I was lucky enough this year to have the opportunity to make two quilts for display at Spring Quilt Market. I designed the first quilt to showcase Free Spirits Essentials line. You may remember this fabric photo? Well that stack of fabric became this quilt.
The Cutting Edge quilt is made up of six columns of staggered flying geese, each displaying various shades and prints of one of the colors in the rainbow. I created a paper piecing template for this quilt so everything would match up perfectly. I never thought I’d say it, but I do love paper piecing!
I took some photos while the quilt was in progress…basting…
The quilting is straight lines which echo the flying geese. The turning of the quilt at the points was kind of a pain, but worth the effort.
The quilt measure 54″ x 54″ and the backing and binding is a black and white Houndstooth.
I didn’t go to Quilt Market this time but my good friend Lee did and she took a picture for me! I also wrote a pattern for this quilt that was handed out at Quilt Market, but I haven’t seen it available online yet. If and when it does appear, I will update this post with a link.
June 14, 2012 65 Comments
After taking a breather from sewing the last few days, I decided to start on a new toddler quilt using Art Gallery’s latest line of fabrics, Rhapsodia. As usual, these fabrics feel so wonderful and the colors and designs are beautiful.
I have been really thinking about Denyse Schmidt’s Ice Pops pattern lately, which can be found in her book Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects.
Although there are templates in the book, I decided to just wing it. I cut my pieces with very slight angles to give them a bit of a wonky look (but not too wonky).
I sashed my blocks in a dark putty color and I am super disappointed that I don’t know what the fabric is! I think it might be a Moda Bella Solid because it doesn’t match any of the Kona, FreeSpirit or RJR solids on my color cards. I actually just ordered a Moda Bella Solids Color Card from Fat Quarter Shop so hopefully I will find a match soon. The lighter putty color is FreeSpirit Designer Solid Sand Dune. Love it.
I’m going to do some straight line quilting on this one, maybe start this weekend. Can’t wait to share the finished quilt!
May 11, 2012 23 Comments
I’m working hard this week on a quilt for FreeSpirit Fabrics. I wanted to share photos of the fabrics they sent me, all part of their Essentials lines. I will be honest, I didn’t know they offered anything like this, other than the solids! Besides the Designer Solids, I’m working with some of the Instincts, Rhinestones, Houndstooth and Beads.
I’m seriously crushing on the black and white Houndstooth!
So…if it’s quiet around here over the next few days, you know what I’m doing!
April 19, 2012 20 Comments
This has been a good week for fabric delivery (unless you are my mailman)! I’m sure you’ve seen Flea Market Fancy popping up all over blogland. The reprint shipped this week. I didn’t order all the prints, but there were several that I loved. Obviously it would have been nice to see some additional prints…blue seeds and green bouquet. But I’m very grateful to even have these prints. I know a lot of the preorders for this line sold out fast, but you can still find prints at Lark Cottons, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and hopefully your local quilt shop!
I have been really loving using crosshatch prints lately, so I splurged on a bundle of Sketch by Timeless Treasures from Pink Castle Fabrics.
Brenda is sold out of bundles at the moment (out of 1 color) but she will be adding them again soon. You can also pick by the color.
Another option if you like this look are these linen texture prints at Fresh Modern Fabric.
Finally I picked up this adorable Happy Kids fat quarter. I don’t have an immediate plan for this print, but it was just too cute to pass up.
I’m finishing up the binding on another quilt today and hopefully will have something to share this weekend or Monday. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
March 16, 2012 13 Comments