Now that Quilt Market is wrapping up, I can share the projects I worked on for Free Spirit. I’ll post in the same order as I sewed them. The first batch of fabric to arrive on my doorstep was Jenean’s Star Landing. It’s everything you expect from Jenean and a little bit extra!I have two favorite prints in this collection. One of them is a hexagonal cheater print called Hexie Medallion. I designed a very simple quilt for this print–one that uses minimal piecing, raw edge applique and simple quilting. I added additional gray big stitch quilting before I sent this off but Stinka wasn’t around to help with photography at that point.My other favorite print is Flower Sketch. Oh, the possibilities!!!Here’s what happened to a portion of this print:I used pearl cotton and embroidery thread to create a lovely medallion for this pillow. If you look at the image of the plain fabric, you will see a nearly complete floral motif in the lower left quadrant. That’s the motif I used for this embroidery. You can see that I chose to combine some of the sections into larger areas for this piece, mostly in the interest of time. And I have to admit, it was hard to stop. I just wanted to keep at it. Just imagine this in a larger size. The “Wow” factor would be off the charts.Of course, there has to be a darling dress and this time it’s McCalls 6959. The pattern is really easy and goes together in a flash. I think the binding took more time to make than the dress itself.Another pieced and quilted pillow shows off the smaller prints, as well as additional colors. And of course, how can we not have a bag? This is the same pattern I made for Jane’s Gregory’s Garden collection last Spring.That little star like embellishment is fussy cut from the Hexie Medallion print. I used Phoomph to give it some dimension. You could easily, and quickly, make a garland of these from all the different hexies in the repeat.
And that’s the end of the Star Landing samples. As usual, Jenean and I were thinking on the same wave lengths when we talked about what to make. I just love working with her! It’s always a good feeling when it all “clicks” and things happen effortlessly.
I have more Flower Sketch to play with, so I’ll be back with some other ideas for that wonderful print. In the meantime, go see what Jenean has been up to.