Yesterday, I launched my “Pushme Pullme” Block pattern. It was so much fun to see what the testers created. For many, it was the first time I had seen their projects, so it was a surprise for me as well. Being inspired by what they had made, and realizing that I needed to have my own Pushme Pullme project to keep, I started on a mini quilt of four blocks. I managed to sew up the first block already…
Inspiration came from:
The backing fabric which I chose first and inspired the color choices. This is Mod Guys Gray Madison, from the Mod Guys & Girls collection by Michael Miller Fabrics.
Kristel’s mini quilt project and how she played with the sashing. I loved this idea so much, that I mixed the green with grey sashing.
I am planning on trying the circular quilting that Ashley did for her pillow on this mini quilt. I am a little nervous about this though.
Lastly, I have fallen in love recently with Kona sunrise and sunset bundles/charms, mostly I think for the graduation of the color values. I want to incorporate that graduation of value with the orange arrows.
Take a look at this blog post that goes through the construction of the block. Also, don’t forget the giveaway and check out my tester’s projects. They have all done a fabulous job.
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.
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.
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.
Left to right…
From Sew Fine Fabric (on Etsy.com): Circle Stitch in Mustard by Patty Young from the Textured Basics Collection – Michael Miller Fabrics (SOLD OUT). She still has the Square Stitched of the same fabric line.
Some of my fabrics were from Stof House Designer, Pure (I bought the whole lot and can’t bring myself to use it yet). The next line is now released Uno (which I will show more of next week) but it had these two fantastic yellow prints
This week’s featured bundles were bought from the Fat Quarter Shop – an online store based here in the US but they do ship internationally. I love how their fat quarter bundles are packaged – they make them look so pretty, very hard to break them open and use the fabrics.
Anyway, I hadn’t really bought anything from the fat quarter shop in a while. I think the last purchases were Oh Deer! Moda Jelly Roll and this fat quarter bundle, which I finally opened to take these photo’s…
Cruizin’ Collection (both bundles)
The fat quarter shop sent me an email coupon giving a percentage off since I hadn’t visited in a while. This is what I bought this time around.
Thesaurus Fat Quarter Bundle (includes 3 color bundles) by Thomas Knauer for Andover Fabrics This set of bundles I am thinking of using for the Tula Pink City Sampler Quilt along that is going on, over at flickr.
Technicolor Fat Quarter Bundle by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics This has been one of my favorite lines. There is not one print I dislike and the colors a phenomenal.
Indian Summer (both bundles) by Sarah Watson for Art Gallery Fabrics I have been eyeing this for a while and can see many uses especially some of the low-volume prints. I like how subtle the colors of this line is but still very graphic/artistic.
Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.
Another March goal has been completed, my triple zipper pouch !!!. I am gifting this to a friend at work, who has supported my fabric obsession, dropping the mail off at my desk.
I joined in January the triple zip along, which provided a tutorial from Debbie at “A Quilter’s table“. There have been come amazing creations…finally, about a month late, my triple zipper pouch is done. I used Les Amis Fabric by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics.
Note, I did use the alternative ending for the pouch which was posted in this post by Marci Girl Designs.