A finish this week!

Hello, friends!

I haven’t been able to share much of what I’ve been sewing lately, as I’ve been working on several quilt tops for Quilt Theory’s next pattern release.

BUT, I did finish a baby girl quilt this morning that I CAN show you!  This pattern is from Jennifer Sampou and can be purchased from her website. (I did make some changes to the background strip piecing in order to make a smaller quilt.)

Pink is one of my favorite colors, and I loved getting to pull out all of my favorite pink scraps for this project.

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I quilted this very simply by using all over wavy lines, occasionally overlapping them. The binding is Kona Bright Pink I think it frames the quilt out nicely.

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Thanks for stopping by to read this (super-short) post and checking out my latest finish. I can’t wait to show you all more of what I’ve been up to!

Happy Sewing ~L

Color Play Friday: Colorful Rocks

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

Here is this week’s photo!

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I was actually really surprised this week. After selecting colors out of this picture to work with, I was honestly expecting to have a really tough time. This is certainly not my go-to color palette!  I thought I would hate my bundle. But instead, I managed to come up with something I really love, and fairly quickly too!

Finding the two Petit Collage prints was very helpful- they had all my colors already in them! Then I found the Good Hair Day print (which I love) that had many of my focal colors as well.

Here are all the fabrics I chose:

Katarina Roccella, Imprint, Buttonballs in Gold

Petit Collage, Party Animals Organic, Sticks in White

Petit Collage, Party Animals Organic, Party Stripe in Pink

Hawthorne Threads, Coyote, Beaded in Sunrise

Kim Andersson, Good Hair Day, Up Do in Whisper

Joel Dewberry, Notting Hill, Hexagons in Canary

 

I used the Hawthorne Threads website to find all my fabrics this week. I love their search by color function! These are all non-affiliate links.

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to the other blogs and see what they came up with!

123 Quilt

Next week’s photo is Bagpipes on Fremont Street from Sarah of 123 Quilt.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Sky

Happy Friday, everyone!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

This is a photo of my friend Trina’s dog Sky. All the bright colors created by the amazing lighting really drew my attention.

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I originally selected a lot of colors from this picture, but the greenery and the coral of Sky’s tongue was what really stood out to me.  I would love to make a little girl’s quilt out of this bundle!

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Michael Miller Ta Dot in Moss

Lotta Jansdotter, Lucky, Etapp in Queen Olive

Lotta Jandotter, Hemma, Pojk in Citron

Designs by Dani, Vintage Daydream, Banner in Pink

Sarah Watson, Luxe in Bloom, Crystalline in Reef

Designs by Dani, Vintage Daydream, Aztec in Red

Sandi Henderson, Farmer’s Market, Apple Dot in Pink

 

I picked all of my fabrics this week using the Design Wall on Stash Fabrics website. All the links on this post are non-affiliate links. 🙂

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Next week’s photo is one of mine and is (very non-creatively) titled Colorful Rocks.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Rain on the Pavement

Whew! It’s been a busy week for my family. It’s end-of-semester in our school district, which means finals week. I have two high schoolers and let me just say that finals week is ROUGH for those kids! Lot’s of studying… add in extra curriculars and my daughter being sick and it starts to feel like a bit of a whirlwind.

Speaking of whirlwinds, I have been busy in my studio working on some fun stuff for Quilt Theory. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen some sneak peeks. I can’t wait til later this year when I can show you what I’ve been working on!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

This week’s photo is called Rain on the Pavement. I ran barefoot into my cul-de-sac to take this picture on a particularly rainy afternoon this winter because the reflection on the wet pavement was too cool-looking to pass up.

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My first instinct when faced with a black and grey palette is to go very modern and urban, but I decided to stretch myself this week and try for a feminine bundle with these colors.

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Wee Gallery, Adventure Awaits, Mini Grid in Black

Pat Bravo, Rock in Romance, Stardust in Midnight

Cotton and Steel Basics, Add it Up in Bone

Hawthorne Threads, Forget-me-not in Sky

Lizzy House, The Whisper Palette, Heraldry in Cloud

Katarina Roccella, Lavish Bejeweled, Seal in Ink

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to the other blogs and see what they came up with!

The following people are joining me this week:

 123 Quilt

Hazel Honey

Next week’s photo is one taken by Trina from In An Otter Life. 

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Beach Days

Happy Friday, friends!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

This photo from Sarah at 123Quilt makes me long for warm days at the beach. With all those toys strewn about, it looks like it was a really fun day!

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This week, it was my goal to capture the fun of a beach day as a kid, so I selected lots of bright colors and prints that looked hand-drawn. I ended up with a lot of Cotton + Steel!

Here are the fabrics I chose:

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Flower Shop, Bow Ties in Grass

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Print Shop, Meadow in Citrus

Tula Pink, Tabby Road, Fur Ball in Strawberry Fields

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Print Shop, Moons in Pink

Alison Glass, Chroma, Pinpoint in Violet

Rashida Coleman-Hale, Kujira & Star, Waves in Blue Sea

 

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to the other blogs and see what they came up with!

The following people are joining me this week:

 123 Quilt 

Sarah Goer Quilts

Hazel Honey

 

Next week’s photo looks much more like reality to me! This is what most of winter looks like in my neck of the woods.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Crab Shell

Happy Friday, everyone!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

I took this picture during a beach day with my kids last summer. Crab shells are a common sight along the beaches of the Puget Sound, but on this particular day the colors were just so vivid I had to take a picture.

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Because the shell is the focus of the picture, I wanted most of my bundle to be made up of red and orange. I’m happy with the balance that the green provided to this very warm bundle.

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Timeless Treasures, Hatch in Scarlet

Cotton and Steel Basics, Sprinkle in Pickup Truck

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Clover, Tiny Tiles in Persimmon

Lotta Jansdotter, Lucky, Etapp In Queen Olive

Laura Gunn, Painter’s Canvas in Grass

Dear Stella, Foxtail Fern, Scallop Dot in Seafoam

 

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to the other blogs and see what they came up with!

123 Quilt

Next weeks Photo is from Sarah at 123Quilt and is titled Beach Days.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Weekend Finishes

Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you all had a good weekend and a productive start to your week.

I was able to knock two WIPs off my list this weekend, which felt great!

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First off was this super simple jelly-roll baby quilt. I whipped up this top months ago for a friend and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since. It was about time I quilted it up!

I recently purchased Christa Watson’s Craftsy class (non-affiliate link) and wanted to practice lesson one: wavy lines with a walking foot. I’ve quilted with a similar motif before on my AGF Denim Market quilt, but Christa shared some nice tips that really helped me out.

I found this quilting design really relaxing!

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My second finish was my Christmas quilt. I first talked about it in December, and really wanted it done before Christmas, but there just wasn’t time for it.

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I used the same wavy line motif for this one, but the quilting is a little more dense and the batting a bit thicker. It really gives this quilt a different look than the baby quilt.

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I used this adorable Bonnie and Camille scallop fabric for the binding. I love the tiny bit of contrast the coral/pink gives against the red and white of the quilt. file_001

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I did machine binding for both of these quilts. I love hand binding, but I really have been wanting to practice my machine binding skills. I’m thinking that from now on I’ll probably machine bind quilts for kids and babies because of the amount of washing they get. And the fact that it goes so quickly is a really great bonus!

I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Happy Sewing! ~L