There has been a lot of sewing going on here in the studio this week…

I am working on the Block of the Month for 2015. My plan is to make 3 samples in 3 completely different styles. I purchased these fabrics back in December, on a FAT (Fabric Acquisition Trip, of course- what did you think I meant??)

BOMFabrics

I have to admit- the colors are not in my usual palette- But I wanted to try something modern. I fell in love with that floral on the bottom, and then chose everything from there. I never thought I’d make a gray, green, and gold quilt, but I love how it’s turning out:

BOMSneakPeek2

This BOM is going to have some techniques which are a little different, but don’t worry- there will be step-by-step diagrams so it should be a breeze!

BOMSneakPeek

So that’s the Modern take on the pattern. I thought I’d also do something more traditional/reproduction looking. On that same FAT in December, I also picked up these little beauties:

BluesAndGrays

(I have no idea why I am so into the gray and blue lately??) I am anxious to see how this one will turn out, because the blocks I’ve designed definitely have a more “modern” look to them, so it will be really interesting to see how that looks in very traditional fabrics.

I have also chosen and ordered the fabric for the main sample quilt. It should arrive in March, so you will just have to wait to see that. It’s very different from the fabrics above, but equally gorgeous… Definitely more in my usual palette. (It’s the fabric that I will be making kits out of for the next Block of the Month, and I think you’re going to love it.)

Also in the studio this week, I am working on making 2 “Frozen” quilts for my nieces. I am going to put Minky on the back. The panel is very large (36 x 42″) and I don’t want to quilt it and detract from the characters on it (I know I can go around them, but I don’t think I’ll have time.) I am planning on not using any batting, and just “quilting” (I don’t know if you can even call it quilting when there’s no batting involved??) the borders. Has anyone ever done this? Do you have any other suggestions for finishing them? I am really in a time crunch for this project, so it has to be pretty quick and easy. Your suggestions are appreciated!!

FrozenQuilt

 

So that’s what’s going on here this week! I hope you have a fun and creative week yourself!

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