Saturday, November 22, 2014

Indian Blanket

I finished my Indian Blanket which has become my new favorite fall couch quilt.


This was my first time using Kona Mushroom as a background, and I have to say I love it. It is the perfect mix of brown and gray. Although I love geometric quilts, I somehow have never found myself making a quilt out of triangles. I will definitely be using them more. I love the look, and it went together so smoothly!



The pattern is part of the "Angled" class recently offered by Stitched in Color.

My life has been crazy and my blogging erratic; however, I am headed into 2015 with no sewing commitments to anyone but myself. I feel that I have in some ways lost touch with why I started and have forgotten how to be creative for me. I am so excited to see what new things I get to make in 2015! Until then, I plan to knock out my WIP pile. It has gotten much too big. You know how that goes.

Friday, September 12, 2014

{Angled} Indian Blanket

As soon as I saw this quilt as one of the Angled patterns, I knew it would end up as my new fall couch quilt. I haven't worked with prints in a while, so the fabric pull was so fun and inspiring. I hope to finish piecing the top before the next pattern is available. Maybe I can even get some time on my mom's long arm!

I only have iphone photos of this quilt so far, but I was too excited to show you some progress to wait to photograph it with my good camera. 






I used Kona Mushroom as the background. It is one of my favorite colors. Only 6 more rows to piece! I can't want to use this one.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

RJR Solids a Winner

Mr. Radom number generator picked comment number 2! Congrats Renee! Please email me your mailing info.

Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments!

Next up on my design wall is the first installment of Angled, a new Stitched In Color Class. The pattern is called Indian Blanket. I can't wait to get cutting!

                   

Friday, August 29, 2014

What Shade Am I?

I have been very quiet over the past few weeks because I have been working on my quilt for the RJR What Shade Are You? blog hop! I am so excited to finally debut it! This quilt features RJR's Cotton Supreme Solids.


When deciding what shade I was, I quickly came to the conclusion that I am no one shade (although I am rather partial to teal). I love color, all color, too much to describe myself as just one. So! They kindly gave me a spectrum of color to play with and this is what happened!


The solids I used were 311, 287, 280, 279, 292, 349, 348, 291, 209, 276, 326, 228, 32, and 33. I also used some Cotton and Steel Basics because they read so well as solids. As far as design goes, I tried to add in bits and pieces of my personality. While the construction is very uniform and linear, the placement of color creates a chaos that keeps it interesting.



I do love how it turned out! If you would like to see some other quilts from the blog hop, jump over to their Facebook Page.

As part of the RJR Blog Hop, they are kindly offering a bundle of the solids I used as a giveaway! Just leave a comment to win! (US and Canada only) I will pick the winner using the random number generator on Tuesday. Thanks again to RJR for having me on this fun blog hop!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Comfort Quilts

I got off track with my sewing after hearing that a colleague of mine had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I offered to make comfort quilts for him, his wife, and his two young kids. Everyone on instagram stepped up and sent loads of lovely blocks that I paired with large pieces of fabric that I had in my stash.





They are all pieced at this point, and now I have to quilt them! I also just signed up for Angled. I am absolutely smitten with the projects! Get ready for some good stuff!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More Facing East

How is my Facing East Quilt coming? Gloriously. I am so in love with it. It is easy paper piecing and quite a well written pattern.




Happy happy colors. And I added some embellishment that you can only see close up!


Once I had pieced all of the templates, I had to begin applique! I don't have a lot of applique practice, so this was definitely new for me.






I am so excited to see it done and on the couch! At this point, I only have 5 circles left to applique. At the moment though, I am sitting in front of my computer trying to distract myself from my itchy, poison ivy covered arms. Have I mentioned that I hate my job? Haha.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Follow the Leader

Warm weather brings quite a bit of outdoor work at my job. We are outside all year round, but they schedule a substantial portion of that for the summer months. That means up at 5, out the door by 6, and working by 7. Sometimes until as late as 7. So I am rather tired. That is why this post is so delayed.

If you are part of the Quick-Sew Baby Quilt Club, you should have already received Follow the Leader! Inspired by a quilt my mom made, it is the second in the Quick-Sew Baby series.


I love how the gradient moves through the pattern of the triangles in this quilt!


I also am in quite a pickle because somehow the charger for my good camera broke. I have had to resort to using my iphone! Ugh. Hopefully I will be able to replace it soon.