I’m happy to report that I’ve started working on my sons quilt. If you remember from here I’m making a quilt to send my son off to college next fall. He’ll be attending the University of Montana and we thought it would be fun to make the quilt with the school colors which coincidently are the quite manly shades of maroon and silvery gray.
He was with me when we picked out the first few fabrics but we both agreed that there needed to be a couple of prints with white. Otherwise the quilt would end up too dark. The white is such a nice contrast with the dark border I think.
Anyway, progress is being made. I love and highly recommend the book that I’m using. It’s titled The Practical Guide to Patchwork and its author Elizabeth Hartman has filled it with beautiful quilts and inspiration. Everything is there for the beginner that I am, including lots of suggestions and the “whys” of the instructions. It’s written simply and is full of pictures, organization ideas and step-by-steps to insure success.
I was looking through the book and found the link to her blog: http://www.ohfransson.com/. It too is full of fun ideas and creative ways to use fabric. She lives in Portland; how about that??
I can’t wait to make a table runner with the bright, sunny fabrics I’ve been collecting. 2012 Christmas gifts?? Why yes, quite possibly!