Monday, March 26, 2012

Sew Into Solids Week #3

Sew into Solids

Wow. Last week I left you with some more inspiration mosaics and now, another week has flown by and it's time to check in on the progress with Sew into Solids!

  How are you doing with selecting your fabric and pattern choices?  

 Maybe you're like me and still waiting for your fabric order to arrive... or maybe you're well ahead, like Jane, with your fabric cut and busy stitching blocks together?  Do tell!  Be sure to share pics of your progress on the Sew into Solids Flickr group.   We'd love to see what you're making!

Last week, I showed you the stack of Kona blues that are one half of the total amount I will have to work with.  I've got those fat quarters pre-washed and ready to go!  I'm hopeful that the remaining selection of blues will arrive this week as I'm anxious to get cutting and stitching on that twin-sized quilt I have planned.

I have to admit that while I've been waiting for my fabric to arrive I've continued to look at more possible patterns to try.  I've sketched a few, I've borrowed more books from the library for ideas and I continue to look online for inspiration.   In case you're stuck for possible patterns, I'd like to recommend  The Modern Quilt Workshop by Ringle and Kerr for inspiration, along with City Quilts by Cherri House and Fresh Quilting by Malka Dubrawsky.   Each of these titles abound with design ideas and gorgeous palettes, in case you don't know where to start.

 Not too surprisingly, I really couldn't wait to start sewing something with solids (while I wait for fabric for the quilt) and decided to use some colours from this fat quarter bundle I bought earlier this year for my crazy 9 patch quilt in orange. 

Here's what I came up with.  A mini granny block in 3 colours!

Now I'm debating over incorporating these blocks into a pillow or maybe some potholders (I desperately need new ones ;o).  At least I'm getting my feet wet (metaphorically speaking) sewing something in only solids.    How about you?  Care to share what you've been working on?

Don't be shy... go ahead and share those Sew into Solids projects on the Flickr group!
(Big thank-you to those of you that have already been sharing!  You're inspiring!!)


  1. Great post as are tempting me with those mini granny squares...they look great in solids :-)

  2. That pile of blues is like art just by itself!

    The granny squares block would be perfect for a potholder - a new potholder for spring!

  3. love the look of granny squares in solids! that's one hip granny!

  4. Love those blues - and the granny square blocks look amazing in the bright colours!

  5. can hardly believe you chose blue for your solids quilt!!! :)

    (of course i kid!)

    that is a lovely selection of blues. i hope your new fabric arrives soon.


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