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Monday, June 10, 2013

Impromptu Quilt-Along ~ I couldn't resist!

Have you ever participated in a Quilt-along? I've done a few, but my favorite was the Postage Stamp quilt-along that Rachel hosted a few years ago. You can read about it HERE and see pictures of my final project. I really was not looking for another project to do this summer, quilting or otherwise, but I came across Katy's post over at monkey do asking if anyone was up for a summer quilt-along. Wouldn't you know it? This quilt along is using another of Rachel's patterns that I fell in love with as soon as it came out, called Impromptu. I had to do it! I just had to! But lest you think I was a careless spender and just went out and spent lots of money on more fabric, here's the exciting part of this whole thing...all the fabric (for the top anyway) is from my stash! Totally! Isn't that great? So it's almost like I will be making this quilt for free! Well, that's how I'm justifying it anyway, so work with me, ok? Take a look at my fabric choices...

This pattern calls for twelve 10-inch squares of fabric and 60-something 5-inch squares, and then a bunch of background yardage which I just happened to have still on the bolt leftover from a previous project. So I went through my stash and picked out twelve pieces for the big squares. Then I went through my pile of 5-inch squares acquired from the many swaps I did over the past many years and picked out about eight squares each from eight different color families. So every print fabric will be different, kind of like the prints I chose from the swap squares for my rainbow quilts.

I've been spending some time in my sewing room over the past few days and have made quite a dent in this project, so stay tuned for more pictures. I love how all the mixed up colors and prints and the white background make for such a happy quilt! Of course Rachel's pattern helps with that too!

Feel like a fun summer quilting project? Join this quilt-along!

Happy Stitching!

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