I was really intrigued by this block as part of the Swoon pattern by Camille Roskelley. I had seen many quilters I admire tackle it and I decided I wanted to try it myself. I chose Loopy Vintage Floral in brown, Carrie in green (both Jennifer Paganelli) & Plaid in cream (Tanya Whelan Sugar Hill). My goal was to finish one block and if it was too much for me, it would be a pillow or wallhanging. This block is 23 1/2", so it could definitely stand alone. I purchased & downloaded the pattern here and began my cutting. There is A LOT of cutting and cutting the 7/8" for the half square triangles threw me off at first, but now I've got the hang of it. My new goal since I made one block and enjoyed it is to make a quilt for my bed for the summer. I'd like to hand quilt around each star and then machine quilt the rest. I figured if I sew one block a week and when finished hand quilt each week one star, that would be 18 weeks which brings me to the summer. Perfect timing if I can keep up that pace! So, in other words, the block is not quick, but so satisfying! It is truly addicting because it takes patience and care and you just grow to love it in the end! If you are up for the Swoon Along hosted by Katy you can join the flickr group as well to be inspired and there are lots of forums for questions there as well that are really helpful!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|New throw and pillow for my bedroom couch|
|Carrie from Girls World Vibe curtain|
|entry into my sewing room from my bedroom|
|patchwork curtain on sewing room side|
For the patchwork curtain, I originally thought of Carrie in the aqua, then, well maybe the brown. . . my husband said that having that door right next to the Wall of Wow called for a busy, colorful print, so I decided to use my fabric scraps that I have stored in baggies by size. I used 8x8, 6x8 & along the bottom 4x8. I LOVE how it came out, and it's like a quilt on a door. I think if I could write a book it would be called Living with Patchwork because anything I can do to make something made of multiple fabrics, I do it. Now to do the other side of my room. . . and the lampshades... and my summer quilt that I hope will be using the Swoon pattern. . . stay tuned!
Friday, January 13, 2012
blog. Thank you Allison for asking me how I organize fabric! If you need to get your room or space organized, follow her blog as she will be posting about all aspects of craft room organization! She is also co~founder of seamedup another place you need to visit!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Take a look at the nursery that Carey put together for her daughter. I had the privilege of making the patchwork bumper and patchwork changing pad cover, skirt and blanket for the nursery. Here is the bumper separately
It is one of my favorite color combinations! Carey did such a great job with the details! I love the changing table/dresser with the artwork. I love how several of the details from the fabrics are combined to create one of a kind artwork that mimics the patchwork in the bumper. The tree is just a stunning setting for the crib and I love the crystal chandelier. All beautiful details. I absolutely love seeing things I make in their home setting. It's like everything comes alive!! Enjoy!
Friday, January 6, 2012
flickr or my shop
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Sugar Hill is here from Tanya Whelan! Its everything you love about Tanya's fabrics~ retro, vintage feel that is at home in a quilt, apron or purse. It combines beautifully with Darla & of course Jennifer Paganelli fabrics. There is actually a fuchsia in the small floral/bird print that I tried to pick out in some of the palettes. It can be a subdued or bold color palette. Can't wait to start cutting it up!!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The new quilt I've made before~ it will be a twin size using 7" squares in a 10x12 pattern. I label the rows so I can continually pair up the rows until its all sewn up without the guesswork of keeping track of the order. Over the break Christina and I were able to finish 7 tops for either minky blankets or quilts, so stay tuned for the results of those tops. I've got my month laid out for me! :) What are you working on this month??