Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Welcome!

I'm thrilled to be here for the Wonderlust Blog Hop with Benartex. Paula Nadelstern's intricate prints and beautiful colors are a joy to work with! Her line is centered around four detailed prints in three different color ways – a kaleidoscope of colors. I chose to feature the Marbella prints, the blenders from her series. Check out the entire line of the collection.

I chose to use my Ombre HST pattern for my quilt top. It's based on creating an ombre effect through different values of a color palette and was designed with monochromatic solids in mind. I decided to mix things up and create my Ombre HST pattern with a rainbow of colors since the Marbella prints were not only beautiful color, but a variety of values. I arranged the ten Marbella prints in order of value, light to dark, and omitted two colors since my tutorial is based on using eight fabrics. In order of value, 1= lightest and 8 = darkest, I used the following Marbella prints:

1 - Tangerine
2 - Olive
3 - Turquoise
4 - Orange
5 - Red
6 - Green
7 - Navy
8 - Purple

 

I auditioned a pile of different thread colors for my all over meandering quilt motif. Laying the thread over the different colored fabrics gave me an idea of how the thread would look once quilted. This was round two, and the Spring Green (Aurifil #1231 50 wt) won.

The Spring Green thread blended nicely with the light fabrics and had a good amount of contrast to the darker fabrics.

I love how it sparkles with the majority of lighter values in the upper portion of the quilt. Below is the same photo in black and white to see the values of the fabrics. [Tip: Take a black and white photo of your fabrics to determine their relative values.] My quilt finished at 32" x 40".

Be sure to check out my full tutorial for my Ombre HST Quilt. The tutorial includes a calculator for determining the size quilt which can be created based on starting square size. And my Craftsy shop has a coloring page for sale to help plan your project.

My quilt is bound in solid black using my machine binding technique.

The quilt back is Tapestry in Multi, a perfect complement to the rainbow of color on the front! I love how happy this quilt is.

 

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For your chance to win a fat quarter bundle with a selection of 8-10 Wonderlust fabrics, leave any comment below (NOTE: If you've viewing on Bloglovin' be sure to click through to my blog to comment.). Newsletter subscribers can leave a second comment for a bonus entry. (Not a subscriber yet? Subscribe in the purple bar at the top of my blog, click to confirm your subscription in the email that comes to you, and leave a comment on this post telling me you're a new subscriber.) Entry deadline is 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 2. I will email the randomly selected winner and they will have 48 hours to reply with their (US) shipping address or I will select a new winner. EDIT: Teresa Knittingdancer is our winner!

Be sure to visit the other stops on the Wonderlust Hop:

Wonderlust Blog Hop Introduction @ Sew in Love with Fabric
Wednesday: Sandra at mmm! quilts
Thursday: Alison at Little Bunny Quilts
Friday: Stephanie at Stitched Together Studios

Thank you for visiting!

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It's week two for Project QUILTING. Voting is now open. This week's theme of Triangulation has so many possibilities. So many that I think the options are a little overwhelming. Last challenge I made a list of about a dozen options and picked one. This week I just kept thinking about more (and bigger) possibilities. And too bad I didn't make this one this week!

I've set myself some goals for my design work, and I'm trying to keep those goals and my plan to work small for these one-week challenges in mind when choosing my project for the week. I also happen to have another deadline this week. So, I had to keep dissuading myself from ideas that would be a bit too much work. I landed on some pieced equilateral triangles and decided to use them to make a small gift for a lovely friend who I was seeing today for her birthday. My plan was set by Monday night, and I finished my project with some late night sewing Tuesday evening.

 

I decided to make the Noodlehead Open Wide Zippered Pouch. I've made it numerous times and it's a great tutorial and a fast make. For this challenge I decided I'd work in the triangles with piecing on the front of the bag. But then I got a little bit paralyzed with indecision with regards to the fabric choices. I decided this would be an excellent opportunity to make a small dent in my box of mini charm squares and chose this pack of ColorWorks microchips from Northcott, a giveaway I received at QuiltCon.

I cut the biggest equilateral triangles I could from these 2 1/2" squares using the 60 degree angle on my ruler. They were about 2 1/4" on each side. Once I decided to use the solid rainbow for my triangles, I easily decided on a couple black and white prints to pair them with.

I arranged my fifteen triangles in rainbow order and pieced them in a row, adding my black on white print to the ends of the row so the strip would reach the full width of my panel.

This is the largest size from the tutorial, and I like to line these big ones with fusible fleece, Pellon 987F (affiliate link), so they stand up nicely on their own. I chose a light print from my stash to line the bag. The finished pouch is about 8 1/2" tall and has a 14" zipper. It was pieced with 50wt Aurifil thread.

 

Voting is open. Check out what everyone made and vote for your ten favorites! Mine is #16. Made in San Jose, California.

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It is my pleasure to share my latest quilt pattern for Modern By the Yard, the free quarterly e-zine by Benartex. I was excited for a chance to work with Christa Watson's new Modern Marks line of fabric. I love the geometric designs on her prints and the bold, saturated color!

My design super fast one-seam blocks. The placement of the blocks gives the quilt it's tossed design, like confetti! It coordinates so well with the ocean wall in my daughter's room.

I chose one of my favorite prints, Half Ovals in Teal for my backing fabric. It is free motion quilted with a triangular meander motif using 50wt Aurifil.

I'd love to see your project if you make this project or any of my other patterns. You can use #sarahgoerquilts on social media.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Modern by the Yard. Head over the Sew in Love with Fabric for previews of all the projects in issue #7 and a link to the full issue which you can view online or download as a PDF. This beautiful cover quilt, Icicles, was designed by Chris at made by ChrissieD.

I'm linking up to TGIFF, Needle & Thread Thursday, and Finish It Up Friday.

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