In September our quilt group began a new project that will run concurrently with the 1930’s quilt we began in January. We are alternating weeks on the projects. The new quilt is called “America the Beautiful” and is published by McCall’s Quilting. It was published a section at a time in the magazine during 2011 and the full pattern can be found on the website and in the Autumn 2012 magazine. This issue featured the original colorway shown below, but also photos of reader quilts that had been sewn the previous year during the sew-along.
We don’t love all the colors in this quilt but do like portions and ideas from other readers, so we will be creating three different quilts based on our own preferences.
We began by spending two whole sessions making color choices and cutting kits of the first few blocks so that we can spend the next few sessions sewing. ShaRee, above, and Terry, below, are cutting away in the fabulous space we use in Terry’s basement.
Next post: the first blocks!