Friday, October 07, 2011

Rekindled.......

Remember this pile of fabric?

sewing scraps...hmmm
Well now for the story behind it.  I brought one small tote of unfinished quilt projects since I was transporting my sewing machine myself I thought, why not.  I was busy with knitting and spinning, but one day hubby wanted to try out a new pizza place and I passed by here, Seams Sew Right Quilt Studio. While hubby and daughter picked up the pizza, I strolled over to check it out.  I found a little shop with awesome fabric colors (see I was a fabric hoarder before yarn/fiber ;) and super friendly staff.  I found out that I could come and hang out on Tuesdays to sew, eat, chat and since I didn't have a job yet, why not.  Started out working on a few of the unfinished quilting projects I brought along.

You see, since the knitting (then spinning) bug bit about 2005, I've not done hardly any quilting....

It didn't take long for me to sign up for a few classes. This was one that intrigued me with it's construction.

Close up
I used a color palette I thought would work in almost any house we were looking at.

Curves of color
Not too exciting, but then I don't plan on this being the last one.  In fact it may go to live with my MIL.  It works ok here, but you know Christmas coming up ;)

It's an interesting construction, basically pretty easy, just keeping track of each strip set and the cutting of the strip sets as some pieces are really small.

Spicy Spiral Table Runner
Spicy Spiral Table Runner
As for the fabrics, a few are Moda marbles, can't remember the others as I only bought fat quarters. If you ever decide to make one, use quarter yards not fat quarters as they aren't tall enough.  I am missing 1 center strip, but as you can see, (or not) it doesn't matter.  You'll see more of these,

Stay tuned, I have more quilt projects coming up ;)

10 comments:

dianne said...

Very cool! My MIL is an avid quilter and she has a Thursday morning group that she has been a part of for 20+ years. They sometimes do neat projects like this. Moda is a gorgeous fabric!

LaBean said...

OMG that is gorgeous!! Sigh.. I'm too chicken to try and cut anything that isn't a straight shape. I have a circular rotary cutter but that's a complete circle.. easy-peasy. Well done!

Knitting Kris said...

Love it, you talented lady. Rumor has it, you've been doing some test knitting too! :)

Lynn said...

Um, did you just say nothing too interesting?!?!!? OMG that runner is gorgeous!!! Its absolutely beautiful! Yes I hear you on the fabric collection, it does tend to grow; mine got really bad when I worked at JoAnn's.

Cant wait to see more quilty stuff!!!

Acornbud said...

Wow that is really beautiful!

cpurl17 said...

I caught the quilting bug a year ago! My knitting has suffered tho!

Discoknits said...

I've never seen anything like that - absolutely stunning! I hope you don't abandon the knitters altogether ;0)

Karen said...

That is AMAZING!

Dee said...

That is gorgeous and the colors you picked --- well, I LOVE them. I like that it doesn't scream holiday. But, the shine makes it very appropriate for the holidays.

Just perfect.

elspeth said...

I just love that! Great job!