And about that old quilt. Pretty much this time last year, I was wrestling quilting a 100" x 100" quilt on my domestic machine. Lizzie Allen, friend of this blog and friend of Fat Quarterly, has just started a series of blogposts on monster mahusive quilts and you can find out more about the making of this Portrait Wall quilt in my guest post over on her blog today (admittedly it went live yesterday but I got sidetracked with making lunch for the kids, playing table tennis on the kitchen table and playing with Sweetwater and forgot to post about it in a timely fashion.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
A new block and an old quilt
When pictures of Mama Said Sew, Sweetwater's new line for Moda, started appearing on the internet, I knew I had to get my hands on some now and lots more later. For now I managed to find a F8 bundle online but will be investing in serious yardage when it hits the stores in August. This line is text print and blender heaven. A whole series of fabulous text prints, perfect dots, pinwheels, wonderful bias gingham, ricrac and more. It comes in black, snow, grey and red and every combination of those colours. Thank you as always to Fat Quarter Shop for posting the best pics of fabric lines on their website which I regularly shamelessly steal but hope they will forgive me when I buy the majority of their Mama Said Sew stock this summer.
I have made two things with it so far but can only show you one today (I'll be showing you the other on Wednesday when I have given it to someone secret for their birthday. If she's reading this, she'll have a sneaky little heads up as to what I've made her gift from. Luckily, I think she has better things to do with her time than read some of the drivel I write). Anyway, this block is for Tiffany in Stash Trad Bee, a bee where we make traditional blocks from stash. It is called Crown of Thorns and is a 15" block so it's quite easy to get those points to line up. I mixed two fabrics from Mama Said Sew with some Kona PFD. I love the blocks we make in this bee - I think it is just about the perfect bee for me - traditional blocks in modern fabrics. I could happily make blocks like this all day long. And I could happily sew with Mama Said Sew all day long. It is pretty much a perfect fabric line.
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 08:42