Friday, August 16, 2019

Island Batik Ambassador's Star Light Star Bright Challenge Sneak Peek

I think I am obsessed with the Moroccan Bazaar Challenge from Island Batiks.  It's the most gorgeous rainbow.  I'm using it again on this month's Star Light Star Bright Challenge.  Here's a peek at the center block of the quilt.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Colorado Inspiration

There were so many gorgeous wildflowers blooming in Colorado!  Enjoy!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Dot Scatter Complete!

My Dot Scatter quilt is complete.  This was a piece of silk I used my Appliquik tools to turn and then glued to the top.  I then laid them out and quilted the circles to look like roses.  It's all done now and I love the finished project!

Here's a closeup.

I used bias binding on this for the first time and I'm so stunned with how beautifully my corners came out!

I might be a convert to bias binding all the time.  We shall see.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Star Inspiration

This week I'm inspired by these stars.  What if you cut a whole bunch of thin strips with fusible on the back and layered them like this, then cut out the star pattern?  Hmm.  I may have to try this.  It would totally make a fun Christmas ornament!  You could do it with any shape too.  Or you could do stitching lines or decorative stitches instead of strips of fabric!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Brimfield Awakening in a Rainbow - the Quilting

My Baby Brimfield Awakening in a Rainbow is complete!  I had a lot of fun stitching it.  I love how the colors really shine.

I chose to quilt big swirls inside each of the blocks.

For the background I chose to use a geometric swirl.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Brimfield Awakening in a Rainbow - Part One

I have had a Baby Brimfield Awakening pack for quite a while and I couldn't decide what fabric to use.  Then I got a set of Moroccan Bazaar strips from Island Batik and I knew I'd found the answer!

Here's my first block:

Isn't this rainbow just luscious?!

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Playing with fabric placement for this was a bit of a challenge.  I needed more oranges so I added some scraps I had.

Here's the yellow and green block.

And the blue and purple block.

I drew lines on my fabric with Clover White Marking Pen (it irons off) to help align the blocks.  I then pinned them in place. (NOTE: the paper pieces had been removed at this point) I decided to machine baste my blocks into place with a large basting stitch.  I decided ultimately to hand applique these pieces because I wanted the thread to match.  It was a lot of starting and stopping, but it worked well.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, July 29, 2019

A Quilter's Sneakers?

No....I didn't draw on the sneakers!  They came that way!  I was tempted, but had already fallen in love with another pair when I saw them.  They are totally quilterly however.  They are the TRAQ brand.

I hope you get to quilt today!