Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Solo Supreme Peek!

As many of you know, I am one of the "Supreme's" for Stephanie of Loft Creations.  We Supreme's help to test Stephanie's instructions for all of her fantastic patterns!  The other day Stephanie came up with a quick project and sent it over to me.  I noted that I wasn't doing anything special if she wanted me to test it right away.   So I got my first Solo Supreme Testing job!  She even decided we could post a sneak peek of this great project, so please go here for her peek!

I made mine using Anna Marie Horner's Innocent Crush Velveteen and some jeans fabric (more about that when I can reveal the entire project).  I have to say I really love this Velveteen!  When I was a teenager I made a prom dress for a neighbor's daughter out of a gorgeous green velveteen.  I saw the pattern before being asked to make it, but when the fabric turned out to be Velveteen my stomach turned to moosh!  How I hated sewing with that fabric and vowed to never touch it again!  (The dress came out fine, but not without major headaches along the way!)  Recently I was in my LQS and the gals just had to show me this new Velveteen.  One of them had already worked with it and assured me it was nothing like the old stuff.  So I picked up a bit of it to put away for the next Supreme project.  I was so happy to be able to use it here.  Once Stephanie has the pattern ready for distribution, I'll reveal the whole thing!

While we're at it, how about another sneak peek?  This fabric is just one of the fabrics in my next Supreme sewing job!  Doesn't it make you long for spring and warmer weather?

In case you're wondering, I'm still practicing away on Vinnie!  This was one of the pantographs that came with the machine.  I thought I would give it a try and was amazed at how easy and quickly I did these two rows!  (By the way, that wall is a pale cream color, but for some reason the photo's always read it as a deep yellow!)  I'm done with this second practice piece and am toying with the idea of putting Baby Rose on Vinnie.  What do you think?  Should I just throw caution to the wind and go for it?

22 comments:

Linda said...

How fun to do try out a solo project! Looks really cool like all of Stephanie's designs!

Panto looks great, Candace. You did a beautiful job. Yes try a quilt. It's great practice because it's so different from muslin! You'll do a beautiful job!

Stephanie said...

You're awesome! Can't wait for you to reveal the entire project...well both projects. :o) WOW, your roses are so professional looking. Can't wait to see your quilting on "the real thing."

Barbara said...

Making Stephanie's prototypes would be great fun but the most awesome thing about knowing her is that you have probably met Abby - that would be the best !

Love the floral fabric - can you share the name of the line ?

Barb said...

So that is your new love..."Vinnie", looks like you are doing a wonderful job already.

Cindy said...

Ooh, I'm looking forward to this new pattern from Stephanie. I HEART her bag patterns. She has such a gift.

Vinnie looks to be doing a great job...but of course he has a great "controler"....LOL

Hugs to you and Mr. Squash.

Ulla said...

The sneek peeks look promising and your fabrics are very pretty. You have made great progress with Vinnie!

Carrie P. said...

Weell, you have to start somewhere so put Baby Roses on Vinnie.
Great sneak peek of the pattern from Stephanie and your fabric. So pretty.

Carrie P. said...

Weell, you have to start somewhere so put Baby Roses on Vinnie.
Great sneak peek of the pattern from Stephanie and your fabric. So pretty.

Quilt Hollow said...

By now...bet your tired of playing on boring fabric! I say GO FOR IT! Candace...you are ready!!!

Darlene said...

A fun solo project. ;-)

You did a great job with your panto. It's time for you and Vinnie to do a real quilt - go for it. teehee!!!

Ruthie said...

Well, just look at you go! Great job.

AnnieO said...

I'm very curious about that velveteen! How fun to have a solo.

I think you should definitely go for it--Baby Rose is busy and any imperfections you think you make will not be in a spotlight :)

Shakerwood said...

Gotta take that leap sometime! I think you're ready!!

pratima said...

Candace, Velveteen sounds soft and luscious! I'll look forward to the reveal of Stephanie's new design! Your roses are absolutely beautiful! You should totally do them on a real quilt. It's awesome that you are ready to quilt your tops :)

Jackie said...

It sounds like it's going to be fun for you to be a Supreme!

Nice job on Vinnie. I think you should totally go for it!!! At some point, it is time to just do it!

Marla said...

I say go for it! What can it hurt? No time like the present. You can always rip it out. Ask me how I know! LOL! Already your quilting is better than mine. You ought to see my poor feathers I am currently doing. What was I thinking? But those suckers are staying in.

Sheila said...

Your practice looks great, but I do understand questioning whether it is time for a real quilt. You will know when you are ready. Have a great week!

Donna said...

Go for it. All of us in blog land know you are ready!

Mary said...

You're a natural. It's time to bite the bullet and put a real quilt on the frame.

QuiltSue said...

I love the panto, it looks wonderrful. I think sometimes we can just keep practicing for too long and then be afraid to put a real quilt on. I would say go for it.

Simone de Klerk said...

I look forward to see the actual pattern Stephanie designed and you worked out! So different, so much fun!

Kim said...

Love the red mug and spools! You rock the panto! Might be time to load up a quilt top and see what kind of magic happens. I'll be waiting to see the results. :-D Hmm...wonder what Stephanie has up her sleeve now?