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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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….
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.
Representing this with fabric – this was what I came up with:
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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 🙂
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).