Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thank you Moda!

I have to thank Moda and Sheri Howard for the fun project I just pieced today. The last thing I needed was another project but, when I saw Sheri's version of the Irish Chain I couldn't resist. I have been cutting and piecing for the last 2 days (even in my dreams). I love what I came up with. I went through my stash and pulled out some large prints that I wasn't sure what I was planning to do with them in the first place. When you cut a large print it takes on many different looks, but I found a few colors that they all had in common and I picked an nice plain lavender for my flowers and created a lavender inner border from the scraps and voila! I like it! Now I have to figure out how to quilt it...I'm sure I'll have dreams about that too. I wonder if all quilters have quilting dreams. I also dream about gardening and my job.

I was very grateful for such a fun project to give my mind a break from work for a while. I also found a new blog to follow. Be sure to check out Sheri's blog it is full of fun and crafty ideas! I see that she has been featured on Moda Bakeshop before with a cute idea for sewing cards. Thank you Moda for all the wonderful ideas that keep coming out of your Bakeshop. I hope someone will put them together into a book someday. I have been printing the ones I like and making a notebook that is quickly filling up. Now I just need to find some time to tackle all the great projects that I would like to

Another great inspiration for me has been Joanna Figueroa. I just recieved her book Fresh Vintage Sewing and some of her Fresh Vintage magazines. They are a work of art in themselves and full of beautiful projects that she makes look so easy. I am anticipating making the Jelly Stars quilt soon. I saw it done up so beatifully in the Prairie Queens Quilt shop. They had done the most beautiful quilting on it. If I get the top pieced I might just have to take it to them to quilt. Joanna's got a very fun blog also with the sweetest french music that plays for you, I hate to turn it off!

May all your dreams be of things you love!



Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Ferne,
This quilt is just beautiful and the fabrics look great together. Don't you just love the inspiration we get from everyone!!

Karen said...

Your Irish chain quilt looks wonderful! I love the lavender you picked for the center of the flower! Good choice!
I think the moda bakeshop is just the best place to window shop! I visit there frequently! I haven't tried any of the projects yet, but they are on my wish list to do some day. :0)

Sherri said...

Wow! I love your Irish Chain quilt! It turned out great!