Friday, April 26, 2024

Sewing Room Friday, 4/26/24

 Awhle ago, I decided it was time to start sewing with the "good stuff," fabric I've collected for years. I'm starting with my extensive collection of Anna Maria Horner fabric, some of which dates back many years. I began collecting with her second collection, Chocolate Lollipop. At the time, I was working at a local quilt shop so I think it's from about 20 years ago. Anyway, I was inspired by my friend, Diane, who posted a photo of a quilt she had made with Anna Maria Horner fabric, all large hourglass blocks. I began cutting and ended up with enough for five good-sized quilts.

So much trimming.

I'm naming them "The Same but Different, Numbers 1-5." Clever, I know..

I never posted photos of my completed afghan. I usually crochet with a DK weight yarn, and this yarn is chunkier so the afghan is really heavy and warm. 

This is the first block of a log cabin quilt I'm making using Heather Ross fabric, another designer whose fabric I have collected and need to use up.

There are some fun templates making the rounds on Instagram. You choose "add yours" and it drops a photo into the premade template. This one looks like I have a quilt at a major gallery. I don't, but it's fun to pretend.

I completed my "Welcome to London" quilt top, made from Liberty of London fabric with a London theme and solid Oakshott shot cottons. I just kind of made up my own pattern. I had purchased a 1/2 metre of the pretty orange print from the Liberty of London store in February, and I put that block closest to the center, and included the selvage.

I also finished this small wall hanging for our niece, Rose, and her partner, CJ. It is a Morse code quilt from a book I've had for awhile. It says "love is love." 

And now I'm off to work on "The Same but Different, Number 4." 


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

Oh, I really appreciate that you kept the Liberty selvage showing, but I spy fun hourglass blocks sprinkled into that quilt top as well. Looks like you have a lot of great quilts in the works!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

You have recently been very busy. Congratulations for using that much loved and saved fabric. I decided (and keep reminding myself) that I need to use from the stash. No money to be spent on fabric....only longarm quilting!! I love that you used Liberty selvage in your quilt. A nice memory of that wonderful trip in February.

Deb Cox said... #

always a pleasure to read and view the most wonderful pictures of all your achievements. sigh. such eye candy cindy. thanks for sharing and the inspirations once again. (-:

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Good for you cutting into hoarded fabrics. We buy it because we love it and then let it sit for years. I love the hourglass block for the AMH fabrics. Can't wait to see all five and how they turn out. Will you use the same block for all of them?

FlourishingPalms said... #

Wow! I'm amazed at the collection of AMH prints you've acquired. I've never bought her fabrics, but won a fq bundle of them at QuiltCon in 2023. Quite a few of the prints are large scale florals which don't suit my aesthetic and are difficult to find a use for. But I like seeing how you've put them together. Good for you! Seems like you're very productive with quiltmaking these days. How great to use stash, right? I can honestly say I'm coming into the home stretch of using up my stash, and it's a good feeling. My end goal is to have very little fabric for my friends and family to deal with when I'm gone. Getting there!