Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Grand Forks Shopping Spree
Yesterday I went to Grand Forks with two friends to shop for fabric for this quilt, which is featured in Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine, March/April 06. One of the friends asked me to make a quilt for her and we chose this one. It's called Square Dance in the magazine.
The batik on the right is for the border and then we picked 20 coordinating fat quarters. I am making the quilt quite a bit larger than the one in the magazine.
The quilt is easier to make with the correct ruler so I picked up this one but on the way home realized that it is the wrong one. They didn't have the right one there anyway, but I was a bit disappointed to have the wrong one. I can still make it with a template or maybe a ruler from a school geometry set if I don't find the right ruler around here. The one I need is a tri-recs tool that has a less than 45 degree angle. I can probably order it online too so it's not a problem.
In the meantime, I'll start on the four patch blocks that are put into nine patches for the blocks that alternate with the star blocks. I think I'll need about 200 of them so that should keep me busy while I search for the correct ruler!
I also got some red fabric to use on the kaleidoscope quilt so that one may soon get finished too.