Yes, you read it, this will be the year I finish things.
I have a few quilt tops that are partially done. I get excited by a project, work like crazy on it, get excited by another..and so on, and so on. My head is easily turned.
As mentioned last year (yesterday), I am committed to getting my Halloween quilt finished (Hocuspocusville by Crabapple Hill ). There is a lot of embroidery stitching on it so I better get on it!
In addition to this quilt, I have several others that I would like to finish off. In an effort not to overwhelm myself, I thought I would introduce them to you one at a time so be sure to check back over the coming days to meet them all.
Today I would like you to meet my Buggy Barn purse quilt. It's a bit different then the usual Buggy Barn quilt in that I didn't make it scrappy. Instead I did a more orderly type of quilt block. You may recall a post from back in September where I talked about this quilt. My quilting friend is also making her own purse quilt using white bags on a black background.
After our sew-filled weekend I placed my blocks in a container and did not manage to get back to them until this past week. I had decided that I wanted my wall quilt to resemble a boutique display of bags so I picked up some fairy frost fabric that I thought gave a granite/stone shelving look to it. I squared up my blocks and pieced them together.
I really like how the shelves turned out. I will now go look for a rich black, maybe even something with a wood texture to it, to do my stop border around what I now have. I am trying to create the effect that the display case for my purses is inset into my boutique wall, and then get some wall paper fabric for the outer border. I'm thinking of ordering some Michael Miller fabric that I found at the Fat Quarter Shop called Quatrefoils. What do you think of it as my "wallpaper"?
So that is my plan for my Boutique Purses quilt (look, I've now named it! That's progress.).
Thanks for stopping by, see you later!