sunday stash 4.2

rice/platinum/wihite/onyx

Michael Miller’s Mirror Dots
rice ~ platinum ~ white ~ onyx

I fell in love with Mirror Dots the first time I saw them!  Could that be years ago now?  I’m happy to say Michael Miller is still selling them.  I bought these last year and waited for the perfect project to use them.

I thought the fabric might be slippery to work with but I was so wrong.  I pre-washed all the fabrics together with a color catcher and the catcher came out perfectly white after the wash.  The fabric is a little softer after washing and is a dream to sew!  It doesn’t slip at all.  In fact it is such a nice weight I found that I didn’t need to use pins at all ~ even when sewing curves.  I’ll share my quilt with you another time.

I still have Mirror Dots in pink, lavender, aloe + lagoon ~ they’re not going to be part of my stash for long!

I linked up with Work-in-Progress Girl who’s hosting this week’s Sunday Stash.

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so close!

fireworks

I really thought I would have this finished yesterday ~ but I got sick instead!

It’s my Fireworks quilt made with blocks from members of the Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild.  I was queen bee last July ~ yikes!  I’m glad I’ll have this done in time for this 4th of July!

I asked for blocks in different sizes so I added filler strips of black fabric with swirls of dark gray so that each block was 11 1/2″ square.   I added smaller blocks, 6 1/2″ h x 11 1/2″w, for variety.  I almost ran out of the black/swirl fabric which has never happend to me before!  Here’s all that I had left of it:

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On the right is a closeup of the quilting.  I did it using a wavy stitch which is already programmed on my Baby Lock.  I set it to the largest width and the longest length.  It is the quickest quilting I’ve ever done ~ I’m sure I’ll be using this a lot more in the future!

The quilt is backed with a 100% cotton fabric with an all-over pattern and will be bound with Kona Solid Black.  It is 44″ x 56″.

I linked up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday!

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03.21.14  I’m also linking up with Lindsey at Forth Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy Friday.   Be sure to check out Lindsey’s Crazy Acres Quilt Along which is just starting ~ the finished quilt she designed is beautiful!

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