Sunday, April 4, 2010

You're Invited to a Soiree


I did want any patchworker would do when they can't decide what project to make from *the list*.

I started a completely different one altogether.

Oh well, at least I'm making something and that's a good thing, right?

This is my first foray into Modern Quilting and I'm rather enjoying it. I'm using the leftovers from a honey bun of Soire'e by Lila Tueller for Moda Fabrics.

I made a swap bag from this last year (designed by rachel from p.s.i quilt - she's a quilting rockstar these days) and made a wonderful bloggy friend in Portugal - Ana Maria.

I can see why this white/funky combination is so appealing. It's a fresh, clean look.

In the meantime, I'm changing my mind daily about what to do with my Simple Abundance layer cake. Sigh.

Rachel is using the range to make her pinwheel sampler and Roslyn from bloom made a quilt for Moda Bakeshop with it. Roslyn's blog is simply stunning. She takes such beautiful photographs, has a rose garden to be envious of and makes lovely projects - her stitcheries are perfect!

There is plenty of inspiration and ideas out there. I'm sure I'll find something I just *have* to make.

Enjoy your weekend!

Ann

30 comments:

  1. I work on the basis that my list is just a point to deviate from - I love what you've created with your Soiree - stunning! I am finding myself more and more drawn to the "modern" look - it IS very fresh and clean.
    I have this huge big list of UFO's but I, too, have been working on not 1 but 3 quilts that were not on it. I'm telling myself they're donation quilts and letting me practise my FMQ, so they don't really count! That's my story, and I'm sticking too it...

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  2. How, did I know that you would begin something entirely different! I had a very good laugh.

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  3. So pretty! I'm such a brown person, but I've really enjoyed working with some of the oontemporary fabrics lately. And I just happen to have a Soire'e jelly roll!

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  4. Wow! That is quite a change for you, but I love it! You know me; I love pinks, greens, flowers, and white! It will make a wonderful summer quilt. Ummmmm---but aren't you getting ready to go into winter? Oh well, if you keep starting more new projects, it will be next summer before you finish it anyway! *wink*
    HAPPY EASTER! ---"Love"

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  5. oh it's gorgeous! I just ordered a layer cake myself to make Rachel's pinwheel sampler.

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  6. Love the quilt, your right it is so fresh and I to like to put white in my quilts to. Rachel is a wonderful quilter full of great ideas and I to like Moda Back house so many wonderful things to make.
    Hugs Bec

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  7. Yes of course it'a good thing Ann...your project is simply stunning and so fresh!!! I'm sure just the right project will appear for you when it's ready...Happy Stitching, Dzintra♥x

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  8. Beautiful! I think that pattern just made it to my to-do-someday list.

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  9. The quilt is so pretty. It does look fresh, like spring.
    I am always going "off list" and I have had fun making whatever popped up. Enjoy!

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  10. very pretty. nice for Spring (well at least it is spring in my hemisphere!)

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  11. Love the quilt. It will give more light to your Winter. Today we had a wonderful sunny day, calm and warm. Birds are singing louder so, Spring has arrived!
    Cheers
    Ana Maria

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  12. I love the Soiree!! It is really stunning with the white. I'm sure you'll find something lovely do with the Simple Abundance layer cake. I still have a Mill House Inn layer cake I'm not sure what to do with. Ahh the woes of a quilter :) Christine

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  13. Your quilt is fantastic! The white makes everything look so clean and crisp. The fabrics you used are soooooo pretty.

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  14. Just gorgeous Ann. Simply stunning.
    Debra

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  15. Oh my this is so fresh looking and lovely Ann! We do seem to like new beginnings ...;-)
    Yes Rachel has come a long way in a short period of time for sure. Fast learner!
    I look forward to seeing your picked project for Simple Abundance.
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  16. Lists are made to be added to aren't they? See, you add this quit to the list then you get to cross it off as done :). Lovely quilt. I've never bought the more modern prints because I haven't known quite what I would do with them.

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  17. It's so very pretty. Nice choice. Connie204

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  18. Oh wow, that quilt is gorgeous!!

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  19. How beautiful Ann! It is so delightful!

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  20. I rambled through your posts and went where directed and visioned lots of beautiful projects and photos, and I do like the clean pureness of your latest quilt.

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  21. Your new quilt is beautiful, very fresh looking.

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  22. The pattern and the colours are just amazing!
    Micki

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  23. Oh Ann I love your quilt. Do you mind if I have a go at that one too. So nice and fresh. Love the colours. Very affective.

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  24. It is just beautiful! I love the colors against the white.

    Jennifer :)

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  25. I love that fabric range, so fun! Your blocks are lovely too!

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  26. What an Eye Popper...Love the fabrics with the white...Great Job..looking forward to seeing it altogether...
    cheers

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  27. Ann, just wanted to thank you for leaving a nice comment on my new blog. there's soooo much bloggy stuff to learn and i'm not very smart, technologically. so thanks for the encouragement! and i really like that sweet modern soiree quilt you're making! the contrast of the colours against the white is so pretty. what is a honey bun??

    michele (ariane's sister)

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  28. Your Soiree quilt is beautiful! I love that fabric and it DOES look so good with white. I made a quilt out of a jelly roll and a charm pack last Spring. You can see it here (if you want to visit): http://plainjane21.blogspot.com/2009/05/ta-da.html

    I later made a table runner out of the left over bits... then a candle sleeve. I wonder what else I can do with the scraps...?

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