I have been sewing , in between some "spring cleaning" projects. (After I do the job, I get to sew as my "reward!" Does anyone else do this?)
First up: Sherbet & Creams Quilt Along by Joanna Figueroa at Fig Tree Quilts
Joanna posted one day.... how about a quilt along with low volume prints and sherbet solids? Are you in? Well, she " had me " at the low volume prints!
Fig Tree Millhouse Inn, Buttercup, Dots. I threw in a Wyndham Fabrics beige tonal, and a fat quarter of the darker beige tonal because I like how they looked together.
|My Low Volume Fabrics for the Sherbet & Creams Quilt Along at Fig Tree Quilts|
Then, I went in search of solid fabrics that would look good with the low volumes and look "sherbet-y." How did I do?
|My "Sherbet solids".|
( I ended up not using the darker greens on the bottom right.)
Do you see the bundle that Joanna has for sale on the paper in the background?
and then sew them into scrappy 4-Patch blocks. Joanna said not to stress out with the fabric placements. Just put a "light" with a "dark"-ish block. So I had fun and did not get "fussed-up" figuring out how to put the blocks together. There are 80 of them.
|My low volume Fig Tree 4-Patches|
In the #2 segment of the Sherbet & Creams Quilt Along- Joanna told us we were to make 80 pumpkin seed applique' pieces. She really encouraged us to try her Starch Applique' technique, and "learn something new." She assures us that the ends of the pumpkin seeds will be totally covered in the end. So I trusted Joanna, got out my freezer paper, starch , and her pumpkin seed template, and gave it a try. (Joanna wrote some more details on Sew Mama Sew here, too.)
|The doubled freezer paper templates... the bottom was used 22 times|
|80 Sherbet Pumpkin Seed Appliques|
I am wondering if Joanna will be having us sew them onto the blocks with "matching" petals...
or.... into scrappy flowers?
Can you guess which way I may select to assemble them?
I am happy with my pumpkin seeds, and can't wait for the #3 time to come in this Sherbet & Creams Quilt Along. You can see other folks' work on InstaGram at
#SherbetandCreamsQuiltAlong and #SherbetsandCreamQuiltAlong .
And by the way, I am also learning another cool method of applique', too.
This new technique is taught by the creative and talented Lara at BuzzinBumble blog.
She has her first book out now! It is called, "Crafted Applique' - New Possibilities "
|Available here and here|
See you soon!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|