I am making some progress on “Toulouse” by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. Elaina was very excited yesterday to come from school and find me working on her quilt. This quilt has a-lot-o-pieces! Nicole mentioned to me that there was a lot of piecing and she wasn’t kidding! I believe Thelma recently noted on her blog that “Toulouse” had nearly 1600 pieces! Nicole also mentioned to me what a fun quilt it was to make! I am having a good time sewing all the pieces together. Carrie suggests to achieve a very scrappy 9-patch and rail-fence block, piece these blocks individually. So no quick strip piecing here. It makes it a bit longer process, but worth it in the end. So far I have cut A LOT of squares and rectangles!! I have one test block done. By the way, my block came out perfect. Carrie Nelson is a genius pattern designer!
I am using the Bliss collection from Bonnie and Camille. The same fabric collection I used on Alyssa’s “Plan C” quilt. I decided instead of using red in the rail-fence, I would use the pink from the collection. Here is Carrie’s original version with the red in the rail-fence.
I think the pink looks beautiful. I believe it will give the quilt an even scrappier look. Elaina really likes it too! What 9 year old girl doesn’t love more pink??
Yikes! Look at all those squares and rectangles! Hundreds! Lots of piecing yet to be done. Yesterday I got all my HSTs pieced. Now I need to begin work on making all my 9-patch and rail-fence blocks. I will keep plugging along on Elaina’s quilt, but as many of you already know I will be having a bit of an interruption tomorrow…Jamie Wallen is coming over tomorrow morning to set-up my A-1!! Yippeee!!! I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it! : – )