More accurately, working with Denyse Schmidt fabric. Mmm . . Hope Valley.
This past weekend I took on a new project. I offered to make one more quilt (including kits) for the store where I occasionally work before the Shop Hop that starts today. Last year I was swamped and stressed trying to pull together the the Snippets Hexagon quilt and the Vintage Stars quilt and I vowed I would not pull that stunt again. But I did. Kind of.
Part of me thinks I was crazy – especially in light of the fact that on Sunday my life got handed a few more new responsibilities – and the other part of me has found this project very theraputic and pleasant. It’s been a really quick project to finish. And I got to finally sew with some of the Hope Valley collection. Lovely.
Here is a little sneak peak. I am working with the fabrics available at the store, obviously, and I threw in that sour yellow. I kind of love how it looks. Every quilt needs a good zinger.
Post edit: Augh! I forgot to mention that I can take no credit whatsoever for the design of this quilt. It was totally inspired by Jennifer’s quilt that I found during the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Love at first sight. I’m so happy to have made one myself now. Thanks Jennifer, for the great inspiration!
And for those of you wondering what the heck this Wasatch Front Shop Hop is, it is a collection of quilt stores who get together to offer sales and other fun activities – kind of a big party all week. (The Wasatch Mountains run north-to-south along the east side of the Salt Lake Valley – the cities that run along the west side of those mountains are called the Wasatch Front. Park City and other resorts are along the east side of those mountains – the Wasatch back. And there is your little Utah geography lesson today.)
It starts today and goes through Saturday. I’ll be working at American Quilting from 2:30 to 8:00 on Thursday – I probably won’t bring the quilt or kits in until then – but if you’re local and you’re Shop-Hopping, come say Hi!