Looks like we are leaving for home tomorrow! It’s been a great holiday but I am more than ready to get home and so is hubby! I am actually looking forward to a nice cool, rainy day!!
Yesterday Sandy and I had one last ‘Thelma and Louise’ day…one last trip to JoAnn’s and one last trip to Trader Joe’s! I am going to miss them both! We also had lunch at Red Lobster and didn’t LOOK once at the calories! OK…we peeked but that didn’t stop us from ordering!! Oh my…crab linguine…delish…!! A very fun day! Wish I had taken my camera but maybe it’s just as well that I didn’t take any pictures…I can’t have you drooling all over your computer screen!! It’s just not lady like!
So what can I talk about today that’s quilty? Hey did you see the quilt that they are making over at Primitive Gatherings…? It’s the American Patchwork Quilt, ‘Tone It Down’! You have probably seen this quilt on several blogs in the last few months as they have been having a Sew Along! I really liked the quilt but the colour way that PG is doing it in blew me away!! Love it…GO HERE to have a look!! Then come back…
SEW….what did you think? Sure doesn’t look like the same quilt, does it?! Love the black and gold that Lisa used!
This is the original that was the inspiration for the Sew-Along…
And here is the logo for the APQ Quilt-Along…
Now if you have time, pour yourself another coffee and go see what the other designers came up with.
- Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side, amyscreativeside.com. Amy’s planning to make a guy-worthy quilt, with a scrappy mix of blue, green, and gray fabrics.
- Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs, bunnyhillblog.com. A rich, vintage look in hues of beige, purple, and rusty brown is what Anne is seeking.
- Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, camilleroskelley.typepad.com. A scrappy, cheerful assortment of Bonnie and Camille prints ups the contrast.
- Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co., lavieenrosie.typepad.com. Carrie adds a French twist, working in a scrappy three-color palette of French General fabrics.
- Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane, quiltjane.blogspot.com. Jane’s version is all about text-ure—text prints mixed with solid-color wovens.
- Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop, fatquartershop.blogspot.com. The big blocks pop when separated by colorful sashing on Kimberly’s quilt.
- Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, lisabongean.com. Lisa turns up the volume with black backgrounds and cream and tan print patchwork.
- Lissa Alexander, modalissa.blogspot.com. Lissa shares her experience and tips about the process of making the featured version of Tone It Down.
- Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life, www.aquiltinglife.com A fan of primary colors and American Jane prints? Sherri’s version might be just what inspires you!
SEW while I was at JoAnn’s I had to pick up my own copy of the magazine…
And I put a picture of the Primitive Gathering’s version on my Pinterest board for reference later…under Quilts That I LOVE! (Don’t you love Pinterest?)
And isn’t it nice when you buy a magazine and there’s more than one quilt that you want to make…
And the magazine was ONLY $5.99!! When did this magazine get to be so cheap? SCORE! Got to love a deal!! OK, OK, I’ll ‘Tone It Down’!
Have a super Saturday and Happy Stitching! ~P