saturday sewing binge.

I LOVE getting totally lost in a project, and that is exactly what happened over the weekend.

 

It all started with these guys that I’d picked up the day before at a quilt show.

 

ed emberley fabrics

 

Ed Emberley from Cloud9. I’d already been obsessed, and then finding some and actually having them in my possession made it impossible to resist.

 

For a hot minute, I thought about using them in a future pattern, but no. That idea was quickly turned down when I realized that I kind of wanted to make a quilt for no real reason.

 

After the fabric, my next muse was a project in this beautiful book by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. Such a lovely, lovely book, and it’s been calling my name for a while. Candy Coated, aka the cover quilt, is exactly what I was looking for.

 

Sunday Morning Quilts

 

The fabric pull was fun. Especially because this pattern buys me all sorts of scrap liberties. I happily helped myself to a load of stuff and will continue to do so as the project grows. Sweet, merciful fabric.

 

fabric pull

 

The warm ochres in the lion print are majorly enticing, and I’m coupling them with some grays, lush blues, and plenty of neutrals. I’ve got the first few rows together, and hope to find time to plug away on it again soon.

 

candy coated lions in progress

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9 Responses to saturday sewing binge.

  1. Cheryl Arkison February 5, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Oooh, what a lovely use of those fabrics! And thanks for the kind words.

    • carolynfriedlander February 5, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      Thanks! And I’m so glad that I’ve FINALLY been able to start on something from the book. Really is a good one.

  2. Michelle Kurtz February 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Gorgeous…..love the fabrics you’ve pulled. Also, thanks for introducing me to this awesome book!

    • carolynfriedlander February 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks, Michelle! Yes, you totally have to check out this book. Not only is it totally beautiful and inspiring, but it’s also practical–especially when it comes to scrap control.

  3. Ericka February 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    I pulled out my Ed Emberley stash two nights ago and have been cutting. I have been back and forth between the same pattern (inspired by http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackmanfamily/8213978091/in/faves-42653316@N08/ ) or a simple square quilt. I hope to decide and start sewing tonight.

    • carolynfriedlander February 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

      cool! we are definitely thinking along the same lines. happy sewing!

  4. Phoebe February 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I love it! I’ve been wanting to make that quilt (and every other quilt from that book forever). You’re inspiring me to get going….

  5. Debbie-Esch House Quilts February 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    That color palette is gorgeous!

  6. Lynn February 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I love your fabric choices.

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