Friday, October 22, 2010

To Quilt or Not To Quilt. What Do You Think?

When I first discovered the world of blogs, there was one that just jumped out there at me. It was the one of the first ones I subscribed to through Google Reader.  Judy Laquidara writes a wonderful quilting blog called Patchwork Times. If we were to ever meet, I think Judy and I would get along well because we like the same things.  Like me, she loves the country lifestyle, loves where she lives now but dreams of going home and loves her animals.  We both believe that I believe our duty as a wife and mom is to provide interesting and tasty meals for my family.   We make our own bread and cook our  meals from scratch.  Does that give you an idea of why I like her blog so much?

Judy says that she quilts almost non-stop which is what I would like to do.  Last week she posted the fabric requirements and instructions for a mystery quilt. Today Judy posted the first set of clues.  Since I'm a beginner, I'm wondering if I should take on this challenge.  Judy says that it's an easy quilt with just some half square triangles but mostly squares and rectangles.  I've done squares and rectangles so I guess this could be a way of learning the half square triangles.  

There are two sizes — you can choose to make just the top or you can make the top with the borders.  Instructions will be given to make the top 45″ x 63″ without borders. Blocks are 9” finished. The three clues take you through finishing just the top.  At that point, Judy will show us her quilt and give us the border instructions.  We can choose to make Judy’s borders or our own borders.

What do y'all think?  Anyone interested in taking on the challenge of a  mystery quilt with me?


  1. Go for it -- I don't think Judy'd steer us wrong!

  2. I think you should go for it! Sadly I don't quilt nearly good enough to join in (case in point: I made a nine patch quilt and sewed one of the blocks in upside down. Didn't notice it until I quilted the whole thing.. yeah.. I'm that great! LOL)
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I read it to my DH and he said: Sorry to hear you had to go through it too! And yes, if they gave him a choice, to start cutting NOW LOL
    sending hugs to you!


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