SubUrban Curve

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.

Urban 9 Patch Finished & Quilted

This was a fun block to make, I really enjoyed the process and the instructions were easy to follow. The Quick Curve Ruler works best with a regular 45″ rotary cutter with the straight handle.  I found the ergonomic handle rotary cutter didn’t work as well. My Bernina needs a good cleaning, my free motion quilting was a little rusty but I tried some new things , “l” loops on the outer turquoise fabric, spirals in the fuchsia tonal fabric and meandering daises in the middle.

Disregard the stitching in the corners, I’m going to rip that out and leave them clean. Click photos for close-ups.

Happy Friday!

Hello Friday, how I’ve missed you!!

The Fat Quarter Shop is having an amazing sale — 40% off  on Sandi Henderson’s Secret Garden. If you love this line, you’ll be thrilled because that works out to be $6.45 per yard!! Yes, I bought some including the solids fat quarter bundle, you can never have too many solids, right?! Nope, I don’t get any gifts or kick-backs for shout outs, I just love a good sale and wanted to share it with you!!

This week I’ve linked my Lucky Ladybug cushion cover to Thank Goodness it’s Finished Fridays. This week it’s being hosted by Lynette of What a Hoot!  Check out the quilting on her pillow!

This evening I’ll be sketching out a design for my next cushion cover, can’t wait, is it 4:30 p.m. yet?!

Fabric Infusion

I rewarded myself today, for making it through my first week of (new) employment. It’s always stressful to start a new job in a new place with new people but add to this stress the loss of our 16 year old cat, Angus and I barely made it through. We keep expecting to see him in his usual spots, always disappointed when he’s not there.

Now on to the fun, uplifting stuff, fabric shopping!

13 Cotton Couture Solids

My fabric stash is sorely missing solids so I delved into these delicious Sandi Henderson (for Michael Miller) Cotton Couture Solids, 13 in total, YUMMY! I love the variety and hues of this collection, I’m sure I’ll be using them over and over in future projects.

Another fabric line I’ve been lusting after for awhile now is Storyboek by Jay-Cyn Designs. I know I can find some super cute projects to make for my neices with the little Field Stroll print and a little something for myself and friends with the rest.

Storyboek by Jay-Cyn Designs

I also added some Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi Flannels to my shopping cart. I plan to make a mini quilt for our Devon Rex Cat who used to snuggle with Angus, we considered them husband and wife. To say she’s a little lost without him is an understatement. I’m surprised she hasn’t chosen another pet to cozy up to.

Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi

I added a few other fabrics to my cart which I thought were good basics I could use in almost any project, Kei Japan Geo Style, Checkered Graph Blue/YellowMy Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake, So Sophie, Dots Blue and Dots Purple.

I just received notice that they’ve shipped so hopefully I’ll receive these goodies next week, just in time for my birthday! 😀

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