Monday, March 19, 2007

New Quilt Started...

A few weeks ago when my husband was in Copenhagen, he and I were IMing and he was telling me about the fabulous dinners he was having, how beautiful the city was...and I got to feeling sorry for myself because I wasn't there with him! What to do to cheer myself up? Start a new quilt! So, this is the quilt I started that night. It's called "Underground Railroad" and is from the Elm Creek Quilts book by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have all of the four patch blocks done and about half of the half square triangle blocks. I just wanted to get some up on the design wall and see what it would look like. I used fabrics that I got for my birthday last June and so far I like what it looks like. What do you think?
Today in the mail I received these two Pot Holder kits from a dear friend who lives in Texas. They are paper pieced...I'm looking forward to making them!

7 comments:

Conni Lu said...

I am looking forward to seeing the quilt when you finish it so please do post photos! I am a fan of the Elm Creek books (own them all) and also have both pattern books of hers but haven't made a quilt, maybe someday. I like the colors and fabrics you are using and they look very nice. :D

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, love your Underground Railroad start! Great colors. And, is there anything sweeter than a 4-patch?

paula, the quilter said...

I have a lot of 3" pp blocks (UFOs) that I should turn into potholders. Thanks for posting the kits since it sparked an idea!

swooze said...

Your Underground Railroad quilt is pretty. Can't wait to see it finished. You quilts further down the page are lovely as well.

atet said...

I love the start of your Underground Railroad quilt. The colors look great.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Starting a new quilt...definitely a good way to get yourself out of a pity party. Great fabric choices! Can't wait to see more...
Kairle

tami said...

I think it looks great.