Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blue Sky Quilts x 2


Blue skies looking at me.  Nothing but blue skies do I see.

If you were around for yesterday's post about my love affair with Instant Pot, you may recall I also mentioned a love affair with Laundry Basket's Blue Sky for Andover Fabrics.  Actually, David fell in love with these beautiful prints first and together we decided to purchase a yard cut of all the prints (he wheeled and dealed with a local quilt shop, Country Roads Quilts, one of our favorite shops).  Our goal was to use this fabric line to create a few new quilt patterns.

After a few weeks of back and forth we settled on a new smaller quilt measuring 48" (pictured above on the right), a larger quilt measuring 64" (not pieced together yet) and of course we had to make a version of our pattern Star Bloosom (pictured on the left).


First let's take a closer look at the newest quilt.  It was super quick and easy to piece together.  Best of all I think it will look wonderful with a good ol custom quilting job.  I'm just itching to get started. 


I just love all those prints!

We still need to give this one a name.  We all know how much I love a quilt along.  I am toying with the idea of offering this as a free online quilt along if enough people are interested.  In my head we will piece the top together in sections, then after it's together, I will walk you through the quilting process, so you can literally quilt right along with me if you want.  We will go slow and tackle the quilt small sections at a time.  Hopefully, it will be a fun way to give free motion a try if you like and at the end you will have a finished quilt.  Guess I will just kind of wait and see what the feed back is on this one.


Next up is Star Blossom, I just had to.  Star Blossom is my and Dave the Quilt Engineer's first pattern release, available in my Craftsy store for purchase and download.  The owner of Country Roads Quilt Shop expressed an interested in selling our pattern in print version and asked if I would have a sample of the quilt.  Since we purchased the fabric from her store and she has the entire collect (minus one bolt, she sold out of it as soon as she got it in), I thought this would make a wonderful sample for her, when we finally have print copies (fingers crossed within the next two weeks).



Have I mentioned we are in love with these fabrics?  There is something so calming and classic in these prints.  They work wonderfully together in a quilt and would also mixing nicely with other lines.

I can't wait to get these quilted up and start on the pattern for the bigger quilt.  I'd love to share it with you now, but I think the fabrics need to do the talking.  

Back to the Instant Pot...I know I'm a broken record...not only did it allow me to piece these two quilts but...



These two little puppies found me as well...aren't they just Dog Gone Cute!

So with that, I will leave you with these...



"Never saw the sun shining so bright,
Never saw things goin' so right, 
Noticing the days hurrying by,
When you're in love my, my how they fly.
Blue days, all of them gone.
Nothing but blue skies from now on."

Thank you Willie Nelson, Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts, Andover Fabric, Peggy at Country Roads Quilts  and Dave the Quilt Engineer.


Today I'm linking up with Linky Tuseday, Let's Bee Social and Midweek Makers.


12 comments:

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish,
I couldn't even finish reading your whole post . . . just the thought of a true quilt along. I love the idea of learning how to quilt small sections at a time. I am definitely in - my hand is raised. I hope you get enough interest. ~smile~ Roseanne (now I'll go back and read the rest of your post - HAHA)

Nancy J said...

Love those blues, and just yesterday we saw the collection, and now TWO quilts!! Star Blossom, ( I have that pattern already ) I can see that I will be making mine in blues as well, and your un-named one, that is stunning. " Directions" maybe ,with the small and large arrow heads??

Stitchin At Home said...

Pretty blues make beautiful quilts!

Lori said...

These blues are wonderful. I love the two quilts. I would be interested in following along and if I have the time, sewing along.
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piecefulwendy said...

I'm miserable at following QALs, but this one is tempting. I'm very new to free motion, so that might cause me to quake a bit, but hey -- I gotta learn sometime, right?? Those quilts are so pretty. I love the little baby quilt!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The tops are beautiful, Tish (and Dave)! I think it's so awesome that the shop wanted physical copies of your patterns and making another version of Star Blossom in fabrics they have in the store is going to be a great way to show it off. :)

KaHolly said...

Such a wonderful, upbeat post! Both quilts are gorgeous and showcase this fabricline beautifully. A QAL would be excellent. If I can satisfy the fabric requirements from my stash, I'm in!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love your blue quilts. They are beautiful!

Susan said...

Very pretty blue skies indeed! Thanks for sharing today

Angela said...

Such pretty quilts!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Now I'm listening to the rain whilst singing blue skies in my head . And I really have to make some cute dogs for my sons girlfriend. Love your blue sky quilts .

Preeti said...

Your blue skies are so inviting. Perfect way to enjoy the indoors when the outside is warm and muggy.

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