Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Downton Abbey

 



I'm hand sewing the binding down on the Dresden Plate quilt. I feel as though that project is just about finished. .Doesn't that mean I can start a new project??  Well, I did anyways! I had bought fabric from the Downton Abbey fabric collection. I bought it last year not really knowing what I was going to make with it. When I saw this pattern, I thought it would be a nice way to use my fat quarters.


These blocks are nice and easy to make. And they're fast! They finish as 8.5 inches square. I made 5 blocks this afternoon. I've already cut out the next 5. I have to make 50 blocks total. The quilt finishes at 72" X 85.5". I don't think this quilt will take me too long. The holidays will keep me from working on it. Other than that, I expect to be done quickly! So nice!!


Here's the best part, the backing! I love that castle!  I expect this to be a fun project. And with the next season of  Downton Abbey about to begin in the US, it's so appropriate!

I'm still Christmas shopping. I'm almost done but I still have a few trips left. So glad shopping is almost over. Baking and cooking to follow!

6 comments:

  1. I've been watching repeats of Season 4 to get ready for Season 5. I like your method of preparation....start a quilt!

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    1. I'll be all ready for the new season for sure!

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  2. I love this fabric Rosemary I have the fat quarter bundle from Sample Spree when I went to market last October.

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    1. Isn't it pretty? I love the patterns on the fabrics even though the colors are somewhat subtle.

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  3. Lovely project and the backing is perfect--can't wait for the next season of Downton to begin...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I'm so looking forward to the next season too! I'll be in the spirit of things while making this quilt!

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