I follow quite a few quilting blogs. Each one has its own flavor or style. Many of them offer events for readers to participate in. Often times the event is centered around a project. It takes a great deal of self-restraint to keep myself from mentally signing up to participate in each and every one. I think I could keep myself busy with a new project every single week.
Aiming for Accuracy
Every once in a while there’s an event that grabs my attention and won’t let go. Those are the ones I jump in with both feet. One of the blogs I follow is the Quilting Gallery. She offers what seems like an endless list of activities. These are the events I have participated in:
- Sandy Quilt Project (you can find numerous posts in my archives detailing my journey through the assembly and completion of four quilts)
- Two blog hops and now
- The Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along. The quilt-along starts this Saturday and continues through October 3, 2013.
This looks like it’s going to be a really fun event. I am really looking forward to getting started.
Step One: Choosing My Fabrics
The obvious starting point was a trip to my fabric stash. The quilt instructions call for six yards of assorted fabrics or 24 fat quarters. I could have had a blast shopping for a new selection of specimens but I thought the smart thing to do would be to shop my own stash first. Hopefully by doing so I could save myself a lot of money.
My taste in fabrics evolves. The majority of fabrics currently residing in my inventory are centered around muted colors. Some might call them Reproduction or Civil War Fabrics. My attraction to them initially started when I began quilting back in the early 1990’s. The patterns and stores I first frequented centered strictly around that theme.
Let the Selections Begin
Since my early days of quilting I have noticed a gradual shift in my direction. I’ve begun to add fabrics with brighter colors and a more modern design. Finding enough options in my stash to suit this new focus took a bit of digging but I am quite pleased with what I have chosen. I was able to pull all 24 of them from my inventory. Here’s photos of what I have selected.
Next I must choose fabrics for the contrasting pattern pieces, the borders, binding and backing. Those I will have to purchase from a fabric store because I don’t have enough on hand to fill all of the requirements. It just so happens the Wisconsin Shop Hop started today. While I shop for my additional fabrics I will have the added bonus of getting credit for my visit on my Shop Hop passport.
That’s all I have to share for now. Stay tuned for future updates on my Aiming for Accuracy Quilt. Thanks so much for visiting. I look forward to sharing time with you again.