Finishes 2015

1.  Finish 1/10/15

Title: Rainbow Forrest
Size: 32" x 32"
Pattern: original by Me
Quilted:  by me
Fabrics: top-scrap stash.  back-Heather Ross Pin People

my inspirations:
My friend Cora Quilts beautiful Rainbow log cabin top she just finished.
The scrappy log cabin QAL.
Recent sorting and organizing by color.
And of course trees.  Pine trees and log cabins.  
A dream of mine to someday live in one in the mountains.

2.  Finished 1/14/15

Title: Its All about the K
Size: small rectangle about 6x9
Pattern: original by Me
Quilted:  by me
Fabrics: purple scraps, fussy cut HK and Strawberry Shortcake.  Nurse love fabri on back

my inspirations:  For my sisters birthday based on this text conversation

3.  Finished 1/24/15

title:  Sun Colors

pattern:  Original created and sewn by Colleen Yarnell

quilted:  by me with Aurifil 40wt in yellow on my Babylock Sofia, design freehand drawn with chalk pencil

fabrics: hand dyed from stash, background is woven
binding:   hand dyed scraps

inspiration:  pulled all sunrise/ sunset hand dyed from stash.  Thinking about doing strips that became hst.  thinking of how the sky looks when kayaking in Canada.  

4.  Finished 2/7/15

title:  The Sewing Chair II
size:  miniquilt 6"x4"  pinushion 4" x3"
inspiration:  My orphan blocks, scraps, and this marvelous sewing chair!
sewer:  Colleen Yarnell
pattern:  original

5.Finished 1/14/15

title:  Kitten Love
size:  28" x 27.5"
sewn and quilted:  Colleen C Yarnell
pattern:  original
inspiration:  I had been pulling all the kitten fabrics from my stash.  My partner favored rainbow and it had been in the back of my mine but I couldnt get a handle on it.  Enter Project Quilting challenge this week where you have to have 12 hearts in your design. 

6.  Finished 3/8/15

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Starlight Garden

2015 Project Quilting Challenge 5:  My Favorite fabric

title:  Starlight Garden
pattern:  Starlight by Gina Fornecker
made, tied, and quilted by:  Colleen C. Yarnell
size:  56" x 64"
location: Lewisville, NC
inspiration and process
When I heard favorite fabric I first went to my Denyse Schmidt shelves.  Yes I said shelves-I'm a little obsessed.  But nothing was inspiring me.  I already decided on the pattern which had been sitting on my cutting table since Gina gave it to me.  It had large stars and squares to showcase larger prints.  So I looked at my other favorites. And pulled out a Melody Miller Cotton & Steele print.  Aqua with gold dots and flowers along the edge.  I wanted to use the sparkly part as two of the stars.