Monday, August 3, 2009

I'm charmed


Either I am charmed by this quilt or completely insane.
Finally a quilt I want to make from a magazine issue.
Lately, I have been throwing the magazines to the side because they have nothing that interests me until I received my copy of American Patchwork and Quilting -10/09 edition.
The quilt is a reproduction . It has 1024 different triangles.
I am going for it.
First I will empty my scrap bin and search for fabrics, then hit my stash , and at last resort my blog friends if I do not hit the 1024 mark.
Anybody else care to join me so I am not all alone?

26 comments:

Barb said...

I would love to send you some scraps...

Karen said...

Thats a lot of triangles!

Kathie said...

ok, whats on the cover of this issue, I don't think mine has arrived yet
oh that quilt looks amazing!
I might be tempted :)
Kathie

Pat said...

Oh, no...not ME...too big a project for me at this time, BUT...if you want to tell us what kinds of fabrics you will be looking for, I'll be happy to see if I have anything to give you.

Mam said...

Good luck Betys! Let me know if you need fabric........Dianne

The Quilting Pirate said...

I'll start digging through my scraps...I know I have many that will work for this! You love challenges, don't you? :)

Kim said...

What a great quilt. I loved it when I saw it but I'm afraid it's too much for me to start it right now with school starting in a couple weeks

Quilt Hollow said...

Are you insane?!!
Ok...just kidding. It is wonderful and I spotted it too when my issue arrived. But then sat and realistically with all else...putting it on the back burner. Holler if you need a few scraps...I just might have a few laying around here somewhere! LOL

Bethany said...

Is it rotary cut or painfully cutting out each piece? I don't have the magazine. LOL.

I may be up for the challenge. It's just getting the magazine.

Lynn said...

Wow! I would join in - but this one scares me.

Thim3 said...

I like that one..but I have to many others going on right now...I will help you with any scraps I have...just let me know.

Yvette said...

I have the issue but I am going to leave this quilt to you! LOL!

Are you doing it in reproductions?

Mary said...

Holy Moley! That looks a little too complicated for me, but I've got scraps that I can send if you need them. I know what you mean about rarely finding quilts that you want to make out of the magazines. I've been letting my subscriptions expire. I go to the bookstore and have a cup of tea and read theirs. Then if I find something I really like, I'll buy it.

ranette said...

I saw that quilt in my magazine last night and I'm really, really tempted! What color are you using for your background?

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog giveaway...love your blog! :)

Jean said...

Think I will just enjoy watching you, but when you decide on colors let me know and i will send you some pieces.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness - what a beauty. I wish I could... but I don't have the time.

The reason I use the silk batt is because I have heard that it is even better than wool. Up till I tried the silk, my favorite was the wool. But now that I have "tasted" the silk, I am sold. I love how the wool/silk batt make my freehand feather quilting pop - giving it a slight trapunto look without the extra work.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Fiesta, thank you for your lovely comments to me....I would love to go through my Dear Jane Repro fabrics and send some to you...Warm Regards Lyn

BUMBLE BEANS said...

That is a beauty of a quilt! hmmm... not sure I have it in me... Piecing all that might kill me....
gonna grab that mag though and check it out... then ponder.

Lisa A said...

Good for you for taking up the challenge, too! You'll have to post updates as you progress.

Allison said...

I saw the same quilt in the same magazine and thought the same thing! In fact, my lovely son (terrible two's) threw it into the toilet and I bought another copy of the magazine because of this quilt!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh that is amazing. I love it. Please make it! I would be glad to send you a bag of scraps.

aubirdwoman said...

oh I would love to send you some scraps

Nadine said...

Oooh, I would LOVE to make that quilt with you, for sure ! (I'm crazy about scrappy quilts, and never made one with triangles...yet ;>)
Unfortunately, we don't get that magazine in my little corner of the world.
Smiles! Enjoy your sewing, dear !
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

christine said...

Will you be machine piecing or hand piecing?

Eileen said...

Oh I totally agree with you. This has been the best issue of American Patchwork and Quilting in a LONG time. I could not stop looking at this article. But I have to say I don't think I'll be joining you in making it soon.. too many irons in fire right now. But i can't wait to watch how you are doing. :-D