Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Quilt in the Making

Do you remember back in January when I told you about this book ?


I loved everything I saw in the book,,,, including almost all of the 20 projects included...
Cut the Scraps

But I was really liking this 'Something Fishy' quilt....
Cut the Scraps

My parents have a home in Ocean Shores, Washington... It's a small community about 6 miles long, bordered by the Pacific Ocean, and 23 miles of canals... It also has an old growth rain forest in the middle of the city, and TONS of wildlife. We love taking little mini trips up to visit...
Ocean Shores


Ocean Shores

These colors remind me of Ocean Shores.... The blues of the waters and sky, the lush greens of the forests and area's around the canals, and the brownish grays of the sand, deer, and sometimes the sky.
Loving these Colors

Some came from my stash... Some I bought...
Inspired by Ocean Shores

I swore I wasn't going to start a new quilt until most of my UFO's were done! But I just couldn't resist....

And I'm loving my little mason jar full of these...
New Quilt

And can I just say that I REALLY like this book...

Joan Ford has done a fabulous job. Her instructions, tips and tricks throughout the book are awesome.

I'm a self taught quilter. I've never taken a class before. I did have 2 friends many moons ago that helped me to get started, but that was before I even owned a rotary cutter and mat! LOL I've learned several things from this book that I didn't know before... Very cool.


K. Off to sew.........

Oh! I'll give you a peak at some of the finished blocks soon...

Happy Sewing !!!!

31 comments:

Kelsey said...

What beautiful colors! Can't wait to see more :)

Debby said...

Gonna have to check that book out, I can always use something to help clean up my stash!

melliebean26 said...

I love those colors!! I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

regan said...

Great pics....and your fabric palette is perfect! I'm going to look for that book now. Thanks!

sewmuchfun said...

going to be a beautiful quilt!

Marian said...

wow I love the colors you picked!! So pretty, and now I'm off to add that book to my amazon cart. Lovely!

Heidi Staples said...

I'm just crazy about your fabrics for the fishy quilt...gorgeous colors!

iluvmybugs said...

Love the fabrics and colors you chose...can't wait to see the quilt! TFS
~Terry~

Sinta Renee said...

Hmmm, thanks for the recommendation of the book. I will have to go look for it. It does look like fun!!! Your quilt is going to be adorable with that palette.

Becky said...

What beautiful colors (both at Ocean Shores and in your fabrics!) Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Anne-Mette said...

Can't wait to see the quilt. The fabrics and colors are great.

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like a great book! I love scrap quilts. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Ann said...

Oh my goodness I love those fabrics and colours!
Cannot wait to see the finished top :)

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how pretty. I would never be indoors if I lived there! :o) Thank you for sharing about the book. I jumped over to Amazon to view it and added it to my wish list. :o) I can't wait to see your blocks.
hugs.

SharronR said...

Spent three days cutting different size squares...and now no time to sew them back together :) LOVE THIS BOOK

Cherie said...

The book looks like a great investment!
Love the pictures and your fabric choices. Can't wait to see those pictures =D

Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D
http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/cheraldines-swap-shop.html

Rosa said...

Can´t wait to see your quilt!

marilyn said...

I just picked up a magazine with the same exact picture on the cover called Quilt your Stash. It only has 10 projects, but the fish quilt is one of them. How weird is that? I have to check out the book and see what projects are missing.

marilyn said...

I just picked up a magazine with the same exact picture on the cover called Quilt your Stash. It only has 10 projects, but the fish quilt is one of them. How weird is that? I have to check out the book and see what projects are missing.

Betty Lou said...

Your fabric selection is divine and will make a great quilt. I too saw this magazine in the store yesterday, didn't buy it. Would rather have the book with more projects and no advertising.

Lynda said...

Absolutely love the colors for this quilt and what a beautiful place to have a cabin. Love all the finishes too. The aprons are so cute!

Joy said...

Oh I love the colors - I would love to have a quilt in those colors :).

Maria Filomena said...

Cara senhora,

O livro parece-me fabuloso!!!
e os tecidos e cores que você está trabalhando, parecem-me fabulosos...e as fotografias da área da casa dos seus pais?????? Maravilhosos!!!!

com abraços de MF



Dear lady,

The book looks fabulous to me!
and fabrics and colors that you are working, seem to me ... and fabulous photographs of the area of ​​the house of his parents??? Wonderful!!

Hugs with MF

Cindy said...

I bought the book when you suggested it earlier in the year. Haven't made anything yet, but am cutting up my scraps like the author suggest.
Love your color choices.
I spent many times at Ocean Shores growing up. Great place for a family weekend trip.

Jean said...

We were in ocean shores a few weekends ago. Wonderful place! Great spot to just quiet the soul and recharge the batteries. Love the colors in your fabrics. Very weathered beachy look!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, what luscious colors - Sew excited for a peek! Love the inspiration!

Talin's Corner said...

I totally understand why you couldn't resist. Those fabrics are lovely.

Marcia e said...

This is my friend Joan's book! I'm so thrilled to see that sew many of you are loving it too. I'll be sure to link her over to this...although right now she is smack dab in the middle of writing her 2nd book, it'll be out in May 2013.

I too love your color pallette-lovely lovely lovely!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I can see why you were pulled in...that is a lovely quilt! Can't wait to see your version with the fabrics you chose...so pretty!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fab fabrics. Is it a collection?

Margaret said...

What a temptress you are! Looking forward to seeing the results!

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