Posts tagged ‘modern fabric’
Happy Friday to you all! Hey Girl, (or guy as it might happen) want to win some fabulous fabric?? I thought so. My fabric friend Julie from The Intrepid Thread is giving me two, yes two, charm packs of Summersville by Lu Summers for one of you to win. Look at how fresh and great this range of fabrics is…
All Lu Summers’ prints are her own line drawings. I love the cross hatch – what a great basic to have in your stash. The feel of these fabrics is modern and whimsical, don’t you think?
Ok, here’s the deal! Simply leave me a comment explaining what project you would make with two charm packs. Want another chance at winning? Follow my blog and then leave me another comment saying you signed up! If you already follow, just let me know. Winner will be selected on Sunday, April 29th. Leave email contact with your comment. Good luck!
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#40 is our winner! Byron
“Oh, I love this collection! I would make a baby quilt with the charms.”
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So, here we are again, visiting yet another unfinished project. I have great hopes of finishing this one rather soon though, as it is quite simple. I made the quilt top in one night, and basted it the next. I am using a beautiful double gauze by Nani Iro for the raw-edge circle appliques. I am loving a few things in this project that are new to me – hand quilting with perle cotton floss, and the color combination. Both are making me very happy.
Many of these circles are being put into the border of this very simple quilt top.
I don’t quite know what hit me one night in my sewing room. I had the double gauze sitting on my ironing board, and I pulled out the yellow fabric, and sitting next to each other, they just needed to be put together. Never has an idea for a quilt come to me so quickly. Before even making the quilt top, I had cut out the double gauze circles and was going through all my perle cotton. I was slightly possessed. At the rate I’m going, I hope to have a completed quilt in the next week to show you!
This collection of Flea Market Fancy blocks is really where we get into Big Time Neglect. I started this quilt with true verve and excitement, having just seen Malka Dubrawsky‘s fabulous, modern sho- fly quilt. I had been saving and hanging onto my grey and orange Flea Market Fancy fabrics for just the right block, and I knew this was just the right one. Simple, bold and graphic against the Kona Coal…the combination really pleased me. Paired with Alexander Henry’s Farmdale Blossom print for a backing, I was even that much more excited.
Silly me, I have only 3 more blocks to go. But this quilt, like the others, has just sat waiting to be pieced and made into a quilt. This UFO and the others are part of my commitment to finishing what I’ve started in 2011. Whether you call them WIP’s or UFO’s or just call them “that project sitting over in the corner” join me in geting them done!
True confessions: In my quilting, I am a terrific starter. I gather fabrics and cut strips or squares like a pro. I am especially good at making half-completed quilts. I need to get an official count, but I think I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 unfinished quilts. All of my UFO’s sitting in their various states of incompletion feel like heavy baggage at the moment. And even though just yesterday I started yet another quilt, I am on a mission to change my ways and my bad habits and to finish what I’ve started. So, for me this is the year of the UFO becoming a quilt to use and love.
It seems like the New Year brings this thinking out in many of us. Other quilty bloggers have started an admirable promise not to buy any new fabric as well as finish all UFO’s. I’m not sure I can be so good. One day at a time, right? I cannot be expected not to bring home new fabric when I’m surrounded by it at work and buying fabric is actually part of my job. Am I right? Sigh…
Exhibit A – one “Thousand Pyramids” quilt sits waiting to be made into a quilt top. I’ve gotten as far as piecing the smaller triangles into larger triangles, which then need to be pieced together to make a lap-sized quilt. I think these close-up pictures show the color more accurately.
I really love the intersection of green and blue; shades like celadon, robin’s egg blue, jade. They are peaceful and calming to me. So, the idea for this quilt was born of the need for a quilt in that color neighborhood.
I am setting an intention to finish this quilt top within the next week. Over the next few posts, I’ll be
airing out my unfinished projects for all to see and judge sharing all of my quilts that need finishing. I hope that by putting it all out there that I can have more completion in my creative space. What UFO’s do you have? Bring ‘em on out…let’s finish them together!