WIP Wednesday: Quilt Tops & Funky Log Cabins

I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to look outside and see bright, clear skies.  Today is a beauty, but at only 20 degrees that means my pretty bags and quilt tops need to stay indoors. So instead of nice outdoor shots today, I brought some current WIP and a few finished ones upstairs this morning and took over my family room.

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Last week’s WIP was of this quilt. The Sugar Block Club 2014 quilt.  I finally found sashing, binding and a backing over the weekend and was able to finish the quilt top Monday.  The sashing I found at Joann’s. It’s called Parisian Typeface and the white with subtle faded black printing on it really pulled the top together.  Several of you suggested a black/white type of print and you were right.  I am really liking it!

This quilt top also has two consistent colors, Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax (you can purchase it HERE) and Kona Snow. The rest of the blocks I used from my larger scraps and just went with the flow. The binding and backing I’m going to wait and show you when it gets closer to being done…….it’s funky stuff!

FullSizeRender-2Remember this quilt top?  Still done. Still sitting in my studio. Slacker.   I think the reason I haven’t set it out to a quilter is that I have no idea how it should be quilted?  What kind of design would look good on a busy quilt like this?

Any ideas??  Ideally, I’d like to send both these tops out at the same time so I need to get in gear.

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My last quilty WIP is working on my 8.5″ scrappy log cabins.  ( Loving my bright winter socks!!) As of today, I have 12 done and should have enough to make a few more.  From there I may put it away until my scrap bin overflows again, it’s just too small to do much with right now.

So ladies, how would you quilt my 2 tops?

I’m linking up my post today with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.

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Destash, Studio Samples & More!

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I finally bit the bullet this weekend and went through my whole fabric stash.  Besides finding a few fabrics I forgot about (doh!) I was also able to pull fabrics I don’t plan on using or have too much of.  So Friday night I started an Instagram Destash account to list these goodies. Follow me on :  http://instagram.com/sunshinedestash  to see what I’m destashing right now. I’ll be adding more here and there, so it won’t clog your feed.  All you {Read More}

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WIP Wednesday: What Type of Sashing to Use?

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This week I have had several projects going on at once. Luckily, they are all going well and should be done soon.  I am still finding that working on one project for a few hours then switching over to another mid-day is working well for me. Keeps me on my toes! I finally finished my last Sugar Block Club 2014 block.  Here are all 12 blocks set out. I will play around with the placement tomorrow.  Until then, can ya’ll {Read More}

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Wacky Tools in Your Studio You Can’t Sew Without

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  Those baby food sweet potato walls drive me insane…. I love it when bloggers share pictures of their sewing studios.  I am lucky to have an area in the basement (which desperately needs paint) for my work.  And while this picture shows the neat and clean, it’s a sty most of the time! I also love to see what tools everyone uses.  No, I don’t mean what’s new on the market or what’s coming out at next Quilt Market…  I {Read More}

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My Tula Pink Quilt Market Tote

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As I was organizing my blog photos this morning I came across my Quilt Market folder where I keep samples of items I’ve sewn for various Markets.  When I opened the folder, it dawned on me that I had never shared a bag I was asked to make for fall Market. The bag pattern I was asked to use is from Sara Lawson/SewSweetness called The Arabesque Bag.  It is a free pattern and can be download  HERE.  If you are a beginning sewist and {Read More}

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