Ava’s Quilt-WIP

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I have been working on this quilt for a little munchkin for quite some time! It started out as a lighthouse quilt in pink and tangerine (here and here). Then I morphed it into a strip quilt after seeing many in the bloggy world (prior to Rachel’s Festival of Strings I’m talking September of 2012). Then again I was rushing to finish for the Festival of Strings and well I missed finishing the top by an hour :/

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I’m okay with that because the top is done and it is so beautiful and scrappy; I normally don’t like scrappy! I decided to make the quilt look like concentric squares. I really love the affect of the broken up squares, the imperfection. I love the owls!

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This beaut will have the most beautiful back! I have Patty Young’s Textured Basic Shoreline Tangerine, Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea ship panel in blossom, and the pièce de résistance: Sarah Jane Out to Sea mermaid print in blossom!

I planned to applique a crab on the back as well but I haven’t found any cute patterns so I think I’m going to try to make my own template. I took Sarah Fielke’s Big Techniques from Small Scraps class on Craftsy and I feel confident I can do needle turn applique!

Check out the back view with the light shining through! Looks like stained glass :)

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If you are a regular to my blog you’ll notice my pictures have significantly improved! The Plum and June Let’s Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop 2013 is full of great advice (like better pictures) and you can meet new bloggers!

I’m linking up for the first time to Lee’s:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Stephen’s Quilt

So I changed my mind again on Stephen’s quilt! Not surprising if you know me :) I really wasn’t liking the idea of such a traditional quilt for a little boy and I found out the quilt needed to be larger so I didn’t want a super time consuming block. Instead I’ll use the block I made to make a little pillow!

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I decided to make “Flocked Together” by Sarah Fielke from her book “Quilting From Little Things“. Its a feathered star block with lots of y-seams! (A little scary) The pattern was for a queen so I had to do some quilt math. Kind of difficult even for an engineering major!

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Well I figured it out after making a block diagram! I drew the block to scale and then measured everything! I’m wondering if the Quilt Design Tool on Threadbias would do the math for me. Has anyone used this?

I’m loving the fabrics I chose for this quilt! All red, white and blue with a pinch of yellow and green thrown in! The fabrics include Sandy Gervais, Denyse Schmidt’s DSQuilts for JoAnn’s, Maude Ashbury (the awesome jumbo lobster print), a little Kona not sure of the color but I want to say Cobalt, Jack and Lulu “All Hands On Deck” (the little lobsters), and various other prints from JoAnn’s and my local quilt shop!

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All the pieces are cut and I’m ready to get started!

Payday Picks #1

Today I’m starting “Payday Picks” it will be a series of posts with my of the moment favorite fabrics and links to places to buy the yardage! Hope you like…

Without further adieu here is the first of many to come!

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  1. Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls in lilac (FabricwormPink Chalk FabricsPink Castle Fabrics)
  2. Goldfish White by Timeless Treasures (Alice in Stitches Art, Fabricworm)
  3. Creative Thursday Bee Line in Teal (Fabricworm, Hawthorne Threads)
  4. Sarah Watts Timber and Leaf Fox Portrait in Gold (Fabricworm, Pink Chalk Fabrics, Hawthorne Threads, Sew Mama Sew)
  5. Full Moon Lagoon by Mo Bedell (Fabricworm, Hawthorne Threads, Stash Modern Fabric)