July 31, 2007

Opening Day

RomanHere are the first two blocks of my new project, made using the Moda Roman Holiday fat quarters that gave me such grief. I'm using the pattern Opening Day by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.

I have had the Roman Holiday FQ bundle for a while and was waiting for inspiration to strike in the form of a pattern idea. My quilt store got the book Comfort and Joy, and a couple of my coworkers were planning to make the Coventry quilt from the book. That got me thinking I wanted to make it as well, and when I saw that Darlene was working on the quilt too, it inspired me even further.

But upon deeper reflection, I decided I didn't really want to make a quilt exactly like two of my coworkers, so Nicole and I both began to search for a good pattern match. We knew we wanted to make something with stars, and both of us already had this pattern in our collections.

I wanted something a little more scrappy and less controlled than Coventry, and this will definitely fit the bill! Good thing I got over my fear of flying geese, because I will be making a bazillion of them!


  1. It's going to be a wonderful quilt - even with the bundle drama *s*

  2. Very nice! That's always been a favorite pattern in the line of Miss Rosie patterns.

  3. Oh, I don't have any of the wovens!! I did get an idea for the star centers though. Remember the Moda U pattern that was all stars made from Rhubarb and Ginger? Well, the center square in the star block had a frame around it in a contrast fabric. That would be fun to do in the centers as well as your 4 patch. I am still cutting my fabric. What an ordeal. At least I am not running short though!