May 22, 2016 § 1 Comment
So. I found this quilt at a local antique shop. I’m not sure if it was the pattern or the pink cotton ball fabric but I was immediately in love. I also saw possibilities and wanted to transform the quilt into something current.
An obvious way would be to make the quilt in new fabric, maybe changing the scale of the blocks or sashing but that said boring and uncreative to me. I knew I could do better so I started drawing the blocks back as if they had no sashing. The resulting pattern was fantastic! Seriously. It had swoon factor in a pencil sketch.
I decided to template piece the top because, while paper piecing would definitely work, I didn’t want to have diamond blocks with seams in them. I wanted a sleek pieces.
I’ve been on a huge pink kick lately so decided to raid my stash of pink and green. Lots of Kaffe Fassett and some of my other designers in the top. I love it!
June 9, 2015 § Leave a comment
I’m a firm believer that inspiration is everywhere – you just have to look. Well, ten or so years ago I bought a quilt at a sale. It’s not fancy but I love it! Always have. When we aren’t using the quilt I keep it folded on the sofa.
Yesterday it hit me that I needed to make an updated version of this quilt. My mind has been racing with thoughts of it for the last 30 or so hours. You know, figuring out exactly how you want it to look takes some time.
I don’t want to show you the quilt yet so here’s a peek:
Check out the quilting on the back. It’s incredible! The stitches are so tiny!
May 4, 2015 § Leave a comment
February 9, 2014 § 2 Comments
A friend of mine is redecorating her daughters room. Miss V is the youngest of three, and her bedding has been well loved by all kids. Since she is turning three soon, it’s time to take the room from nursery to little girl room. Paint colors are being picked out, and some fabric has been chosen.
Miss V’s mama sews a little, and I promised her that the quilt pattern she is going to make is fun, easy, and perfectly do-able. I’m looking forward to teaching a friend how to quilt – she’ll pick it up in no time, we’re having a blast so far, and have only chosen fabrics!
We went to Intown Quilters today, and here’s what we have so far:
January 23, 2014 § 3 Comments
I found out about a new shop yesterday, Sew Main Street. It’s in downtown Woodstock, so it’s pretty close, but more importantly, they carry fabrics and notions for heirloom sewing.
I’m not all that I to heirloom sewing, but I’ve always thought it beautiful. And time consuming, which is funny coming from a quilter.
My sister-in-law is getting married in July and I’m working on a project for her. I won’t disclose any details or photos, but I needed delicate fabric.
I did pick up a few items for myself while I was there (of course). Some good for the stash pieces, and this adorable fabric from Timeless Treasures.
January 8, 2014 § 2 Comments
Last July, seven of my quilt friends and I gathered forces and decided to do a round robin. The rules are loose:
1. We have six months to complete our part and send it to the next person.
2. We are sending our quilts to each other in alphabetical order. Straightforward and we won’t lose our places.
3. No size constraints.
Over the past few months I’ve heard that several if us are sending along fabric. For continuity, of course. And my friend Mary had the brilliant idea to send a label so we can each sign it. Awesome.
I have a lot of flowers, leaves, and well, work, left to make but here’s a sneak peak of my center.