Monday, August 3, 2015

Snooze Alarm

Every once in a while, something totally unplanned takes over your sewing time, right? In my current case, a new pattern and some just-released fabric caught my eye and just had to be partnered up. Enter the Wake Up Call block by Amy/Badskirt and Katarina Roccella's Imprint.

I 'met' them around the same time, halted progress on all my other projects and set to work. I kept things small - 4 - 11" blocks, no sashing or border necessary. I played with layout and then settled in to quilt.

I had a sense that matchstick quilting would be the way to go the minute I started on this one. Aurifil 50wt #2021 (Natural White) was threaded in my machine already and seemed the obvious choice. When doing this kind of quilting, I use my hera marker to divide the width of the quilt every 3 1/2" or so. I quilt these guidelines first and then go back to fill in each section

I auditioned several of the Imprint prints for the binding, and though I finally settled on the gold "Morse Dot Sun," I didn't have quite enough, so over on the right side I filled in with "Crossthread Sheen". It's not real obvious in photos, but I'm glad it is in person. And I failed to get a shot of it, but the backing is Katarina's Floret Stains Tealberry. You know I had to keep it all in the family!

I named this one "Snooze Alarm" as a nod to the block's name. Boy was I sad when it was finished. It's just so dang refreshing to drop everything and make something on impulse. And I find a small project like this a kick-start for the other projects that were interrupted. So now it's back to that 'to do' list!
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday.

15 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS. I love Imprint and need to get my hands on some. Plus, your photography is stunning! I love that first picture!

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! The designs, colors, quilting...you nailed it! It looks gorgeous peeking through those flowers!

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  3. This is beautiful! I definitely have those days when an unplanned project jump in between things I m working on. That is why I have so many unfinished projects. Good for you for going through and finishing it.

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  4. pretty amazing! and I love it in the garden.

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  5. Gorgeous Debbie! The quilting is the perfect choice too

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  6. Beautiful! What an amazing design; it's absolutely right for these fabrics.

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  7. I love the colours you chose. Reminds me of Carla's quilt today as well! I'll have to try mustard and navy myself sometime.

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  8. This is so beautiful! And your 'staging' in the garden is just perfect. Great colors!

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  9. No snoozing here Debbie! It's brilliant, another graphic design! A real winner....

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  10. Such a stunning quilt and your matchstick quilting is just perfect!

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  11. All that matchstick quilting would drive me to drink! Great quilt and fabulous photos!

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  12. So fun! I try hard not to get distracted by all the new ideas and pretties but sometimes you just have to! This is a great project, the colors so interesting and I always love matchstick quilting.

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  13. Fabulous! The perfect pattern and fabric combo ... thanks for the tip on the matchstick quilting too, I'm going to give it a try on a pillow that I'm making for my daughter's bedroom :)

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  14. I know that I am very late, but I wanted to stop and say that I think you knocked it out of the part with this one. Amy's pattern is excellent and your colour and fabric choices and quilting are excellent.

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  15. Debbie, I am so awed by your creativity.

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