Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Spots, Project Life, and Patterns

So, a few things to talk about today. First up, here is a quilt top I finished on Thursday:

The two spots with low contrast bug me a little, but I'll get over it. The pattern is Spot On, from the book Simplify by Camille Roskelley. I changed a few things... First, I trimmed all the layer cake squares down to 9.875 inches, because they were not square straight from the pack, which makes it hard to sew an accurate quilt. Second, I made the sashing a little narrower, and third, I made the outside border wider. 

The fabric is all Etchings by 3 Sisters. I love their fabrics, wish I could buy them all! I ordered a 108" wide fabric for the backing, but ended up using a lot of it for the sashing and outside border, so will have to piece the back. The outside border is actually the back of the fabric. I just love the way it looks. 

Next up, some more Project Life. I tried something different this week, just one photo, some stamping and a freebie printable from Prima. The background is glimmer-misted too...

No days specified this time, no lengthy write-ups, just a list. I think I like doing it this way.

And finally, I am writing a pattern for my little Marmalade heart quilt. I'm calling it ZigZag Love. I have had some requests for a pattern, and started writing something by hand quite some time ago. That proved too laborious, so now I've done it all on computer. Nearly finished, just a little bit more to go then it is ready for testing and proof-reading.

Oh, I haven't actually blogged the quilt yet, so here it is:

I'll keep you posted, and be sure to tell you all about it when the pattern is ready. I want it to be just right, so bear with me. :)

Edit: ZigZag Love Pattern now available here or here


suzitee said...

Love x 3.

Spot On has come up beautifully, and I love the contrast of the border against the sashing...brilliant. Your PL this week is really great...just one breathtaking photo against a stunning background. It is everything it needs to be. Love it. And, well, you know how I feel about your Marmalade mini ;)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait!

dawn said...

Hi Hope,

I had to come peek at your blog and PL pages!! See you talking about them thru Susan's IG and blog.

WOW, this one pager is GORGEOUS!! I love the photo and the list writing for the week. Fun stamps on it too.

I read thru your past PL posts and LOVE LOVE the way you are documenting in this notebook. It really is about WORDS AND PHOTOS, that's it. Keep it simple and meaningful.

So glad you found a way to make it work for you. Wait till you look back on it months from now, it's the best part!!

I'm loving all these quilt posts and pictures too. They are BEAUTIFUL!!Congrats on your new pattern, wish I could do something like that. WAY TO GO!!

Thanks for this visit, enjoyed it very much!