Said bundle. Nordika Goodness.
Well, today was that day for me. I just could not get excited about anything that needed to get done. In fact I had a hard time getting excited about doing anything involving the sewing machine. I knew I had to do something. It's like that party. The party that you drag your ass to get to, that turned out to be one of the best nights of your life.
I knew if I made an impromptu plan that involved cutting into a sweet bundle of cotton that I would have a great day. So I hit my Pinterest Quilting board, and picked one of the many beauties that I have been pinning, saying "I am going to make that some day".
Knowing that I needed something that could give me some instant gratification (something quick and dare I say it - easy), and also showcased the fabric, I chose the Giant Star Tutorial from Jeni Baker at In Color Order. Right now you are thinking, you pick pattern and fabric from the same designer, are you sucking up? I can honestly say that I did not make the connection until I was halfway through the top. I guess it was just meant to be.
Jeni's tutorial was great and in no time at all I had this beauty up on the design wall. I even finished the top shortly after this pic! If I am not mistaken the grey for the background is Kona Steel (note to self, must start labelling Kona when I bring it into the house).
This was a great pattern for Fat Quarters and you actually end up with enough HSTs cut for two tops. I think on the next one I will use a lighter background just to shake things up!
I am feeling more inspired to get back to work on my other projects now. Except now I have created another UFO..oops! It took a a quick and easy project to get me going, and darn it I had fun doing it!
So what have I learned today? Despite all of the things that your parents told you, sometimes taking the easy road is the best choice.Any lessons learned in your studio today?
Linking up this week
well, if you're going to shirk your existing UFO's, this one is certainly a good excuse. gorgeous fabrics, and a great pattern to really show them off!ReplyDelete
:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!Delete
:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
I totally want to cut into my Nordika and I even know what I am doing with it. But I have a custom order than needs finishing so I am powering through that ;( I also want to make Jeni's giant star someday. Your combo looks amazing!ReplyDelete
andplusalso who are you on IG?!
Love it! I've had this pattern on my "someday" list ever since Jeni posted it on her blog. I think maybe I need to just do it. :-)ReplyDelete
Great new flimsy! Thank you Adrienne....I already have plans for the patterns I won in the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I love this! I've made a few of these Giant stars and they are so easy and gratifying, and showcase beautiful fabrics! Great choice!ReplyDelete
Adrienne, you are so not alone in this! LOL I tend to move on an idea when it strikes... which might explain my current stack of UFO's. ;o)ReplyDelete
LOVE your newest UFO! Totally gorgeous. However, I will try to forget I saw it, so I won't be tempted to make one, too (must finish other UFOs first... ;o)
Looks awesome! I love that pattern, i've made one and i couldn't believe how quickly it goes together!ReplyDelete
And I need to do the same with my Kona's, the number of times i've pulled one out and wondered what colour it was!
I have been wanting to do the giant star also.. I just have to figure out what fabrics I want to chop into first. yours looks great.ReplyDelete
love this! I have been wanting to make this pattern, but just haven't found my fabric…that and my ufos pile is slightly overwhelming at the moment. lol. Fantastic top!ReplyDelete
I have that block pinned as well and love it. I will have to revisit the pattern now that I have seen your beauty. Great job.ReplyDelete
oh this pattern is on my list too. I love your version. You deserve me sewing time every now and again!ReplyDelete
Cutting fabric ALWAYS feels good. Glad you're doing something for you. Very nice!ReplyDelete
UFOs... whatever. Make things that make you happy! Love your fabric choices on this one (again!)ReplyDelete
I used this tutorial recently too. Fast and easy and looks good :) thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete