#Sewing Away From Home Adventures

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.
WinterMountainWelcome

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.

HandBasting_MarkingCircle
I did get about 1/4 of the top quilted… but then I decided it was time for a couple of new projects šŸ˜‰

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).Ā  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….

QuiltTopUnnamed

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.
SpoonflowerTapaStar1

I am loving the color combination with this one. The fabrics featured here are:

Back home tomorrow, and looking forward to sleeping in my own bed….in the meantime leaving you with a photo of the mountains today….we had snow!!
WinterMountainSnow

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday….as I am likely getting much more done before Wednesday šŸ™‚

 

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9 thoughts on “#Sewing Away From Home Adventures

  1. quiltingjetgirl

    Your quilt top of the QDAD design to reality is awesome! The fabrics really work well together and the colors are so “you” (I’m thinking of your Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts colors here).

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  2. katechiconi

    Love the colour combination in the Karen Lewis fabrics. Don’t you just hate it when you think you have everything you need to keep working, and realise that you’ve forgotten something important. I forgot thread for basting my hexies when I took my hexie kit into hospital. Lucky for me, I had quilting nurses!

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  3. Renee

    I love hear about these vacations where people get to sew! Gives me hope that someday I’ll be able to manage it too. Look forward to seeing how you quilt that one and how the block looks with more around it!

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  4. Joanna

    I love seeing your designs come to life! I have some of Karen Lewis’ prints in a mini I was sent from an IG swap and they’re really nice! I hadn’t really looked at them before then but they definitely make me want to consider getting a few!

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  5. kittywilkin

    Oooh I love the Karen Lewis Textiles quilt! I’ve been following her for ages but have yet to buy any of her fabric (I seriously can’t imagine why it’s taken me this long!). I am going to have to remedy that, pronto!

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