Splendor

Splendor

Well, I tell you, TIME is something isn’t it? It just keeps trucking along without any regards of our catching up with it.

I did a LITTLE catching up last night and this morning, and I finally got to playing with this stack of Splendor by Amy Butler for Free Spirit. I have had this stack since February for crying out loud. Sigh…..time is fleeting…….. ūüėČ

As always, Amy’s design work and colors are divine. This line is obviously influenced by her trip to India awhile back with our now mutual friend Sujata Shah. ¬†I had the pleasure of meeting Sujata last summer, but that is for another story. Both are¬†very talented ladies!

Loving the tame cheetahs on a leash and the Indian figures as well. And of course florals and geometrics in outstanding designs! Everything plays nice with each other as well as other Free Spirit and non- Free Spirit lines!

I have been wanting to make at least one of these pyramid pillows from the cover of Amy’s book ¬†— amy butler’s piece keeping.¬†

To be honest, they kind of intimidated me. Three dimensional sewing projects tend to do that to me. I work mostly in a flat and, as pointed out in the last post, a pretty straight, angular manner.
This is angular but not flat, and a lot of stuffing!

This is as far as I have gotten today, BUT I have started and that is a very, very good sign that I will likely finish this……I hope! Keep watching my Instagram feed for progress. It’s not perfect by any means, but I can see it being a pretty fun accent piece! (I did sneak in some of one of¬†Amy’s previous lines, Bright Heart ūüėČ )

The book has a wide variety of projects, of which quite a few are NOT quilts.  That being said, there are a couple of quilts that are right up my alley.

The In the Moment quilt is a fun improv “starter instructions” basically. Amy gives you a list of concepts and guidelines, so every quilt will be entirely different to be sure, but you are not completely on your own if you want tips along the way.

I messed around with a few Splendor scraps just for the fun of it to start my very own “in the moment” piece, ¬†with a nice little fussy cut deer at its center. Who knows where this in the moment piece will end up. But there¬†is that moment!

I really want to ¬†make this Aspen Branches quilt, but with all of my own plans for my own new patterns, well, that is probably not happening right away….but YOU could!! ¬†I love it!

Now, I might make these free form pyramids from the Talisman Necklace! But I would hang them from a garland or make them individual little ornaments.

And though, I am not sure I would get to making this, I really do like this Treasure Box.

I love all sorts of boxes…not that I actually know what’s in any of the¬†boxes around the studio……

That’s it for today, peeps!
Be sure to stop by yesterday’s post and leave a comment there for that prize as well as following the links for other chances to win stuff!

Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,
Scott

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