Monday, May 9, 2016

What I'm Working On

I didn't spend much time in the sewing room last week. Last Monday my design wall looked like this, where I'm piecing the backing for my orange Framed Nine Patch:
Backing for F9P in progress

Today the only change is that the rows are sewn together. Maybe I can get this layered and basted this week. 

Today I'm getting together with my friend and long arm quilter Sandy to pass this quilt and its backing to her. Sandy does beautiful custom work, but she has a very long waiting list. I'll put my name on the bottom of her list again even though I don't have a quilt in mind for it today, because by the time she's ready for me in 9-10 months I'll have something for her. 
Maple Leaf Star top, going to the quilter today

I'm excited to be planning a new version of Positivity, one of the quilts in my book Cut and Shuffle Quilts. I found this really cool Australian print at my LQS. I'll use it for the focus print and use Grunge for the accent colors. I need to get some more colors of Grunge, but here's the Aussie print and the ones I have so far: 
Australian print and Grunge

Here's an EQ mock-up of what it will look like. 
EQ mock up of PAussietivity

I just love how changing up the fabrics & colors can make a design look so totally different! I always think of my pink Positivity as a great quilt for a breast cancer patient, but the Aussie version doesn't have that connotation at all. 
Original Positivity

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  1. I don't know why, but my eye says the Australian print should be the background...basically reversed with the black. It's great you were able to get that print :)

  2. I love your maple star quilt! Great idea with the sashings, too.

  3. Maple Star tuned out beautifully. Looking forward to seeing how the quilting is done. Very fun mock up. EQ is so useful for seeing how the fabrics are going to work together.