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Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Amish To Please

Yay for The Liberated Amish Get Together 2012!!

I don't know how Tonya could propose such a fun challenge and expect me to wait until February. I thought I'd fill in time by searching through my scrap bins...I wasn't sure I'd find much to suit but I pulled out a good amount of what I perceive to be Amish colours.

And some darks!!

I flipped through many a book and found my inspiration quilt in one of my favourites- The Quilt Engagement Treasury by Cyril I Nelson and Carter Houck. This quilt, made in the 1890's, is not your typical Amish quilt but that big star called out to me!

so I drew up a plan...
I had my scraps ready to go, my plan all drawn out... of course I had to start sewing!!! and this is where I'm at now.

It's roughly 50 inches square, I've got a space on my walls where I'm planning to hang it. I'm thinking of putting RD ( for Rachaeldaisy) 2012 along the bottom. or Happy Star! I'll see how I feel when I get there. That's the wonky way.



Tonya Ricucci said...

It's really gorgeous!!!! love your plan, your inspiration, and that Quilt Engagement Treasury book (it really is fabulous). no need to wait, obviously I didn't! woohoo, go, go, go!

Kathie said...

This is so fun and one of the quilts I WAS thinking about doing!!!!!!!!!

Nifty Quilts said...

It looks great!! I love the dark with all that color.

Lori said...

You didn't waste any time!! It is going to be a fun quilt!

Heidi said...

Wonderful. Love the extra star in the corner !

joe tulips said...

wow, love it so far.

Elaine M said...

Eye candy with all the red and dark pink against the black. Fun!