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A finish makes a WiP that much easier!


I have learned that when I have a ton of WiPs, which is definitely the case right now, I need to just concentrate on one project. If I finish that one project I will have all the motivation I need to finish the rest.

Something about a finished quilt just gives me a serious boost! Which is why I love sharing with you. I hope that my finishes and projects give you that same boost to keep sewing along.

Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt ~ Finish

Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt

Coming Soon - Beginners Quilting Tutorial Series

I am so excited to be sharing this finish with you! The Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt is complete. It was really easy to make, and I throughly enjoyed photographing it. This will be the quilt we will make in our Beginner Quilting Series, I'm working on getting all the tutorials together, even a few videos! I will keep you posted. I am also submitting this Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt in the Summer Sewing Contest at Ellison Lane Quilts.

Ellison Lane Quilts

Works In Progress

Patchwork Prism Quilt Top Patchwork Prism Backing Progress

It felt so good to get my Patchwork Prism quilt top done, but for the last week I have been just stuck on what to do on the back. Since it is a wall hanging quilt I wanted to keep the back fairly simple, but at the same time with all the hard work I did on the front I feel like it needs a little somethin' somethin' on the back. My favorite color is green, so I decided to go with a green hexagon in the center, bordered in a darker green background. I am hoping to have this done this week, so I can start quilting it. I am planning on echo quilting the hexagons from the center out.

Zig-Zag Baby Quilt Progress
I have started working on zig-zag quilt for my soon to be nephew. My brother-in-law loves puma, and actually bought my son the cutest little Puma outfit when he was born. Puma uses a lot of Red, Gray, Blue, and Black. So that is the color scheme I chose for this quilt. Let me tell you these little HST zig-zags are super easy and fun! Can you say tutorial? Yes, this will definitely be a tutorial!

June Bee Blocks for Wish at do.Good Stiches

I completed my blocks for Wish at do.Good Stitches this week. Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting, was the quilter this month and she chose to create a kaleidoscope quilt. We were asked to make 2 blocks using grays, pinks, oranges, and purples. I had extra fabric so I thought of a brilliant idea. I am going to make twice as many blocks as requested each month. I will do this so one I can test the idea out and give the quilter the best of my blocks, and two so at the end of the 12 month cycle I will have one of each months blocks to create quilt to remember it by! I thought that would be so much fun. Who knows maybe I will donate the final quilt too. :)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I am linking these WiPs with WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced today!

Shopping Inspiration

Today I made a trip to this little boutique called Modern Mommy, it was my first time, and I absolutely love the store! They have the best selection of nursing wear, diaper bags, boutique baby clothes, and baby items. They even have a princess play area where my daughter was entertained while I shopped! Being in there totally got my inspiration going, I would love to make modern baby quilts for their store, she gave me her information to send some over photos of my work, so we shall see.

One of my favorite things I saw, which I have seen before, but just loved, was the Petunia Pickle Bottom bags. What I like about them is they have the option to wear as a backpack or purse, some are made in a nice laminated cotton and have embroidery. They are gorgeous. I would love to make one like this myself, anyone know of a similar pattern?

I am off to prepare for tomorrow's next post in the Quilting & Sewing Events 101 Series, but before I go I want to apologize for all the odd things that have been happening on my website the last week. I have been making a few design changes to accommodate sidebar buttons, tutorials, series and such. I am not completely done, but I would love your feedback!

Alyssa


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Welcome to the Pile O’ Fabric blog, my name is Alyssa Lichner, I live in sunny Gilbert, AZ. I am a freelance web and graphic designer turned avid sewist. I write modern quilting tutorials and share techniques and inspiration here at Pile O’ Fabric… Read More

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