Thursday, July 11, 2013

Love Entwined a beginning

This week I was finally able to begin stitching on Love Entwined. While in Texas I bought the last of the fabrics for this project and came home and pulled a selection from my stash. I am still not sure if I will use the yellow but I will let the quilt speak to me as I go. Here is my center compass. I had some difficulty with the fabric selection and made a change as I was going but after appliquéing all those tiny circles around the edge, I certainly will not be making another.




Here are a few pictures of my fabric selection for this project.








Since this is a reproduction of a quilt from the 1790's, i decided to go with a reproduction look and am using lots of Dutch Chintz fabrics, French General fabrics and others from my stash. Part 2 will be released on July 15 but with my son arriving about then for a few weeks, I am afraid I may not be able to keep up but I am hoping to find some time to get things prepped for stitching before his arrival. I can't wait!

Happy stitching!

17 comments:

Janet said...

I'm going to enjoy watching your progress, it's an amazing quilt. You have some lovely fabrics to work with.

Lurline said...

Wow! Will be gorgeous - and all those fabrics!!
Lurlinexx

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Karen said...

Interesting how you have the medium dot fabric in your compass center and then the applique circles in the outer band. And wow what a pile of fabric to pick from! I am saving the patterns for now but am enjoying seeing all that others are working on.

Dolores said...

Ok, so how did you end up doing your dots? The compass is lovely, BTW.

Oops-Lah said...

I love your take on LE! The fabrics and colours are just perfect! Can't wait to see how it further unfolds.

audrey said...

Fabulous work! I don't blame you for not wanting to do another after those itsy bitsy circles.:)

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is going to be a fabulous quilt to see come to life. That center is brilliant and that table of gorgeous fabrics is just calling out to be used.

Carrie P. said...

I have seen the quilt on her blog. I know your version is going to be gorgeous. I will enjoy watched your progress.

Every Stitch said...

You've made a lovely start - and such a nice mix of chintz in that pile! Your fussy cut centre is stunning!
Hilda

sunny said...

It's beautiful, so far! Those dots do look a little intimidating, but I like them.

Bunny said...

Beautiful compass and beautiful fabrics. Looking forward to the journey with you.
Bunny

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Looks wonderful! I am really liking the large prints in these compasses. I may lean that way with min as well, but uh-oh, I will have to do some fabric shopping in that case! LOL. I am also thinking of doing it in wool...we'll see!

Brandie said...

Gorgeous block, gorgeous fabrics!

Dawn said...

Great progress and lovely fabric choices!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love that block and your circles look perfect!

Aunt 'Reen said...

You are off to an amazing start!
Your compass block is GORGEOUS!