Tag Archives: Kona Cotton

Sunday Stash {18.08.2013} + Sewing Room

Remember the post where I was playing around with the palette builder by Anne @ Play Crafts,  and how cool it was that it now supports the Kona Cotton palette. Well, that and the sale on Kona cottons at Fat Quarter led to this:

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Yes, 29 new Kona solids have been added to my fabric stash. This purchase, finally had the hubby asking ” Where are you going to put it all”. Then comment just so long as you can fit it all in the shelving I am ok. You will be pleased to know with a little organizing they all fit.

I had shared with you a couple of photos on my fabric stash and sewing room of late. To consolidate so I can share on Studio Spotlight link-up, here is my sewing room and stash storage.

The Sewing Space:
I love the natural light I get with the sewing machine in the alcove there. The Pottery Barn project table has been amazing – so worth the money.SewingRoom

Upcoming Project Storage & Book Case:
The Project Storage is new, purchased from PB Teen. The bookcase (from west elm) is invaluable for storing my Scrap Bins, Linen, Charm Packs, Corduroy, Mens Ties, Batting, Zippers, Finished Projects etc. I love how it matches.
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Rainbow Fabric Stash:
The majority of my fabric is stored by color in one side of my Project table. It is a 3 x 3 cubbies, and I store my fabric using Comic Book Boards.FabricStash

Fabric Collections & Solids:
So, this side of the project table has been recently reorganized, as of this morning, to incorporate those new solids and the collections I have shown the last couple of weeks.FabricStash_CollectionsSolids

The last thing in my sewing room I love is the “break area”.

Break Area:
The sofa of course now has my yellow & grey Kiwi cushion and the Spoonflower bolster cushion to help with the quiet creative thinking time 😉
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Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash

and Ellison Lane’s Studio Spotlight

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Fabric Stash {07.07.2013}: Yellow, Yellow, Yellow

When you think of yellow, what pops into your head??
“We all live in a Yellow Submarine – Beetles”
“Yellow – Cold Play”
“You are my sunshine – Jimmy Davis”
“Follow the yellow brick road – Wizard of Oz”

Last week, in desperate need to add yellow to my stash, I showed you the mosaic I built from images from Fabricworm.com. I really was looking for more bright yellow, with a few of mustards.
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I ordered all the fabric from Fabricworm.com, except for the Glimma fabric as I already had it. It arrived and I am pretty happy with the selection. There is a range from bright yellow –> mustard –> Citrus’y.

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The bright yellows (left –> right)

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Citrus/Citron colored fabric on the left (my least favorites, I was just not quiet expecting these to be so green/lime in color):

Mustards (great for the darker toned yellow stash…adds some depth):

In addition to the fabrics, I purchased at Fabricworm this week, I also made the following additions to my yellow stash, all of which I really like.

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Left to right…

That’s it from me this week, I am definitely now stocked up with yellow. Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Bloggers quilt festival: My first quilt finish

My first quilt is now complete; a mini quilt that was originally for our quilt guild Madrona Road Challenge!!! I decided that it is, also perfect timing to take advantage of the  Bloggers Quilt Festival, and live the experience first hand.

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As mentioned in my previous blog, the center block designs stemmed from tiles pictured in a recent dwell magazine. The overall design was influenced by this Portuguese tiled bath floor:

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I loved the blue framing of the black and white tiled bottom of the bath (at least what looks like a bath). So taking that concept I came up with this quilt top using the madrona road fabric and a lot of blue kona cottons, and a splash of yellow and a single crimson tile.

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I machine bound my quilt in navy. I love how the darker edge makes the rest of the quilt pop and also pulls out the darker blue prints.IMG_7339

The backing consists of navy blue kona cotton, with a stripe of Madrona road blocks and a stripe of ash grey and yellow solids. The stripes were made from scrapes left over from the front and I improvised the piecing.

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I kept the quilting relatively simple. To highlight the blocks, I used yellow cotton for the edge and diagonals of this section (see above the details). I then used light grey cotton to quilt rectangles from the center to the diagonals in a web like radiating pattern. The blue tile framed edges I just used lines to highlight the rows – again in light grey cotton.

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I love the crinkly look of the quilt after it was washed and dried. Here are some more summary details:

Finished size:  ~33″ x 28″
Pattern:  Improvised and designed by me
Fabric:  Madrona Road (7 fat eighths), Kona Cotton blues, ash grey, crimson and gold
Binding: Machine sewn
Quilting:  Simple lines, created with my walking foot on my brother sewing machine

I hope to add new photos once it stops raining here :-).

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)

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The top:

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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