Saturday, June 30, 2012

Not another new project!

Yep! Just as the UFO pile has just started to whisper "Finish me" instead of shouting "FINISH ME" I had the dreaded inspiration wave come over me, and before you could say "two and half inch strip" fabric had exploded out my scrap box, and stash cupboard, and away we went again....riding the all started with this book...

Making Quilts....the promise of joy by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession....I have been waiting awhile for this to come out, and I love many great ideas....21 lots to drool over....and you really just want to start making a quilt straight away after reading it!

So that's what I did....and I started on Soul Searching....such a great pattern for an instant sewing fix....I got to tidy up my scraps and touch lots of my stash, and basically make a huge mess...but it made me happy :)

The idea with this pattern is to learn about contrast and tone, and not to focus so much on perfectly matching I really had to let go with the light strips and mix up the whites, creams and beiges....that was a bit of struggle for me....but overall the focus on tone has worked well :)

As an aside I thought I would share this other pattern Sunburst....

Beautiful use if Denyse Schmidt's Greenhill fabrics.....I may have the kit for this plus the templates!! Repeat after thing at a time!

So all this that there is 21 patterns, something for everyone, the instructions are easy to follow, and as the book is printed by QuiltMania, the text is in French and English, but they have managed this in a clever way, by using the blue boxes for the english so you don't have to spend time trying to work out where the english bit on the page is...go buy won't regret it!

Off to go and play with my pink scraps!


  1. Yes - I agree a wonderful book and full of wonderful quilts and ideas. Your green block looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the pink one and .... it is OK to have more than one quilt on the go at the same time. Keep on enjoying yourself!

  2. Soul searching is off to a great start. It looks like such a playful pattern and I'm a sucker for scraps and tone.

  3. What a fabulous looking book! Happy sewing!!

  4. Visiting from Fresh Sewing Day; Soul Searching is a great quilt, looking forward to seeing the finished project!

  5. this is a beautiful quilt and you are making an amazing start at it!!! where can i get this book. it looks amazing.