Sunday, August 29, 2010


had a very creatively productive day yesterday.... worked up quilt tops for new quilts October, November & December... played around with additions to the Folkart Gathering
the new fabrics that were purchased on my shopping expedition inspired soot&ashes.... a sampler quilt in shades of black and a shirting fabric background.... thought that i would share the quilt with you on a block by block posting, with measurments so you can if you make it along with me ....
i rarely buy more than 1/2 yard cuts, so that i need to makedo if i run out, so that amount should work for we all that much in our stash i'm sure.... and if not, makedo!
i plan on using about 5 different shades of greyish blacks and the same light print background.... but i do tend to change my mind as the quilt progresses... a quilter's prerogative!
                                            block one
all squares- 11/2"      for half-sq. triangles cut 27/8"
                               cut in half diagonally once             


Jeanette said...

Thanks for the block info. That will be fun to make along with you. I know I have tons of black, but I'm not sure how many shades of it I have.

Libby said...

I'm going to pick out my fabrics today and get started stitchin'

Lori said...

I was so happy to hear you started a blog!! Love your designs and am lookig forward to getting to know you better.

Linda said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I read that you went to Temecula...I also love Quilter's Coop and the Wool Lady....they are 2 of my favorite shops! Glad to find you...I am your newest follower:0)

Stina said...

So happy to see you blogging.. woohhoo.. and I will try to catch up on the soot&asches quilt.. once my sewingban is over... chiropracticers order..:O))
Think I have to be a nice girl..
See you.. Stina in Sweden!!

merumo said...

How fun! We just came back from So Cal trip where we hit four quilt shops. We are so inspired by each shop models with your pattern and now I found your lovely blog with this Mystery quilt along! I'll jump onto the wagon!!

Blogless me said...

I found your blog and "Soot & Ashes" from Libbie's blog ( that I follow in my Google Reader. I have too many things started at this moment, so I'm trying not to start anything new until I've got something finished, so for the time being I won't be joining but shall keep it on my "to do" list.