Sunday, January 24, 2010

My next project

.
I bought this fabric about a year ago...
.

To make this quilt:
.

The pattern is from the December 2007 issue of McCall's Quilting and is meant to be a Christmas quilt. But when I saw the turquoise, green, brown and gold fabrics I saw potential. This would look soooo good in my living room!

So, what's the problem? I'm scared to cut the fabric in case I ruin it. Or what if the quilt doesn't look as good as I envision. Has that ever happened to you?

I had this project on my 2009 to-do list, which was displayed for all the world to see on my sidebar last year. It made me feel bad to keep bypassing it. Plus, the OnlyChild has asked me numerous times when I'm going to make this quilt - she helped me pick out the fabric.

I guess it's time to suck it up and start cutting.

Wish me luck.

One more peek before I get out the rotary cutter...

Oh no! I think I have now committed myself to this project.

p.s. I added Valentine's candy to my giveaway booty today.


Mmmm... If you haven't already entered, you can go here and leave a comment. Giveaway ends today!

16 comments:

Pat said...

That is great fabric and stop being so SILLY, Rachel. You are NOT going to mess it up and it is going to look just as good as you envisioned...if not better. So.....GET MOVING!!!

Missy said...

Those are beautiful fabrics ! Good luck !

arlette said...

I was going to write an encouragment comment for you and Pat already did, LOL!!!!, it cracks me up!!!!, for real your quilt's going to turn beautiful with that fabrics, we'd like to see it finished!

Barb said...

The fabric is absoutely fabulous.....good luck!!! You will do a wonderful job!!

What Comes Next? said...

I love those fabrics! anything paisley and I melt. It will make a gorgeous quilt. Have fun!

Pokey said...

These are very nice prints, and they will make an very nice quilt! We all have those reservations, but you know you'll love the quilt even more that the collection of fabrics! Nothing ventured, no quilt. (Is that how that saying goes?)

Vesuviusmama said...

Cut, cut, cut! I can't wait to see the gorgeous quilt you are going to make from those fabulous fabrics.

Gene Black said...

The fabric is beautiful and you won't mess it up. But if you do you can use pieces in something scrappy. Or make potholders out of it. It is never really ruined.

Mmmmm chocolate. I am really glad I entered.

Oh, you and onlychild picked excellent fabric choices.

Kansas Amy said...

Beautiful fabrics! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!!

Sara said...

Rachel, I've done that - bought fabric and then got scared to cut it - or use it in a project...

But, then when I do it all turns out fine...

Those fabrics are stunning...

Patty said...

Wonderful fabric I think It'll make a beautiful quilt. Bite the bullet and cut your quilt out.

Beach Vintage said...

Theres nothing like actually starting something to get something started.

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Did you do it? I love that first cutting -- all nervous and everything. Good Luck -- it looks like it will be a beauty!

tango's trash & treasures said...

OMGosh yes!! I have a kit that scares me silly!!
If you get brave I'll try!! LOL

PunkiePie said...

Go for it! You can't mess it up. I want to see some blocks!

goldenbird said...

That fabric is so pretty! I'm sure you will do a fabulous job on the quilt. And you're definitely committed now!

Yum, Valentine's candy :o)