Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Downtown Tunic Finish

I finished this lovely Downtown Tunic, pattern by Sew Caroline.
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I used Plumage knit by Art Gallery Fabrics and Abalone Cove by Cloud9. The fabrics look great together.
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Can you believe this is my first time sewing buttonholes? I have just never done them before, but I sure love how this placket turned out.
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The top is extra long on me. I'm petite. So my next Downtown tunic will be shortened to account for my shortness. I really wish that I had shortened the pattern this time around.
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival : Shattered Plus

It's that time again: Blogger's Quilt Festival! I'm entering my Shattered Plus Quilt into the ROYGBIV category.
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My Shattered Plus quilt contains 121 quarter square triangles in 20 different shades of Kona Cotton and arranged in a plus pattern! The finished quilt measures 67" square. The backing, which I regret that I did not take a picture of, is white pin dot on black. Nothing fancy, and I have had the polk-a-dot fabric in my stash for a long time. The binding, however, is fancy. I used the left-over fabric from the QSTs to make the binding just as colorful as the quilt top.
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I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend Batting for the first time on this quilt. I figured a loftier batting would make the quilting pop more, and it sure did. I also used gold Isacord thread for the all-over free motion swirls.  
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And since I never feel like adding labels to my quilts, I have decided that I should just quilt my signature into the quilt. :) 
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Thank you to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for hosting and organizing this great festival!

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Blogger's Quilt Festival : Gypsy Wife

It's that time again: Blogger's Quilt Festival! I'm entering my latest finish, Gypsy Wife, into the modern category.
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The quilt is approved by Ginger #1! I am really proud of this quilt. It has been a work in progress for well over a year.
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I custom quilted my gypsy wife quilt with Isacord thread in gold. The strips are quilted with an all-over, free motion tree design. 
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Each block is quilted with loops, squiggles, swirls, and lines. It took a full week to quilt!
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I left some areas unquilted so that they would pop and give the quilt more depth.
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I used wool batting. So the unquilted areas really pop nicely.
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For the binding, I used Art Gallery Squared Elements in Merlot. 
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For the backing, I used Windham Wideback Text in black. To me, it was made just for the gypsy wife quilt...perfect match.
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One more full shot...LOVE! The finished size is 59" x 68".
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Thank you to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for hosting and organizing this great festival!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Making A Downtown Tunic

I'm excited to start making myself two Downtown Tunics by Sew Caroline. You heard that right! I'm gonna make some tops for myself. It's been awhile.
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So, I picked out some knits and voiles...Wanderer by Art Gallery Fabrics, Arizona by Art Gallery Fabrics, Plumage by Art Gallery Fabrics, and Abalone Cove by Cloud9.

I'll let you know how it all goes!


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