Color Me Retro Projects
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Let me preface this by mentioning again that these projects were made in the last month with approx. two fat quarter sized strike-offs of each of the 10 prints from my first line with Art Gallery Fabrics, Color Me Retro!
Pure Element solid, Lemonade (paired with Snow). It was quilted by the oh-so-lovely Lindsay of Eileen Quilts! She really pulled through for me, doing beautiful work on a very tight deadline! It's approx. 56"x78".
Art Gallery's blenders: Pure, Oval, Nature, and Floral Elements. This one was also quilted by Lindsay, with an awesome feathery pattern! It's approx. 56"x78". White solid is Snow Pure Element.
Side Braid Quilt Pattern stitches up, but I didn't have enough fabric for a proper size. So, I took the piece sizes from the Mini Braid and the layout of the Big Braid to create a baby size! It's 30"x39". I quilted this one myself, using different patterns in the solid and print sections to emphasize the pattern. Used Snow and Parisian Blue Pure Element solids.
Christina's newest pattern, the Ornate Mini Quilt, using my fabrics? She shared it with us at Sewing Summit, but you can buy it here. It was the last project I finished and I'm so happy with how it turned out.
this pattern. For the apron, I sort of winged it based on the fabric cuts I had. Used Parisian Blue Pure Element solid.
Deedrie's napkins sparked this idea! I made small 7" cocktail napkins since fabric was limited. I bound them up like a quilt, using two layers of Snow Pure Element soild for the napkin body.
Anna's Open-Wide Zipper Pouches, so I knew I had to make one with my fabrics. I made the large patchwork size, which has been great for storing handwork projects! I used Cherry Lipgloss and Burnt Orange Pure Element solids.
Theresia Cookson and it can be found in the lovely book Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman-Hale. Used Fresh Water Pure Element solid.
Nova's Nesting Fabric Bowls pattern and made the largest bowl using the instructions for adding the patchwork panel. I would have loved to make a few more of these, they're super fun! Used Dark Citron Pure Element solid.
designs for her Target collection a few years ago. I have a wall hanging made from a tea towel that hangs in my sewing room, so I see it everyday. The pillow features the four Kitchenette prints and uses Cherry Lipgloss and Snow Pure Element solids.
The large pillow was designed around the scraps that resulted from cutting squares on point for the Framed quilt. I couldn't let them go to waste, so I made sort of a reversed version. Used Lemonade and Snow Pure Element solids. I free motion quilted both pillows.
PS - The color in this photo is super off, just FYI!
tutorial size (green), and another in the Project size (blue) which can be found in the pattern. Used Lemonade, Light Citron, Dark Citron, and Fresh Water Pure Element solids.
PHEW! That was a lot of information/photos for one post! If you're still here, thanks for sticking with me! I hope you enjoyed seeing all these projects! You can see even more photos of them here. :)