I guess I should be ashamed really, but sorry...it's just too yummy when all these wonderful quilts are on display to not grab your fabrics and join along. That's how the diary quilt started, and the Dresden quilt, and more than a few others. Heck without my blog friends I would lead a rather boring life really.
So along that thought...I just couldn't pass up starting this quilt along with Kathie and her friend Meghan. Kathie is waayyy ahead of me, but it isn't a race so that's fine. I have a few other quilts added in the mix to contend with too, slow and steady wins the race and gets the top done eventually. After seeing the alternate fabric choice they both made I was off to search. I really loved Kathie's choice but didn't want the exact one. Low and behold under the huge pile of washing from my quilt show purchases I found the perfect one!
It shows as a more solid pink from afar but I wanted it to say PINK! and I think it works perfectly. It suits me and that's all that matters. I still deciding between the 2 greens for the border design.
** Forgot to include this info: The pattern can be found in the book: The Ultimate Quilting Book by Maggi McCormick Gordon. I got mine used for under $10 and it's filled with lovely pictures of antique quilts. Be WARNED..the pattern is NOT in this book. There are some quilting instructions, but no standard pattern. But it's a fabulous book and well worth adding to your collection!
Of course all these ongoing projects make for one very full design wall, but I'm not complaining. Mine is bigger than a lot of other peoples, but not nearly as big as I would like someday. One day maybe I'll be as lucky as some others and have a h*u*g*e room devoted to nothing but quilting. I see a whole basement all mine! For now I am as happy as a clam with what I've got! And happier to fill it up with lots and lots of fabulous projects!