Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pick Four

Sue Abrey said pick four. First I had to pick one - just one of the lovely quilts in Sue's recently released book - "Pick Four." Definitely a hard process. I love all of Sue's quilts. Here is a picture (back cover of Sue's book) showing the one I am making first - Stepping Stones ....
I spent hours deciding on four fabrics. I had two gift certificates to Shabby Fabrics which I won online - one from Sherri, A Quilting Life, and the other from Jennifer, The Shabby. Thanks again Sherri and Jennifer.
Bittersweet by Nancy Halverson for Benartex Fabrics is my choice. The colors are much richer than my photo shows. I love this fabric line! The two wonderful gift certificates to Shabby Fabrics made it possible for me to purchase the backing at the same time.
Purple makes my drool! The backing is Bittersweet as well. Quilt quality fabric; one designer. Nancy Halverson did the hard part for me! Didn't she do a fantastic job?

Stepping Stones will someday be the quilt I snuggle under in my reading chair. I am a slow quilter/sewer and am currently making gifties for Grace, citymousequilter, and Robbie, rooee's confetti - my swap partners. Besides My Lucky Stars (the queen quilt for my bed) is no where ready for a long arm quilter to work their magic! Wonder if progress would happen if I got off the computer?

Should you want to know more about Sue Abrey, her amazing new book "Pick Four" and maybe win some prizes, join the fun blog tour Sue, Quilt Times is currently sponsoring. The tour is loads of fun! Go investigate.


My scripture reference for today "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19


Joanna said...

It's going to be a beautiful quilt. I like the fabric and the pattern. Have fun working on it.

Miss 376 said...

You are going to be very busy. Great fabric choices, have fun with them

QuiltSue said...

I love the fabrics you chose. specially the red feature fabric.

Barb said...

I am with Sue, I just love love the fabrics you have chosen.

rooee said...

there is no rules to how fast you sew. the only rule is to have fun! your quilt will be gorgeous with your fabric choices. :)