Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Just a little peek at what I've been working on during my sewing moments for the past week. Turning Twenty quilt for a family photo shoot (shoot was postponed so I didn't have to stay up all night getting it finished - whew). This is actually made with 16 FQ's not 20 and it makes a great size quilt, about 70" square. I have it all sandwiched with some awesome home dec weight red gingham I found at IKEA and it's ready to be quilted. Isn't that cat super helpful?!
How to I keep getting sucked into new projects?? One word: Instagram. It's like an all-day, everyday sew-in where you can always find inspiration/temptation. This is the St. Louis 16 patch and I'm in love with it. It seems great for large scale prints and the blocks whip up amazingly fast. I pulled a few Kaffe fabrics from my stash just to TRY a few blocks...
Which of course led to me puling even more Kaffe and solids to make a real quilt top! I love Kaffe prints and I have quite a few, as well as many solids left from my Pink Chalk solids club membership. Since this is all from my stash I've decided to not feel guilty about getting sidetracked but congratulate myself for making it without spending a dime ;-)

There is a St. Louis 16 Flickr group that Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey put together if you want to see some more and Stephanie (who started this whole craze) has put more info up on her blog Sew With Sass.
Finally I made another Flying Geese mini. I loved the other one but I wanted one where the color popped a little more, I think this version with Malka Dubrawsky's new line hits the mark.

Saturday is Vanessa's Photography for Bloggers class in the morning and Fold-over Clutch class in the afternoon - if you live locally and you're looking for a fun day I highly recommend checking them out at Fabricate! I'm taking the photo class so expect to see a serious improvement in the photos around here - yay!

1 comment:

  1. The 16 patch blocks are fabulous. I love how the Kaffe fabric works with this pattern.


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