Friday, October 30, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival - A river runs through

This is a quilt I made for my step daughter Michelle. An exercise in stash busting and so many HST. My least favorite part was trimming up all the HST. I used low volume fabrics along with blue, greens and purples. I added a navy strip to the sides and trimmed it with a lime green binding. She loves it and it should gets lots of use this winter.

 I am adding it to the large quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. Check it out here.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Scrappy Stars for my little Peach

This is my first entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. I always mean to enter but end up missing the dates. 

The first quilt I am entering is the quilt I made for my new baby Mirabelle. It is an homage to the Spring Cleaning Quilt featured in Fat Quarterly. I blogged about it here.

I have to work on better quilt photography. Here are a couple pictures of the quilt in use.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A perfect shade between lucky penny and chocolate ribbon....

Rachel at Stitched in Color recently wrote a post all about brown. I have to say that my stash is greatly lacking in brown. I tend toward white/grey/black tones as far as neutrals go more than browns. I am hoping to make more of an effort to include brown in some projects. 

What a great time of year to embrace brown. As the leaves change color and melt to brown and indoors there are big pots of chili and hot chocolate. 

Rachel is sponsoring a mosaic contest with Fabric Bubb. Her post is here. I love the pictures she picked, especially the picture of the chocolate lab. I have my own brown puppy for inspiration. I found this picture when Turkey was so weeee and small. It seems like just yesterday he was a baby. He had passed out in a cubby where I stashed my fabric. 

And also a picture of my wee baby in a snazzy brown leopard outfit. It makes me sad to think that she will grown up and be big in the blink of an eye just like Turkey.

Here are the mosaics that I designed for the contest. Hopefully they come across as cohesive and read "brown".

This one ended up more mustardy than I expected. I loved the forest print and used it for the basis of this mosaic. It a sunny brown group.

For this mosaic I was inspired by the butterfly print. There is a hint of brown in the print that I highlighted with several dark chocolate prints. Reminds me of valentines day and chocolate covered strawberries or roses/wine and chocolate. 

Take a swing at the contest and enter by 10/18!