Here I am again with another finish! Stephanie of Loft Creations has created her second, original quilt pattern and it's a cutie! It's called "Vintage Spools"! I had so much fun testing this pattern as one of Stephanie's Supremes! Be sure to follow the link over to Stephanie's to see her quilt!
I used French General's Rural Jardin for the entire quilt. These colors to me are a bit reminiscent of something Japanese - I love it! The "spools" were made from one entire charm pack, which makes it not only easy, but inexpensive! How many of you have lots of charm packs just waiting for something to make from them - be honest - I know there are a lot of you out there!
I quilted Vintage Spools on Vinnie using a panto called Plumage from Willow Leaf Studio. I first saw it on Wendy's blog and knew I had to add it to my growing collection!
I love this line of fabric from French General - actually, I love all of them! One thing I noticed and it made a difference in cutting strips is that each fabric from their line has a border that runs just above the selvadge which I found strange - it actually takes away a tad from the amount of usable width and really doesn't look good when included.
I chose to make some of my spools solid...
...and some of them variegated!
Here is another solid. You can really do whatever you want! When quilting it on Vinnie I had a problem with the rick-rack folding over in spots when the hopping foot crossed over. At first I tried glueing the waves down but that became tedious and really didn't work. After several attempts at figuring out how to hold the rick rack waves down, it dawned on me to just run a basting stitch down either side of it!
Many thanks to Stephanie for allowing me to test another design for her! And be sure to visit her Etsy shop for Vintage Spools as well as the rest of her patterns!
The other night I tried my hand at pizza from scratch. It all went perfectly according to plan and looks good, but we were disappointed in the whole wheat crust (too sweet and heavy) and I need to get a tad more seasoning either into the sauce or the pizza itself! Next time I'll atttempt a thinner crust using regular flour and experiment with seasonings and toppings!