Hey folks. Thanks for sticking around. I finally have a sewing-related post for ya! Its a work-in-progress (wip), but there is fabric!
Next up is Elizabeth Hartman’s “Glam Garlands” quilt, from her most recent book, Modern Patchwork. If you don’t already own this book, you should. Its fun. And bright. With awesome quilt patterns. This particular quilt struck out at me, and I think it’ll do very well on our guest bed.
I always struggle with choosing fabric – does this coordinate? is the color off? lemme try a different shade of red/meh, the purple and lime isn’t working for me – seriously, my indecision is paralyzing at worst, timewasting at best. Its embarassing! For this quilt, my three color groups are a deep indigo/blue, a reddish purple and a lightish yellow-green. Yes, I realize I can’t even pick a color name to describe them, but that’s what they are to me. And can I get a ‘Yay!’ for the color grid at Hawthorne Threads? I’m giving myself a pat on the back for only spending 30 minutes on their site choosing fabric. All thanks to their color grid making it easy for me to see all kinds of prints based on color.
For the solids, I’m using Kona Plum, Kona Windsor and Kona Zucchini (love this one btw). All of which I bought at my local shop of goodness, Fancy Tiger.
(If you are interested, click on the photo to go to the Flickr page where I’ve identified the fabric by designer.)
And the background – Kona White, backing – Kona Midnight and the binding, Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Herringbone.
This quilt will be the first project stitched up in my new work room. I love having my very own room. We’ve been in our new house for almost 2 months and we’re still working on getting it all decorated and sorted out. But I’ve got the essentials set up in my room to get started. The sewing space and house tour will be another blog post once I get it all ready and photo’d.
Happy Weekend, friends!