Entry: Bloggers Quilt Festival 2014

My green quilt is back from the quilter and just in time to enter it into this years Blogger’s Quilt Festival! Exciting stuff I say! If you would like to vote for my quilt which is in the ‘large’ catagory, please see it here. Thank you so much!

This has turned out to be my most complicated quilt to date and I am ever so happy about it. I worked on it slowly over many nights and weekends, and now every time I see it I smile and tell myself amazing things are possible with lots of patience. My Mr. was a real trooper in holding so I could take some photo’s. It was incredibly windy and getting flat shots was pretty interesting to say the least.

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Workspace Wednesday

This week hasn’t been all that productive I’m afraid. I cut the side of my finger badly last Wednesday and haven’t been able to do much. I am constantly making something, so being unable to work on projects has been incredibly frustrating.

A couple of days ago I hit upon the idea that maybe I could at least work on some paper piecing, since it is all hand sewn. So I downloaded some free templates and am very slowly cutting them out and pinning them to fabric.

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I had scraps left over from a earlier precut project, so this is a fantastic way to use them up. I haven’t made it very far, only about a dozen hexies have been sewn. Since it’ll be a while yet before my finger is healed, I’m hoping to finish several more. I am not sure what I want to make with them yet, but I’m sure to think of something.

My poor finger. :-(

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Sitting in French Provincial Style

Over the weekend I had the good fortune to stumble upon some reproduction French provincial styled furniture. Be still my beating heart!

I have been dreamily browsing new reproduction furniture online for the entire year, but admittedly having minor heart failure at the price. When I saw the insane prices for these three pieces I had to have them. They were incredibly cheep and my husband actually thought I told him the wrong price at first. *laugh*

The edges are carved in birds, flowers and have metallic gold highlights. The lighting in the store isn’t all that great, so sadly my phone camera did the best it could.

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The settee! Nobody panic, it does not come with those awful pillows. If I feel the need for some then I’ll just sew some.

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Fabulous Fabric Friday

Remember last week I mentioned my local fabric shop was going to be having a sale on precuts? :3. Well…I might have bought a few things. XD

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I somehow feel like the rainbow jelly roll speaks for itself with all of it’s amazing jewel tones.

Persimmon is made up of lovely Autumn colors which will really start singing to me shortly as the weather begins to cool off. I am particularly fond of the tiny birds. I haven’t used a layer cake before, so adventure times ahoy!

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Workspace Wendesday

Meet my latest project, a great granny square quilt. I have been working on it for a few weeks and just finished my second row of blocks last night.

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After that last block I tossed them onto my design wall so I could visualize the progress. Only three more rows to go! Heh Really though, seeing them up there is a great motivator for me to keep pushing forward.

Again, the use of a fabulous jelly roll has saved me hours of strip cutting. I keep telling myself to step away from pre cuts but it’s just not working yet. *laugh*

But seriously, a precut is simply fabulous for this kind of project which uses oodles of squares. I just realized that two of my last three projects use these same squares. Hurms…I’m finding a pattern here.

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A fun quilt with 30s Prints

While I have been waiting on my green quilt to get back from being quilted, I stitched together a slightly smaller sized quilt top. I have been jokingly calling it my “large lap quilt”.

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I have a real soft spot for the tiny flour sack prints of the 30′s. So when I spotted this jelly roll of 30′s Playtime from Moda, it just had to come home.

While pre cuts can be a bit limiting design wise, they certainly speed up projects. Something I appreciate when I only get to sew evenings and weekends. Sometimes I just want to feel like my project is actually moving and I accomplished something that evening.

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