Thursday, January 30, 2020

Camden Road Quilt Along

I love quilt-alongs and it's very exciting to decide to join one, so I was delighted to know that the Camden Road quilt-along has started!

Camden Road is a pattern designed by Cheryl Brickey, and I love that it's fat-quarter friendly. I have way too many bundles, and I know I should stop buying bundles without a plan, but I just can't stop! But I'm always happy to find a fat-quarter friendly quilt that allows me to use up a bundle I've been hoarding.

After a long audition process that involved at least 8 different candidates, 3 last-minute mind changes, a lot of guilt, and more time than I want to admit to spending, I finally decided to use up one of my most precious bundles, which is Hand Maker by Natalie Barnes.

Even though this pattern calls for 4-at-a-time flying geese, I prefer the traditional way of making geese, as I tend to get much better results. Usually I end up with a lot of half-square triangles that I feel guilty about throwing away, but these are small enough that I don't feel that guilt.

I know, I didn't wait for the quilt-along to finish! I usually don't, as once I'm excited about a project, well, I don't want to stop! I really love this quilt top, and certainly this is a better place for the fabrics than languishing, all wrapped up, on a shelf. (If only I can convince myself to cut up precious bundles more frequently ...)

8 comments:

  1. You are a speed demon! I love this and the grey really helps make those colors pop.

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  2. Oh wow, Liz! I love it - the fabric is perfect for the design! Whoever dreamt up the whole fat quarter bundle thing was a genius - it's like catnip for quilters! You made a good choice for your most precious bundle.

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  3. Wow those fabrics look fabulous with the gray, and you have chosen a beautiful block to showcase them.

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  4. Oh my, you are on the move, Liz! I love the bundle you used! It looks great! Also looking longingly at your Tula rotary cutter!!!

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  5. Lovely choice for this fabric!

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  6. Wow, that looks great! And you sure were speedy!

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  7. Great top! And I am in general the opposite: I start but almost never finish in time or like today, just last minute :) Stay well! xo Melanie

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  8. I love your fabric and color choices!

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