Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Fresh Start

I'm starting a new project as a gift for a friend. She has a special occasion coming up in November, so I am starting now as I am a known procrastinator. If the FBI has a Known Procrastinator's List, I'm pretty sure I'm at the top of the 10 Most Wanted List.

I have been trying to find fabric for this wall hanging for months. Last Friday I made a trip to Appleton and made it to 3 shops there and finally found a focus fabric I like. In fact, I found 3 or 4 I liked and had to narrow it down. What a great surprise that was! Once I found the focus fabric, the other coordinating fabrics practically fell off the shelves into my arms. I was a little pressed for time, so maybe that hurried the process along. The good news is that so far, I still like all my choices.

Besides having such great luck at fabric shopping, the best part of my day was having lunch with a good friend who I haven't seen in about a year. We had a lot of catching up to do, starting with a tour of her new house.
Here is the first block which is the center. The rest of the quilt is paper pieced. Fortunately, I heart paper piecing.


  1. Interesting teaser for the rest of the quilt. Very curious to see where it goes from here.
    Nice fabrics.

  2. Pretty:) I just found you and am now following you around. LOL Nice to meet ya!

  3. What a great block. I could see a whole quilt done with that. I like your fabric choices, too. Can't wait to see the finished project.