I’ve been watching a lot of that on HGTV recently, getting in the groove for our move. Mean while, while I should be preparing our stuff for the movers, my mind has been on sewing, quilting, & playing in my Mendocino collection.
Not very often do I get a chance to start & finish a quilt within 48 hours, well really never, but that miracle happened over the past 48. Yeehaw!! What started here:
Turned to this:
I’ve always loved the story that a quilt tells, from the piecing to the quilting. I used to lean towards the piecing process and many times stop there, but since I’ve been longarming, I’ve found a whole new love. At first glance most people are impressed with the colors and composition of any said quilt, but what really gets me excited now is the urge that comes over people to touch my quilts! The caress of each stitch, each doodle, & the stories I can tell them about the process (most give them a good laugh).
Like piecing, I love the freedom that quilting gives me. I don’t typically follow any directions or patterns when I step up to Lucey, I just like to doodle & follow wherever the quilt takes me. This also ensures me that not one single quilt will be the same.
I do however, just like with my top inspiration, browse the internet of flickr, pinterest, instagram, & the sorts. There is just so much goodness floating around & I love how willing the quilting community is to share!
So back to the story of this quilt. Aqua’s, Pinks, & Gray’s, yes? I just adore how yummy they all look together! As you can see, I also broke into my Heather Ross, Mendocino collection. I’ve been in the zone of “just use the damn, pretty, precious, favorite, fabric Sarah”! So that’s what I did.
Although I do have to admit, Mendocino is literally the hardest collection for me to let go of. It surely went perfectly with my Hawaiian inspiration though!
I used Bonnie & Camille’s, Ruby, for Moda as the binding and added two scraps of Riley Blake’s, aqua, chevrons and Kaffe Fassett’s, pink, paperweight dots.
On the back, you’ll find one of my favorite, Joel Dewberry, woodgrain prints.
So what projects have you guys been working on lately?