It's hard to believe it is already Wednesday-the long weekend and then having offsite training yesterday for work has my days all messed up. But I did manage to get a little sewing in this week and I am so happy to have my Snow Blossoms Quilt Almost finished. I have one more boarder to add and then the top will be all done. I'm really loving the way this quilt is coming together and I love how big it is. This picture is on a queen sized bed before the last round of boarders. So it might just be large enough to use on the bed. These aren't exactly the colors I have in my room but then again I don't really have any color in my basic apartment room so I guess it doesn't really matter too much.
I did happen upon a mistake in one of my blocks while putting the top together. Luckily I found it when I did because I was able to just pull off the one corner of the block and correct it. Once the next row was added it would have been a lot more seam ripping.
Over the long weekend I went to the Nascar races with my parents. Along the way we stopped at several quilt stores. I was lucky and found some amazing deals. One of the shops was offering 43% off one item and I managed to pick up the backing for my Snow Blossoms quilt at a good price. In another store I actually found some yardage of Dream On by Urban Chicks in the Clearance section. I picked up what I hope with be enough to replace the vintage sheet I was originally planning to use for the back of my Spring Weekends Quilt. I can't believe I made that quilt top so long ago and even started quilting it. But I was really unhappy with the sheet on the back so I abandoned it about 1/3 through the quilting. It will be nice to get that one finished up.
I picked up that orange solid from Scrumptious at one of the shops for my next project. I've been taking Camille's classes on Craftsy and I am ready to start my Juggle Quilt. I'm using Happy Go Lucky but I have enjoyed using something other than white so much on this project that I decided to get really wild and use orange for my solid on that quilt. I like the way it looks with that Nordika Fabric so much though-I'm hoping I might have just enough to use it as the binding on my Snow Blossoms Quilt since it would be against that fabric on the back and the outside boarder on the front.
I guess that's it for me-head over to Lee's and see what everyone else is up to this week.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
It's been slow sewing around these parts lately. I've had a ton of things going on in my personal life and I've been overly distracted. This week though I did manage to finish up the last two blocks of my Snow Blossoms Quilt.
I laid out all the blocks once I was done. I wasn't sure I was loving this layout but a quick poll on Instagram confirmed that I was on the right track. I also considered doing some cornerstones but I only had enough of one or two of the fabrics to do that and the one I liked was the dark gray in that middle block. But since the corner stones would end up in the four corners of that block I decided to skip them.
I'm really loving the way this quilt is turning out. I've been working with a lot of Bonnie & Camille fabrics lately and so these deep rich colors are very different. Not to say I love Bonnie & Camille fabrics any less. I am so happy now that I went with the tender green for my solid instead of my typical snow. I'm really loving the look that this provides.
Here are the first two rows all sewn together. I need to order some boarder and backing fabric in order to finish this one up. I guess that's really it for me this week. Be sure to head over to Lee's and see what everyone else is up to these days.