Quilting with Colorful Fabric and Thread

>> Thursday, September 24, 2015

Eat with JOY placemat in Story

I made up another placemat using some of my Story line fabric scraps.
This time it's my Eat With JOY placemat pattern. I used some of the Cotton and Steel pencils too. I love the print that looks like weaving I used on the side borders. And the pink. The orange. The fun minty green with circles. You get the idea :)

It's interesting because I would never walk into a quilt store and be attracted to this type of geometric/modern/abstract fabric. And yet using it I find it really easy to express my ideas and to use the prints to make something that I like. The bright colors really help a lot!



Back of Eat with JOY in Story

This placemat will be for my daughter who has always loved butterflies. The back of the placemat was a great place to use up my fat quarter of this Elements print by Tim Holtz.

I have to say that I am enjoying using my driveway as the background for photos! Who knew it was such a neat surface to contrast with quilts.



August block for Friends on Chelsea Lane

While I am working on things that have deadlines, I'm trying really hard to still make time to quilt for fun - and for me! This is the August block from the Friends on Chelsea Lane kit I was gifted. It's classic Pat Sloan.



closeup of variegated thread on August Friends on Chelsea Lane block

I really had fun using a variegated spool of thread from Pat's Aurifil thread box. I have hesitated to use it because it looks red, white and purple but upon using it I discovered it's orange, white, purple and a little bit of lime green. Super fun!  In this photo I was trying to show that the orange in the thread actually matches the daisy in the flower to the right of my needle. So the thread does match something in this quilt!


Linking up with The Needle and Thread Network - Canadian textile art bloggers.


Hope you are quilting something fun and colorful for you too!


With Joy,

Sarah V

p.s. I have a giveaway going on until October 1 over here!

1 comments:

Rosa September 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM  

So beautiful.Happy quilting!

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