Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Miss Kate and Hexagon Piecing

After finishing the fireworks quilt I needed an easy go to project to do...simple patchwork is the best.

This is Miss Kate fabric.  Isn't she lovely?

This one now measures 41x44... good size for a crib quilt.
I haven't decided on quilting or a backing yet, but it feels great just to finish a quick top. 

 I've also started cleaning out my sewing room and have created a destash section in my etsy shop.
If anyone is looking for fabric from Laura Gunn, I've got some:)

Magnolia Lane and Lantern Bloom, both great collections no longer available.

I am revisiting a hexagon project I started quite a while ago.  It requires piecing hexagons by machine and is inspired by the quilt pattern from this magazine.  

Linking up with Crazy Mom quilts finish it up Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend:)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Daysail Quilt!

I made this quilt using Camille Roskelley's Firework pattern and her fabric collection, DaySail.   

This quilt involved a LOT of piecing for me.  The blocks were not difficult, but time consuming.  Most of my time was actually spent pressing the seams open to reduce that bulkiness for quilting.  I so wanted to love this quilt.  But in the end, I think I should have stuck with a more simple fabric selection.  The Daysail fabric is gorgeous, but all together, I think it seems too busy for this particular quilt pattern.  It's definitely the red that stands out to me as the trouble squares.  

Have any of you later regretted piecing a quilt using too many fabrics from one collection? or maybe wished you had used solids instead?  

Thank you for visiting Pretty in the Port!
I'll be linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday from My Quilt Infatuation....