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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Party Is On!

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  I am currently working on a project with blush, navy, and teal, and I simply cannot wait to show it to you.  For now though, you'll have to settle for a shot of the fabric pull.

I also had the pleasure of making a quilt for a friend who is a diehard University of Memphis fan.  Of course, I root for the Tigers of the purple and gold variety, but I know my friend will love this quilt, and living in the Memphis metro area means that I have LOTS of UM fan friends.  FYI-there is some identifying information monogrammed onto the white corner blocks, so I have blocked them out, since this quilt is a surprise.

The biggest challenge with this quilt was finding fabrics in the right shades of blue and gray.  UM is a smaller school, so there is only one licensed fabric in production.  I had to hunt the rest down.  I must say though, that Cotton and Steel tiger print with the royal blue hearts, the tiger stripe with gray and white grunge background, and the blue and gray triangle print are perfect in this quilt.

The backing is pieced with all of the scraps from the top, and a solid cobalt blue binding frames everything nicely.  I can't wait for her to get it.  She is going to flip out!

So, onto last week's party highlights!  Oh my goodness- this MINI Swoon, from Tish's Adventure in Wonderland is too cute.

 This piece of awesomeness by A Pigeon in Pungo was designed after a city map.  So cool!

and the use of color in this quilt, shared by Quilt Fabrication is really pretty.

Alrighty friends!  Time to show off the latest from your studio!

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  1. Oooh, she's definitely going to love it! Beautiful fabric choices!

  2. Crazy in love with all those cobalt blues against the grey and white, another fab finish Kelly :D

  3. LOVE the colors you have pulled for your next project! Gorgeous! And that blue quilt is lovely! It seems that darker blues (navy, etc.) are so popular now. Lovely color combinations!

  4. Your fabrics pull is pretty and I can't imagine what you'll do with those! I'm sure your friend is going to love her quilt! It's always fun seeing peoples reactions to surprise quilts!

  5. I do like your new fabric pull, winning combination and a little different with the blush. Looking forward to seeing it develop.
    With smiles

  6. All of those blue and gray fabrics for UM quilt look sooo good!! :D Your friend is going to flip!

  7. Lovely fabrics and colors! Gives me inspiration to go through my stash. And thanks for featuring Roundabout - it turned out great with not a lot of planning!
    Susan @ quiltfabrication

  8. Blush, navy and teal look fabulous together... Looking forward to seeing what you do with them... I really liked your U of Memphis quilt. Such a simple block with such a huge impact. Your colors really worked in this design.

  9. Your friend will most certainly love your quilt. You have thoughtfully collected a group of perfect fabrics for it! Good job.

  10. Ooooh - I love the look of the blue, blush and teal! And the quilt for your friend looks stunning. Well done finding some lovely fabrics to fit with the licensed fabric.

  11. How fun is this . . . a quilt show right here at my computer. Thank you and all the blogging sisters who joined you.
    Have a happy weekend!
    Connie :)


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