Monday, January 14, 2013

Busy Week of Sewing!

I had a busy week of sewing last week and it made me so happy!
 Our guild is participating in the MQG Madrona Road challenge. I received the prints above along with Cotton Couture Straw and added the Cotton Couture Vanilla and Orchid. The colors are truest in the above photo that was taken with the benefit of a little daylight. After putting the fabric up on the design wall I did a little sketch and started sewing. 
 Here is my finished top. Part of our Guild's challenge was to incorporate a word or our own story of some sort. After reading Violet's story on the Memoir print Stitch by Stitch spoke to me the most so I printed it onto the top. 


A little back detail.


I've also been knitting a little with the kids so I pulled out some old yarn from my stash and decided to make a striped cowl. There seems to be a little bit of a color theme going on around here. 
Next I will be starting on my first auction quilt of the year. I am going to use this great pattern Grand Junction from Melissa Lunden. Also this week I'll be making my first bee block for Bee PDX. This is my first bee and I'm excited to get started. I'll share more on that later in the week. 

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3 comments:

Valerie said...

Great quilt! Our guild is participating too, but we get our fabric next month. Look forward to seeing your bee blocks-I'm in a couple and its been a fun way to meet people and stretch myself a bit with sewing!

Poppyprint said...

Great work! I love Violet's fabric so much, but had to decline the challenge. I've just got too much on the go. I am enjoying seeing snippets of other people's quilts!

Jacey said...

I need to get started on my challenge project. Love the way yours is turning out. And knitting!