Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Neck O' The Woods - Quilting

Happy Tuesday Everyone! It's that day of the week where we link up with those cool chicks at the Real Housewives of Oklahoma for In Your Neck of the Woods!
My bestie, Calianna, and I have been plotting for months about making identical quilts out of Moda's new line, Strawberry Fields. I just love it! It's just so 50's colored and strawberry-ish! Makes me oh so happy!!!!
Anywho, we finally got all our fabric in for our quilts and we planned a Girls Only Saturday for us to get together and start cutting out all the pieces. Luckily, my mom was nice enough to let us converge on her house (which was boy-free, except for my dad, the cat, and the dogs) to eat, cut, and sew.
Of course, we couldn't make a strawberry quilt without eating some strawberries, so my mom cut us up some with a dab of Cool Whip to munch between cutting!
Here's Calianna (who is appropriately colored for the occasion by the way) cutting her little heart out!
We started cutting out fabric for two queen size quilts at 11:00 AM. By 6:30 PM we still weren't done cutting, but Calianna had to go home to her boys. I kept cutting until 10:00 PM and I STILL wasn't finished cutting, but I was so exhausted from standing at that counter all day that I just quit and went to bed. The next morning I got up and spent another good hour cutting to finally finish up all the cutting! It's c-r-a-z-y how many pieces are needed for these stinkin quilts!!! But they're gonna be sooooooo pretty when they're done and we'll have matching quilts!
I did get to piece together two blocks (so that we could bask in the wonderful strawberry fields prettiness) and here they are!
Just a little sample of what's to come!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!


Milah said...

OMG! That is a lot of cutting! You need a message after all that! Love the fabric and I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I have a new king size bed and I'm looking for a pattern with large blocks so I won't have so much cutting and piecing. :D

Lista said...

YAY!!! The first two blocks are lovely! Mama T laughed and laughed when I told her how long we worked and that we weren't done yet. Apparently, she doesn't cut out her quilts all at once! Go figure!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's going to be gorgeous - but no way could I have cut that long! blessings, marlene

momof3girls said...

So pretty! And how neat is it, that your best friend is into quilting to!

Impulsive Addict said...

Ok. I hate cutting so this wouldn't be for me, huh? I love the pretty pattern though! When do you think you'll be finished with it?

Dawn said...

You RHOK those quilts. I love the fabric... so feminine. =)

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

I love that you gals quilt together! I'm sooooo not crafty but maybe I should figure out something to work on with my girlfriends.
Do you follow My Crafty Wonderland? You and Valerie would be great buds.
~ Priss

QuiltSue said...

That's a loooong time to spend cutting, but when you have your BFF there with you it's much more fun.

Your blocks look beautiful. Are they going together side by side or will there be sashing between them?

By the way, what is Cool Whip?

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