Friday, 11 November 2011

Fat Quarterly issue 7

Well, we're back to normal now the quilt market posts are all over (the giveaway is open until the 16th though - head to here to enter), it's about time I got back to showing you what I've been up to lately.

There's been a whole lot of secretive sewing going on in Monkey Towers,what with the big holiday coming up (yes, that's Christmas) as well as things for projects further down the line. A couple of recent projects that I can show, are these.
I've got 2 patterns in the new issue of Fat Quarterly (out on the 15th of this month) which is using the theme of Colour Combinations this time round.

First up is this dresden plate pillow that was inspired by a jug that sits in my kitchen, and matches nothing in my house, if I'm honest, I just love it. It was a christmas gift from my best friend from high school a few years back and it's sat next to my sink in the kitchen ever since.

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here it is with the jug that inspired it...

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I used fabrics from Peacock Lane by Violet Craft (MichaelMiller) and Just Dandy by Josephine Kimberling (Robert Kaufman). You can pick up both lines from M is for Make.The aqua fabric in the centre of the dresden plate is my forever favourite sketch screen by timeless treasures, in aqua. I am currently ridiculously obsessed with those fabrics, they're just interesting enough to add a bit of texture to an otherwise flat solid. Fat Quarter shop have a great range of them.

Secondly, and just about as different to the first project as you can get, is this little baby quilt, that I've named Paint Box.

PaintBox

It wasn't actually inspired by a paintbox, but instead a bowl of smarties Ginger was eating (I know that the US smarties are different to UK ones, so I didn't want a name that was confusing - hence Paint Box).

colour inspiration

See the resemblance? Yeh, ok, it's lacking in circles, so a paintbox would be a better inspiration, but it was the bright colours of the smarties that inspired me. I used a mix of kona and klona solids for this one, and a word of warning, despite pre-washing all the fabrics on a hot wash with colour catchers, and then washing the finished quilt on a cool wash with more colour catchers, one of the klona's bled the tiniest bit. It's not really noticeable unless you look up close, but it did bleed. That's the first time it's happened in a long time, and does remind me why I don't often use white as a background colour. (since it completely dried and I hung it in the sun for a bit it's really hardly noticeable at all now)

Issue 7 of Fat Quarterly is out on the 15th! Hope you like it!

12 comments:

Two Wednesdays said...

Love the jug (I think sometimes it is good to have a something that matches nothing else - though of course, now it has a matching gorgeous cushion!)
Love the baby quilt too though I am sad that the US does not know the joy of UK Smarties (especially the orange ones) - theirs look more like the Uk Refreshers (which are nice, but not in the same league as Smarties)

Kathy said...

LOVE your paintbox quilt! Adorable for any baby.

alobsiger said...

Love the dresden -- are those dingleballs on the edges? The paintbox quilt is divine! Can't wait for FQ issue 7!

Sarah said...

Love the dresden, and the mug too! And paintbox is a cracker :-)

sewfunbymonique said...

Gorgeous stuff! I have something I'm working on that I want to call Skittles because the colors are like that candy. I love your translation of the pitcher, too. There is so much inspiration for us!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the Dresden and the jug which inspired it - the pom pom trim is wonderful! I also love the Paint Box quilt, hope the dye bleed fades even more for you...

Flying Blind... said...

Great jug, great pillow (sounds wrong!), and love the bleeding quilt x

Aimee said...

ooh - I love the Paintbox quit! So vibrant for a baby!

P.S. For the definitive label on candy, might I direct you to: http://www.sporcle.com/games/googlebird/candy_name_images_candies? : )

Katy Cameron said...

Love the cushion, and the paintbox quilt (UK smarties are nicer though, after all they contain chocolate lol)

Cheryl Arkison said...

We Canadians get what you are saying - Smarties, Dingle balls and all. When I come to Lucie's to steal her mugs I might steal that jug as well.

Anonymous said...

Well as the proud recipient of the Paint Box quilt I am pleased to report that I cannot spot the dye bleed at all. It's totally gorgeous!

**nicke... said...

i love that dresden pillow katy. it is so cute.

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