Sunday, January 30, 2011
Cherry House Quilts is having a quilt along and it uses solids only. Yes, I have become a bit addicted to quilt alongs. The patterns are free, they have variety and it allows me to have a sewing goal every week.
Anyway, I have wanted to try my hand at more 'modern' designs and this is a perfect start. I want to do it in Black and Gold; Purdue colours NOT Iowa Hawkeye colours. Unfortunately, both my LQS don't carry Kona cottons and alas, my favourite Fabric Shack is a 12 hour drive away. I can order them online from the Fabric Shack, but I am unsure of the colours using my computer screen. Any suggestions?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
With thread though I stuck with my original selection of Coats and Clark. It is always on sale and they have a great selection of colours. I never thought anything of it, but after reading quilting blogs I have discovered that Coats and Clark is not regarded as a good thread. Who knew?! So I am becoming a snob and switching to Gutermann. There was a half off sale at Hancock's Fabric and so I picked up one spool of all their natural coloured thread.
I also have the perfect storage container. I got chocolates in this box. I love the little drawers.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Fat Quarter Shop has posted the new Block of the Month sign up. Twelve blocks total with each block designed by a different designer. They are some heavy hitters on the list- Bonnie and Camille, Anka's Treasures, Miss Rosie's Quilt Co., among others. The fabric is Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree. That should be reason enough to sign up. It starts in June so there is plenty of time to say you will finish up a couple projects and justify signing up. That's what I did!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
My previous blocks were very coral/pink centric and I wanted to break away from that. I wanted to introduce blue and brown.
It looked great, but unfortunately the scraps I had were not wide enough so I had to go back to the drawing board. I ended up choosing the coral. Go figure! I did think the brown balanced it out a bit.
I think the block turned out fabulously. I absolutely love it. I think the floral fabrics cuts the harshness of the geometric lines. This has turned out to be another serendipitous block. I wasn't so sure about block 3 either, but that turned out great. I am growing as a quilter. I still have my obsessive tendencies, but I am branching out, learning how to mix and match fabrics and sometimes letting things just work out on their own.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
2. Finish Martinique quilt- quilt and bind
3. Piece Flag Day Farm quilt
4. Get all disciples in Last Supper done
5. Bind table toppers finished last year
6. Sew one article of clothing
7. Continue with Layer Cake Quilt Along
8. Start and finish Split Decision quilt
9. Start and finish Christmas quilt
Let's see how well I do.