This is a long weekend for myself and my family. We decided to go to the mountains for some relaxation and snowboarding. The North Carolina Mountains did not disappoint….it welcomed us with fresh snow and blue skies.
As I was settling in to start some quilting for the weekend, I realized I had forgotten some essentials.
- A second bobbin to wind new thread (a different color) for one of the quilts I wanted to quilt
- An iron….yes, remembered the ironing board but not my iron.
- A maker pen/pencil for marking out my quilting pattern
My solution for the last one, was to hand baste the line instead…you’ll see more of this quilt soon, I promise.
I have been a Karen Lewis Textiles fabric hoarder, for a while now. The other week, I came up with a design that I already knew this is where I would put them into use (a design yet to be posted but is a QDAD). I paired Karen’s Allotment Prints (in Iron, Oyster and Nautical) with Yoshiko Jinzenji fabric and a splash of Kona Torch. Here’s a quick close up of the quilt top….
Aren’t those fabrics great together….I love how the square theme in each make it cohesive.
The last project I have been working over the long weekend, is my Tapa Star I pattern. I am getting it class ready and hope to teach later in the year. It’s a paper piecing pattern which I have previously finished with Carolyn Friedlander prints; this time I am using mostly Spoonflower prints.
I am loving the color combination with this one. The fabrics featured here are:
- Grey Low Volume: Farmhouse, Beaded Triangle in Grey by Holli Zollinger
- Red Low Volume: Farmhouse, Bark in Red by Holli Zollinger
- Jade Fish Print: Ahti by Hanna Ruusulampi
- Gold Text Print: Elements in Gold by Michelle Wilkie (me)
- Dark Grey Solid: Kona Coal, Robert Kaufmann
- Cream Solid: Kona Oyster, Robert Kaufmann
Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday….as I am likely getting much more done before Wednesday :-)