from Marta with Love

Because I wanna…

I made a few resolutions for 2013, one of which is to sew what my heart desires and not from a place of obligation.  In other words: sew what I want because I wanna!

In honor of said resolution, I’m currently working on another simple patchwork quilt using each print from Anna Maria Horner’s Field Study collection.  And I’m totally smitten.  I think this is my favorite quilt to date!  Here’s my progress so far:











And a helper. Lying around is a thankless job.

and a helper :)

The quilt will eventually be 77″ x 84″, with each patchwork square measuring 7″ finished.  I found this to be a great size for the squares since they’re big enough to show off the awesome Field Study prints but small enough to keep the quilt looking “patchworky”  (yep, patchworky).

I’ll finish the top this week so I can baste it at the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild meet-and-sew this Saturday. Then I think I’ll quilt it using the dogwood pattern shown in this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman.  What do you think?

P.S. Did you know Field Study linen/cotton blend is coming out in April?  I die.

(Right after I link up to W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, that is.)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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  • Carla

    The fabrics are so gorgeous! I think that’s a great choice for quilting ; )

    January 16, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Lush

    Love the quilt! I only ever quilt to please myself, too much work otherwise.
    I really like that quilt pattern, I think it will look fantastic on this quilt. Can’t wait to see finished pictures.
    Have fun!!

    January 16, 2013 at 8:42 am Reply
  • Books_Bound

    Please don’t die. 🙂 It’s beautiful! I love quilts made with just plain ol’ squares of fabric, because it’s so fun to look at all of the pretty fabric. I might be most impressed with your post-cutting stacking skills though.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Jess H

    The admiring pic!?! I think you are more crazy than I knew!! It’s gorgeous:)

    January 16, 2013 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Chelsea

    Wow Marta! It looks awesomely amazing! I can’t wait to see it in person on Saturday! Nice job!

    January 16, 2013 at 9:39 am Reply
  • Sarah

    All i can say is fabric looks fab fab fab, and quilting will make it look wow, wow, wow.
    love it.

    January 16, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Traci

    Awesome!!! (And I love that shot of them all arranged in a stack–so pretty!)

    January 16, 2013 at 9:43 am Reply
  • Martha

    Gorgeous fabrics. I think it is going to be an amazing quilt. I love your resolution and I think I’m going to make it mine as well.
    Patchworky is the best word I’ve heard 🙂

    January 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply
  • basildonkitchens

    That is going to be the best quilt! I love your helper….

    January 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm Reply
  • Kelsey

    So pretty!!! I really need to get a bundle of these and turn them into a quilt for my sister in law – she’d love it!

    January 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm Reply
  • traceyjay

    best kind of sewing, no?

    January 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • Jenniffier

    That is going to turn out to be so pretty!

    January 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Jenelle

    Simple patchwork is really just the best, especially with the lovely, full-scale prints in this collection. This is going to be gorgeous. 🙂 I should follow your lead and make more of what I want this year too!

    January 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm Reply
  • Chris

    Excellent resolution!

    January 17, 2013 at 7:29 am Reply
  • nicke

    i have the same resolution and it will start in february because i still have shit to make for other people! 😉 xoxoxo love this quilt tons! i think i about died when i clicked on the link for the cotton/linen blend! oh hell! did you see parenthetical in potpourri and deep! i DIE!!!! wanna marry it! gorgeous!

    January 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • Mina

    Oh, I love this! I think that this is my current favorite line of fabric. I just picked up a few more charm packs when they were on sale last week at Craftsy.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm Reply
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