Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt

Bonnie Hunter has announced her new mystery quilt.  Her colors are pink, green, turquoise and yellow with the use of black and a white or cream.   I want to use the Fig Tree Somerset line.  I need 4 contrasting colors and then will use the dark brown as the black.

I tore open a mini charm pack to look at color selections.

Seems like a lot of contrast laid out that way.  But not so much laid out this way.  Since it is a mystery, I'll have no control.

So thinking about the gray-ish color instead.

Which combination do you like best?  Do you think the bottom one has enough contrast?

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 20, 2014

From the farm - blocks 42 - 44

I continue to stay on schedule with 3 blocks per week in my Farmer's Wife.  Paper piecing is working out well.

#42 - Fruit Basket

#43 - Garden Path - I had a lot of trouble with this block as you might be able to tell from the picture.  It doesn't look like it will square up all that well.  

#44 - Gentlemen's Fancy - I had fun making this one.  The red isn't as intense in real life as it is in the photo.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friends from the farm - blocks 38-41

A lot of friendly blocks this week

#39 - Friendship

#40 - Friendship block

#41 - Friendship star.  This blue is probably my favorite of all the fabrics and I've so very, very little left.  (sigh)

Here are all the blocks so far in two group photos.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A fun use of a mini charm pack

I adapted my Pretty Trash bag pattern used a mini charm pack of Miss Kate.

I had a great aqua print in my stash for the inside.

The best part of these bags is how to keep them pretty.  Line them with a plastic gallon bag - the kind with the twist ties.  Works like a charm!

 You can find the pattern for this Pretty Trash bag at Craftsy - my first pattern!

Happy Stitching!