Friday, August 16, 2013

August

I can feel summer winding down.  The days are long and quiet.  Everything is still green but the leaves are dull and the air is hazy and dusty.  I'm sewing on 3 quilts right now.  Two are part  of a QAL hosted by Amy of 13 Spools, called Prism along, and the quilt pattern is one that Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons designed.  I've been a regular reader of Faith's blog for several years now.  She always has lots of imformative scoop and her quilts are wonderfully modern and fresh, so I was excited about sewing one of her patterns.  Its fun to get to know Amy though her blog and she is making this a great QAL, with several interesting interviews and tips on paper piecing.  When it came to picking fabric for this quilt, I had several ideas and couldn't decide so I'm making two. 



For the first one, I'm using halloween fabric from the line Boo Crew.  I'm excited to add another row to see further how this is going to look.

 


I 'm  REALLY excited about how this is going.  Not sure if there is enough contrast in some places, but have my fingers crossed that it will work when more blocks are added.  Using those fun low volume fabrics.


 
NOW, these I can't stop making..in fact its kind-of all I want to do.  I call them, potato chips....get it? I saw them on, Crazy Mom Quilts.  Amanda Jean has a pattern and turorial for them but, careful...so addictive.  These cuties finish at 3 1/2.. tiny. I have 240 done and don't know for sure what I'm going to do with them or how many I'm going to make.  Love them.