Saturday, September 6, 2014

Connecting from the left coast....

After agonizing over the impending move from NJ to WA for a few months now, I am finally here in Seattle, WA trying my best to settle in, feel at home and make new friends. It's been a roller coaster of emotions along with a lot of planning and hard work. Oh well change is for the better right??? 

For now, I only have the essentials for daily living with me here in Seattle and it does not include a sewing machine. No, it did not make it on my list of essentials, blasphemy!! In the meanwhile to satisfy my quilty cravings I started an EPP project. This pattern is called Spring Carnival by Katy Jones. She has templates available on her website for download. I walked over to the nearest fabric store and bought a yard each of black and white text fabric and began putting the pieces together. I love the dramatic contrast of the two fabrics.

I am planning to turn this into a pillow but can't make up my mind if I should go with a dark or light background. Please help! Which would you prefer? Or should I pick something different all together?

On another note I joined the QDAD group started by Anne Sullivan of Play-Crafts. I decided to give original quilt design a chance and see where it takes me. I am not sure if I can commit to a design a day but even if I get 1-2 a week I would be happy. Persistence is key. Here are my first two designs. I don't know how to get rid of the grid lines in EQ7 so the patterns don't look as pretty but gives a good idea of how it can be constructed because of the visible lines.


  1. Welcome to Seattle! There are wonderful quilt shops and guilds that will help with your transition from NJ to WA.

  2. I actually really like both backgrounds - I think it depends on the mood you are going for. Maybe base it on that! I was excited to see you pop up in QDAD (I haven't done it yet but I watch it).

  3. I was thinking about your question on color of backgrounds...might be interesting if you can do 1/2 in the white and the other half in the black. I really like the look of your black and white design. I don't even mind the grid work. In fact, I might be tempted to actual cut squares to get the grid in the quilt. My 2cents.


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