New Project

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So… on top of my super secret project, I think I am going to start another one. Yes, I know… if I’m afraid the super secret project will take a while, why would I start another project? I have two good reasons for that:

  1. Sometimes, I feel like I need a break from the super secret project, but still want to do something creative.
  2. And that way I can have a project I’m working on that I can take keep everyone updated on.

What is this project you ask?  I’m going to make myself a quilt.  I’ve been thinking about making myself one for a while now, but just couldn’t decide on what type of quilt I wanted to make.  Shockingly, I’ve decided on an applique quilt.  I’m told that applique can be more difficult than a standard quilt, but after looking at lots of patterns and designs I feel that I can make a better go of this quilt design than most others, and it will give me a lot of creative freedom.

I would like to thank the Purl Bee for this design idea.  Their quilt is a mini quilt, while I’m planning to make mine a queen sized quilt (approximately 108″ x 120″).  I am also thinking I might use a black background on mine.  It should help me hilight some of the great (mostly white) fabrics that I have.

The main reason that I think this is a good pattern for me, is that with all of the fabric flowers I have done, I am awesome at cutting out circles.  It will be interesting to see if  I can sew them as well.

I’m also planning to do more quilting on my design, specifically outside of the circles.  It’s a little strange to me that the Purl Bee design has so little quilting itself.


  1. Karen on May 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Cute quilt!!!! Looks like fun. Circles seem difficult. Have fun with it! It’s always fun having more than one project going at a time!

    • Andrea on May 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

      I’m pretty excited about the project. I just hope it turns out as well as I think it will… Still not sure about the background color, but I guess I ought to get the circles done first anyway.

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