Last Friday evening Dear Daughters and I went to JoAnn Fabrics to select our fabric. We are making double/queen quilts. These are the supplies that we needed. Center 1/4 yard; 1st light 1/2 yard; 2nd light 1/2 yard; 3rd light 1 1/4 yard; 1st dark 3/4 yard; 2nd dark 1 yard; 3rd dark 1 1/2 yard; border 1 1 yard; border 2 1 1/2 yard' binding, 1 yard; backing 6 1/2 yard; and batting 101 x 129.
Dear Daughters have made quilts before and Daughter Stephanie is an expert. As Michele and I had such difficulty selecting our fabrics, we decided that we would purchase the same fabric as Stephanie selected. The only difference is my backing is purple while Stephanie's and Michele's are a shade of burgundy.
We spent almost three hours in JoAnn Fabrics. It took two hours for the clerks to cut our fabric. They were very, very kind.
This is a Log Cabin design quilt.
The Career & Technology Center has cutting equipment but I bought my own so that I can work on my quilt at home.
I need extra bobbins and thread. I decided this would be an appropriate time to purchase a good pair of scissors.
This fabric will be the center block.
These are other fabrics that we (Daughter Stephanie) selected.
I am a complete novice in the art of quilt making. I'm very excited about the quilting classes and also am looking forward to spending time with Daughters Stephanie and Michele. The classes are on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. So many of my blogger friends make beautiful quilts, and you are wonderful role models. I am anticipating working on my first quilt and hope that it will lead to more.