Took the day off yesterday--no orders to fill, no quilting for hire, no starting the car, nobody home but me. With that kind of time--I made 2 new RoseCard models, start to finish--cutting to binding. They are that easy.
First, a little INTRIGUE with Amy Butler's Cameo. Love all of her new patterns and color. It is more than a bit busy, but I like busy. And I admit, that if I had not wanted to stay true to the pattern to make it a good model, I would have added some white solid lattice. Kits are ready.
Quilt 2 is Tula Pink's The Birds & the Bees in GOLD MEDAL. There are so many luscious colorways in this collection, it was almost hard to choose. I went for one that worked with the pattern and allowed me to use 6 different prints for the Fat Quarter strips. And I thought the optical stripes would make great squares--and it did. The Lazy Stripes design is solid enough to make a good contrast punch, but it cut up interestingly enough to give a little different taste in each square.
The kit is listed on our website now.
In piecing, I placed the fabrics in the same order as the cover quilt, so I did not have to lay it all out and pick it up. It was like doing a code puzzle.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Block by Block in Carthage MO. We followed Amy's instructions on her highway billboards--"Scream till your husband stops the car!". Amy has been a fan since my first season, especially with OPENING NIGHT, which she called her 4 hour $40 quilt. I got to meet some of her sewers getting things done in the cool classroom. And see more of the RoseCards made up...always a thrill for me.