First of all, I just want to share this bundle of loveliness I scored at Pinked Fabrics, Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. O . M . G soooooo pretty! I was able to grab 3 charm pack all together and I think I’ll get some yardage & a jellyroll when it’s officially released. If you want some Vintage Modern for yourself, Amy still has some charm packs available in her Etsy shop! These are some of my favorite prints from the line (click on the images for a larger view).
Earlier this week I purchased a copy of “Quilting Line + Color” by Yoshiko Jinzenji. Although some of these quilts are entirely pieced and quilted by hand — something I don’t have the luxury (or patience) to do at this point in my life, there is a lot of inspiration in this book! I began to think of using various fabrics in a different way. When I was still sewing garments, I had purchased a few yards of cotton velvet as well as raw silk and think I’ve come up with a beautiful and interesting way of using it in my quilting. Here’s a sneak peak because this will be sent to my Covert Robin partner.
It’s so nice to see the sun again, this weekend can’t come soon enough, we need more long weekends!
Cocktails & Lava Lamps
I started cutting the Pezzy Print pieces yesterday evening after dinner. I wasn’t sure where I was going to go with this, all I knew was that I wanted to make something with tumblers. The concave shapes made me think of lava lamps, especially with this fabric, and the convex shapes looked like cocktail shakers. The tumblers were quick and easy to sew as were matching the seams. I’m going to add some borders so that it fits the top of our table then quilt and bind it tomorrow.
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Yesterday, the extremely talented MR of Quilt Matters awarded me the Liebster award, given to your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers, I certainly fall into the less than 200 followers category! Thank you MR, I’m amazed that I am able to inspire and entertain you considering your experience and talent!
Or “How I Overcame My Fear of the Colour Coral”.
Coral is not a colour in my life, it’s a word in my vocabulary because we keep a saltwater aquarium and there is nothing this colour in our tank. Who thought this hue was “coral”?
Anyway, I created this block using Sandi Henderson’s Secret Garden for Michael Miller fabrics and I love it! Coral, green and yellow are not colours I would have paired but look how beautifully they work together. Gentle, sweet, and lovely are some of the words I’d use to describe this fabric.
Instead of creating a nine patch to feature in the middle of this block, I used a medallion print and framed it using the Quick Curve Ruler. once I finish up all my cushion covers, I’m going to experiment more with the ruler to create something new.
And so it begins…using Lush by Patty Young for Michael Miller fabrics with a fussy cut lotus in the middle. Following this tutorial.
On a week night? Yup, but don’t worry, I’ll still be in bed by 9:00.
I am having so much fun learning how to use my new Quick Curves Ruler, I couldn’t wait for the weekend to try it out! It’s super easy to use, easy to sew and easy to press the seams flat without any excess fabric.
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I think there are a lot of possibilities with this ruler, it’s just a matter of experimenting. Can’t wait for the weekend, just two more sleeps!