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Monday, February 27, 2017

New Pattern, New DrEAMi! Project


You know that charm pack you couldn't resist purchasing,
but you only bought one,
because you didn't have 'a plan',
and it was an impulse buy?

And it sits on the shelf looking pretty,
but you don't know what to do with it,
because you only have one?

Or maybe you won it in a give away?
Received it as a gift?

Well, let me tell you,
Stephanie @ Loft Creations,
has just published the most adorable pattern,


Paper Lanterns


and you're going to want to make it!
As a matter of fact,
I'd be surprised if you can resist!

My initial intentions were to collect the needed fabrics 
and pack them, along with the pattern,
in my luggage,
to make when I get back to Cape Breton,
because I already have my projects lined up to work on.

Well, I took my morning stroll yesterday,
which led me right to to Joann's,
just in case they might have what I need 
to augment what I already have,
so I can start stitching up this sweet quilt
right away!




They didn't have a lot to offer,
but I found this all green charm pack
and I didn't want to wait!
I wanted to start to make it immediately.
Not too exciting, but I think it will finish up ok.

I had to take some 'secret sewing'
for the NSQBQ's* 3rd annual challenge
off of the design wall to take this pic,
but it's going right back up!
You'll have to wait until springtime to see.
Sorry.  But something tells me,
it will be worth the wait.

Since this project jumped to the head of the line
in only the blink of an eye,
I think it's the perfect post for


mmm! quilts' DrEAMi! Linky Party


*What is the NSQBQ, you ask?
Four Nova Scotia quilters who get together a few times every year
to attend quilt shows and what not.





Linda @ Scrapmaster
Sheila @ Sheila's Quilt World and
Lesley, The Cuddle Quilter,
as well as myself, comprise the group.
After finding each other online,
we've been gathering for maybe about 5 years?
For this challenge, we have been doing a round robin!
It certainly has been a challenge, too.
But a fun one!


Enjoy your day!
XO,
Karen


33 comments:

Ellen said...

There are some quilts that demand we work on them immediately....so fun!

Lynette said...

How fun to have a group of women to do a round robin with! And you're right - that's a fabulous pattern.

Raewyn said...

I just love it when a project jumps out and takes over! Have fun!

Christine Barnsley said...

It is a beautiful quilt and I can understand why you didn't want to wait! Have fun making it! Christine x

Simone de Klerk said...

I simply LOVE Stephanie's new pattern! I do like the fabrics you found for it, even though you're not too entousiastic.
And how fun to be part of this group of women!
Have a great week.

Linda said...

What a super cute pattern! Love the lanterns. I have another lantern pattern that I was collecting Asian inspired fabrics for but I like this one way better. Glad you posted. I really like how yours is looking. Love that you used one colour for the lanterns. I have your NSQBQ Challenge on my design wall right now. It's finished and I am just over the moon about how it turned out. Cannot wait until we get together in the Spring.

Fiona said...

that is a really lovely quilt.... you will enjoy it. I'm looking forward to seeing your secret sewing too...
Hugz

Missy Shay said...

I can't blame, it is going to be so cute!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Those greens look great. Good luck with the new pattern. When are you heading back east?? Make sure you bring warm weather and sun.

Sandra Walker said...

Oh that IS a great pattern! I have been meaning to design a quilt for that very reason while down here in FL this winter, but have not yet done so! After I did the free one on Craftsy (which is CRAZY popular) I knew there was a 'need' for these. You've described the 'sitting so pretty' and the bit by a DrEAMi! squirrel both so well! Only problem with this party is it creates MORE squirrels. Someone said they get squirrels when they're working on squirrels LOL! Glad you were able to link up before your travels.

Sandi said...

Looking forward to seeing what give finished green lantern quilt looks like. Very fun! Sometimes your got to follow what feels right!

Linda Reeder said...

I always wonder how these things get sewn together. I can see from the pieces just how it works!

Createology said...

How fun to find something you just have to make RIGHT NOW! I think your greens will look lovely. Beautiful and talented group of ladies and how fun to get together and enjoy creative pursuits. Fun times dear...<3

Cattinka said...

I like your green lanterns, you picked a very nice pattern. I got inspired to use some of my japanese fabrics.
KATRIN W.

Karen said...

Love your lanterns, Karen, and your choice of greens. Can't wait to see what your creative quartet will come up with this year!

Carrie P. said...

Love your green lanterns and your lovely background fabric. Stephanie has certainly created some wonderful patterns which I have also made.
I hope you will show your round robin quilt when finished. Those are fun to do.

Jo Ferguson said...

Sometimes we just have to go where the inspiration takes us. Have fun with the new quilt.

Needled Mom said...

I love Stephanie's pattern and the greens are just fabulous with it. That is a great photo of the group of you. Bet you have fun together.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Awww...thank you. I absolutely love the greens you're using and the alternating black print is perfect. Can't wait to see it done. :o) You're sweet. I happen to be in a new group of wonderful ladies and it's the best thing ever. Enjoy your group activities and outings.

Preeti Harris said...

You are right. This pattern has this "Come get me" look about it. Very irresistible indeed. I am sure your Green Lanterns are going to be fun for the geeks too. That is a great picture - all smiles but which one is you?
Hugs,
Preeti.

Sheila said...

Isn't is great when inspiration strikes and you just have to go with it , love the lanterns , this will be a fun quilt . Can't wait for our get together, I know our projects will be incredible 😊

desertskyquilts said...

What a super pattern, and I like it in those greens! Good buy! This is going to be a great quilt.

Allie-oops Designs said...

That pattern is darling, I'm going to pop over and see! How fun to get together with other quilters.

Louise said...

What a sweet pattern! I'll admit I do have a few single charm packs, ahem. I'm always on the lookout for a good way to use them and this looks so fun :)

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

I absolutely love this quilt pattern! Love the greens! Thanks so much for sharing! I have a few lonely charm packs and this pattern would be perfect! I can't wait to see your quilt when it's finished :)

Lin said...

Always good to start a new project and yours looks like fun - enjoy. xx

Sondra said...

That is going to be really Stunning! Enjoy the creating process.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Oh how lovely. I do like the green and it's a great way of using up charm packs. Looking forward to seeing your NSQBQ secret challenge, I've never done a round robin and I am so looking forward to seeing yours.

Just Ramblin' said...

You always seem to find such fun projects. What a great way to use up charm packs or even left-over ones. Can't wait to see the secret challenge! Have fun sewing! Nola

Barb said...

Oh...I just love the green...wish JoAnn's was near here...I miss San Antonio.

Lesley said...

Those blocks are looking gorgeous! What a great idea for a charm pack...and yes, I have many just waiting for the perfect project! Thanks for sharing the idea! Yes, we NSQBQ sure are keeping secrets these days! What a great reunion we'lll have in the Spring!

Teresa in Music City said...

Aren't good friends one of the most amazing blessings on earth??? And doing a round robin with them is the best fun ever!

Sarah Goer said...

The green palette is a great choice for your project. Good luck getting your quilt top done before your trip!