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Pew, Pew, Pew

I have a few Star Wars fans in my life and my cousin (friend, sister, etc.) is a large one. Her birthday was in May and I knew exactly what to make her! Kristy at Quiet Play designed some amazing paper pieced Star Wars patterns which are up in her shop for free, including the AT-AT pattern I used.

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I copied the pattern at 125% and hit my stash for some gray fabric. I used a variety of Konas along with gray and black yarn dyed Essex Linen for the AT-AT. With Kona white for the background I sashed the block in a forest green cross weave and black yarn dyed Essex Linen to make a 20″ pillow.

I used the same hidden zipper technique that I used for my Poison pillow to finish it up.

 

Pillow Details

Title: Pew Pew Pew, May 2016
Pattern: AT-AT by Kristy of Quiet Play
Front: a variety of grays, black and white Kona Cotton, yarn dyed Essex Linens, misc. green cross weave from my stash
Quilting: Aurifil 2600, 50 weight
Finished pillow size: 20×20″

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Fabric Friday: Meadow

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Happy Friday! This stack of beauties is destined to be my Meadow Quilt from Lizzy House’s pattern. I took her workshop with the Philly MQG two weeks ago and learned so much. Lizzy is a great teacher and a down to earth person. I am excited to hear her lecture next week.

I pulled my fabric stack two days before my workshop picking up the green Grove by Alison Glass for the background and lime American Made Brand solid for the petal centers from my local quilt shop on my way home from work. I knew that I wanted to do solid petals so I pulled my stash of Essex Yarn Dyed Linen which includes black, charcoal, and gray. My center field will be all low volume. I was pretty happy with my pull of 17 fabrics and I added one from Becky’s stash during the workshop. It contains a lot of Carolyn Friedlander, some Cotton + Steel Basics, a Jessica Levitt, and some other unknowns from my stash.

I am looking forward to clearing my to do list over the next few weeks so I can get started on this one.

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Photo courtesy of Andrew Joslyn from Philly MQG.

 

13/303 Konas!

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Happy Monday, everyone! I am thrilled to be participating in the Stash Fabrics Kona Blog Hop to celebrate the fact that they are now carrying all 303 colors! Beth allowed me and 12 other talented bloggers to put together custom bundles of 12-15 colors. I jumped on the chance to do another color study; this time in blues.
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My bundle includes White, Sky, Lake, Niagara, Algeria, Water, Malibu, Pacific, Royal, Ocean, Storm, Indigo, and Limelight in the Stairway to Heaven pattern by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio. It is reminiscent of a camera shutter which is one of the reasons I was drawn to the pattern.

To celebrate the Konas, Beth of Stash Fabrics is offering 10% off your entire purchase with code “WOW303”. It is good through September 6th. (It does not apply to preorders). Go forth and check out Stash Fabrics. She labels the solids so you can recall which colors you ordered and offers free shipping over $50.

Be sure to check out the other talented bloggers, I was in great company!

July 17 – Darcy @ Modern Cozy
July 23 – Jacey  @ Jacey Craft
July 30 – Kelly @ Kelby Sews
August 3 – Nancy @ Owen’s Olivia
August 6 – Jodi @ Tales of Cloth
August 10 – Megan @ City Stitches
August 12 – Rita @ Red Pepper Quilts
August 17 – Elizabeth @ Andpins
August 19 – Tara @ Rad and Happy
August 21 – Sharon @ Color Girl Quilts
August 24 – Allison @ Allison Sews
August 27 – Kristi @ Schnitzel and Boo
August 31 – Jessee @ Art School Dropout

Quilt Details

Title: Color Study: Blue
Pattern: Stairway to Heaven pattern by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio
Front: Kona Cottons in White, Sky, Lake, Niagara, Algeria, Water, Malibu, Pacific, Royal, Ocean, Storm, Indigo, and Limelight
Back: undecided
Binding: undecided
Quilting: undecided
Finished Size: 36″ blue edge to blue edge

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