Monthly Archives: March 2014

Triangles :)

I seem to like triangles – a lot!  There are so many different ways to use them and they’re easy to play with.  I was experimenting with a lighter color palette in this quilt.  My key color was aqua because it looks so fresh and I have never made a quilt with aqua as the focus color.

I like how the hollow triangles look but I also like how the striped triangles turned out as well.  I had a ball mixing everything up and putting them on my design wall!

I had to do something different in the bottom part of the border because I ran out of my crazy mish-mash blocks.  It’s a bit weird but oh well 🙂

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Wee Wander Prints and Solids – the Donut and Star Quilt

I fell in love with the colors of both the Wee Wander solids and prints.  They are just beautiful; they kind of remind me of sherbets!   Add that thought to those donut shaped blocks, and yummy – now I am thinking of dessert!!

I was inspired by the pattern on the cover of Kate Henderson’s book Strip Savvy.  It looked like it would be fun to make and it was.   It did take a lot of Thangles – glad I had a bunch on hand.  🙂

I can’t wait to have it quilted!

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Holy Smokes! What a Mess!

Oh my gosh – did I ever make a mess!!  I had to move hundreds of fabrics from our little hallway into my office/sewing room so that our new dryer could be delivered.

I had brought my puppy, Kevin, downstairs to “help”.  He thought that finding boxes and shredding them to bits and pieces would be his contribution.  So that just added to the massive mess.  Poor Timmy just curled up in the corner of the window seat to watch this disaster.

Take a look at this photo!  Pretty much a pigpen, isn’t it?

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Here is a shot of Kevin proudly helping me.  And now Timmy has wedged himself into a corner.  He thought that this grand mess had very bad feng shui.  It certainly disturbed his inner peace 🙂

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So for two days I folded, stacked and moved those hundreds of fabrics back into the hallway.  But before I could make the move, I had to refold and reorganize my fabric closet because it was a disaster too!  As I was digging into fabric piles that were two piles deep, I rediscovered some beautiful pieces.  That was very exciting!  But then I also found some fabrics that were just awful!  What was I thinking when I bought some of them?  Yee gads!  It must have been those late night purchases when the brightness on my computer screen was severely compromised.  I can’t explain those purchases otherwise.  Tee-hee!!!  I mean I even found mustard and pea colored birds – they were dreadful!

Here are some shots of the stash once I got everything refolded and fixed my color piles again.

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And lastly – my sewing room/office is basically back to normal.  PHEW!!!!

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I have been doing some sewing as well.  Here is the center of a simple house quilt.  The photo was taken inside so its a little harder to see the colors, it is actually pretty bright.

I decided that all of the houses needed to be made from stripes and that the doors would all be red.  I also wanted to use a fat quarter pack of checks, so all of the roof tops came from those.  Then I used little 2″ squares (fussy cut) for the windows.  Those fabrics are all small Japanese prints.  I just love those!

I always love making houses – I think it was all of my Freddy Moran training!!  She always told us to make houses that would shock the neighbors!

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