Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Got my sewing fix

I started going into sewing withdrawal the first part of October.  It hadn’t been terribly long since I sewed, but it felt like it as other things needed attention.  The last few days I sewed and blithely ignored anything else.  Ahh!  I feel better now!

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This isn’t what I planned top work on, but after teaching a class on this quilt I put all the pieces up on my design wall.  They sat there all week and I finally decided to just sew the top since the pieces were all laid out already.   I didn’t really feel like it, as I have made a few versions of this already, but by the time I had a few rows together I was excited about the quilt again.  It is too purple for at least one member of the family, but I like how it is turning out!  I will add a 1/2” border from scraps of the blue/green stars, and finish up with a wider border of purple scraps.

I think it will make a fine new cover quilt for my Sparkling Trail pattern.  The current cover quilt in red and green makes people think it is a Christmas quilt.  That’s perfectly OK, but it can be so much more!  (Remember the 1930’s prints version, and the elegant black and red one? And of course, the original, the string version) I’m also thinking about doping a negative version, with assorted “modern” prints in the background and “low volume” text prints in the stars.  I have my eye on Moda’s Modern Backgounds at the shop…

First, there’s a new fall quilt in the making.  I popped into the shop on my way home from doing groceries yesterday.  I thought it would be a quick visit because I thought I knew just what I wanted.  Hmm.  I came out with fabric for 2 quilts and pushed the limit on how long the groceries could keep in the car.  I think everything is still safe to eat.  Thank goodness I had the good sense to not buy ice cream!

13 comments:

  1. I love the colors in your stars. The yellow hues make it look like light is shining through them. Beautiful.

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  2. A new fall quilt??? I wanna see! I wanna see!

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  3. Pretty, pretty! And huzzah for sewing and forgetting about everything else. :-)

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  4. So pretty--they really sparkle!

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  5. Stunning colourway. I love those fabrics

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  6. Hehe... I could not get away with a fabric stop after groceries. Glad everything was still safe to eat.
    What a pretty quilt - love the colors. My niece would love this- the colors she selected for her graduation quilt.

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  7. Bahaha snickering here as I read about your quick pop in to the LQS... Absolutely love the purple and turquoise version of Sparkling Strings! It never ceases to amaze me the difference switching around colours can make in a quilt.

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  8. Your colors do look so pretty together. I can see why you would want it on the cover of your pattern.

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  9. Love the colors! It is good to be able to see it in different colors as it gives a whole new feel to it. Your color change reminds me of a lecture at a recent quilt show and how changing the colors around made the quilt look completely different. Very interesting and fun. One nice thing about cooler weather is you don't have to rush home after grocery shopping!

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  10. Such a striking pattern! I really like the pretty purples! I looked back at the previous ones too, and while I'm not normally a fan of '30's fabrics, I really do love that one of yours! Of course, you would know anything "Christmas" would be a favorite for me. Truly the pattern is very versatile! ---"Love"

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  11. So, so pretty! I'm not normally a fan of purple, but I love that colorway just sparkles! Lucky you that you have a quilt shop to stop in on your way home from buying groceries. ;-)

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  12. I love your star quilt pattern. The blues and purples are wonderful in this quilt. I've been eyeing Moda's modern backgrounds, too. I'd love to see how they work out for you. I'm not completely sold on all of the lettered prints, yet, but I'm beginning to wonder how I might pair them up with something bright and vibrant. Karen

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  13. Oh look, my favorite colors! 😃

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