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I'm just a new wife who has an obsession with my sewing machine! In Oct. 2010, my mother and I created my first sewing project - Euro pillow shams. I was hooked! I read everything I could get my hands on that had to do with sewing! Books, magazines, online tutorials. I experimented and found that I get so much enjoyment from making quilts, and that it's where I found my niche. I'm still a beginner, but I've learned so much in just 5 short months, that I want to share it with someone!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

WIP's

First, I see I have a couple new followers! Thanks so much for reading, I truly value your thoughts and words, so please don't hesitate to comment with words of advice! You all inspire me to live up to the best version of myself :). Oh, and I'm up to double digits in followers! It may seem insignificant to some of you, but it's a huge milestone for me :).

Okay, enough sappy, on to serious business :o).

WIP's

Oh man, have I got WIP's. 

In addition to the WIP's I'll be showing you, I'll also be quilting the quilt for my aunt, starting on my first show quilt, starting on the disappearing 9-patch I talked about several weeks ago, and two rag quilts for my Etsy store. 

Fun, huh? :). I like it! 

So, firstly, I'd like to introduce you to the Schnibbles 'Bennington' wall-hanging that will go in my sewing room. 












In true Emily fashion, I couldn't let this lovely pattern be swallowed up by serious fabric! So, the decision has beem made to make this wall-hanging into a COLOR WHEEL!!!!!

The fabrics I chose are all Moda Marble Solids, except the red

The light colored snowballs are going to be light grays. I love the music notes!
The inner border and backing is going to be the multi-color words from Make Life by Sweetwater for Moda. 

How fun!!! I'm so excited for this quilt!

My next WIP is also just as colorful!

In Baker's Dozen, there is a quilt called Slushie. Who could resist making this quilt with a name like Slushie?!



I love the colors in this quilt, and I stuck pretty closely to what they suggested. The fabric I chose for this quilt is Botany by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda.



The solid colors I chose are all Moda Marble Solids, and they stick pretty close to what the pattern calls for. But I did choose a yellow outer border, also, from Botany. The pattern calls for a pink outer border, but I felt that it would compete with the pink I had already chosen. 




My third WIP is from a book called 5-10-15+ Fat Quarters. The pattern is called Snowballs in Plaids. 



I had to change it up! I'm using a Punctuation by Sandy Klop of American Jane for Moda in place of the plaid. How fun! 


I felt that this pattern was perfect for this fabric, because of the time period both of these have. I wanted to keep with the 30's theme of the fabric, and not pair it with a modern pattern. In the time period that these fabrics were the inspiration for, quilts were made for a functional purpose, and that's what I love about this pattern. It looks the part.

Something to be aware of - This block is a little time consuming because of its size and the small squares involved, so you will want to be aware of that if you plan on doing this block.

So, what are your WIP's this week? Anything colorful?

Happy Quilting!