Friday, February 24, 2012

New Quilt on the Wall

Yesterday I had the most glorious day. Two of my new friends, Liberty and Ramona, who I got to know on the LAMQG Retreat, invited me to join them for a morning "playdate". We met at the Torrance Bakery and headed to the nearby park for a little girl talk and hand sewing. Afterward, we headed to Momen+, an awesome fabric store in Torrance that specializes in Japanese imports, for a little shopping. I actually got out of there without buying anything. The only reason I was able to do so was because I had stopped by last week on my way home from purchasing my new machine to take advantage of their sweetheart sale, so I don't have as much restraint as you might think. (Because I don't!) And Ramona even came with the most thoughtful gift: fabric! It was such a wonderful way to spend the morning.


At home, I have been sewing, despite the lack of power in the studio. I've moved the machine back to the dining room table but I've been trying very hard to clean up after myself so all of my supplies get hidden away before my husband gets home. It's only fair that he has the dining room back. But I have been playing with something new on the wall. I took some leftover Echo and Kaffe Fassett shot cotton and started playing around a little bit. What do you think?

(Option #1)

(Option #2)

(Option #3)

(Option #4)

(Option #5)

(Option #6)

As you can see I've been experimenting with different layouts. I think I know which layout I'm going with, but I'd love to know which you like best. Do you like where any of these are going?

14 comments:

  1. Oooh, I t hink I like layout #3 best :)

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  2. Oooh, I t hink I like layout #3 best :)

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  3. Yesterday sounds like a good day! I like your experimenting... I think no 3 is my favourite but they all look good!

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  4. It's fun seeing all of your layout options! I think I like #4 the best, though.

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  5. What fun fabrics to play with, too. I like 3 and 5 best so far.

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  6. Option 5 is my favorite. Would this be for the back?

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  7. I like #3 the best!

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    1. #3 seems like the most popular layout. Very interesting...

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  8. I'd pick #2....
    where did you get the pattern for the baby booties on your main picture on top here? I should soon start to think about little things like this to make.... hint hint, if you don't already know :-)

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  9. option 3 is my favorite! super snazzy :)

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  10. Number 3 for me. I have a problem with those long narrow strips on the other options.

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  11. I really liked #1, then I scrolled down & saw there were options! haha
    4 & 6 are right up there, but 3 is my very favouritest one!

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  13. Layout #3 is my favorite because of the vertical diamonds shape and the way the colors create a sort of ombre effect, very stylish and graphically simple at once.

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