Tag Archives: Celestial Spheres

Rule breaking!! New Projects

I know I shouldn’t be starting new projects with all those quilts that need to be quilted, but I am….and loving it!!

I will say, slightly in my defense, I have taken the first step for quilting Phased Circles (my project for this month), picking out my thread. Thank you Aurifil, for the fantastic selection… here are my thread selections (I also have a grey to add to the ones below and have to find a color that will go with wasabi).
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I am also preparing for my business trip next week in New York, of course I am taking a couple of project with me. The two projects will be both hand sewing projects. One is Celestial Spheres (Part 2) “Autumn Equinox”…which I am working on getting the pieces tacked before I leave….
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The second is my next Sew Mama Sew Project..here is the fabric pull; a new all Kona solids project!!
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Lastly, I am cutting up my Autumn Oakshott Cotton Bundle for my Rangers Station quilt and adding some Raisin Kona Cotton. Here’s the color palette:
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Boy, looking at the projects like this, I am definitely on a warm color kick this week. In the meantime my project list expanded a little ;-).

Projects and Progress

Project Target Date Current Status
Phased Circles Quilt  30NOV2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Cheri  30NOV2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Jungle Ave Tapa  30NOV2014  TOP, BACK (UNDERWAY), BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Celestial Spheres
(Part 1)
 DEC2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Celestial Spheres
(Part 2)
 DEC2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Sew Mama Sew
(Project 3)
 29NOV2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Bjorn the Bear  Early DEC2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Rangers Station  DEC2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right)

Celestial Spheres (Part 1): Winter Solstice

I received some happy mail a couple for weeks ago, that I knew would be perfect for a recent QDAD design (not shared yet on my blog). I love these Handcrafted prints by Alison Glass, the colors are so vibrant.
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This is the first of a series of quilts inspired by the colors of Winter’s peak – the winter solstice. I love the grey and cooler colours which I think are perfect for this winter theme. The Handcrafted prints worked well with the background fabric which is from Botanics, Carolyn Friedlander.

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The quilt is 30 x 30 ” with circles at 3″ diameter (cut with a Olaf circular rotary cutter). I measured out the start and end positions of the two lines and for the diagonal line I used washi tape (or painters tape) to ensure the placement of the middle circles remain straight. I tacked the circles at 1/4″ on the background fabric.

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This was the perfect project for hand sewing on vacation….yes, I took it on our girl’s weekend and a business trip. Each circle, I used needle turn applique to finish the circles (similar to the technique shown in this tutorial).IMG_2866

The next one in the series will represent the Autumn Equinox….I have the fabrics ready for my next business trip in early November.AutumnEquinox_FabricSelection

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.