|One of my fellow Wombats, Lara, had a birthday this past week and I wanted to send her something fun. I had a look through her Pinterest boards and was thinking of making her a wonky house but then I found this fun tutorial while looking through her Flickr favorites. As I read through the tute I decided it was the project for me to make. It is a really good tutorial but with 2 layers of insul-brite and a layer of batting (i don't recall what amount of insul brite and batting she used for her trivet) and no straight stretches, the closure is a bit wonky. The next time I make this pattern I will modify the template to have a flat bottom.|
|To make the tea towel I shrank the trivet template by about 30% and made the tea pot in the same patchwork fashion. Lara loves saturated color and it was fun to pull a fabric stack to use for this project. I backed it in a rose garden, one of Julianna Horner prints.|
Happy Birthday Lara!
|Remember when my Fairy Tale quilt won the Bee quilt category in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side? The prize was 12 fat quarters from Modern Yardage. Here are the 12 fat quarters. I love that they send all the fat quarters on one sheet of fabric. The right hand side has a bit of info about the fabric designers. I think it would be fun to order again with the intent of having a ready made quilt top instead of cutting these fat quarters up to use individually.|
|I think it is fun that you can choose from a small, medium, or large scale print. I chose the medium scale predominately but also chose some small and large scale prints. Modern Yardage also has some great colors to choose from. The plus signs are medium scale, the mustard butterflies are small scale and the coral butterflies are medium scale.|
|As you can see I mostly chose blender fabrics and think I would like the whole bold basics collection in every color. I have a plus sign quilt on my mind and it came out in my fabric picks.|
|With it being Christmas time I couldn't resist the Christmas trees. It didn't photograph well but the mint star print next to the trees is one of my favorites; I would like it in a couple other colors. I rounded out my picks with a couple of dotty prints. I love that this fabric is made in America. There are very few things made in America so when I find an American made company I like to support them! The quality of the fabric is excellent too. I would describe it as a little heavier than Kona cotton with the silky type feel of Art Gallery fabrics. Once I have made it through the holidays I am going to put some in the first project possible to see how it sews up. Happy Monday!!!|