Yesterday in the mail I got some goodies from Kaufman.
- fabric samples-
as I'm about to make two more quilts for McCall's they sent me these to pick from.
Now I wanted to make one quilt in Kona solids in 12 colors of the rainbow.
WHO can pick just 12 from 243 Kona solids???
Didn't know it would be that hard.... I just drooled over these colors.
Who knew little things like that could excite me this much...
On the left are quilters linen and Fresco on the right- didn't pick from those
now look at this HUGE package.
Once I opened it up, these were inside, wow! more drool.
All these are glued down in skinny strips, but I can still drool :-)
I picked my fabrics last night and ordered what I needed for the two quilts.
Tuesday we had our monthly neighborhood get together at my house, I had to clean up the table, so here's a BEFORE picture (Oh, and I wongot some dotted FQs from the Dot blog hop)
Here's AFTER, I removed everything!- sewing machine, embroidery machine, laptop, tool caddy etc.
We ended up being 8 people.
Yesterday I finally got around to quilting my neighbor's wall hanging, because it was a panel, I wasn't sure if I should do custom work or all over pattern, in tan (mother goose) thread or black.
We decided on an all over pattern in black
My loopy swirly pattern again, actually looked great on there.
I was afraif of the panel, how it would look, but it looked good there too.
this was the back
Yesterday I also prepared another block for the Hidden Forest quilt
And someone is smiling! wearing a knitted sweater from my best friend in Denmark :-)
I have also been playing in EQ7
here's a string spiderweb quilt- I really want to make one of these ONE day
fun with a new york beauty block I modified
Last night I started going back into my old files and changing the layouts and colors to be for a small baby boy, just to get ideas, I kept the width around 40" so you only need one WOF for the backing.
these are both fitting the Go! dies
A small log cabin quilt
rail fence and pinwheels
star blocks- I actually made this star block in b/w for a swap a few years ago
umm, can't remember the names here
Bow tie blocks and four patches
again bow ties with the "ladder" block
I guess I went a little crazy with the BLUE :-)
So I dug into another file I had and changed the layout and colors
here a twisted log cabin- I was thinking scrappy with each section on one block be the same fabric but only once on the quilt.
I found this tree file, so I played a little with that too
changed the borders.
Would any of you want to have "regular" EQ tutorials here? maybe weekly?
feel free to suggest certain things.
Let me know, because if I don't get any feedback, then I won't do it :-)
I'm off to cut batting- a big roll of warm and natural arrived yesterday!
and backing fabrics for my older tops should arrive tomorrow!