Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I decided it was finally time to bust out some scrap jar star blocks that I received in a Flickr swap last year.  I asked for a rainbow of colors because, who doesn't love a rainbow?  Playing around with blocks on the design wall led me to put them on point and see what happened.  I like it! 

 
I'm making a few more purple blocks to put in the corners so the overall design is a cool toned X with warm toned fillers.  I'm debating between making this borderless and chopping off part of the scrap jar stars or adding white setting triangles so keep the integrity of the blocks.  I'll probably end up adding the white, just because I can't bear to cut them down! 

In other news, I'm sewing my extra purple blocks on my new 1941 Singer 221 Featherweight, Ethel.  Isn't she darling?  If you haven't sewn with one, they make the cutest little click clack noise while you're sewing away!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Craftsy Summer Clearance Sale!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Michael Miller Fabric Challenge 2014: Warp & Weft

Are you a member of The Modern Quilt Guild?  I am through the Austin MQG and we get to do fun stuff like get free fabric from companies to do quilt challenges.  The winner of this little challenge will get free fabric for a year!  Heck yes I'm in for that!

I've been shopping for rugs for my house for the past couple of months and really love the kilim rugs.  I was inspired by these rugs for my challenge quilt.  The triangle points are the fabrics that we received fat eighths of and we can add any Michael Miller prints or any manufacturer's solids.  I quilted organic wavy lines that represent the warp and weft of the woven kilim rugs.  This lucky duck is now hanging on the wall in my foyer.  The colors jive really well with my other decor.  Here's hoping I'm a winner!



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Pink and Orange!

Have you signed up for Quiltcon 2015?  I really wanted to take Anna Maria Horner's color theory class but didn't make it in time, so I decided to make it up to myself by creating a saturated quilt in summer orange and tangerines with pretty pink and fuchsia.  

The pattern is called Happy Weekender by for Moda Bake Shop, using charms and Kona white.  No two charms are alike and I received them in a Flickr swap ages ago, plus added some from my collection.  I like to put my favorite fabrics in the center of my quilts, and here we have some apples from Farmers Market, Zen Garden swirls, Henna Garden, Tula Pink Nest and more!  





I don't have solid plans for the lucky recipient of this quilt, but it's definitely going to be a girl, right?    


Friday, July 11, 2014

Just spreading the good news...

If you're a fan of Heather Ross, you probably have a hidden stash of hacked up pajama bottoms and slivers of Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries, Far Far Away, and the ever elusive mermaids from Mendocino.  You probably paid an arm and a leg for most of it, or was that just me??  Shhh....don't tell my boyfriend! 
 
Anyways, fantastic news!  Heather Ross has confirmed on her blog that Windham is reprinting Mendocino but we have to wait until summer 2016.  Can you wait that long??  What's your favorite Mendocino print?  I love the cute little seahorses on raspberry pink on the bottom.







Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!


Zoey says have a wonderful weekend and may it be full of quilting!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Family Room Pillow

I bought a house in October and I've discovered it takes me a very long time to make certain decorating decisions.  Like picking pillows for my family room couch.  I've been pinning and shopping for at least 2 months now!  Ridiculous.  

I finally decided to make my own because I'm a) cheap and b) tired of looking at (expensive) store pillows that aren't exactly what I want.  The other day I sifted through my Pillow pinterest board and chose Alissa Haight Carlton's pillow pattern as my first test subject.  My living room colors are navy, coral/orange, and grey with a little preppy green mixed in.  As I was looking through my stash, my beloved Katie Jump Rope that's been sitting on a shelf for who knows how long jumped out at me and I thought, what the heck.  Let's cut that!  Why not see my favorite fabric everyday on my couch?  Besides, it only needed a little bit.  Plenty left over!

So here's the front, almost all quilted.  I need a zipper and back panels quilted before I'm finished, so it's a WIP I started to avoid working on my Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller challenge project due next Wednesday at our guild meeting.  Another day, another story :)


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