I have been doing pretty well using my stash more often. The past week or so, I have made some purchases.
Did you know Lotta Jansdotter now has fabrics at JoAnn’s?? She does… and I loved them. They are a little expensive without coupons (@ $13 a yard), but luckily they were on sale (@ $9 a yard) + I had a 40% off coupon, so they worked out to be around $5.50 a yard. My favorite is that oar print on the left…it was also end of bolt so I landed up with just over 2 yards of that print.
I have been doing some new designs that need to have a brown but I could not work out which Kona would work. I had chocolate and earth but did not like those two with the other colors. I landed up buying most of the others from Fat Quarter Shop. I have immediate plans for the espresso!!
Lastly, I decided to pick up some prints from Sew Lux Fabrics, and a few books from Amazon. These were a great welcome home from my business trip yesterday. On my way to the airport and while reading my new Dwell magazine, inspiration hit. So on the plane yesterday, I decided to do some sketches, making sure I did not forget what I was playing around with in my head.
That’s it for this week. Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash (see button on the right).
Melanie said it best over @ Mel in the attic with her Aerial quilt finish. This quilt represents so many great memories of one short weekend.
As mentioned in my summary of Sew Down Nashville, one of my favorite activities was Carolyn Friedlander‘s paper piecing class using her mini aerial quilt. Everyone’s quilt reflects their own personality, and it is so much fun seeing some of them being finished now.
Well good news, I managed to finish my top today.All the blocks are made with various prints from Lotta Jansdotter Echo, Bella, Glimma, Mormor and Sylvia lines. The border is black yarn dyed essex linen.
I am thinking of quilting it with a crop circle-like design, like these:
Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.
I am loving my new machine. Thank you all, who commented and wished me fun on my new machine – sorry I have not had a chance to reply. I have a good reason though…I have been sewing most nights…
Over the weekend, I finished all my blocks for Carolyn Friedlander’s Mini Aerial quilt. I used various prints of Lotta Jansdotter’s lines (echo, bella, glimma, mormor and sylvia). I plan to finish the top for Friday.
I am pleased with how it is turning out. I think I am going to add some Essex-dyed Linen around the edge and possibly bind it in an eggplant print or teal print from the Lotta Jansdotter lines.
Monday night, I spent the time redesigning my sampler quilt to include the right colors based on the bundle I selected and adding the sashing. I also simplified a couple of blocks.
I then moved on to cutting and writing up the fabric requirements and cutting instructions for making the top row of this quilt. This is the fabric selection (check out this post for details), but I have decided to drop the pink and possibly use it for binding.
Tuesday, I was sewing up the second block of the top row, it turned out fantastic. I am so looking forward teaching the blocks at Spoonflower next month.
The rest of my week, I am planning on keeping up with my great progress:
- Wednesday – last block of first row of my sampler quilt
- Thursday – Photograph blocks + sewing together my aerial quilt blocks and finish top
- Friday – Start 15/30 min. daily practice sessions for FMQ ( I plan on blogging my progress over the next two weeks – 1 month…maybe in a photo a day type style via instagram with a week blog summary??).
That’s it for my week of progress and activities. Keep an eye out for Book Review Tuesday next week – it will be a FMQ special.
Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).