Wednesday, April 29, 2015

inside addition {a top!}

Remember all those inside addition blocks up on my design wall?

Yep!  They've officially become the latest top in the quilting queue ;o)

Now, ordinarily I'm not one to trim (...totally guilty), but for some reason I couldn't help myself this time.

And I have to say, it was worth the extra effort.  In fact, it kind of made me wonder why I don't always slow down and enjoy the process.

Naturally one look at my wish list quickly cleared that up ;o)  But at least this one can be crossed off the list.

...And now, on to the next!


Friday, April 24, 2015

lyon bear {on marsala mountain}

As some of you may recall, last fall I set to work on the lyon bear.  It was supposed to be a big girl bed quilt for our three-year old's transition to her new room before the arrival of her new sibling.  Now that baby sister is almost three months old, I'd say it's high time for a finish ;o)

And who knew that marsala would be so hot right now?

(...I mean really, aside from Pantone, who?  Anyone?)  Truth be told, I had my heart set on indigo.  But this new furry friend has me all heart eyes over marsala.  Marsala marsala marsala!  I suppose I can get used to having you around.

The geese, like the bear, are all pieced from oakshott cottons ::  elements and lyon.

May our little firecracker sleep soundly as the moon rises over marsala mountain...

This mini 5.25" block is called "Moon Over the Mountain," BB #948.

And greet each morning with joy as "the sun wakes up."

The "crown" over the bear's head is a traditional block named "The Sunrise," BB #4098. 

The top is twin-sized (~60" x 80", give or take).  The bear block ("big bear") was designed by my talented friend Juliet of Tartan Kiwi.  (I blew up her already blown-up block, so my extra big bear is about 40" square.)  The two mini blocks (Moon Over the Mountain and The Sunrise) will be available as free downloads in my craftsy shop (as part of the INDEX) sometime soon, in case anyone's interested in those ;o)

Linking up with finish it up friday and Anne and Adrianne's 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge!

2015 Pantone Challenge

Be sure to hop on over to Anne's or Adrianne's to see what the rest of this community has been brewing up with this luscious new reddish-brown hue :o)