Saturday, January 7, 2012

FFA3 Finished Quilt

....I'm BACK!!!
The last few months i have had absolutely no desire to do anything....and sewing was definitely at the end of the list. I was a bit nervous that this feeling was the new me? When it came to sewing.. I would sit at the machine and wonder... What did i find so enjoyable about this?? Why do i like cutting up fabric and sewing it back together? Writing Patterns...Yuck!? But with a New Year here, my health is 80% back...(no spewing thankfully, just tired) i am sooo pleased to say that the horrible feeling is GONE.... and I'm ready to go.

New Projects??
Yep!! I have a massively long list. I have spent the last few days scouring the net trying to find out whats new? Can you believe i haven't even been interested in fabric? I had no idea what was getting released and what was coming soon... But thanks to my Fav Shops/Sponsors and their "new arrivals" and "coming soon" sections... I'm totally up to date. I've got my orders written and ready to go.

Before I share what my new projects are going to be... I had this little gem waiting to show you... My FFA3 Quilt for Baby Coco.
As you know,  Its no secret that i Love Heather Ross. I love her cute designs and her choice of colours.. they are instantly recognisable as hers. But i think my favourite thing about her fabric is the actual cloth that she prints on. Weird?? i know!! She doesn't print on the standard Quilting Cotton. Its always slightly different. It has a texture, a natural colour...not a bleached white. Sometimes its a cotton/canvas fabric. Sometimes like a linen. This range was listed as a quilting cotton but some of the fabrics were like a really light weight linen. They were just beautiful.
So this was a really fun, quick baby quilt to sew.
Even though i don't make many strip quilts, i really have a thing for them. I think they showcase the fabrics perfectly. They're modern. They're easy. They don't waste fabric. They comes together really fast. They're perfect for straight line quilting, i really should make more!
For this quilt I couldn't cut up the pictures so i decided to make a feature of them.. I wanted them to kinda look like kids building blocks stacked on top of each other.
For the backing fabric i used this Essex Linen/Cotton fabric
One thing I'm hoping to do this year is find some cute labels. I really want a satin type label that you cut up and fold over and i can sew it into the binding.. I just want it just to say 'Chasing Cottons' so if any of you out there know of a good label place... Please send me some details.. I'm left either not labelling.. or doing this..
So needless to say.. I'm back. I'm feeling great and I'm excited about the year ahead.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and holiday with your families and
 Happy New Year!!
xx Love Bec xx

58 comments:

  1. There is a great shop on Etsy called Green Beans and Strings that does custom labels. Check it out. Cute quilt :)

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  2. Welcome back Bec, your a sewing inspiration! p.s I like the love Bec on the quilt, makes it feel more personal which your quilts are!! I'm off and racing today xxx Malinda your Budgewoi Bestie

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  3. That quilt is so cute. I love it!

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  4. Welcome back to SewingLand - I'm so glad to hear that you are on the mend! Take it easy and remember to enjoy what you're doing.

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  5. Welcome back! Check out my recent post on labels: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-do-you-get-your-labels.html

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  6. I got mine on Etsy. GutenTAGS is the shop name.

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  7. Hi Bec, so glad your "back". I have missed your enthusiasum and your fresh thinking. L xo

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  8. Back with a bang. What a gorgeous quilt. I wasn't mad about the latest Heather Ross collection (I know I must be the only one) but you've brought it together really well.

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  9. What a darling quilt! Let us know what you decide about labels...

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  10. Gorgeous quilt Bec! I need to get some labels too so let us know what works well for you! I'm so glad you're feeling a lot better xx

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  11. Glad to hear you're feeling better, Bec! All the best in 2012. And I LOVE this quilt, great use of the fabrics, the blocks really pop against the stip backdrop. Good combo! Will have to remember that ;)

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  12. Super cute! I love it! Glad you are feeling better!

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  13. Oh I just love that baby quilt! The frames for the wee girl playing are perfect amongst the strips

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  14. I LOVE this quilt! It is so fun and the fabric is adorable.

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  15. Great job! I am working on my first strip quilts and I am not so sure...

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  16. Hi Bec, I am glad you are feeling like getting back into it again!
    The quilt is absolutely adorable!

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  17. I too am glad you are feeling better.
    This quilt is very cute.

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  18. Hi! I am so happy to hear that you are better and found again your passion for sewing! Your new quilt is beautiful and I love those framed pictres you have made!
    I have ordered my labels from www.easy2name.com They are nice but I shall look all the other links your friends gave here. Best wishes and so nice to have you back! x Teje

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  19. Cute little quilt. See you on Twitter again!

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  20. Glad to have you back! Lovely quilt!
    Susana

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  21. I know how you feel- Since getting pregnant in Aug I havent felt like quilting at all!

