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Quilt Backs

First, I just want to say thank you for everyone who commented on my previous post about the Comparison Critic and Impostor Syndrome. I’ve found myself in a number of really interesting conversations with some of you, and I appreciate all of your honesty.

I sent this link to some of you, but for anyone else who is dealing with this, there is a graphic novel coming out called Brick by Brick focusing on how to be a creator, and the book discusses some of these things. You can get a sample of what’s in it on the author’s webpage at http://www.doodlealley.com.

But I promised you a more light-hearted post today, so enough of that, and back to sewing!


I recently finished the back of my dad’s urban lattice quilt, which managed to use up most of my scraps from the front, which I am always pleased by. The two blue solids are Kona Storm (darker/top blue) and Kona Prussian (medium/bottom blue). They’re two of the new Konas and I really love them. They have a bit more of a green undertone than Nightfall and Indigo (which both lean a bit more red) and I think they work quite well with this quilt.


I also ordered my fabric for my bento box quilt back. I’m not doing anything fancy with this one, just using this fabric with a swath of some aqua that goes well. I’m hoping the navy stripe doesn’t make it too dark, but this print in the sunglow colorway doesn’t seem to exist anymore. The fabric still hasn’t arrived (*impatient dance*) but as soon as I have it, I’m whipping up a back and sending these both off to a long-armer. I’ve never tried a long-arm service before, but I am very excited to not have to struggle with these on my smallish machine!


Which just leaves the Dragon Quilt of Doomity-Doom to finish before Christmas. That’s going to be my focus this weekend. I will not let this quilt psych me out anymore!

turquoise full context

On Monday I am going to be doing a color post dealing with the context of color, and how to use it to your advantage in design. If it turns out to be something you like, let me know and I will make it a more regular feature here on the blog!

As an aside, does anyone else watch The Voice? There was a performance earlier this week by A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera performing “Say Something”. The link goes to the youtube video of their performance. I’ve had this song on repeat pretty much all day. It’s a sad song, but so beautiful! I should probably go apologize to my neighbors.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


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