Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shelby's grad quilt pt 2

So last night hubby and I watched a movie and I die cut the diamonds for Shelby grad quilt.  The inspiration piece had a more random layout but b/c I am leaning towards scrappy, I am going to do an alternate placement.

The star blade will be orange and greys and radiate out from an orange center

totally from stash, proud to say- I was busting it!

Showing off the rest of the 'collection'  lol  Dark grey for the background, the grey strip for accent

I love the way this will come together.  Can't wait to get sewing.

I did the siggy area as strips so I can splice them into an inner border-  I meant to write-- "Shelby's grad. quilt from Auntie cheryl"  This piece isn't going to make it in the top--lolOh well, better to be an example then nothing at all-  right?

This is going to be a cute keepsake!  Love it when the recipients help with the planning.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shelby's Grad quilt 2014

It is that time of year to think of making quilts for the HS Graduates in the family.  My niece, Shelby came up with the inspiration piece.
Her colors are Dark Oranges and Greys.

I will tweak the layout a bit so I can get some strips for signatures from teachers and friends. 

Possible fabric for the back of the quilt.  Subject to her approval of course!
Good friend, Dawn stopped by and helped me pull fabrics to play with.  Not everything will make it into the quilt but it is always fun to make a pile or two.

I have searched my dies for a diamond shape and can't find one.  So....I either never had one or I have misplaced mine.  Lucky for me Pam has one at her shop I can get tomorrow afternoon.  Fingers crossed this future snuggle under gets cut out while I get caught up on my recorded shows. 

Tonight I will audition fabrics and pick one to strip cut for signatures.  Shelby, expect a package in the mail next week.    I can get the star done while you are gathering well wishes from your classmates.

Of course I will show off progress if/when I make any-  be good  cw