Monday, May 19, 2014

Push Comes To Shove

 Well, I got my motivation back...

I had told the LQS that I would teach a few classes this quarter and
samples needed to be made a.s.a.p.
So the first one... very simple but fun... is the raw edge flower pattern.
I got this one made up over the weekend
 and just need to quilt it so I 
can wash it. That's the thing about raw edge. It isn't really finished until 
it's finished.  When a raw edge quilt comes 
out of the dryer is
when it really becomes cute!

The pattern is Layered Flowers
 and it's by My Red Door Designs.
I had purchased the pattern at
 Road To California and a friend
and fellow quilter, Cathy, 
had made up a super cute quilt using Lakehouse fabrics and I had to have
that group of Lakehouse Classics... so there was my match!

Of course it's past the middle of the month now so I have been thinking
of the AYOS quilt that needed to get made up...
this month is "X Rated". 

I had cut it out during the week... that was easie peesie...

This morning I actually put the pieces up on the design wall so
I could get it started!
I figure I can made a row here and there during the week and it will
be together before I know it!
I was compelled to work on something using Fig Tree & Co. fabrics...
I saw a photo of their booth at market and was in love!

I had a great time with Instagram-land... getting all the inside peeks at what is new
on the horizon! Wasn't it fun?

I actually have this Great Granny Square quilt

on the list of classes also. I got the borders
 put on the quilt over the weekend so it could
go to the shop as a sample!
I was scrambling for fabrics since I had started the quilt blocks
when Lori Holt had it up as a sew along on her blog...
before her book was published.

I had used a jelly roll of Kate Spain fabrics...
and then I wanted to copy the book... and add the border and
that wasn't going to work with 2 1/2" strips.
I took leftovers from my quilt that
 was finished last week and incorporated
those fabrics... I think they play nice with the blocks... don't you?
My final project is already hanging at the quilt shop.
And the class is Wednesday night!

Hook had been so much fun to make I decided that it would 
be a fun class also!
But tonight I really need to get my game plan all in order
for the class so that it actually will be fun!

10 friends stopped by to chat:

Elizabeth said...

I do like the idea of the raw edges becoming fluffy in the dryer, I will certainly add that idea to my list of 'must do' Happy stitching and thanks for a lovely blog.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your quilts are always so stinkin' cute. I love your work.

gailss said...

Looks like you have been a busy girl there and nice finishes. Wish I lived close so I could take a class....would live to do those little raw edge flowers.

paulette said...

I have added that stinking cute flower quilt to my must DO list!! I have got to stop visiting as that list is getting TOO LONG!!haha

Thimbleanna said...

What fun projects. I LOVE your G-Granny -- I really want to make that quilt!


Hey girl--when you get your 'mojo' back you really get it back don't you??
love all those quilts-
and teaching is fun!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Anonymous said...

Wow - slow down - take a breath! Ha - love the enthusiasm you have found. I need some of that! Good luck and have fun with all your classes. Great eye candy post today!

Michele said...

It comes in waves for me too! All or nothing LOL! I'm working on x rated today!

Dee said...

Those fig tree fabrics are going toake a great X-rated quilt!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

cute cute flowers! I'm going to look into this pattern for myself.