Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt

August 24, 2018

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Have you heard about the Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt Sew Along? It is being co-hosted by The Next Stitch, Sewtopia and Denyse Schmidt herself! This quilt has been on my I-Want-To-Make-List for years, so when this sew along was announced, I jumped at the chance!! I am still in the overthinking phase of what fabric to use. 

Anyone else planning to sew along? 

Spiced Chai - A Confidence Building Quilt

August 10, 2018

I needed to build my confidence after the quilt fail I had last month. Something fast and easy was in order. I settled on the Spiced Chai pattern found in Vintage Quilt Revival

My original fabric choices were all Grunge by Basic Grey: (top to bottom) fig, lime punch, tangerine, sunflower, grey paper, silver, cordite, black dress and white paper. 

As you can see, the grey paper fabric was way too light. Not near enough contrast. Notice the green-blue block in the upper left corner. I ran short of the fig color to make a second block for that spot. I added a green-blue Grunge from my stash, I have no idea what the name of that color is. 

I placed the leftover scraps from the other two greys over the too light gray blocks to see how it would look.  

So much better!! I only had to do a little bit of rearranging! 

Quilting in progress....I used a grey and white variegated Aurifil thread. 

And the finish!! 

It took me three days to get this one done, start to finish and the quilting went so well. It was a relief to not have any issues at all! 

Love these colors!

Making the Spiced Chai quilt gave me the confidence I needed to get the binding on the Ombre Gems quilt and let it shine just the way it is. It really is beautiful...Faults and all...

I am going to take another break from sewing and quilting to get some much-needed painting, and other home maintenance things done. First up, painting my bedroom! It's been at least 10 years since we painted it and it needs a serious freshening up. 

Until then, have a happy weekend and sew on!! 

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