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2011 Project Week 1 January 7, 2011

For the first week I took the easy route for triangles.  I chose the Pinwheel Block.  I started with 5″ squares and drew the lines on them to sew. 

I have tried this with other blocks but haven’t gotten around to actually sewing. 

Lining up with the machine.

From there is was pretty easy.  Cut and re-arrange the blocks.  Don’t forget to press, it’s very easy to have lots of bulk in the corners.

After taking back to the machine and almost messing up the layout, I was able to get it finished.  Maybe I shouldn’t be sewing at 1:30 a.m. 

First Block Done

I could have done better lining up the center and points.  Triangles weren’t so scary this way. 

Could be better...

Here are some of the fabrics that you will see over the next few weeks. 

This was all in my stash.

 

Another Baby Quilt January 2, 2011

A few months ago I wrote about the fabric that I picked up in NYC.  Here is what was inspired.

Colors are black, white and green.

The backing fabric is from the fabric district in NYC. Saw it and fell in love. Designed the quilt while on the train to Coney Island on the 4th of July.

Fabric from the NYC fabric district.

Here’s to hoping this new quilt finds a loving home.

 

2011 Project December 30, 2010

I have been thinking about where I could take this blog over the next year and still develop myself as a quilter.  I’ve been asking for input from my quilting friends as well.

So here it is…TRIANGLES! 

I am terrified of this shape.

Yes, those three sided objects scare the sewing right out of me.  Look and what I’ve posted on here in the past folks, rectangles, squares, and some cirlces in applique.

So here’s what I’m going to do throughout 2011:

  1. Utilize the triangle rulers that I have to really work at getting better. 
  2. Make one block per week with a primary focus of triangles.
  3. With those blocks, make and auction off the completed quilt for Charity.  Now I just need to pick a color scheme I can stand every week. 

Here are the color scheme I am thinking:

Red, white and black. 

I am researching quilt blocks to use and work on the dreaded triangles.

 

Robert Kaufman – Night and Day 3 December 19, 2010

Where has this fabric been hiding?  I want some of this in my stash.  Thank you Robert Kaufman for this collection.

While I wouldn’t use all of the fabrics together, the color combinations have me thinking about projects they could be used with. 

Check them out here for yourself, Night and Day 3

Here are my favorites to add to my stash. 

 

Michael Miller Fabrics October 19, 2010

Michael Miller is a great fabric line with funky novelty prints and bold colors.  Here are some of the fabrics that I would love to add to stash right now:

Brady Bunch

All of the fabric is named after a character on the show.  Very clever.  I love the retro feel, bright and updated colors.  There is another great plaid in this collection.  My favorite is Cindy. 

The Peter stripe is also nice

Honey Bee

Great blend of orange, green, yellow and brown.  Reminds me of fall without screaming seasonal.  Garden Honey Meadow is my favorite.

As for the free patterns that Michael Miller is offering, I may have found a way to work through my stash.  The Daisy Doodle and Modern Flora are my favorites they have available right now.  Stash busting, here I come.

 

I BOUGHT FABRIC September 23, 2010

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Well, I had to folks.  I had used up my stash with a baby quilt and needed enough for the binding.  No worries I only purchased a half yard. 

So far I’ve been good this entire month.  My quilt shop is even having a big sale right now that I’m avoiding.  I can do this

 

Benartex Fabrics September 21, 2010

Benartex

Brooklyn Heights is a great update on their previous collection “City Girl”.  I love the big prints, great stripes and strung circles.  The patterns are bold, but the muted colors are wonderful.  Albee Square is a free pattern available for download.  Might be a great stash buster or quick quilt to have on hand. 

String Necklace Blue 

Chloe has swirls that need to be in my stash. 

Candice Plum 

Cosmo Chic reminds me of another fabric especially this pattern below.  Any suggestions?  LOVE this plaid and the color palette for the entire collection. 

Beaded Plaid Citrus 

Day Dreamer offers strong spirals, floral, and geometric prints. 

 Hourglass Geo White               Hourglass Geo Blue 

Habitat offers neutrals in a muted manner.  Designs include fireworks, plaid, dots, leaves, and florals.

 Big Flower Aqua       Plaid Aqua/White          Dandelion Dark Khaki/Lt.Khaki                               

I see a trend that I like PLAID.  Fall/autumn must be on the brain. 

Abbey Road also has a great stripe that could be used in a number of projects in a variety of colors. 

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