Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bridge Creek Blossoms

Linda and I are working on another Atkinson Design pattern: Bridge Creek Blossoms. http://www.atkinsondesigns.com/patterns/patternDetail.asp?productID=144

We were supposed to start this one together last Friday, but my day job got in the way of those plans as I ended up having to work. We did work on this project a bit last weekend, but not like we like to, which is all day, uninterrupted.

I am planning to work on more blocks to put towards this project today - between the regular domestic chores that compete for my time each weekend - laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning house, etc.

This is a picture of the progress that I have made so far - 10 of the 50 blocks required to make this a queen size. I was originally going to make this one lap size, but I have enough fabrics in my stash to make more blocks so why not go for it, and make the queen size, right?

This project sort of counts as a patriotic project. If you double click on the picture, you should be able to see the Canadian flags in the bouquets on the border print. Canadians are a bit quiet and subdued about putting their flag out there front and center. When I bought this fabric more than 3 years ago, I wanted to make a patriotic quilt and I was unable to find any fabric with the Canadian flag on it. Of course, in the last year, that has all changed with the focus we had last winter on the Winter Olympics. Now I am seeing Canadian flag fabric everywhere!

3 comments:

Linda_J said...

The border fabric is perfect for your patriotic quilt! Lots of good color to play off of for the blocks as well.

You know, the blocks don't look half bad block to block but I still like the looks of it better on point---plus you need less blocks that way, LOL.

I'll join you in sewing in a few minutes---I promise!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What an interesting fabric - can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Jeanne said...

Nice border fabric! And I really like this block.
Jeanne