Succulence Blog Tour

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Hi Everyone!

It's my stop on the Succulence Blog Tour today.

First of all thank you Bonnie for letting me take part in this. I always love doing these. :)

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 Art Gallery Fabrics are always so soft and I love sewing on them.

I used mostly prints from the Succulence "Light of Day" palette

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I love the saturated but soft/earthy tones with a little bit of sparkle from the metallic cacti print

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The other palette Early Winter is just as beautiful.


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It was very hard to choose which prints I wanted to use in my project and luckily I had a half yard of the terrarium print already so I could make a little quilt.

My project was a baby quilt which unfortunately I didn't get quilted in time but the top is complete.

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The quilt is made entirely half square triangles and squares which meant a lot of chain piecing but a pretty quick quilt top.
It's a real simple design but I'll do a post/tutorial of sorts once I get it quilted. :)

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My quilt holding assistants were my small children so please excuse the lopsided pictures. It didn't help that it was so windy when I was taking the photos either.

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I used a print from Katarina's Wonderland collection for the background (I have a weird thing with plain backgrounds),
and AGF Pure Elements in Festival Fuchsia and Mirage Blue.
I cannot wait to get this quilted!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Here is the rest of the schedule. Please visit everyone the projects are wonderful!

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>> blog posts will be linked daily as they are posted <<

Monday February 1st: April and Mickey Zimmer | Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe

Tuesday February 2nd: Taylor Urban | Taylor Made Creates

Wednesday February 3rd: Bonnie | Going Home to Roost

Thursday February 4th: Daisy Aschehoug | Ants to Sugar

Friday February 5th: Katie Skoog | The Simple Life Company

Monday February 8th: Staci (that's me!) Barrett | A Vintage Fairytale

Tuesday February 9th: Denise Palmer | Denise Anne Studio

Wednesday February 10th: Sahnda Black | Sahnda Marie

Thursday February 11th: Monica De Leon | JourneyDeVida

Friday February 12th: Sarah Bertochi

Monday February 15th: Ali Brorsen | Because of Brenna

Tuesday February 16th: Maxie Ramey | Maxie Makes

Wednesday February 17th: Michelle Cain | From Bolt to Beauty

Thursday February 18th: Katharina Pferdmenges | Der Rabe Im Schlamm

Friday February 19th: Isabel Kelly | Lamb and Wolfie

Friday February 20th: Emi Shimokawa | Just Add Fabric


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Lil' Red - a softie story-

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I cannot make a plush toy for anything. I've bought multiple doll and softie books and they all turn out horrible.

Moda has brought on a wonderful artist Stacy Iest Hsu who has created a fun new line "Lil' Red".

Not only are the fabric designs perfect for quilts, clothes, and other projects, but there is also a panel!
A doll panel which is perfect for people such as myself.

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This piece of fabric provided great entertainment for my daughter as we cut the pieces out and sewed them, then she enjoyed cramming the cotton stuffing inside.

We took her doll outside with the sweetest little doll quilt for photos in the snow.

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If you have made one of these and love it check out Stacy's Spoonflower page for more cut and sew doll panels. I just found it while searching for her site to link.

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I also have a few layer cakes left in my Etsy shop if you're thinking of making a quilt.

++I may or may not be making one for me. :)+

This Thimbleblossom quilt pattern is pretty cute in Lil' Red.

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Be on the lookout for Coral too by Stacy a new line (and doll panel) coming out in a few months!

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365 Block Challenge

So here is the block a day project I've joined in on.

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Click the icon below and go sign up for a daily block sent to your email address. :)

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It's in Australia so I'm on day 5 now.
Here are my blocks so far. I'm using all my scraps. This quilt will most likely be crazy but it will be great to use up all my leftover and favorite prints.

Day 1

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I'll probably be posting my weekly blocks during the weekend since my holiday vacation is over and it's back to work tomorrow. :(
Saturdays are going to be my block catch up days.

I read on the Facebook group that we will start doing the center of the quilt in April I believe and we can start putting together the blocks up until then. I am so relieved because the thought of piecing 365 blocks at once in Jan 2017 makes me sick to my stomach.  :p

Here is the center which I'll be printing out and playing with color. Not that it matters since it's going to be a scrap quilt. Maybe a low volume center would help?

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Here is what the finished quilt will look like

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I'm really loving the blocks so far and they are so cute and tiny right now  as we are working on that dark inner border around the center.

So join. You can not get behind these blocks go together so fast.

http://www.365challenge.com.au/

If you are doing this already and have a blog please let me know. There is a little on Instagram but I know there must be more of you out there if we broke the website on the first day!
I want to see blocks!

:)