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2011 Project Week 2 January 17, 2011

Yes, I am behind, but Week 3 will be out by this Friday.  For these next two blocks, time to go into my stash of tools that are very rarely used.  A couple of years ago I added the Tri-Recs tool to my arsenal.  Challenge of two different triangles that work together.  Last week my points were okay.  After making this block, I know I have lots of work to do to match up points. 

Fabrics cut and ready to go.

That was the easy part of the cutting.  These tools, not so easy to cut around. 

Tri-Recs tools

Triangles Cut and Ready

Took these pieces over to the machine and I thought it looked akward. 

First Attempt

I felt better about them after pressing. 

Not bad

Let’s put these pieces together and see what we get. 

Trimmed and Ready

Here is the completed and trimmed block. 

Week 2 Completely Finished

Luckily, I chose the same fabrics for the Recs triangle and outer squares.  Blends in very well together, can hide the terrible points. If it wasn’t for trimming, this block would not have matched up at all.  The completed block was a pleasant surprise.  I would like to try and make it in something else and see as a whole quilt.


Snow Baby January 12, 2011

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Everyone is covered with snow.  I was bored today at work and created this Treasury on Etsy.

ice ice baby

Sugar Cream Pie Berries

Snowblind - Fine art photograph - Winter blizzard abstract


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.


New Design Trends August 9, 2010

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Last week I went to go get my hair cut and while I was waiting for my wonderful stylist I noticed a design magazine.  Normally, I do not read this genre of magazines.  I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. 

The pictures were bright, detailed, and inspirational.  So what are the new trends?  Here is what I noted:

  • Gingham in both large & small prints
  • Yellow…more specifically a gold color
  • Scallop detail
  • Natural details as in stone colors
  • White as a crisp clean accent color
  • Curves, circles, rounded items
  • Pleats (my favorite)

I’m hoping to try and incorporate some of these into my next few projects.  It was a great inspiration and I need to get my hands on some more.  The picture below is my best google search attempt to throw most of the list above in a photo.