Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What I'm working on

I haven't gotten as much sewing done as usual this week, mainly because my friend and I went fabric shopping on Monday, which is normally my biggest sewing day. We met at Panera for breakfast after dropping our kids off at school and hit several stores. I was mostly there for fun, as I do not need to be buying any more fabric, but I did score some Denise Schmidt at Joann's - in the clearance rack no less!

The one on the left is actually a Legacy Studios Joann print. Yeah, no obvious color copying there...

Speaking of color matching, though, I pieced the back for the owl quilt yesterday:

I bought the owl fabrics for the top a couple of months ago when they first came out at Joanns. I got the dots for the backing at Hobby Lobby and I know for sure they have been there since before I started quilting, so over a year & a half ago. Crazy how well they match, isn't it? I don't even consider that a common color combination.

My biggest accomplishment this week was getting Aster Manor to a flimsy. I'm on the fence about borders, mainly because the prints are no longer available, so it would have to either be some type patchwork, scrappy border, or I'd have to find solids that matched. I just don't know - I may leave it like it is.

I also haven't decided whether I'm keeping or selling this one. I love the pattern, but I liked it so much better in Tracy's quilt, with more solids and lots of contrast in the colors. I can always make it again, right?

Go see what everyone else is doing this week at Freshly Pieced.

Edited to add: Also linking to Quilt Story, another great source of current project inspiration.


  1. I just bought the same Owl pattern at joanns! Love what you've done with it

  2. That owl quilt may be the new love of my life. What a stellar looking quilt. :)

  3. I love that last quilt! I say no borders. But I definitely agree, the solids with the contrast is stunning! Third time is the charm, right?

  4. I LOVE your Astor Manor flimsy just the way it is. Stunning.

    blessings, jill

  5. Cute project! Would love for you to come share at Quiltstory.blogspot on Tuesdays too!

  6. Love all of your color choices! :)

  7. The Astor Manor is stunning -- and I think it would look beautiful the way it is.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. very lovely pink quilt! they're all so pretty. :)

  9. I like the Astor Manor just the way it is and think it would finish off with a deep rose binding. Wonderful quilt. I like the owl quilt too - you are such a master at matching colors.