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Sunday Stash #3 – 2014

The previous weeks of Sunday Stash 2014 I have posted about full bundles/fabric lines, which I tend to buy frequently. This Sunday Stash is about buying those pieces that you really like, and not splurging on the whole line.

First up, one of my favorite designers, Joel Dewberry’s and his new line Botanique (Purchased @Hawthorne Threads). I really liked these two prints/colors of Mosaic Bloom. I might go back and pick up some Domino, as well from this line – for now its on my list of possibilities.

Botanique

AGF came out with chromatics (purchased @Hawthorne Threads) and I picked up these prints: Triangularity (the ones on the left) and Pointelle (circles on the right). I loved the first two triangularity prints for some upcoming blocks that need some low-volumes. The rest I just thought made great stash pieces.Chromatics

Lastly, I am love with the colors and feel of the new Studio E Peppered Shot Cottons. These four, I purchased over the Christmas holiday at one of our Local Quilt Shops (Cary Quilting Company). Good news, I have a secret project in mind for these 🙂PepperShotCottons

 

That’s it for this week, linking up with the fabulous Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash.

Fabric Stash {14.07.2013} + Pin cushion

I have been busy, busy, busy this weekend. I have finished the baby quilt but I am going to hold out so I can take some good photo’s, but I did get to share it in our quilt guild meeting today. I got some great feedback, it looks pretty with the binding and now being washed.

Also, at the quilt guild there was a pin cushion swap…..this is the pin cushion I made (it is based on this Christmas Ornament I found on pinterest this weekend). I filled it with brown rice – next time I think I will mix it with stuffing and rice. Linking up with Let’s get Acquainted Monday, hosted today by Em @ Sewing by Moonlight.
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Alyssa over at Pile O’ Fabric, has a great new fabric stash link up where she gives you a color palette to start with. I loved this as I have some great Spoonflower fabric that worked in with my bundle.PurpleGreenFabricStash

  1. Joel Dewberry, Aviary
  2. Riley Blake, Chevron purple on purple
  3. Lizzy House, Pearl Bracelet
  4. Samarra Khaja, Sticks & Spots, Stripes & Dots (from Spoonflower)
  5. Lori Craffey, Berry feathers (from Spoonflower)
  6. Lori Craffey, Zig zag mulberry (from Spoonflower)
  7. Henry Glass, Cruzin’
  8. Jason Yenter, Bloom Modern
  9. Jenn Ski, Chicken Wire Green

So I am linking up with Alyssa @ Pile O’ Fabric and Fiona @ Finding Fifth.

Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s posts for the “Let’s Get Acquainted New Bloggers” Blog hop hosted by Beth @ Plum and June.

Sew and So Farm
Wombat Quilts
{no} hats in the house
playcrafts
627handworks
Let’s Begin Sewing . . .
Quilting Along the Grain
Love by
Quilty Creations

Mosaic Contest @ Stitched in Color

I have never entered in a mosaic contest, however, I just saw this contest at Stitched in Color. I love everything about color; mixing it up and pulling fabrics from different lines to produce a wonderful palette to work with,  this gives me that creative outlet.

The contest labelled Sweet Contrary, it is about using warm vs cold colors. It is sponsored by Lark Cottons. I decided to give it a try and here is my first entry….

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My first fabric choice was the Joel Dewberry Aviary 2, Sparrows – Lilac. I love this fabric and I based the rest of my choices to go with this piece. I chose green and teal for my cold colors and the lilac/plum and yellow for my warm colors. Lastly, I added grey’s as a neutral.

My second entry was based on the colors used for this Buqshan hotel in Khaila – Yemen (Photo by Eric Lafforgue). It was one of the first images I added to my pinterest design photo. The vibrancy is breath-taking.

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Representing this with fabric – this was what I came up with:
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What do you think of my fabric/color choices? The competition is open until April 29th so go over and take a look. Voting opens on the 30th April.

Hexagon coffee cup sleeve

I had some more fun this week making coffee cup sleeves from hexagons. I managed to finish the first one, which I am loving. Now, I have to decide if I will post it on my Etsy store or keep it.

Update: I have decided to list it, here it is 🙂

Materials:
12 small hexagons from various fabrics
Low loft batting
Felt
Cotton
Button
Elastic tie

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I used Yellow pearl bracelet by Lizzy House, some Kona Solids, and Notting hill by Joel Dewberry for the hexagons. Hand-stitched the hexagons and machine quilted the top.

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Here is another one I had made previously. I am linking up with Amanda Jean’s Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts

WiP Wednesday: Chair bags and coffee cup sleeves

I am working on my first goal for April – making some stock for my Etsy store. First up, will be a set of chair bags for a girl, and a hexagon coffee cup sleeve.

Chair bag (Chair pockets) details
Material: Purple corduroy, purple checkered fabric and home essentials popsicle fabric (all from JoAnn’s)
Design: 3 pockets, for children chairs that are between 12.5 inches (39 cm) – 11 inches wide.IMG_7067

Hexagon coffee cup sleeve details
Materials: Yellow pearl bracelet by Lizzy House, some Kona Solids, Notting hill by Joel Dewberry, backing will be felt. Similar to this one.
Design: Hexagons, paper pieced
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Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Another Progress report on Four Seasons in One Day quilt

This weekend was very productive – The back is now finished for the four seasons quilt and I have pinned all the layers together ready for quilting. The photo’s are not great due to all the shadows from the trees (obviously need a different time of day), but you will get the idea.

The back is Kona yellow solid (on the top)–> 1/2 chevron stripe of left over Notting Hill (Joel Dewberry) pieces –> and from Joann’s a aqua chevron fabric (on the bottom)

Back

The top:

Front

Now, onto the quilting and binding. The binding will be red. I will post one more time when it is all finished :-).Thanks for following my quilt journey.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Four Seasons in One Day – Quilt top

So, I have finally finished my quilt top for my “four seasons in one day”. This is my first quilt top ever – it fits a twin.  I was by myself the day I finished and had about 30 minutes of light left….so these are the best photos I have for now – I used my son’s playground as my photo assistant 🙂

Some details:

  • The tree design is my own.
  • All buttons and sequins are hand sewn on.
  • Joel Dewberry Notting Hill Jelly roll was used for the 1/2 Chevron border and the center borders. (thanks to all those who provided the encouragement to finish the Chevron border – it turned out great).
  • The corners of the border is just Kona Cotton yellow and red (the corners are not perfect but I still love how it turned out).

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Linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts