Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Big Finish - "Now What?"

                                               Now What?

Have you ever bought yardage that you absolutely love, but then it sits because you don't have a clue how to use it.  This pattern was designed out of necessity -- I have several 3 or more yardage cuts wasting away.  I played on the design wall and came up with this.  

I do believe I will continue on this path -- designing around those special fabrics on the shelf.  I have assigned a number to 10 of them and will start pulling them at random -- only time will tell how many I will finish over the next year.

I am joining Sarah for her Whoop Whoop Party over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict -- see ya there!

Rainbow Challenge Update -- RED!

 My favorite color has always been red...I assume this is why I don't have many red scraps.  Above are a few Sparkle Punch Stars, to add to my collection for the "So Scrappy 2013 Rainbow Challenge".  Last time, I played with all of the blocks randomly.  Below, I kept the colors together.  The bottom right is my blues, but they are in a shadow and look a little dark.

Designer:  Elizabeth Hartman
Pattern Name:  Sparkle Punch
Published by:  Fons and Porter
When:  July/August 2012

And since my "Samantha Claire" pattern has a batik red highlighted in the sea of black/white, I added the update before taking it off the wall.  It is a much smaller version, but it is easier to display.  I am about to go load her on the long-arm and get busy.  Below is the full size.

                                             Samantha Claire

Published by:  Black Cat Creations

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday sewing

Above is a finished top of Aqua, Teal and Turquoise chevrons.  Although this is an easy pattern, I think I prefer the chevrons made with HSTs.  I have a wall full of them and will show them tomorrow when I have made enough rows. The quilt top is heading to the quilting frame so we can finish for a dear friend of my sister and I.  It will not take too long, as sis will do the hand work on the binding.

Continuing to work with my red scraps for So Scrappy's Rainbow Challenge.  I now have enough of these blocks to make two quilts.

Back to the sewing room....

Friday, August 23, 2013

Trunk Show Frenzy

Can you believe, I did not take a picture of the Trunk Show display.  The Trunk Show was held during a Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Blog Hop and of course, I had a good time.  My quilts will be at the Quilting Niche' for a while longer, so I will run back over there this weekend to snap a few pictures.

Above is Now What? Here is how it looked before I took it down off the design wall. ----- In blues, greens, yellows.  A total contrast to the Black, gold and white of the original.  

Then, I started working on "Samantha Claire" in a smaller version.  Red is my favorite color, so I have enjoyed making this one.  I have a sewing marathon this weekend of catching up, so I will be posing all weekend.

Samantha Claire

So glad I have something to post with Sarah today at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Whoop Whoop!