The first one is for the Summer issue of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine. It's kind of a funny story. I asked if I could submit a pattern. She said yes. I sent in my fruity yellow & peach & white quilt photos. She said 'yes, but... can you do them in these colors?' Yes, but should make me worry. Hey I'm up for a challenge. The colors were from the old Coppertone sun lotion bottles. I looked at them for a long time on my computer screen. No, those are not fruit colors. Those are mushroom and dragonflies and boy colors. So I am making completely different blocks for a new quilt, and it's turning out really great so far!!
I don't have permission to show you too much since it will be published. But I'm working diligently on it. I really want this to be a beauty! I got to play around with color placement on the EQ5 before stitching anything together. Here's to a seam ripper free experience!! It's a child's quilt in the colors that will coordinate with the magazine that month. So all the embroidery, crochet, knitting, cross stitch, quilts, etc will utilize that colorway. Isn't that neat? I never knew they did that. : ) p.s. blue & brown are not the only colors... I love the HOT of the orange. !!
|the solids I'll be using, more colors than were requested|
The second piece I'm working on is "Mandy's Magical Tree". It's a commission to be a wall hanging of a tree using all her baby slings' fabric. And I also am only going to show teasers here. : )
|couching some sparkly onto the branches|
|pin basting prior to quilting|
Don't get too settled into that image. I'm barely half way there. The quilting will be colorful and can really change the look of a quilt top. I also have to add dozens of leaves which will take up a lot of the (big) wall hanging, and decide on what to do with the horizon.
|the big honey silk moon at the top of the dark sky|
The moon, sun, and stars are by far my favorite aspects of this! They each have their own feel, and the unique fabrics are just the right ones.
Lots left do to... better go stir that Bullwinkle & Beans!
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You are all so so sweet!
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Have a GREAT day.