Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Projects on my mind

My wheels have been spinning lately, I have a lot of ideas and inspirations, however, no motivation! This week I’ve been trying to get back into it, but I think the warm weather is making me lazy :)

I have lots of plans for quilts, I thought I’d share, because all I have been doing lately is petting these stacks of fabric and doing nothing with them. Hopefully writing about it will get me going!

While I was at the Sisters Quilt Show we did quite a bit of shopping. The Stitchin’ Post is such a nice quilt shop! I finally picked up the book City Quilts by Cherri House while I was there. I’ve been wanting it for such a long time. The book showcases quilt patterns using solid fabric. Since I was buying it, and the shop had such a nice variety of the beautiful Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, I picked enough out to make a quilt. Shot cottons are great, they are two-toned, the warp and the weft of the fabrics are two different colors giving it a very nice effect to the eye. (that sounds fancy huh? Haha!) Here is the pattern I will use: City Green

And the fabric, in blues and greens, and a nice black shot cotton for the sashing. I am drooling just looking at the fabric! It’s going to be so pretty.

While visiting my family in Colorado my sister pulled out a stack of Christmas prints she’s been collecting for awhile. I took them from her to make some tablerunners. I plan on giving them to her of course, unless I like them too much. I want to make several star blocks and put some sashing between them to make runners.

When I was at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe with Barbara we were both standing in the Fig Tree corner of the store staring at the most beautiful displays. That is what happens when you are at Hollyhill, your jaw is open and you walk around mooning over the fabrics and displays. After we managed to get our wits about us, I picked up a fat quarter bundle of Strawberry Fields and asked her if she wanted to split it with me. We also picked a pattern, Salt Water Taffy, and when we got home we split the bundle up. This fabric is great, the aqua and gray are what got me. We found the polkadot fabric at Hollyhill too, it is from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s fabric line. It’ll be used for the border and binding.

And of course there are the quilts I have started, and want to finish. My beautiful Stella Blue that Dianne and I started. I have put off working on it this summer. I want to pull it out again. I love this quilt so far!

My Single Girl quilt. I have a lot done on it, I have however hit a roadblock in regards to sewing curves. I need to get over my trepidation and just GO FOR IT! I am such a chicken *bok bok*

The Warm and Cool Quilt along, all of my half square triangles are ready to go. I need to figure out a pattern to lay them out in that I like and sew it together.

What are you working on, or what would you like to be working on! Let's motivate each other :)


Dresden Quilter said...

I am drooling over all of your fabrics. I need to start thinking about Christmas gifts and the quilt show my guild is having next year. I can't wait to see what you make.

Wendy said...

You have some great quilty plans in the works! It looks like you don't know which one to start next. I'm waiting for my new Dear Jane book to arrive in the mail...and I think I'm going to be itching to start that. With some 200+ blocks, its going to take me a while anyways lol!

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty, I just love the fabrics and the colors :-). I am working on Sarah Elizabeth Brooke and I desperately want to start Mary Allen in the Square :-).

Vonna said...

You have an eye for color :)
And I can't get over all your beautiful quilts, quilty friends, quilty get togethers and quilty trips :)
I think its wonderful!!!

Victory said...

I can't wait to see the pattern you're using with Strawberry Fields. I got it in the jelly roll--aren't the colors just divine?

Suburban Stitcher said...

so funny! i started working on stella this week after hardly sewing AT ALL over the last month! I'm working on putting the rows together, and slowly but surely it's looking like something :)

Kathy A. said...

Wow, that's quite the list. You have some beautiful choices!

Linda said...

So many quilts. "Sew" little time. I have been sewing 30-minute skirts for my granddaughters and neighbors. They are so cute--cut their length by the width of the fabric, sew the side (without even trimming off the selvage!) elastic at the waist and ribbon sewn at the bottom to hem. The girls love them! Now on to my QUILTS!

Linda Beth said...

Looks like quite a fun group of projects you've been doing. I love where your Single Girl is going, and am eager to see how those shot cottons come together for the Cherri House pattern! (I am in love with both that book and shot cottons, so it can't go wrong!!)

MysteryKnitter said...

How beautiful that City fabric is! I am sure you know what to do with it. I've been knitting, but not stitching for a long time.