Thursday, October 30, 2014

chevron doll quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's festival time again!  Thank you again to Amy for sharing her "creative side" and masterminding this great event.  

This doll quilt is being entered into the "mini quilts" category.  It's made with the scraps from a matching chevron quilt.

The fabric is "Let's Pretend" by Sarah Jane Designs.

She is a beautiful illustrator and fabric designer.  Sarah Jane sells her designs in lots of shapes and sizes, including wallpaper and jewelry!  You can see her stuff here.

How fun to have a matching doll quilt to go with your own quilt!!!

You can learn more about the bigger quilt  here.

doll quilt stats:
17 x 20 inches (washed)
white is Kona pdf bleach white
warm & white cotton batting by The Warm Company
fabric is "Let's Pretend" by Sarah Jane Designs, and other assorted pinks

Thanks for visiting.  Now go see the rest of the mini quilts at Blogger's Quilt Festival.

gene pool in reel time - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Gene Pool in Reel Time was inspired by a quilt made by Jen Kingwell.  

This fabric is designed by Zen Chic for Moda, which I purchased at the Houston market which you can read (or rather, see cool pictures) about here and here.  This fabric isn't due out for a few months.  

It's a great line of fabric for all you film critics.    

I'm entering this into the small quilt category.

quilt stats:
34 x 45 (washed)
22 fabrics - Reel Time by Zen Chic for Moda
cut (8) 3 1/2 " sqs.  of 22 fabrics (plus a few extra)
arrange 2 pluses together on design wall, sew rows across
quilting is stippled with color coordinating Aurifil thread
warm & white cotton batting by The Warm Company
pattern is a take off of "gene pool" by Jen Kingwell

It will hang nicely in our theatre (tv room)

You can read more about this quilt's making here.

Thanks for visiting.  Now go see the rest of the quilts at Blogger's Quilt Festival.
And thank you, once again, to the ever so clever Amy for masterminding the festival!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

wip - plus 2 in reel time

I had to break into some of my market fabric and FAST!

Zen Chic's new line is due out in April 2015.  You can sign up to be notified when it hits your favorite online quilt store here.

It's got great boy colors.  I'm using it for a wall hanging in our theatre.  

It's got a fun film theme, with tv's (the old fashion kind), reels, film, and credits.  

I love the contrast in the colors and shapes.  

Ready for quilting.

Click here to see the current GIVE -AWAY

linked up:
needle and thread
bee social
freshly pieced

Monday, October 27, 2014

another day at market and GIVEAWAY

I'm beat, I'm bushed (I'm broke) and I think my feet are gone cuz I can't feel them, but  pinch pinch . . . did I really get to go to Quilt Market again today?   Here's the first post (incase you missed it)

Cotton and Steel is an exciting young company, a division of RJR Fabrics, with an eclectic collection of fabrics for the modern quilter.  Here is a link to their fabrics coming out next summer.  They have some great decorator canvas.

the combination of the fabrics is just liberating.


KONA  has a new color chart.  

Below I have my chart (only 3 years old) sitting below, and the new one on top . . . a whole extra page of swatches!

It's so nice to have this color chart.  I can match up an actual fabric swatch and know exactly what to order from the lowest bidder on etsy.

HINT HINT > > >  Kona GIVEAWAY  at end of post.

This was part of Martingale's display (for my daughters and daughters-in-law who have produced me with 5 grandbabies in 2 years!)

Basic X-Blocks has some rulers that make some cool stuff.  Watch this video on youtube demonstrating their rulers.

Ella Blue -  Australian (fabric) designers for the modern quilter

how cute is this bunting . . .

and this one . . .

love the colors.

 Ok.  I think I'm loosing it on these Tulip needles  (it must be the cute little LINEN colored boxes with some advertiser's opinion of the most succulent colors or something).  I've been in the market for some new needles for sewing bindings, and Carrie of Miss Rosie Quilts recommended these on her blog.  So, they MUST be it!  She recommended the Milliners size 9 or 10 for binding.  I like a thin needle, so I'll try the 10.

 Riley Blake Designs (this is for you, Benay)

love the circle quilt.

strip skirt on the left,  (no double meaning intended :)  rick rack, and applique layering . . .  

Abbey Lane always has fun new patterns.  Her new displays featured some of Cotton and Steel's new fabric coming out next summer.

And finally, I guess I should show you some pictures from The Ruby Jubilee Exhibit in the exhibit hall.  I was amazed to learn that none of these were from Joanna S. Rose's collection displayed in NYC several years ago.

wow, look at that one at the top!

 I'd like to see that my Kona swatch guide (the old one I'm replacing, but still good) goes to a good home.  

I purchased these thick cots several years ago from somewhere.  The last 2 are almost worn out, and I can't find where I purchased them. 

If you're interested in my Kona book, leave me a comment telling me what you put on your fingers to grip your needle when hand sewing (binding).