While feeding the new wee babes at all hours of the day and night, I've been finding myself browsing the online fabric shops a little more than usual. Let's just say it hasn't been that good for my pocketbook (aka Paypal account)!
One of my favorite spots to shop online from my phone has been Fabric Spark and I found myself putting together virtual fabric bundles. Here's one that I fell in love with, and they generously sent it to me to play with and entice you with as well!
I can't wait to cut into it, although I haven't completely finalized my pattern plans. As usual I probably won't know for sure till a few minutes before cutting! At 10 fat quarters though, it should make a small lap quilt, or a large one if I add a neutral solid to the plan.
So if any of you are as crazy as me for these wild and brilliant colors, you can purchase this fat quarter bundle here. (and if by chance you do, I'd LOVE to see what you make with it!)
Interrupting all my 'summer quilt finish' blog posts to show you what I've been dabbling with the last week.
I moved my sewing machine to my dining room table so that I could cut and sew for a few minutes here and there. It's the little things that keep us sane and happy, right?!
I decided to dive right into something impractical, just because I felt like it. This pattern appealed to me, although I'm generally not a fan of sampler quilts. I think it's the varying block size and random layout that won me over.
You can buy kits to make a quilt exactly in these colors, or you can just purchase the pattern booklet. Of course the whole fun is picking fabrics, so I bought only the pattern.
We'll see how long it takes to make it!!
Another quick finish was this little pinwheel quilt that I made from the fat quarter bundle I put together at FabricSpark a couple months ago. (I've got a new bundle in the works which I'll show you soon!)
You can find out more about this quilt as well as a simple tutorial on this blog post.
Although this exact bundle is no longer available, you can find some other great fat quarter bundles at FabricSpark. As an added bonus they are having a fun promotion running until Sept. 14, where you receive a free fat quarter with any purchase of a yard or more of fabric!
This quilt spent a few months bunched up beside my chair as I slowly whittled away at the hand quilting. It was one of those that just needed to be quilted by hand...
This Spinning Star Quilt Pattern has been on my 'to make' list for a long time. One evening I just dug in and started it! It's made mostly from various Anna Maria Horner fabrics, which automatically gives it that rich glowing feel.
You can get this pattern for free on Anna Maria Horner's website. I highly recommend it, as it is very easy to sew together. I had absolutely no trouble matching up corners, and there is nothing fiddly about the piecing at all! I'd say the hardest part of the pattern is having to cut everything out with templates. For the amazing impact this pattern has, I'd say it is so worth it!
The back is a voile, and I hand quilted it with bright pink perle cotton. I made the throw size which finishes around 54"x54".
Personal Update: We had our baby, a little boy, last week! Everybody's doing great, and I've already decided to move my sewing machine up to the dining room table for a few weeks so I can fit in a bit of sewing here and there! I have lots of time to think while I'm feeding the little guy, and the quilt ideas are literally bursting out of me!