Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Within Sight : :

These sewing days are busy, overloaded with a medley of etsy orders, quilt projects, computer work, and abounding new ideas & plans. When it comes to my etsy orders I try not to over-share here. I assure you, each sewing day there's at least one, but most likely several, crowns & pillows being made, packaged, shipped. This is the work that sustains my business and I'm so grateful! The reward is this blog and the time I have to make with fabric, supported by my wonderful sponsors! It's a dream and having their and your support encourages my work in a way I could never return!

Today, after I finish up a few more orders, I have big binding plans for my newest quilt as you go finish, my Endless Summer quilt made of Leah's gorgeous Meadow collection and lots of Art Gallery fabrics!

Waiting for Binding!

But for me, beginning is just as exciting as finishing! And there's lots of that these sewing days, as well! Last week I shared that Pat Bravo recently sent me some advanced yardage of her newest collection due out soon, NouvElle. The plan for these beauties came to me immediately and I couldn't wait to begin! I shared a couple of peeks on my Instragram over the weekend, in case you didn't see..

Pulling AGF Pure Element solids to match Pat Bravo's NouvElle fabrics! Pretty, pretty!!

Friendship Diamond Quilt beginnings Pat's NouvElle fabrics!

I'm calling this my Friendship Diamond quilt and I can't wait to work my way back to it today!

Friendship Diamond Quilt beginnings!

I'll have more to share soon!    Maureen

29 comments:

  1. This is going to be so pretty! Love the pattern and your fabrics!

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    1. Thanks Linda! I have a plan for these blocks that involves a little chopping, I hope it works! :)

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  2. Oooooooooohhhh! I've never seen a quilt like this before. Does the pattern type have a name? It's going to be another beauty! I love the simpleness of the pattern itself. As usual, I can't wait to see the finished project! :)

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    1. I made this one up, but I have great news!! I actually wrote down the dimensions of each cut, etc.. I'm trying to be better about that! I have some experimenting to do and then I plan to share a pattern! :)

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    2. I guess that would be why I hadn't ever seen a quilt like this one! lol I'll look forward to having access to the pattern as well as seeing the finished product. :) Thanks again for sharing!

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    3. A Facbeook commenter just suggested I must have been inspired by the "majestic mountain quilt block," so I had to Google and see for myself. I've seen that block style used to make a pillow before, but my idea was actually inspired by a diamond friendship bracelet pattern!

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    4. I have done this block as mountain and buzz saw. This is a beautiful rendition of it.

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  3. That diamond quilt is going to be gorgeous. I'm staring at it trying to figure out the least wasteful way to make the block but if you're already working on a pattern, I'll wait - save my brain from smoking. :-)

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    1. I did create a few scraps in making the blocks I share above and will have some waste as I chop these a little when moving on to my next step. I think the end result will be worth it!

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  4. Love it. Can't wait to see more!😊

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  5. So pretty…looking forward to seeing it finished :)

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  6. I never have waste, I love scrappy to it goes to something else.. LOVE it..MC

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  7. Maureen this quilt as you go looks so so gorgeous and soft ! love it! wow you ARE a busy lady!

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  8. your diamond quilt looks like it is going to be great!!

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  9. Your Diamond Friendship quilt is going to be great, no doubt about that!! Looking forward to see what your next steps will be and, of course, also to the moment you'll share the pattern details!

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  10. Pretty, pretty indeed! =D

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  11. That's a pretty great-looking pattern!

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  12. I love your work and your blog. For some reason I have stopped getting your blog in my email. marcia_herath@msn.com

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  13. Oh boy, can't wait to see the pattern you share. This is going to be gorgeous!

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  14. I love those new fabrics and I think they suit the pattern, which kind of almost reminds me of my great-grandmother's log cabin.

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