Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Triangle quilt

Starting a new quilt always feels ambitious at the cutting out and arranging stage. But it's exciting too, the anticipation of an awesome new quilt...

I bought this Madrona Road fabric way back in November of last year. I loved the theme, and the colors. It's like... modern farm fresh if you will :). Then I saw these amazing triangle quilts, and knew I had to try it. I am going to try my hardest to make really a twin sized quilt this time, but man... It's hard to be patient cutting out when I really want to start peicing!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Color Shard Quilt

I love Pinterest.

Because without Pinterest, I could not take an inspiration photo like this one...

... And turn it into the most favorite quilt I've made yet:

I'm calling mine the Color Shard Quilt, and I did not intentionally switch the placement of the color triangles, but it turns out fine.

I used many many of my old scraps for this quilt. It's a great scrap buster, and doesn't need very precise measurements. Each triangle is a different shape. It lends lots of whimsy to the overall sharpness of the quilt.

For the back of the quilt... Clearly more scrap and stash busting. I don't have a lot of true reds or purples, so I used up most of what I have here. I guess if I want to do another of these quilts I will have to buy some more RED :)

Quilted with straight lines with my walking foot. I found this wonderful batting that is 50/50 cotton poly that is so soft and light, and 100% recycled material. It's my new go-to batting and I plan to use it from here on out. Just wish I could find it in other sizes.

I washed the quilt before photographing it. In case of color bleeding, which was certainly a concern of a quilt of so many colors!

My only wish-I-had-done is that I should have made it bigger. After washing it's a large throw: 51"x 67". Barely a twin size. So I guess I'll have to make another. Sometime ;)


Monday, August 5, 2013

Stash Match! Go play!

Have you guys seen the Stash Match Game put on by Ali over at asquaredw? So. Much. Fun. Well, maybe I just think so because I love puzzles. And I love fabric. And I love discovering fun new sewing blogs.

The concept is simple! Match the stash to the blogger, and win some awesome fabric!


Oh yeah, and I'm a participating blogger this month, so go see if you can figure out which stack is mine :)... This month's inspiration fabric was soooo tricky for me to pick from. It read very neutral to me and if you know me at all you know that I live on bright fabrics. Fun colors. Lots of prints. This inspiration photo was all solids. Holy cow. I was stumped until I looked at each color in the inspiration photo individually. Then I was able to pick away from my stash and build a pretty fun bundle.

And okay, I know some of you are here for a hint ;)... If I haven't given you enough information in the above paragraph, here is the hint: if you look closely at my bundle photo, you will see that one of the prints is clearly right side up, and one of the prints is clearly upside down.

But before you leave, go check out some of the stuff I have made. Pin a few things, maybe you even want to start following :)