Shelly’s Canning Season Quilt-along. I’m in, are you?


Have you all seen the Canning Season quilt? This was designed by Shelly at PrairieMoon Quilts. I fell in love with it the first day I saw her photo, so I’m joining the quilt-along! That’s her photo of it above…isn’t it pretty? It is just the sort of thing I need to be creating right now, it’s soft and pretty, not too difficult, and I end up with a bed-sized quilt. Yep, that works! (As I told her, I am just really grateful that she didn’t wait until canning season is really here to start this!)

As you probably know, I am one lousy follow-alonger, but I am going to try to do this one. I just think it’s a pretty, pretty quilt, and a good way to use up a stash of scraps. Or…not.

When I first saw Shelly’s photo, I thought it would be a blast to do with scraps. But then, when I was digging through my shelves for fabric to take to Lincoln, I found this:

Moda Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two, fat quarter bundle

This is Tucker Prairie from One Canoe Two. The whole kit and kaboodle. I knew I had some of this line set aside, but I did not remember that I had this whole big fat bundle.

Now. Do I need all of these? No. But I do want to use them for something pretty soon. I’ve had them since they first came out and they are aged well enough now to use.

But here’s my dilemma. I hopped online to see about finding enough of something that would work for a background (I think Kona snow, but that seems a tad boring). While looking, though, I¬†remembered that I really like this:

Olive’s Flower Market by Moda

And this:

Lulu Lane by Corey Yoder for Moda

You can see that all of these fabrics kind of have a similar color scheme (I must be anxious for spring, huh?). I could always make this quilt¬†with scraps too. It’s so hard to decide! I suspect I will end up using the fabric I already have. There is always something else new that I think I just have to have, and honestly, you just can’t own it all. Right? Right???

In any event, I think I’d better hurry up and decide since Shelly’s already posted the directions for creating the blocks. She is giving us time to sew, though, since we will need a whole lot of triangles. Don’t believe me? Go read it for yourself!

I will let you all know what I end up doing…but at this moment, I really just can’t make up my mind.

Are you following along? What fabrics are you using?


p.s. It’s occurred to me, while looking through fabrics and reading the stuff on Shelly’s site that I actually started her “Triangle Salad” quiltalong last year. I had completely forgotten, and haven’t seen the blocks surface in quite a while. Pardon me while I run off to my workroom to dig through the mess!

  • Wendy Tuma

    If I weren’t working on this commission quilt, I’d be joining in. It is a lovely design and I could use a new quilt on my bed!

    • I have no business starting it either, but that’s not stopping me. And this, this is how I end up with so many UFOs.

  • shelly

    I love Olive’s Flower Market! But any of those would make this quilt great, and I can’t wait to see what you choose!

    • Me either, LOL!! It IS a great quilt and all the possibilities have me dithering…