I am excited about another sew along that a number of big names in the quilting world are participating in. It is a sew along inspired by a gorgeous quilt made by Lissa Alexander (Moda Lissa) that will appear in the upcoming issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I don't have permission to use Lissa's picture of her quilt, but check out her blog so you can see it. Go ahead. I'll wait.
Isn't that amazing? And look at the names of the folks who are featured in the sew along! Camille Roskelley, Carrie Nelson, Anne Sutton, Lisa Bongean, Sherri McConnell, Kimberley Jolly, Amy Ellis, and Jane Davidson. I can't wait to see what these ladies come up with for their take on this beautiful Burgoyne Surrounded quilt with super scrappy backgrounds.
Since December is on its way, I am in the mood for something red and green, and found this wonderful package of fat quarters in my dresser drawer. They have been waiting for years to be in a project. I think this is a great start for a Christmas version of the quilt! My thought is to do the chain in reds and the circular design in each block in green. Evidently you need a boat load of scrappy backgrounds for this quilt, to achieve the cool effect in the pattern. Would you believe 7 yards? I still need way more fabrics, and have some on order that should come this week. When I get it all together I will post a photo. Keep your fingers crossed that all my fabrics play well together!