Saturday, June 18, 2011

I'VE TAKEN THE PLUNGE!

This started my jump over the cliff. I purchased the fabric in a bundle of Christmas scraps in October/November 2010. The selvage so stated Moda by 3 Sisters. Perfect colors for my bedroom! I envisioned a quilt for my queen bed st first sight. Finding the fabric in the yardage required has proven impossible. Release was several years ago.

Look at Grace, 3 Sisters' 2011 Christmas line for Moda - color and delicate design - Perfect!, super quality - Awesome! and my reaction Instant LOVE!
I have waited and waited and waited for the yardage to be released. Had my pattern - Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs .... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! The Fat Quarter Shop HAD a kit for a lap quilt in MY chosen pattern using MY beloved fabric. I want a queen, more "planned" with less of the browns.

Grace yardage was released. DO I WAIT FOR A SALE? The fabric cost is a major investment for me. But what if by the time it goes on sale the remaining is mainly the browns? I've debated and debated!

Shabby Fabrics pushed me. Free shipping through tomorrow evening  (June 19) at midnight. They had Grace. I ordered for the 9 1/2" star blocks - all 42!!!  I'll hold off on the rest .... well, until .... I "discovered' The Old Country Store had Grace for $8.15/yard.

Many words to say, I'VE TAKEN THE PLUNGE! Twelve yards of Grace ordered, paid for and on the way to Florida.

I AM DOING A HAPPY DANCE!

I am EXCITED! I am SCARED - this will be my largest project ever. What if I screw it up? What if it looks awful? What if .......... WHY DON'T I JUST DO MY BEST ......... The fabric and pattern are so PERFECT a few imperfections will surely be okay. Happy quilting to all!

2 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It will turn out just great, stitched as it will be with lots of love. Going to be lovely opening the parcels

QuiltSue said...

Perfect or not, it'll be wonderful as you will have made it, and you love the fabrics and the pattern. Enjoy the journey.