April 29, 2011

I'll have a new post with some quilts and photos soon (the quilts I made for the Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Charm Pack Challenge)

but a little diversion:

http://www.pinterest.com

LOVE!

I've been bandying about the idea of making a quilt inspired by doors...and with pinterest, i can easily keep track of the images for my inspiration, without the hassle of saving them to a (random, easily lost) location on my computer.

I've also started a board for decorating my older son's room, and am going to soon start one for other rooms in the house.

you can look through other people's boards for ideas too, pin their stuff to your boards, or pin anything off the internet! (bonus, pinterest automatically links to the original posting of the image, so there is always credit for the original author!)

I can see all sorts of uses for this, from sharing cool things, collecting inspiration, and planning out whole home remodels.

my boards are here: http://pinterest.com/littleblubirdie/

April 8, 2011

Woo, back to the regularly scheduled blog now!

I cut out pieces for the pink & orange & grey quilt, and I was going to follow this tutorial pretty closely...but I cut out 60 degree diamonds rather than 45 degrees and I was playing around with layout a little...so..which is better: (sorry about the terrible photos, but the layout is all I was after..)

#1 Just like the original. I was also thinking of maybe having them horizontal rather than vertical..

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#2 randomly placed, but altertating directions

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#3 interlocking chevron-like

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Or something else I havent tried yet... (I didnt care for tumbling blocks, or true zig-zags)

April 4, 2011

A while ago, I posted about me struggling with reconciling differences between what I can do and what I want to do. That post came from a place of major frustration while working on a submission for the Project Selvage contest.

The results came out last week, and while I am not surprised that I did not make the cut, I still think my design is worthy of something..maybe with a few tweaks.

Anyways, what I am getting at is that I have ordered a swatch of the fabric from spoonflower! And after it arrives and I verify it prints the way I want, it will be up for sale.

the design that didnt make it: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/530348

My question to you, blog readers, would you be more likely to order through spoonflower directly? Or would you rather order through a site such as Etsy? There are pros and cons to both, with spoonflower, I dont have to take care of the shipping and packaging, or put out my own money at the outset. However, currently print times are horrendus, and it may take awhile. With Etsy, I have to take care of ordering, shipping, packaging and a few misc. fees that pop up.

long story short - spoonflower=long shipping times, lower cost, etsy=shorter shipping times, higher cost.

(right now, I have a design up for sale through spoonflower..but no sales..)

April 1, 2011

First bit of my pink/orange/grey quilt:

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...and no, I'm not going to do another entirely hand-pieced quilt. Just this one block, which will probably get appliqued onto the back. It measures about 14 inches from tip to tip, and was pretty quick to get put together.