Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Quilting Blues at Sharon's

Tuesday had me over at Sharon's to spend a day quilting. We had a lot of catching up to do! The last time we were together, I was finishing Long Road Home and was having sewing machine difficulties. A long holiday weekend thrown in, and we had much to discuss.

Sharon had pulled out a wall hanging that she'd put together awhile back. A beautiful yellow paisley by Anna Griffin was all she needed for a backing, and a WIP (work in progress) will soon become a finish!

She used a charm pack of A Breath of Avignon by American Jane Patterns/Sandy Klop for Moda for this. I have a whole tub full of this line, not as much as my Kaffe tub, but still a nice little stash. I will very soon be digging into it - it's just too irresistable!

This pic is a bit dark, but Sharon was holding it up on the wall where she intends to hang it to see if it fits -- it does! She's added 2 borders, blue and yellow, always pleasing, and always cheerful. I love this!

This is her backing. It is so lusciously beautiful! She found it at a discount store about a month ago, and I agree, she hit the jackpot!

Here is my work for the day. I am working on Blue Portugal from the Kaffe Fassett book, using his fabrics. As I completed each panel, I draped them over the valance at Sharon's patio door. Here all the panels are sewn together with the connecting strips. I love how the sun is shining through making it look almost like a stained glass window!

This shot shows the color of the walls in Sharon's dining room. Aren't they perfect with my quilt? We were draped in blue all day, and it was wonderful.

Here's a shot of the table where we worked, complete with a blue tablecloth and centerpiece.

And across the chair in the corner, Sharon had draped a large piece of Kaffe fabric that I gave her for her birthday a few years back.

3 comments:

Vivian said...

Sharon hit the jackpot indeed with that gorgeous Anna Griffin yellow. You don't find beauties like that every day in a discount store.

And speaking of beauties, your blue Kaffe looks luscious and delectable. Great job on your fabric selection and work, Jayne. It's going together so quickly!

QuiltSue said...

Both the bargain backing your friend found and the blue top you're working on are gorgeous.

Lori said...

Your quilt is looking great!