Monday, November 7, 2016

Starting Something New

Here I have been, trying to catch up on some WIP's the last few weeks.  I have managed to get 2 quilt tops sewn together, a finished top quilted, and all of my Splendid Sampler blocks caught up.  So now that I am just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I decided it was time to add a new project.   I blame market, just so much fabric goodness on display makes me want to cut into some fabric goodness myself.  So I grabbed my Volume II Fat Quarter Bundle by Sweetwater for Moda from the shelf   and set to ironing :)  I really love ironing a stack of fat quarters while watching a favorite movie to end out the night!!!

And then the next morning, it was time to cut ;)   And my oh my, how I am just loving this stack of classic red, black, and white trimmings.   They are just so pretty!!

And before you knew it, I had my quilt all cute out.   A stack of large squares in black, white, and red, and a stack of small square is white.   So are you wondering what I am making yet??

Plume!!!!   I have wanted to make this quilt for quite some time.  It is just so fun and pretty in it's simple tweak on 4 patch goodness.  And why did I pull Volume II from the shelf . . .well because it is just perfect to make another classic red, white, and black quilt so I have one in reserve for when my Alma Mater needs one for an auction ;)  Always good to be prepared right ;)    And I have to say, I sure love that my Alma Mater's colors are red, black, and white, because it is such a classic color scheme and it means I get to sew with stunning bundles like this one!!!

And just in case you want to make up your own classic red, black, and white Plume quilt along with me . . . you can find the Plume Pattern in the Fat Quarter Style book by It's Sew Emma and you can find Fat Quarter Bundles of Volume II at Lou Lou's Fabric Shop or Fat Quarter Shop ;)  

All right, now I best get back to one of those WIP, as I have a tutorial to share on Wednesday and it isn't going to finish it self up ;)

Happy Quilting!!!
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  1. ENJOY!

  2. This looks very exciting. It is great to work in the "sweat shop" I hope you get lots of snack breaks

  3. What is black and white and red all over?
    Sun burnt Zebra? No
    Newspaper? close but no
    Melissa's new quilt, YES

  4. im sure hoping you keep us updated on your progress with this one; at least I can live vicariously through you!! 😜

  5. I think this pattern will look stunning with your chosen fabric! Can't wait to see the finished quilt top.

  6. Definitely looks like a gorgeous quilt in the making! Looking forward to seeing photos along the way! Have a fantastic creative day!

  7. My oldest WIP is 4yrs old. Theres a serious mental block about trying to get it done. Oh my, but anyway thanks for the chance of some new fabrics. Now that would be a blessing.
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