Tish has been working diligently on a pattern I designed a short while back, and we have settle on two fabric sets (I think). We were suppose to discuss a few different variations of the color pallets but have not done so. We did make it out to see the movie "Nine Lives" which was a cute little movie.
So our two color sets are Desert Bloom by Riley Blake and Dixie by Windham Fabrics. We have not yet made the purchase because we are still finagling with the color set up.
Anyways on too Sunday Stash.
The above is my stash for Cheryl's quilt along from Meadow Mystery Designs. We have received the instructions on cutting but wifey requested that I hold off on cutting till she could take my samples to the Quilt Guild meeting on Monday. I think she was a little disappointed that I could not go with her this week. I went to the last one and it was an adventure.
Wifey, or Tish, gets a portion of proceeds from some sales on Craftsy so hop over and check out her blog where you can find more about that.
Yvonne's quilt along at Quilting JetGirl! I ended up not having the exact amount of fabric I wanted, but after a short discussion with Tish, we came up with what would be a good compromise to the color concern and I feel happy with it. Plus, it saves me from having to get out amongst the crazies on the roadways of WV. As you can see, the white is not cut. I ran out of time last weekend, but I took care of it first thing this Friday. I will take care of the cuts on the aforementioned Meadow Mist quilt this coming weekend. I do have to say about this Snowflake Shimmer of Yvonne's, it was tough ironing and lining up the fabric to cut those large pieces. Tish thought she was going to have to step in, but I summoned my inner Snickers Bar and got the job done. I wasn't completely sold on the pattern but once I wrapped my head around a color pallet I am excited to get along and see how mine turns out.....All that white...gonna be tough to keep clean. However, I am betting once it is done I am going to have several people wanting to get their hands on it or a duplicate copy of it.
Again, I have been relishing over new fabric lines coming out, but alas it is not time for a purchase. I have talked my sister into doing some picking out, of a pattern and colors, to make her a quilt. She really likes what I call "wonky" plus designs in which none are the same, and all if not most appear out of shape. I recommended she keep looking, as I think if she is using it for decoration (and I determined she would be) that she might feel it look dated over a few years. Her color pallet though is either Navy and other darker blues or NC State colors. I am excited to work on that.
I really have figured out that I do love quilting and that relates to a meme I found indicating quilting to be a series of small goals.
cookingupquilts and she is a sweetheart, a wealth of information and insight, and an excellent designer. Her pattern in the red and blue. Yes, I am in the picture....kinda as I took the picture. They offered to let me in, but it was their day.
Cheryl's design from Meadow Mist Designs. This was her first ever published design and I found it in a Quilting Magazine of my wife's. I will do another post on it later. I am going to put a brown border (like the brown plus) around the outside...probably a 1-1.5 inch and find a dark yellow/orange to bind it. I also want to include a couple photos of the Quilt "Looking Glass" that I did for my mother. It is still a WIP also, as I need to bind it once my labels come in. Tish ordered them and they should be here this week. I will also do a post on this one once I get it bound. This will be my first try at binding with a little guidance from Tish. I LOVE how this one turned out. I wasn't sold on my color choices (except the yellow), but it turned out awesome.
I am very very pleased with both designs. I highly highly recommend Meadow Mist Design patterns. Again, I will do a separate post when this one is complete.
Today I am linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash #188- Hodge Podge
See you soon when I get a few of these knocked out. Now, I have to figure out which ones that I have completed.....that I will put in competition at the local festival next year LOL.