Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today Was a Good Day

I pulled this quilt out of the dryer, all warm and crinkly.  And like I predicted, I do like it now that it's done.



I pieced this top a month ago, by pulling out some fun scraps from my pink bin.  I used Kona Ash to go with it, and though I had moments of wondering what I had done, I'm happy with the finished product.  I quilted it in straight vertical lines, and I really like how this worked.  I did the lines about 1 1/2" apart (I'm too lazy to get up now and measure)  and this helped it go really fast, since it's not quite as dense as this type of quilting usually is.  It's still really soft and snuggly for a baby, yet gives a nice modern look.  Yup, I'll be doing this again.  Finally something to add to my sadly neglected little shop.  




Love these scooters!  It's so hard on me to use up the last of a print that I like, but I must remember, there's always something cuter coming up.  (Take a look in the 'Coming Soon' section at Fat Quarter Shop)




For some amazing reason, these hearts on the binding turned out perfectly centered, and I didn't even try!





Now, I need to add something boyish to my shop as well, and I'm working on it...




I tried something a little risky and totally out of my comfort zone.  I was going to use a pale aqua as my background on this quilt.  Then I thought it would look good with white too. THEN, I spied my pile of Kona solids stacked beside my design wall and my eye caught this bright turquoise.


Oooops!  What have I done?  It's feeling a little bright right now, but I'm hoping it will look good once it's quilted.

 Notice those little birdies in the strip above.  They're from  Petunia's Textiles who prints her fabrics through Spoonflower and sells them on Etsy.    I love discovering these independent fabric designers because they have awesome designs, and although the fabric is more expensive, I just use small amounts as accents.

Here's a couple more droolworthy Etsy sellers with their own fabric designs.

Pocketful of Pinwheels
Pyglet Whispers
Scarlet Fig
WonderFluff Shop
A Little Sweetness

OK, I know there's more, but I've got to quit now before I notice something I need ;)  If I tempted anyone enough to buy from any of these shops, let me know.  I just love creating fabric buying temptation for others.  It makes me feel a little better.

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous quilts! Thanks for the etsy list.

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  2. Those quilts are way too cute! Thanks very much for the etsy list, now duly saved in my favourites!! Justine xx

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  3. LOVE the hearts!!! I noticed them right away in the first picture and I was hoping there was a closer look. Great binding!! : )

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  4. Both quilts are wonderful - the little pink one is sweet and simple looking, and I absolutely love the deep turquoise - I think that's going to be one fabulous quilt! Can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  5. Way too cute! I love the quilting and the colors!

    Jennifer :)

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  6. Wow, I really like how it came out. The quilting spacing is great and the hearts - how could you be so lucky! I think the bright boy quilt is not to bright, but I HEART color.

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  7. Cute, cute, cute! Love the scooters too!

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