You have probably seen this wonderful line Dreamer by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics out on the fabric shelves for about 3 months now – it came out in March this spring.
Carrie’s work is so full of depth; I love her brushstrokes mixed with the collage. The little bits of text that show up feature words like “Art” and “Grow” and “XOXO” making for fun reminders of what this craft is all about (for me at least). I like all of the “chalky” colors here – even the purple (which is not my favorite color, you know, but it works great here)
I have been thinking for months now that I wanted to see how my Boom Pattern would work up in a narrow palette and with one line of fabric as opposed to the original Color Order/Rainbow/Multiple line palette of the original pattern.
Well I thought Dreamer would be a fun one to work that idea out with. I only had a fat quarter pack, so I knew I couldn’t make a whole quilt, but one row from Boom! makes a great table runner!! Plus I am teaching this class next week in Sisters, Oregon during Quilters’ Affair, so I needed step-out samples anyway. There’s still a bit of room left in that class, so come on down on the Fourth or July and make some Boom-noise with us there!
Here are some progress shots:
I have one more section of the Greens/Aquas to add to each end still, but here it is so far —
And of course, MORE treat bags — my variation of this pattern.
Only 10 more to make after this group for next week’s students. Wish I had done these earlier. I have more classes this fall; I am going to try to make more treat bags when I get back so I am ahead of the game on these.
Yeah, I overkill photos on these, because they just make for some great close-up shots, don’t they?
Okay, that’s it for today. I am working on the last ten bags for next week from another fabric line in the studio today – plus some class samples. Hope to get that work posted here tomorrow.
Then I need to pack for Sisters. I will try to post here on the Blue Nickel Blog while I am in Oregon, but will definitely be posting on Instagram while I am there. Be sure to follow me on Instagram here to catch all of the news from my classes and then the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show at the end of the event!
Until next time,
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,
oh man, Scott, you’re killing me! I would so love to take your class! but group travel & my boss’ expectations of me working a full week are keeping me away! see you Saturday tho’