Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Eventide: Fabric Choices

 Along with all the other BOMs, BOWs, UFO challenges, and whatever else I have going on (I really need to get this on a spreadsheet or all mapped out with my new personal assistant iVan), I am joining Thelma at Cupcakes 'n Daisies in a quilt along for the quilt Eventide. Call it Quilter's Optimism.

Quilter's Optimism:  the belief that you can accomplish many more quilting projects than are humanly possible in any given period of time.

I have successfully obtained the pattern from Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop and chose a bundle of Fig Tree fabrics from my stash (I had the choice of three...count them...three different Fig Tree bundles in my stash...oh my!)  I chose the bundle Fig & Plum from (I think) 2008.  I had another project in mind for this but have repurposed it for Eventide.

So that's my progress.  This week.  Come back next Tuesday and see if I've untied that uber-cute Moda twill trim yet.  Why is that always the hardest part??!!??  Unwrapping that nifty (and aging) bundle...

11 comments:

Béa said...

Can't wait to see your first blocks, I LOOOOVE Fig Tree fabrics. You are very lucky to have bundle of them !!! Hugs from France

Megan said...

Hahaha, quilter's optimism - oh so true. Your quilt is going to be awesome in that Fig Tree line! But I definitely know what you mean about cutting into the bundles. I feel like I'm definitely committed to a project once I've untied that moda string.

Cathi said...

Oooooh, Fig Tree -- love those fabrics! You are very fortunate to have three bundles!
What a beautiful quilt you'll have -- pretty design in beautiful fabrics. Yummy!

Needled Mom said...

I love that great fabric line. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Nicole said...

Oh I think you are going to like this fabric group for your project. That dark plummy fabric is going to be so interesting!

Gari said...

What fun you are going to have!

Anita said...

OMG you sound like me! I needed another project like a hole in the head, but am loving it so far. Glad to see I am not the only one :) Oh, and I have two really cute Fig Tree bundles I can't untie from years ago...you've given me hope!

Brenda said...

Love the fabric you have picked out. I think I might be joining you in this optimistic project.

Sinta Renee said...

Nice fabric choice... I went with FT too! But Mill House... I can't wait to see fig and plum made up. Love those colors!

Michele said...

Yes, it is so hard to unwrap isn't it? I've got one staring at me that I just can't seem to open! Eventide looks beautiful! So many are bloggers are making it.....I can't wait to see yours :) I'm seeing so many Eventides and I'm tempted to start, but I just have too many unfinished projects right now....I must go before my quilters optimism takes over! Yikes!!

Linda said...

Lol, I enjoyed your "quilter's optimism" so much. I suffer from it all the time! I'm still waiting for my pattern to come in AND still "optimistic" that I can get it done by the end of the month! :-)