Getting ready to go to Quiltcon is motivating me to finish some unfinished projects. As a result – two more quilts added to my ETSY shop.
First is this awesome flannel quilt – the fabric is by Valori Wells and I started this quilt about a year ago. It has to be the softest and nicest flannel I have used. There’s no stretching every-which-way as I worked with it and after washing it is still soft and bright. Sometimes flannel is so cheap I have stayed away from it – but not with this.
Can you feel the softness?
Simply color squares
Here’s another finish — fabric from the Simply Color line by V. and Co with Kona Cotton White. Clear, bright, crisp and ready to use!
Some of you know that the last three weeks brought another round of changes in my life. The year long chaplain residency ended and the 8-courses of theology to go started. There was a weekend in between.
That doesn’t mean I’ve neglected all quilting and sewing. The NWO Modern Quilt Guild met last Sunday and this week we finalized our housing arrangements for Quiltcon.com in Austin. Next up is travel. Every woman for herself on that one!
Custom order from Ashley sent out this week. She wanted a 70×70 square for her twin girls to play on. Cute idea.
There’s been a lot of Washi Dress excitement – the Made by Rae pattern that has so many variations. Last week I picked this fabric from Alice. Last night I assembled my pattern pieces. Today I will pre-wash – and who knows… maybe cut some pieces out.
I’ve wanted one of these for a long time. Before design wall — I used the floor. Anyone else do that? Who knew all I had to do was tack some white flannel on an empty wall.
And it’s perfect, well I would like it to be bigger. But it’s across the doorway from my sewing room and I can step back and view my pieces and rearrange as much as I like. I have two quilts in process that I’ve used the wall for!
So what’s new in your sewing world? Or your world in general?
I’ve had so much fun and been so busy creating things I haven’t gotten around to telling anyone much about them!
For a change of pace I did some painting! Heather over at Olive&Ollie hosted a modern quilt block paint along. This was great fun and I plan to do a couple more for the side of our garage.
And, along with the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild I finished my Kona Solids – No Prints Allowed – challenge quilt. We were allowed to use 3 additional solids with our 5-inch charm packs. I chose chocolate, lime and turquoise.
Modern Quilt Block - painted
No Prints Allowed Challenge Quilt
Bailey & Baxter enjoy this one!
Reverse Side of Quilt
Further along you will see something I really enjoyed making. Esch House patterns are so well designed and easy to use. I decided on a wall hanging just to do something that would take a little less time. The “Prairie” pattern is simple but really makes a statement.
There are a few more works-in-process but I can’t show them just yet!
Kona Solids - chocolate, lime, snow