use digital scrapbooking software!

2 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, what lovely fabric you have (do I sound like the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood?! Quite appropriate as you live in Far, Far Away!) - I think these will be fabulous in the QAL, looking forward to seeing it grow!

soireebkny.com said...

Very into these colors! Totally conjures up the greek isles....