Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's Funny How Things Happen

A month or so ago, I went to Mama's Log House Quilt Shop in Huntington, Ar. I blogged about it here. I purchased the "Be Attitudes" Quilt Pattern book by Nancy Halvorsen.  I also purchased 3 bundles of fat quarters that looked like would be a good fit for this quilt.

With the beautiful sunshine we have been having (until today--it's very cool and rainy now), I am itching to get away for a few days at the local lake. So I decided that I would get a project ready to take with me.

I have read on several blogs about how they packaged up projects to take on trips or quilting retreats. I decided to bag up a couple of blocks for the "Be Attitudes" Quilt.

I spread out the new fat quarters I purchased last month and a whole lot more and set to work choosing fabrics.

After I chose the fabrics for the first block, I decided to go ahead and cut the fabric into the sizes I needed for the block. As I was cutting the fabric, I looked down at the selvage edge and guess who the designer was for one of the bundles.

Yep, Nancy Halvorsen. No wonder I thought they would be great for this quilt. Coincidence? Fate? Luck? Nope, just beautiful fabric calling my name.

Well, I have one block in a kit, now I'm going to sit down and do a couple more while I watch "Army Wives". If I wouldn't play around with the fabric so much, I would get a lot more accomplished.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


  1. Yippee! I'm so happy to see that you are starting your quilt!
    Playing with the fabric is half the fun...enjoy!
    Can't wait to see your first block!

  2. how funny - I guess the fabric was just the right choice for that pattern!

  3. Love the look SOOO ordered. I think we all have a problem playing with fabric. Isnt it fun though? ♥

  4. That's such a neat quilt! I would love to be ambitious enough to tackle something like that! I'd end up digitizing it and doing it in the hoop, LOL

    A trip to the lake sounds heavenly!

  5. What a happy accident! That quilt is going to be gorgeous! I love the quilt in your header too! ;-)

  6. That's such a cute pattern, Vivian.



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