Thursday, 12 February 2015

Kona solids WiP

Hello everyone, 

oh I can't tell you how excited I am about this quilt. It is actually finished now and not a WiP but when I took these photos it obviously wasn't. And it looks like this quilt will also be featured in Quilt Now at some point so I decided not to show you the end result. YET. Just wait for the magazine and see it there. :)

But even these progress shots are just gorgeous, no? I can't tell you how much I love Konas and black and white fabrics together. There is something about that look that really appeals to me.

 Auditioning fabrics and cutting them is one of my favorite steps. Although I have a real problem cutting into my most precious collections and if you follow this blog (or Facebook, Flickr, Instagram etc.) you might have noticed that I tend to use collections that are now a few years old as it took me so long to actually get them out, stop drooling over them and use some.

It is a pretty simple design, nothing special really. But most of my quilts are not too complicated designs, I prefer modern quilts that let the fabrics shine. I still haven't done any curves, nor have I tried paper piecing yet. But it is all on my to do list.

And some fabric porn at the very end. Aren't these colors lovely? I have some Kona bundles that I just can't cut into at all as they look so perfect bundled up.

So keep your eyes peeled (what a strange expression?) and I will share the finished quilt with you once it has been published in Quilt Now.

Lots of love,

Saturday, 7 February 2015

English Country Garden Quilt in Quilt Now

... and tada, my latest quilt in the previous issue of Quilt Now. I think this is actually my favorite of the quilts published so far. I love how it was shot and how the colors come across in the pictures.

It is actually a super simple design, but I think it is quite effective. And as far the fabric, well, if you've been following the blog you know I love all the Rowan, Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Phillip Jacobs I can get.

I think these colors go really well together and believe it or not, but I still have some more of these fabrics. So you'll see another quilt made with these fabrics at some point.

This quilt is actually about the largest size I can baste in my craft room and I hate basting (you might have noticed in other posts or on Instagram :). The one thing about quilting I can't stand at all and basting this quilt was, well, as usual with larger quilts, a nightmare. And I have just finished a quilt top that is actually too large to baste in my craft room. I will have to find a solution for that or else it will remain a quilt top only.

I hope you like this quilt and maybe you have even seen it in Quilt Now. Oh, and if you haven't yet you should get a subscription, and gte it soon as you receive a free Aurifil Thread Set of Priory Square Threads by Katy Jones with your subscrition. They are gorgeous and it's a very good offer.

Lots of love,