Summer House Girl Quilt

The colors in the Moda Summer House collection are wonderful.  Bright, cheery, and modern.  I won the charm pack from Fat Quarter Shop on the Talk N Tuesdays twitter chat.  Once I received the package I was sorting this charm pack.  Did I mention I love the colors?

Some of the prints were too floral for what I had in mind.  I took those out, to use for something later, and just focused on the ones I was drawn to.  Simple and squares was my design.  I really wanted to focus on the prints so I just made 5″ Kona white squares.  The hardest part was finding a combination that I liked the best on the design wall.  Must have gone up there about 3 times before the pattern was how I wanted it.

Here is a glimpse of it on the design wall.

Here is the finished product.

Where were these prints???

I really wish I would have seen these prints prior to putting together my Julie Strip Quilt.  They would have gone perfectly. 






These are from Dear Stella and can be found at Hawthorne Threads

The fabrics I chose are great but my gut tells me these would have been better.  I haven’t been super happy with this quilt since I started sewing.  By Friday you should get to see the finished product and a smile on my face.

A little something for myself

I was in love with Studio E’s Etching fabrics that were out earlier this year.  I wanted to create pillowcases to add some color to our neutral bedroom.  Lots of brown and tan in there.  Blue is color hubby and I can agree on.  You might remember my Vintage Modern post from earlier about looking for fabrics that would go well in our room.  There is still lots of design work to be done in there, but we are focusing on other locations in the house right now…the basement.

Here are the completed pillowcases:

So far we have had two nights of sweet dreams on them.  Hubby commented that maybe he should leave more often since I did these while he was on a camping trip.

Week of two completed quilts…part 2

This quilt was my submission to the Modern Quilt Guild’s Challenge #3.  Organic was the word we were challenged with to build a quilt around.  Challenge accepted.  I spent lots of time building an idea and looking for inspiration.  Then it hit me.

I was driving with my girlfriend while we were out for her birthday and I was looking at all of the vibrant green trees with brown and purple all mixed in along the road.  When we got to dinner, I busted out paper and started designing.  Later that week I went on bike route along the Monon Trail in Indy and it all come together.  Those same colors were exploding along the trail.  It made riding 25 miles a little easier.

This is my interpretation of the trail with all the bright bold colors of purple, green and brown that outlined the trail.

Organic Challenge Quilt


Showcasing my quilt Saratoga.  Made for cheerful betting.

I need your feedback – contest

Designs and new ideas are constantly being thrown around in the sewing room.  For a while now I wanted to create something that had a local flare.  I have made two designs that I am equally partial to, airport codes and city nicknames. Each set is hand embroidered then machine quilted.

So readers, I need your help.  Please comment below on your favorite design.  I will pick two winners and send them a custom local set of potholders.  Winners will be chosen at random on Saturday July 30th.

Airport Code
City Nickname