Sew Along – Care to Join In?
A few days ago I shared a post about a tutorial for a lap sized (57″ x 74″) quilt called Regatta by Block M Quilts. It is a simple pattern, yet the fabric choices and the quilting combine to be really attractive. Here is the link to the pattern, at the end of the page. My friend and fellow blogger, Peggy Cooper of Peggy and Sami fame, said she really liked this quilt as well. We decided we would both follow this pattern and make a Regatta quilt, just for the fun of it. No pressure, no real deadline, no prize for being the first one finished or the most liked, no sponsors, nada. Just a plain ole fun sew along. ~smile~
Here’s a shot of Regatta in all its pretty goodness. I love the simple solid colors that remind me so much of the sea/ocean. The quilting really enhances the design, and I especially like the secondary pattern the little white blocks form. I have to share one more closeup photo, just in case you don’t see the quilty wonderfulness:
If the blues and greens don’t speak to you, how about a rainbow in primary or pastel colors? One solid color like navy or red would be great; depression fabrics would look nice as would earth tones with a nice beige background. The possibilities are endless, obviously. The fabric requirements aren’t overwhelming either: 38 jelly roll strips in 19 colors plus your background fabric. FYI – fat quarters wouldn’t really work without adding a seam or two because you need the full width of fabric in the two strips, so keep that in mind.
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So, would you like to join us? I thought we might start January 1, 2018, but I suspect we could be talked into a different start date. I have already been looking for a color palate that is just perfect for us . . . even though the holidays are quickly approaching and there may be other things to worry about. Maybe just one or two. But planning the next project or several project is one of the best parts or quilting, right? If you join it, it will be fun. If you don’t, you’ll still hear about it here eventually. If you have to read about it, you may as well join in. ~smile~ Leave a comment if you would like to join us!