Monday, April 20, 2015

Mary Engelbreit

I love Mary Engelbreit!   I always have!

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I love her whimsy and use of bright colors mixed with black and white.

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My sewing room in our previous house was decorated all in Mary Engelbreit stuff!!

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And I’ve been collecting Mary Engelbreit fabrics for years!!

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So, I saw a scrappy friendship quilt on Pinterest made with a large panel and smaller squares received in an exchange between friends.

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And fell in love with it!!

Such a great way to use up my stash of her old and new fabrics!!

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Many of the fabrics have been out of print for years, so I wanted to use a bit of all of them!!

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I loved making it!  I found I had as many black background fabrics as light ones, so I arranged my fabrics in a checkerboard design alternating the dark and light fabrics!

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I put the large panel off center in a lower corner so that it would be displayed when the quilt is folded and draped over a chair!!

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I quilted it all over in a simple meander as the quilting design would not show up much due to how busy the various prints are!!

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I added large red rickrack and smaller black rickrack around the panel and added doubled buttons in the corners!!

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The resulting quilt is super fun!!!

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A scrapbook quilt showing off years of collecting Mary Engelbreit fabrics!

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My husband and I are going on a Mediterranean cruise in a few weeks, so I’ve stopped working on quilts to make some new clothes for the trip!

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What are you working on this week  Something fun??

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Sisters!!

Today is Happy Sibling Day!!

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Four Bond girls circa 1958!  Guess which one is me!?

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Grooviness Galore!

I was a teenager in the 60’s-70’s!!  Man that’s really telling you my age!!  LOL!

I was in our new Haymarket quilt shop and saw the new Tula Pink “Elizabeth” fabrics! OMG!! So amazing!  So I mixed and matched a bit and came up with this little 12 FQ bundle!

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Kim, the owner of “Oh Sew Persnickety”, the quilt shop, had asked if I wanted to teach a beginning quilt class, so I wanted to use her fabrics in the class sample.

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I LOVE the Yellow Brick Road pattern and think it’s a great quilt for beginners.

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So, here’s my version of it for her shop sample!

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And with these crazy awesome fun fabrics, what better name for it than “Groovy”??

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I must have made Yellow Brick Road quilt about a dozen times for all occasions and fabrics!

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It’s probably my most favorite quilt design ever!!

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Yogi wants to know if you have a favorite go- to quilt design?  Oh, and he wants you to know he was a very good boy today for the groomer!!

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