I didn’t sew a stitch today but I did a lot of starching, pressing, cutting and rearranging for a new quilt idea. It will be made of Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill, some solids and maybe even some Tula Pink. Sewing tomorrow! This last one is my favorite so far… Which one is your favorite?
Aneela Hoey quilts loops and I like it and that’s what I thought I’d do with this quilt especially since loops are incorporated in one of the fabric patterns. I followed the horizontal seams to keep me sewing straight. After I’d followed all the rows, I flipped the quilt around and followed the seams again but on the opposite side. I love the effect, it makes the design look like a vine.
Quilt backs are always a bit of a struggle for me. I don’t always like throwing left overs on the back because I feel that you need keep them in line with the front. I also don’t have a ton of yardage — who does? I know some do but I don’t think it’s common, I could be wrong. I did have a yard or so of Joel Dewberry’s Sparrows in Aqua but not quite enough to cover the entire back seamlessly so I cut it in half and inserted a 6″ strip of natural linen.
I also managed to squeeze in a mini zippy pouch today, so fun!
Now I’m thinking I should try an even smaller pouch, just for fun. 😀
I signed up for the new Craftsy class with Elizabeth Hartman, Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects with Big Style and immediately started on the Scattered Squares quilt. I adjusted my version as I was making it for our coffee table. Instead of the individual squares being 3.5″ x 3.5″, I made mine 5″ x 5″ to fit our table. I need to add a single border at the top and bottom, not the sides, for my specific purpose. Turns out the colours are not quite right and doesn’t work in that space. Next week I intend to make a few other projects in the Inspired Modern Quilts series and perhaps create something that will suit our living room better.
I started the week working on Michelle Patterns pouches and eventually developed my own style, a red and camel coloured pleated zipper pouch which, I think, turned out quite well. I also wrote a tutorial on how I create the pleats for this pouch.
I wrapped up my Thursday by making a Triple-Zip Pouch from A Quilter’s Table tutorial and a simple curved bottom pouch of my own design. I think Summersville Metro Floral in Orange Zest and Joel Dewberry’s Herringbone in pond are my new favorite fabric combination, I love how the blue pops.
About a year ago I bought a Fons & Porter 60 degree triangle ruler, today was the first time I used it and I am madly in love!
I fussy cut some fabrics then sewed 1 & 3/4″ strips around each side. The inside triangles finish at 4 & 1/2″ and the borders are 1 & 1/2″. I love the colour combinations of raspberry, yellow, orange, light blue, olive green and a dash of purple. My favorite combination is the raspberry bee print surrounding Melody Miller’s retro clock in olive.
Can’t wait to make more and expand.
It was Jennet Mae Jones of Feathered Nest Studio who led me to Big Picture Classes and the Happy Go Lucky Stitchalong, I drew Jennet’s name for a hand made swap and have been following her blog ever since.
In Campbellford, near the cottage, I found this yellow yard stick type fabric by Moda and grabbed 1/2 a yard.
Recognized the pattern on my tablecloth? I purchased this at Loblaws two years ago before I started quilting. Do you think the pattern was licensed from Joel Dewberry?
It’s hot here today, time for another dip in the kiddy pool!
I’m choosing a winner for my Fat Quarter Shop $50.00 shopping spree Saturday morning (March 3rd), so get your entries in now, enter HERE!
My good friend and his sweet wife are having their second baby in June or July, they already know it’s a boy. We met while working at very busy and popular animal hospital together and he’s our vet now, taking excellent care of our menagerie.
I’ve considered a simple charm quilt or maybe larger framed squares to highlight the prints. I have lots of different shades of Kona grey and Kona white I can incorporate. I’m definitely going to use use the orange snake skin print for punches of colour here and there. I also have Joel Dewberry’s Herringbone in pond which might work nicely with this line.
What would you do with this fabric? Please send links to patterns, tutorials or images of your favorite quilts.