Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Morning Randomness

Here's your Monday morning randomness, starting with a few patterns that have caught my eye this week.

Photo from Noodlehead

Anna from Noodlehead released this Divided Basket pattern—I could see about a million uses for these. And I've been in an organizing mood, so this fits right in with that! I've already purchased this one and am looking forward to making a few.

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Photo from From Blank Pages

And Diane of From Blank Pages came out with her "My First Alphabet" pattern for making blocky paper-pieced letters. I also love Kelly's Wonky Alphabet pattern—two great (and very different) options for adding words to your quilt designs!

An Apartment Therapy post pointed me to Knesting.com, which sells slipcovers for Ikea furniture in tons of cool colors and prints, including designs by Joel Dewberry and Amy Butler. I don't know about you, but a tailored slipcover is way beyond my skill set, so I made a mental note!

Photo from Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts, Spring 2013 issue

Last but not least, you can now buy a kit to make my Sparkler quilt, which appeared in the Spring issue of Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts. The kit comes with all the beautiful solid fabric colors that I used to create the top and binding (plus a copy of the pattern) and it makes a 60" x 84" finished quilt.

Linking up with Cindy's "Really Random" linky at Live a Colorful Life. Thanks, Cindy!

9 comments:

Marg said...

Thanks for these links, I've already bookmarked the slipcovers.

Thearica said...

Chevrons are really making a bold statement over the past few months! I don't know if I would want a slipcover with that design but I am certainly thinking a quilt!

My grandson would love your quilt to cover up with at night! I do need to make all 3 of my grandchildren a quilt!

diane said...

all great blog finds. Your sparkler quilt is so pretty

treadlemusic said...

This post is so "Spring-y"!! Need that! Totally fogged in and the ice-covered world I currently reside in is thawing out a bit. Yesterday's ice storm slowed most people down a bit and my sewing room saw some quality time! Love that quilt and usually pick up the F&P mags. That first little basket is wonderful! Many uses for that one!

MsMidge said...

That quilt is yummy! I hope one day to be brave enough to try paper piecing!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I need that chevron armchair, so cool! Great idea with the quilt kits

Kristie said...

Lee, you may have changed my life with the knesting.com link!! Love!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Yay, Lee! After all the times I have linked to WIP Wednesday, I'm beyond thrilled that you linked to me!! Anyway...I'm going to order both those patterns--Noodlehead's and the alphabet. I have Kelly's wonky alphabet and have used it a couple of times--highly recommended. And that yellow zigzag slipcover is awesome--wish I had an IKEA chair to I could recover it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

P.S. I bought that issue of Fons and Porter because your quilt it just amazing!

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