Thursday, May 19, 2011

Buckaroo Stars

Last night I took some pictures of the pattern book and the fabric that Rhea and I chose for her Star quilt. The name of the book is called "Buckaroo" pattern book by It has a number of western oriented projects.
This is the pattern book
and this is the pattern it doesn't look to complicated
 We spent more than an hour looking at fabrics and trying to decide what would be some good choices of prints and colors. This is the adorable store where we got our fabric. The ladies there are very nice, friendly and very good at helping select fabrics that coordinate.

These are the main fabric choices for the squares. The long blue fabric has words on it. It will be where the dark blue fabric is in the pattern.

These are the alternate fabric choices for the squares along with the beige fabric and blue star fabric for the appliques.

I have to add the picture of Sadie laying next to the fabric. She felt she had to be in the picture. I thought it was so cute that I have made it my background pic for now
I am really excited about starting this quilt. I will doing my best to keep this blog upto date on my progress with it. I also have several other projects going on too, on which I will write about later... My paper doll quilt squares that I have finished need to be put together and quilted, also I am doing a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt which is done in hexagons and all hand sewn together.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Starting a Quilt

I visited my daughter in Texas recently. We went shopping in a couple of small towns around where she lives. I wanted to go by a little fabric shop in the town of Salado that I had visited 4years ago while there for her wedding.

While there, my daughter asked me to make her a quilt. Sooooo, we picked out a pattern and fabric to get the project started. I want her to be able to follow along with me and help keep me motivated to finish her quilt.

In the near future I will be adding photos of the fabric and book that will be used and if I can find it, maybe a link to the little fabric shop.