Thursday, October 28, 2010

Change of {Quilt Along} Plans...

Ok, so there's been a change of plans.  For those of you who don't know who Elizabeth Hartman is, she's a fantastic quilting blogger, among other things, and her quilts are AMAZING.  You can find her at Oh,Fransson!  She just came out with her own book called The Practical Guide to Patchwork that is a fresh, modern and updated book about the basics of quilting.  It also features 12 beautiful quilting projects!  I have been waiting by my mailbox for this book since I preordered it from  It wasn't supposed to arrive until November 19th, but it showed up THIS week and totally surprised me and made my day!

I WAS going to do a strip quilt for the Quilt Along with all of that lovely Tufted Tweets fabric (and as a XMas gift for one of our moms); however, I was looking through the book and found a quilt that is just perfect (in my mind) for those fabrics.  So now, the Quilt Along is going to follow one of the projects from this wonderful book called Kitchen Windows (p.77).  You can see what the finished quilt looks like here.  I chose this project specifically because it's perfect for making lovely print fabrics the focus, which is what I wanted for these Tufted Tweets fabics. 

To get your own copy of The Practical Guide to Patchwork, so you can follow along... pick it up at the link above or just click on the pic of the book cover above.  

Here's the Materials List for the Stacked Chairs {Quilt Along}:
  • The Practical Guide to Patchwork book!
  • 12 different 12" x 16" pieces of beautiful print fabrics for the blocks
  • 1 5/8 yards contrasting solid fabric for the window frames
  • 2 yards neutral solid fabric for the quilt borders and sashing
  • 1 3/4 yards each of 1 large-print and 1 small-print coordinating fabrics for backing
  • 5/8 yard binding fabric
  • 56" x 72" batting
  • 12 organizer cards
Can't wait to start this project with all of you!

1 comment:

  1. I using this pattern as inspiration for a bee that will start in January. I can't wait to see what everyone does!