Tuesday, 20 January 2015

My week on Instagram

I don't know about you but, as time has gone by, I've moved my main focus of attention around different social media - sometimes the blog, sometimes, twitter, sometimes Facebook, sometimes Flickr.  I've never really got into Pinterest although I know so many people adore it.  My current favourite is Instagram because it's so quick - kind of social media instant gratification.  If you're not on Instagram, it's a really fun place to follow quilters, fabric designers, quilt shops and quilt fabric manufacturers.  So I though I'd start a new weekly post called My Week On Instagram giving a round-up of what I've been doing over there which so often gets missed from the blog.  If you want to follow me over there, I'm @lilysquilts.  Firstly I worked on a Gardenvale project (the new line by Jen Kingwell for Moda).  I drew the design for the quilt up in Touchdraw.


There are three cheater prints in Gardenvale which lend themselves perfectly to a scrappy binding. 


The photos below show close-ups of the quilt starting to grow.  You really need to squint to start to see the pattern emerging.  


Later on in the week, I drew up this quilt for a new line from Makower.  That's 320 HSTs which took me less time than you'd think as I used the paper method where eight HSTs (or more if you're making smaller ones) are made in one go.  There is no trimming involved making this system perfect for me as I find trimming to be a right royal pain in the a***.  


I also started work on a couple of projects for a new Makower Christmas line.  This is the panel from the line which forms the centre of a wall hanging I'm making.  Too soon to be starting on Christmas?!


The fabrics from Suffolk Garden (by Brie Harrison for Dashwood Studio) also came in this week.  I've made the top for this project but it's not yet quilted so I'll save the photo session for when that's done unless we get serious snow tomorrow in which case I will photograph ALL THE QUILTS because everything looks amazing in the snow! 


And what about you, what have you been up to this week?!  And are you on Instagram yet?  If so, what's your username?!

21 comments:

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  2. Can you provide a link to what the paper method for the HST's is? I hate trimming too!! P.S. I am sewquiltexplore on Instagram!

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  3. Hi Lynne, I love instagram and follow you there also! My IG name is lisa12822

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  4. I love the things you do for Makower. That zig-zaggy one is the biz. Do people still say that?

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  5. I like this idea ! I also love the zigzag quilt plan but think I've lost my heart to the scrappy Gardenvale quilt and that fabulous binding!

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  6. Arghh, just spotted that space! Grrrr...

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  7. Like the IG round up - might have to copy that! I definitely need some Gardenvale in my life - might be one of my favourite collections! Love both quilts so far!

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  8. I'm working on a wedding quilt. The lovely couple enjoys playing all sorts of board, card and video games so the couch size quilt has a game theme! My IG name is stitchesbrew.

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  9. I just hosted a Project QUILTING Retreat and six quilts were made in less than 48 hours :) I'm PersimonDreams on IG :)

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  10. Thank goodness you are still blogging. I know so many that like IG but I don't have a phone and can't go there other than if someone links to it and then I can't comment.

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  11. I love Instagram too, it's so quick and instant and it feels fantastic having such immediate feedback too. I'm your follower! I do feel my blog gets neglected sometimes though. But perhaps lots of people are neglecting their blogs a bit these days. After all blogging takes lots of time, which eats into sewing time!

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  12. Love this idea of posting the week of Instagram! I already follow you and admire your posts... I am Sewstitchingcute! I would also love to know the link to the HST method you use! I don't know anyone who really LOVES the trimming process.

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  13. Nice! I already follow you on IG but I don't mind seeing everything twice!

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  14. Great idea for a post Lynne, I may have to steal it!! Lovely makes, especially love the HST one and the new Dashwood fabric. You are SO productive!!

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  15. I have only just recently started to venture into IG land! And I have to echo some of the other commenters--where is this paper HST method that involves no trimming? I HATE trimming HSTs!

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  16. I love your feed - I'm NykieDesigns ;)

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  17. I've been pondering whether or not blogs and Instagram have the same audience, and the comments to your fab post help answer that! so it's a two-fer!!
    Such lovely quilts and inspiration! Love that squinting really does bring out the pattern! Now to explain to the fam why I am making faces at the computer, Lol!

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  18. I'm new to Instagram but I really like it! I like that I can follow it on my phone as well as on my computer. It's fun to be out and about and check in on IG to see if there's any new pictures from the people I follow. My user name on IG is stitchingal (because my business name is StitchinGal.)

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  19. Oh my Lord...that cheater print is PERFECTION for binding!!!! Also, when I finally get my own bundle of Gardenvale, I might have to copy your quilt, it's such a fantastic design for these prints. Love it!

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  20. I follow you on ig--and I definitely will need some of that cheater cloth for binding! I'm @quiltnwife :-)

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