Saturday, October 26, 2013

blocks and plans

I have been on the wait list for a Canadian branch of do.Good Stitches for a little while and a spot opened up for me in the Happiness group at the beginning of October.  I'm looking forward to making these some blocks every month as I'm always looking to make something but don't really need anything.  
The October quilter asked us to make Crown of Thorn blocks in blue and yellow and low volume for the quilt she is putting together.  

It's a paper pieced block, but was pretty simple to put together. I love how it looks too.  Might have to keep it in mind for myself one day.

I've been slowing down with dress making and I'm not doing any shows this fall/winter.  I've decided that I'd rather do the odd custom request instead and focus more on quilting .  
This dress was a custom request for a customer who needed a dress for an upcoming family photo shoot.  She had three dress pictures and wanted something from each of them put together just like this. 

Can't wait to see some pictures from the photo shoot.  It's always so rewarding to see things I've made being used.

I'm also hosting another round of the F8 Swap Canadian Edition.  This time we're swapping modern novelties.  I love so many of these novelty fabrics that are coming out or have been around, but I really don't need a whole bunch of each piece as I usually fussy cut and only use bits, so a F8 is the prefect size.  
I'm adding Sarah Jane's Children at Play Balloons to the swap.  

So far we also have a bit of Madrona Road and some Riley Blake houses.  There are still a couple spots open if you're wanting to swap.  I'm also thinking of opening the group up to whomever wants to swap, not just Canadians... So long as it doesn't get too big.

I also have some plans to make a quilt for my baby.  She'll be one in December (eep!) and she's been sleeping under a too small blanket.  It was fine when she was smaller, but she's a pork chop and doesn't fit nicely under the blanket anymore.
These are the colours I have in mind, using Full Moon Lagoon as the main inspiration and adding some navy to it rather than orange or white as is found in the panel. 

I'm not 100% sure of a design yet, but I have some time.  I'm sure something will come to me, right?  Maybe you could suggest something?  I'm not a fan of a quilt that is symmetrically blocks, but rather more of a 'whole picture' type of design. I guess that's why I'm having trouble finding something I really want to do yet.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to join this one, Deanna. Just wondering on the rules as 'novelty fabric' can mean a lot of different things.... I am very interested though so can you just email me the info or the link? Have a good weekend.