Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do

I have seen some AMAZING quilts out there in my journey's through pinterest, blogland and flickr. A few, however, screamed YOU MUST DO THIS, YOU MUST MAKE ONE. It was loud, and I couldn't shut that voice up. Luckily, the two that jumped out to me are ones that are relatively easy, no pattern, simple patchwork. I think that is the right way to really dive into this larger quilting. The first one that I will discuss in this post is from a new friend, Adrianne from Little Bluebell.  Adrianne is so sweet and she is a great modern quilter (check out her cool blog).  She happens to be the president of the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild, which I recently joined and LOVE.  So many sweet and talented people willing to share their knowledge with me.  Adrianne made a stunning quilt top for herself featuring large cuts of Lotta Jansdotter's line Echo (with other lovelies mixed in).  Gorgeous right?  I HAD to copy her.

Top is done. Boo-ya!! It feels great to sew today
Echo Quilt Top by Adrianne from Little Bluebell



And so, I did some fabric purchasing. 

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Well, OK, maybe a lot.  But I'm just getting started, and need to build my stash and these pretties will be useful in all sorts of projects (what is left that is).  I love that these fabrics also feature my school colors, blue and gold (Go Bears!).

Now, I just need to find the time to sew it up.  But, it will have to wait awhile.  Work is crazy (taking a quick little break to write this post) and then I have a bachelorette party in Palm Springs, then a 10 day trip to Nicaragua.  But, this will be on top of the list when I return to normal in June.  I can't wait!

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun shopping spree, the quilt is going to be great. Have fun on your adventures!

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  2. Love her quilt and I know yours will be great! Can't wait to see you put it all together!

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  3. Love the fabrics you chose. can't wait to see it all put together.

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