Thursday, November 24, 2011
this is the little quilt I chose to make first out of Sarah Fielke's new book Quilting from Little Things. this book is just starting to be available here in the USA. As you can see in the picture of the book I have quite a few post its and plans to make a few more from this book. I bet you may be a little surprised as all of Sarahs quilts are made from what I call bright fabrics....not reproduction fabrics. I don't buy books cause they look like my quilts, I buy books when the quilts inspire me, I can look past the fabrics they use and know I can make it my own in my own palette of fabrics. Don't you do the same thing? If not give it a try next time your looking at quilt books, you will be amazed at what books you will buy!
Sarah's quilts are bold and graphic I love that but I can do the same thing with my historical reproduction fabrics, yes I can!
Here is the quilt in the book...ok so I changed it a bit I used one fabric for the background , a great cheddar I have been saving for the right occasion! So what do you think now? Is my little quilt as graphic as hers and mine is in reproductions.
the color is off in the background here (truer colors in the first picture) but wanted you to see the comparison shots...
Did you see Lurlines eagle?
I have to share with you my first attempt into working with wool again in quite a few years, I have JUMPED on the wool bandwagon just wait a few weeks and see what I have done! Isn't this gingerbread man cute and well the fabrics behind him are even BETTER! Ah yes the Friendship line from Howard Marcus for Moda's Collection for a Cause program. remember I posted about it here...
I am so thrilled over these turkey red fabrics, Thanks Moda!
Happy Thanksgiving after all the family festivities I will be doing a little hand quilting this weekend,
I think I got carried away with the basting...quess thats what happens when I talk on the phone and baste I guess!