March has simply flown by. I was able to teach and lecture in some beautiful spots, meet some wonderful people and sew with my local peeps.
I also launched my Medallioned Magic Numbers Workshop Series. It was fun to feed off of everyone’s excitement over our first technique and blocks we played with, what I call Improv Stellar Stars. Some stuck with the Stellar block motif and others diverged. Some embraced favorite color ways or went scrappy like me.
Unlike other Medallion style quilts we’re not going to be growing our’s out from the center and systematically sewing them from there.
Since Magic Number Blocks (see tutorial here) automatically fit together for flexibility in design and construction we will be creating the parts and moving them around to see what other shapes and designs we can create. Once we are happy with our design layout we’ll construct our top. It will be a surprise to see what ends up in the center I guess.
We’ll be creating borders in our next session as well as adding another class to accommodate the wait list.
But what I’m here to show you today is my Night Owl Quilt.
At one of my lectures this week I got a bunch of questions from an attendee about my Night Owl Quilt. Typically I can send someone the link from my “Quilts” page where I post all of my finishes when they want photos.
Night Owl Quilt was MIA from that page.
So as I ran out the door for Roan’s field trip I thought to grab it and my camera for photos on the morning ferry commute and make use of my minions.
The design is a pattern called Supernova that is published in our book Quilting Modern.
I think quilters are drawn to reproducing this quilt pattern due to its simplicity of technique and construction. I come across its remake online more than any other quilt in the book.
The softness quality is exactly balanced for me on this quilt. Soft colors, soft Essex, wool batting, Osnaburgh on the back, and just enough density of an organic quilting pattern all add up to perfect.
The only thing I wish I would have added are the spin-offs into the background. There’s always something;)
I really love how the design allows you to play with just about any fabrics you’re in love with, including novelty if that’s your thing. I’ve always been drawn to this Alexander Henry owl print and used it as my starting point, layered fabrics from stash as I built out.
Quilting swirls=Starry Night.
I love these colors. For some reason I’m smitten with the binding pick on this one. Something about the small scale tone on tone and the color of this fabric attracts me to hoarding it. You can try to find it, but I’m pretty sure I bought it all so you couldn’t;)
If anyone has suggestions of a graphic designer that does logos I’m in the market. Please only someone that has a real business, with a questionnaire to get us on the same page with design and fresh looking portfolio;)
Happy Monday Peeps!