Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scraps Inc. Richmond

photo courtesy ©Lucky Spool Media, LLC

Meet Richmond, one of my most favorite quilts! About a year ago I was invited to contribute to a compilation book, Scraps, Inc.Vol.1: 15 Block-Based designs for the Modern Quilter, that would have fifteen different scrap quilt projects. I didn't even have to think twice about my answer (an immediate "yes") when I saw the email was from Susanne Woods, and when I saw the other contributors I was honored and quite a bit intimidated to be included in such an amazing creative group.

I had a lot of fun piecing my quilt almost completely from my scrap bin (I ended up having to order just a bit of fabric for the binding). The grey background fabric is actually the grey on grey polka dot from Bonnie & Camille's Happy Go Lucky collection--I love that grey and have used it in a lot of projects.

I love the quilting on this quilt, too...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Vintage Vibe Blog Tour

Photo Courtesy of Martingale and Brent Kane, Photographer

Happy Monday! Today I'm happy to posting for the Vintage Vibe blog tour! Vintage Vibe is a recently released quilting book written by my friend Amber Johnson. It's a great book with 14 projects in a variety of sizes, all pieced in fun fabric combinations. If you visit all of the blogs listed on the blog tour list below you'll find there are even a few chances to win an e-copy of the book!

I love all things vintage, so as soon as I heard the title of Amber's book I couldn't wait to see it! And it is wonderful! Since I'm in love with vintage canning jars and have a collection of jars gifted to me by my grandmother and some good friends, I chose to feature Amber's "Scrap Jars" quilt for my post. Even before I saw the photo of this quilt I knew I would love it! I can think of quite a few fabric combinations I could use to make this quilt!

I hope you'll visit the other stops on the tour and see some of Amber's other fun projects. The complete schedule is listed below.

11/11/14 - April @ http://www.aprilrosenthal.com/
11/18/14 - The Fat Quarter Shop @ http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
11/24/14 - Sherri @ http://www.aquiltinglife.com/
12/11/14 - Heather @ http://quiltstory.blogspot.com/
12/16/14 - Andy @ http://www.abrightcorner.com/
12/23/14 - Melissa @ http://www.polkadotchair.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Favorites: Quilting with Scraps

 I've been playing with a lot of my scraps this week: I'm making my Christmas sampler from Lori Holt's Instagram quilt along with scraps from several of Kate Spain's Christmas collections along with just a few other prints. I've added in some DaySail, some Moda Dottie, some Central Park and Daydream as well as a piece of Best Day Ever.

Because I've been working so much out of my scrap bins this week, I thought today's Favorites post could be a "scraps edition." I've got a few ideas on scraps, some pictures of some of my favorite scrappy quilts,  and a round-up of links to some of my earlier posts on scrap quilts and scrap organization, storage, and use.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Works in Progress: Tips for Quilting

Happy Wednesday! On Wednesday I try to share what I'm currently working on, and along with today's post I'm sharing some of my tips for efficient project sewing!

First up...the stack of fabrics above will soon be on the Moda Bake Shop. I'll be sure to let you know when that project post is up and ready to view.