    I hope that changes soon!

    very nice quilt

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  22. Adorable quilt Bec!!!!! Love the "building blocks"!!

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  23. Hi Bec, glad to see you're back! Darling quilt.

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  24. Happy New Year! I really like how the squares cut up the strips. Your year is off to a great start.

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  25. So glad you are feeling better! :) Your quilt is just adorable and full of lovely color. :)

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  26. This is another really cute idea for a strip quilt, it is the second I have seen in just two days. Love this quilt!!

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  27. Best strip quilt I have ever seen! Absolutely love the fussy cut blocks, they are such a great addition! I have Pinned it, and someday I might actually have the time to copy you. Great quilt design.

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  28. Oh Rebecca---I just love it! Your work is delightful, as usual. Here's to a great 2012! :-)

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  29. So beautiful! Glad you are feeling better too!

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  30. I'm so glad you're feeling better, and back! The blogosphere has been a lesser place without you! The quilt is gorgeous- great design, and I thought of stacked blocks even before you mentioned it! I use a binding label, too - I print mine out on printable poplin and sew it in when I put the binding on. They work really nice - not obtrusive, but they identify the quilt as mine!

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  31. this is stunning! great work!

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  32. Love how you framed the prints and love the colors too! This is an adorable baby quilt!

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  33. Your quilt is wonderful, amazing, and I love it! It's one of the nicest quilts that I have seen in a long time. I love the strips. Thank you. Just beautiful!

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  34. great quilt!, i love her fabrics too. i think they feel so nice. lots of japanese printed fabrics are like that.
    do a search on etsy, there are tons of label places on there. I'm going to use spoonflower and get a yard or two made.

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  35. Welcome back, I've missed your blog posts! Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. The quilt is gorgeous of course!

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  36. So glad you are back and I just love the fabric and the quilt you made.

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  37. Hey Bec! Happy New Year and so so glad you're feeling better! That FFA3 quilt is just too cute! How far along in your pregnancy are you now?? I'm 29wks and can see the light at the end of the tunnel thank goodness!! Hope to see more of your work soon - Justine xxxx

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  38. You are color style and grace,....nice to see you and your creations

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  39. Glad to see you are back quilting. The baby quilt for Baby Coco is adorable.

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  40. Good to hear the hurling has stopped. You've been in my thoughts. Love your quilt, of course!

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  41. I love this!! Like, bookmarked it and saved a copy of the picture love this! Heather Ross fabric is amazing! I have about a million hexagons I cut from Heather Ross fabric years ago right when I started sewing and didn't know who Heather Ross was, now I just need to figure out what I want to do with them!

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  42. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TagsandLabels
    She's in Brissy! And does a brilliant job, with quick service, awesome communication, and top quality labels at the end.....who could ask for more?

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  43. Patch Andi blog has some great label information as well.

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  44. It's just gorgeous!! And I love the back too. I have always wanted to do a strip quilt too. This is a nice combination. So glad you're back!

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  45. Love it! I just ordered some tags from Etsy. There are a ton of different options to choose from, do a search for sew on labels or something like that. I ordered mine from Gutentags. Tons of fonts and love the side style. Glad you are feeling better!

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  46. This may be one of my favorite quilts, EVER. Ever. I love the pattern, quilting, and choice of fabrics!

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  47. Love the quilt!! I really like your "building block" idea, it really stands out with the strip design and the simple quilting. Glad you are feeling better, it takes a lot of work making those babies. They truely are miracles from our Heavenly Father.

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  48. Your quilt is adorable! I have a hard time cutting up Heather Ross fabrics, too, and I love how you made this with so little waste. :)

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  49. I just need to let you know that you are such an inspiration to me! The wonderful things you do with fabric are constantly opening my eyes to the possibilities. This is one is absolutely gorgeous, as usual. :)

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  50. One of my other favorite bloggers had some great labels made and blogged about it here: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2010/06/1-most-frequently-asked-question.html I suspect the company is here in the US, but wouldn't be surprised if they ship internationally. Good luck with your labels and BEAUTIFUL quilt!!

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  52. great to have you back Bec - hope you have a fabulous 2012 :) btw that quilt is just gorgeous especially with the pink polka dot binding

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  53. Welcome back! I can't wait to see all of the new projects. I love this quilt! Simply stunning.

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  54. Good to see you are up and at em! Awesome Quilt Bec. Happy New year to you guys as well.

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  55. so excited to read about your new addition, that's so wonderful. and man, i'm glad you're feeling better, that sounds like the worst!!!!

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  56. I'm glad you are back. And this quilt is adorable!

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  57. This is beautiful. I've often wondered how to best highlight "snapshots" from my fabric when there is a cute scene - I love how you've created frames on your quilt. It comes together so beautifully!

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