Category — Fabric
I’ve been asked by a special family member to make a quilt as a gift for another special family member. I’m not sure any of them read this blog but I’m going to keep the recipient details vague just in case. I spent a bit of time this morning pulling fabrics. I’m pretty excited about the stack that came together. I was inspired by a little fat quarter set I had of Maasai Mara by Dear Stella. I can’t wait to show you the blocks as they come together!
January 28, 2013 46 Comments
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January 26, 2013 1 Comment
I’ve made a bit more progress on my Glimma quilt! This one has been a lot of fun to make. I didn’t really have a plan when I started on my flying geese. I loved the look of the Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Black next to the fabric, but I decided to use Essex Linen in Flax for the main backdrop of the quilt. (I posted where you can buy the Essex Linen in here, as well as my flying geese paper piecing template.)
I improvisationally pieced the blocks from the top down. Literally – I started at the top left of the quilt and worked my way over and down like reading a book.
It’s all pin basted now and ready for me to quilt! Let’s see if I can get that done today.
January 18, 2013 18 Comments
New pillows for the couch have been on my to-do list since the beginning of Winter. I love my Autumn pillows, but I was ready to put them away until next year. When I saw Sarah Watt‘s Timber & Leaf collection for Blend Fabrics, I knew the natural designs and soft colors were perfect for my house. I mixed in Free Spirit Designer Solids in Pearl and Dogwood.
These two are my favorites!
I was inspired by Amy’s Indie Vibrations quilt. I really liked how her string blocks were paper pieced so they would line up, but still be different widths of fabric strips. I made two paper piecing templates, each are 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ unfinished. I used 3 of each template to form the 18″ square pillow.
You can buy the pattern for Amy’s Indie Vibrations quilt in her pattern shop.
I quilted the pillow with straight lines, about 1/2″ apart. The back is a simple envelope enclosure.
You can find Timber & Leaf at Moona Fabrics. Now to make another one for the other side of the couch!
January 16, 2013 31 Comments