Monday, July 27, 2009

Works in Progress

I'm completely overwhelmed and so excited at all the positive feedback you all gave me on my Willard the Gnome fabric. I ordered a yard of cotton/linen blend to sell in the shop as fat quarters ($10 per fq). It hasn't arrived yet, but I'll post when it has. If you would like me to reserve a fat quarter for you, email me at ariel_eldridge@hotmail.com. I am happy to order more yardage if I get a good response! I believe that Spoonflower has just discontinued the linen blend, so I may have to order quilters cotton instead. The cotton would be a white background, and slightly lighter weight and softer drape.
****All of my first order of this fabric has been spoken for...stay tuned for more soon!****


I haven't sewn as much as I would like in the past week, but I've made a little progress on my works-in-progress....

More improv. blocks for my Good Folks Improv quilt.




I have started on my Doll Quilt Swap 7 quilt. Here is a sneak peek...




I will be using the scraps from my improv quilt above. The plan is to do a mini triangle quilt about 16"x 18"....inspiration HERE. My partner loves color and modern-looking traditional patterns. I was dying to try some embroidery, so I'll be adding a hand-embroidered block of a sewing machine....hopefully I can make it look like it's "sewing" a mini quilt block, similar to my Modern Quilter series. I'll also be using 100% linen for the "negative space" on the squares. I love the look and feel of natural linen....especially when it's paired with such vibrant color.

12 comments:

Kerri said...

i love both your wip!! the little sewing machine quilt is going to be amazing! i can't wait to see it come to life!!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Love the good folks start! I have yet to get some of that fabric! I would also like to reserve 2 fat quarters of Willard!

angela said...

I would love to have a FQ of Willard! Please put me on your list.

Your sewing machine looks great - it looks like thread is flowing along!

Molly said...

Your work is beautiful--love the little sewing machine. Can't wait to see it finished--lucky partner!

One Flew Over said...

That sewing machine is beautiful - such a nice shade of blue!

Vana said...

I love the sewing machine. I think a quilt with little swatches like that would be perfect!

STEPHANIE. said...

love the embroidered machine! so cute...and congrats with your gnome fabric! so exciting! :)

Meg said...

Your Willard the Gnome fabric is adorable! I'll keep checking back on your blog to make sure I'm "in the loop" when you have more for sale! I think your drawing of Little Red Riding Hood would also make lovely fabric!

Kris said...

I go on a vacation and your fabric is gone... I'll get in on the cotton if you print some more! :)

I love your wips! The DQS7 looks like it's going to be great! I love that modern quilter piece and it's going to be cool to see it in fabric form.

comfortstitching said...

I love your doll quilt start, your embroidery is so inspired!!
Funnily enough I spent the whole of yesterday making good folks improv blocks too!!!!! though mine are pieced with mostly smaller pieces. They are such fun fabrics to use!!!

Natalie said...

Wow! Your doll quilt is going to be amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of it!

Jackie said...

Everything looks great as usual! Love the embroidery!!