4.17.2013

WIP Wednesday || Sewing Post

It's been many days since I last sewed.   I did manage to buy a little fabric and begin a mini sewing project to fulfill my need for quick gratification.

First, I'll show you what I purchased.

From Westwood Acres, I got Full Moon Lagoon.  I typically do not gravitate towards purples and pinks when I sew, but for some reason, I really liked this bundle.  And I was not disappointed when it arrived either.  It's a very cheerful bundle.  I plan to use all of these fabrics for a future quilt.  I've been wanting to try a starbust block, and this fabric might be a good one to try with.  What do you think?







I also bought Glimma when I got Full Moon Lagoon.  I'm not a 100% sold on this line . . . yet.  I purchased a fat eighth to see the fabrics.  The colors are very muted, and right away I am not fond of the mauve or tan colors.  I guess I will need to wait and mix this line with other prints in my stash.  Or maybe someone out there is willing to trade a little Echo for my Glimma?

Anywho, here they are.



And lastly, I bought a dark scrap pack of Skinny laMinx.  This fabric is just so beautiful.  I am using this fabric for my mini project.  I shared progress photos on my Facebook page, so if you like to stay up to date, follow along.

Image:Skinny laMinx

I'm still waiting for charm packs to come out for Indian Summer, a collection I have been waiting 17 weeks for.  That's a long time.

Getting my geese on.


The fabrics here are a mixture of Skinny laMinx and Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker.
This is my second attempt at making flying geese.  I am using a no waste technique.   One thing I did not like about this technique was I couldn't figure out how to use it for directional prints.  But it still looks great, and I love my geese.  The cotton/linen blends and the canvas fabrics sew really well, and I am impressed with how well they iron with very little starch.  Nice, flat blocks.  :)

 My first time making flying geese I used a completely different technique that wasted a lot of fabric.  I used it for my son's quilt, which also happens to be the first quilt I made.  Why couldn't I have chosen a more simple pattern like charms?

I'm excited to get this finished!  Thanks for stopping in today!

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6 comments:

  1. oh i love geese . . something that is still on the "to try" list!! yours looks great so far (i really like the one you did for your son) . . did you come up with the new "no waste" technique? love to hear about it :)

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  2. Nancy, you might find this funny: Just now, I was starring at your pictures of fabric, completely mesmerized. I reached over to grab my tall mug of tea but accidentally knocked it over, completely drenching my computer table (hard drive and all). Luckily for me, I have pretty amazing colleagues who responded to my sounds of panic by running over with paper towel in hand and helped me mop up my mess (one was joyfully screaming "Emergency! Emergency!)... of course, I got caught looking at a clearly non-work related website during work hours... ooops!!! :-) Needless to say, your beautiful fabrics gave all of us a break from what was so far a rather bland morning! Haha!

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  3. Great geese! I've only made a few for other blocks, but want to try the no waste method next time! Love those dark purples, but not the limey colors.

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  4. Awesome! I love Mo Bodell's new line! Ill have to see if I have any Echo. Cant remember. BTW Mo Bodell had my name in the Pillow Talk Swap I did last spring. She made me an incredible pillow! http://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyduckdreams/6845110046/in/set-72157628690040641

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