Harriet's Journey BOM

Old 02-18-2021, 08:00 AM
  #61  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
DottyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England, U.K.
Posts: 1,498
Default Harriet's Journey BOM

Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
Tee-Hee-Hee! I have the Farmer's Wife sampler quilt going from about 4 years ago sitting in my UFO basket. But I only have about 30 - 35 more blocks to go. So I just had to start another. Silly me. It would be wonderful, grand, amazing to get them both done in 2021.
Of course you can do two quilts !!! x
DottyD is offline  
Old 02-18-2021, 08:06 AM
  #62  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
DottyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England, U.K.
Posts: 1,498
Default Harriet's Journey BOM

Originally Posted by toverly View Post
Anticipation is building. I keep changing my mind about fabrics. It may mean that I start several versions then decide which one I like best. I'm oh so tempted to start with new fabric. Never really done that, I always start with my stash.
That is what I am sort of doing !! With a Moda fabric, I have got quite a bit of "Holly Woods " design but sadly Moda have discontinued the line, so I will match it up with other similar colours !
DottyD is offline  
Old 02-18-2021, 03:30 PM
  #63  
Super Member
 
WMUTeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 4,615
Default

My book arrived today and I have been perusing it. This will be a challenge for me, for sure. I am an experienced quilter but these small blocks demand precision which is an improving skill.

As you make your fabric choices, would you post a photo. This is where I always get stuck. And any hints that help you to be precise would be much appreciated too. I want success not another UFO like my Farmer's Wife. Tee-Hee-Hee.
WMUTeach is offline  
Old 02-19-2021, 01:48 AM
  #64  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
DottyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England, U.K.
Posts: 1,498
Default Harriet's Journey BOM

Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
My book arrived today and I have been perusing it. This will be a challenge for me, for sure. I am an experienced quilter but these small blocks demand precision which is an improving skill.

As you make your fabric choices, would you post a photo. This is where I always get stuck. And any hints that help you to be precise would be much appreciated too. I want success not another UFO like my Farmer's Wife. Tee-Hee-Hee.
This is the fabric I am using and is called Holly Woods by Moda, Sadly the line is discontinued but i am adding similar colours - mostly from my stash )
https://www.modafabric.co.uk/moda-fa...-layer-cake.ir

Hope that might help. I researched the fabric used in the book of Harriet's Journey. It is Red Rooster Fabrics and is called Lucy's Collection by Jennifer Chiaverini. Sadly, I can't source it here in the UK.

When I have made previous Sampler Quilts it certainly does need precision cutting and sewing, one tip I would say is to cut your fabric just slightly bigger and then trim back to required size.
My first Sampler Quilt was Dear Jane which are 4 1/2 " blocks and I learnt so much whilst making the 225 blocks. So when I made 6" blocks they seemed so much bigger ha ha !!

It is all good fun and making the blocks together will spur us all along. !!
DottyD is offline  
Old 02-19-2021, 02:34 AM
  #65  
Super Member
 
Blueridgebeverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Great Lakes area
Posts: 1,252
Default

WMUTeach, I wanted to mostly rely on fabric I already have on hand for the project. I have a jelly roll and charm of Edyta Sitar’s Super Bloom collection. I noticed most of the cuts for the blocks are less than 5” .... so I think this will get me started. I can buy more later or pull from my stash.

The collection doesn’t have green prints, but it does have a dark khaki and a light khaki that I’ll try to substitute for green. I may decide to pull green in from other collections if I find something I like. It also doesn’t have gold, but I have a tan print on hand I think will work in place of gold. I will need to buy fabric for the border.

Blueridgebeverly is offline  
Old 02-19-2021, 05:30 AM
  #66  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,113
Default

Great colors Dotty D, that will be awesome. those should be easy to match in the Moda line. I know I have mixed collections before and their dyes seem to run similar.

Blueridgebeverly, you choose like I choose. Thanks for pointing out that the cuts seem to be mostly smaller than 5". I'm trying hard not to pre-examine the book. I like it to be a surprise which one comes next. But it sure helps when others comment.

I'm trying hard to come up with a focus fabric to concentrate on this time. I just finished Bonnie Hunter's Grassy Creek and changed the colors based on a focus fabric for the border. Since this one has a wide border, I think it will work here. I never realized how much of my stash I have worked down. My favorite colors seem to be absent. It's all gone the way of face masks. But then I love it when I see a sampler in shades of blue or red. The joy of waiting.
toverly is offline  
Old 02-19-2021, 07:02 AM
  #67  
Super Member
 
Blueridgebeverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Great Lakes area
Posts: 1,252
Default

What Iím trying to decide is whether to buy enough beige for background or use various light prints for background. I have a bunch of light fabric in my stash. What do you guys think?

Last edited by Blueridgebeverly; 02-19-2021 at 07:04 AM.
Blueridgebeverly is offline  
Old 02-19-2021, 10:23 AM
  #68  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
DottyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England, U.K.
Posts: 1,498
Default Harriet's Journey BOM

Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly View Post
WMUTeach, I wanted to mostly rely on fabric I already have on hand for the project. I have a jelly roll and charm of Edyta Sitarís Super Bloom collection. I noticed most of the cuts for the blocks are less than 5Ē .... so I think this will get me started. I can buy more later or pull from my stash.

The collection doesnít have green prints, but it does have a dark khaki and a light khaki that Iíll try to substitute for green. I may decide to pull green in from other collections if I find something I like. It also doesnít have gold, but I have a tan print on hand I think will work in place of gold. I will need to buy fabric for the border.
Sounds really nice !!
DottyD is offline  
Old 02-19-2021, 10:26 AM
  #69  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
DottyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England, U.K.
Posts: 1,498
Default Harriet's Journey BOM

Originally Posted by toverly View Post
Great colors Dotty D, that will be awesome. those should be easy to match in the Moda line. I know I have mixed collections before and their dyes seem to run similar.

Blueridgebeverly, you choose like I choose. Thanks for pointing out that the cuts seem to be mostly smaller than 5". I'm trying hard not to pre-examine the book. I like it to be a surprise which one comes next. But it sure helps when others comment.

I'm trying hard to come up with a focus fabric to concentrate on this time. I just finished Bonnie Hunter's Grassy Creek and changed the colors based on a focus fabric for the border. Since this one has a wide border, I think it will work here. I never realized how much of my stash I have worked down. My favorite colors seem to be absent. It's all gone the way of face masks. But then I love it when I see a sampler in shades of blue or red. The joy of waiting.
It is amazing how colours can match and that is one of the parts I like the most !
DottyD is offline  
Old 02-19-2021, 10:28 AM
  #70  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
DottyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England, U.K.
Posts: 1,498
Default Harriet's Journey BOM

Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly View Post
What Iím trying to decide is whether to buy enough beige for background or use various light prints for background. I have a bunch of light fabric in my stash. What do you guys think?
I am using similar background fabrics that match the colours in the block and I hope I have enough of a Moda Bella Solid in an ivory / cream for all the sashing !!
DottyD is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.