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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Playing Dress Up and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I'm delighted to share my latest quilt finish with you.  It is a class sample of my Paper Doll Dress-Up pattern (available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops), and because the colors and fabrics remind me of airy summer dresses, I am calling this one Playing Dress Up.

This is a color palette I've never used before, and I love how light and crisp it is against the Kona White background.  Best of all, every single one of these prints came right out of my stash.

I quilted this one with a gentle stipple with a soft, minty green thread.  I think the softly colored thread adds just a little unexpected loveliness to the quilt.

I used up all of my leftovers on the back, and paired it with this awesome mint green wood grain print, from Moda's Into the Woods collection.  I've been eyeing this fabric in my local shop for awhile, and just hoping I could fit it into one of my quilts because I love it so much.  Look how perfectly it blends!

I had just enough Kona Navy in my stash to bind this one, and the dark binding creates a great frame for the quilt.

Okay then!  Time to check out some of the projects from last week's party that caught my eye!  Like this Cotton and Steel beauty from Deb at New Creative State.  Welcome back to the party, Deb!

Next, check out this amazing quilt by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts.  Friends, at first I thought that pattern was printed on the fabric, but boy, was I wrong.  Those little strips are all pieced!  There are plenty of closeups, as well as a link to the tutorial for this quilt in her post, so go check it out.

And finally, this improv quilt by Sophie at Luna Lovequilts is awesomely fun and modern!

My goodness!  So much inspiration.  Y'all knock my socks off every single week.  Time to show me what you've been working on this week!

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  1. I finally have a finish to show off! Thank you for hosting ~

  2. So pretty! The movement and flow to this new quilt is wonderful! Nice job!

  3. I really like your quilt that you show at the top - there is something about big blog quilts right now that is attracting me. I normally use tons of little pieces and still do of course but I think a nice easy way to use more of the stash will be some big scrappy block quilts.

  4. Thank you for featuring my interleave quilt! Love your big block quilt! I struggle with coordinating random fabrics from my stash, but you look like a pro! It looks great!

  5. Its beautiful! The name is so fitting too! Your design has so many possibilities, which is what I love about all your patterns!

  6. I'm always thrilled to have a project featured on your blog Kelly ! Thank you for hosting the party and for sharing your quilts !

  7. This is a gorgeous quilt!!! Love the crisp white background and the fabric choices are perfect!

  8. This is a great colour palette. And love the pieced back. Great finish.


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