Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Good Day for Fabric

Today has been a good fabric day...Anson was my little in he followed from my sewing machine to the iron while I worked...but he let me work!

It started out when this appeared in my mailbox from Sisters and Quilters.  I just love the richness of the reds and golds.  I ordered it for making a Christmas quilt.  I like holiday quilts that use regular fabric.  (You might remember this quilt I made last Christmas for donation.)  Of course I couldn't stick with a ready made bundle and had them put together a custom bundle for me.  (Sisters and Quilters is awesome about that.) 
 But since the kids have decided to be Harry Potter characters for Halloween, this has got me thinking of Gryffindor colors.  We'll have to see what it turns into.

And you all know how much I love black and white printsThis one just jumped into my cart...and I needed a tad more of the Dr. Seuss spots to finish off the rest of my Dr. Seuss fabric.

But before I can start quilts with any of that fabric, I decided I really need to get going on some of my quilts in progress.  I currently had 3 quilt tops ready that needed backs.  Basting is my least favorite part of the quilt making process, so I decided I want to get ready to have a basting day and get several quilts all basted at once.

Since I never can seem to leave a pattern alone...even when it's my own pattern, I did a new variation on hexies for the back of my purple quilt.  (An update to my Hexies by Halves PDF pattern will be coming when I get a chance to get the pictures edited and this quilt finished, but if you order my pattern now, I'll send you the updated version when I have it ready.)

Here's my purple hexies quilt top to go with it, made using my Hexies by Halves Pattern.  This is my fourth Hexies quilt and they all go together so quickly.

And you may remember my Rocket Boys Triangles Quilt that I sewed up at the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-up...

I sewed this back for it.  I figured with all that white on the front, the back should have more color.  The blue polka dots is more of the fabric that's on the front.  The white and green are Kona solids.

I also have my I-Spy Strips quilt top ready, but that one is just getting a solid back.

Now I just have one more quilt top to finish up before I can have my basting day.

Katie and I also whipped up a quick little gift for her friend who is a fellow Harry Potter fan.  I need to refine the drawstring bag a little and get some better colors (Red and gold instead of red and orange) for the drawstring, but I see these in my kids future as Halloween treat bags...and if there's enough interest, I'll make some for the shop.

We slipped a Hedwig necklace inside and included a Deathly Hallows charm on one of the drawstrings.  You can find the Hedwig Necklaces for sale in my shop here.

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This Way and That with Cat in the Hat Quilt KIT- From Sisters and Quilters

Hedwig Necklace from Pieces by Polly

Dr. Seuss Fat Quarter Bundle from Sisters and Quilters

Modern Black and Gold Hexies Baby Quilt from Pieces by Polly

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  1. When you did a hexie strip for the backing of the black/gold quilt, you made it so it would line up with the front so the quilting lines would match. Will that be the case for this randomly pieced back for the purple one as well or is it random?

  2. I love the backing you did for your purple top, that could even be another top... imagine with that black and white print you just ordered with some hexies in red, black, and white. Hmm... :)
    The back for your rocket quilt is perfect for it.
    And I totally love fabric mail too :)

  3. Love that rocket boys quilt! Uses 60 degree triangles, right?
    This Friday we are sewing all day for Comforts for Kids (local charity) using a rail fence pattern - works well for beginners and anyone can pick up and carry on. We hope to do 12 - 15 this go round...

  4. I love the backing you made for the hexi quilt!

  5. Nice alternative backing for the hexie quilt!

  6. I love the idea of making the back interesting as well. The hexie quilt back is so fun!

  7. Those quilt backs are great, I especially like the hexies on solid purple, so pretty!


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