I have been working on my design for my McCall’s Challenge this past week. My original quilt that I need to make my spin-off of was a log cabin quilt where the rows of the blocks were shifted. So, today my design wall is really my design book and a table with fabric.
So I need to re-invent this! What I am planning on doing is creating some sort of a Medallion Style quilt where the log cabins will be in the various borders – and they might show up elsewhere. This initial sketch has been re-worked and drawn over several times.
I was also playing with some border ideas – not sure which ones will make it into this quilt.
I took a trip to The Patchwork Co. in Windham, NY last Thursday to purchase fabric. (Click HERE to see a post about the trip and their great great store!) I wanted to go with some reproduction fabrics for this challenge. I had all of the Repros that Windham Fabric sells to choose from (yes this store carries them ALL!)
Here is the pack opened up.
Here is some of the yardage I purchased for the quilt – as you can see – if features my favorite neutral RED! I am going to order a bit more of some of the other colors in the line today.
Next Monday I will have some of the blocks sewn and up on the wall – if I don’t I am in trouble.
My time line is this.
Finish Designing the quilt by 12/8
Cut and sew the quilt starting 12/9
Have the top sewn by 12/18
Quilt the quilt the week of 12/19
Take the quilt with me when I visit my family the week of 12/27 and sew the binding on
Mail the quilt to McCall’s by December 30th – it needs to be there January 4 at the close of business.
YIKES – I might need to call in some of Santa’s elves to help me sew.
Head over to Judy’s Blog to see what everyone else is up to!