Friday, March 18, 2011

Photo Shoot

The photos are all sent to their respective contest(s) and since they are in my Flicker pool for all to see, it is time to share what I have been teasing you all with.

Project Modern #2 - Monochomatic


I wanted to make a tile pattern look so chose a stretched (or off-set) 9-patch block. THe fabric is a Karen Combs 'Shades Cascade' in Butterscotch (2003). While working on the piecing, it reminded me of my Granny V's tile floor that we loved to play hopscotch on. Thus, it is named Hopscotch Butterscotch.


I machine quilted with a variegated cream to brown thread (YLI) - 40/3ply 100% cotton. Two rows vertically and one row diagonally to add to the pattern. And I used Quilters Dream - Request Loft (1/16th"). The quilt is 46" square.



Moda Bake Shop - Charms



I chose (P.S.I. Quilt)Rachel Griffith's X-mas Table Topper pattern. I have always wanted to do a D9P pattern. I wanted a summer looking quilt so used Breakfast at Tiffanys' charms and Bella Ivory for sashing. This quilt is 50" square.



I used one of the brown lines from the Breakfast at Tiffanys for the backing. It was also what was used to decide on the quilting patterns. The lovely fern green from this line was used for the binding.


For the D9P blocks, an open leaf and pansy shape flower pattern was used to mimic the small flowers in the backing fabric.


And a scrolling vine and leaf resembling the leaf pattern in the backing was used in the sashing. Again the Quilters Dream Request Loft was used and a fern green thread used so the quilting really shines.



See, I can make something other than scrap quilts. Two very different styles, but I love them both.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!! I love the quilting on the second one. The fabric choices for both are wonderful.

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  2. Beautiful quilts. I especially like your Hopscotch Butterscotch pattern. The quilting in the second quilt is amazing. You are so creative!!

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  3. I love the DP9 quilt, and the quilting is outstanding.

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  4. Both are beautiful, Sharon. Love your fabric selections. Quilting styles chosen well for each quilt, straight lines for tiles quilt and spring vines for spring quilt. Hope you win!

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  5. WOW! look at that quilting! How did you mark it?

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  6. This is just beautiful. I love the Breakfast at Tiffany's line and am currently using it for my Endless Summer pattern.

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  7. Wow, they are both gorgeous Sharon. Don't ask me which one I like best as I couldn't tell you. :-) Good luck!

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  8. I just love the colours ! - they remind me of sorbet! Beautiful quilts

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  9. They are just lovely!
    Love the pattern you used in the Hopscotch Butterscotch quilt.
    And the quilting in the second one is just beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing. :D

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  10. Oh my goodness the quilting is amazing....really amazing. Beautiful quilts! blessings, marlene

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  11. They are wonderful. I'll meet you in the finals for Moda Bake shop. (GRIN)

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  12. The quilting on the D9P is really amazing. We may be looking at the winner of the Moda Charm contest.

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  13. I love the look of the top one!! So beautiful with the same color just in differents shades. Very nice. The second on reminds me of summer also. D9P is such a fun pattern. Well good luck, I hope you win both of them!

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  14. Sharon, these are beautiful quilts...the Butterscotch one has got to be my fav...it looks sew sweet..could I eat it? ....My you have been busy quilting...I want to be that busy lol

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