Projects – Ellen Rushman

Sewing with Spoonflower fabric makes me nervous.  It’s a finite resource – pricey and the shipping time interferes with the excitement of a new project.  I’ve had swatches of the final designs for a few weeks now, but cutting into 8″ squares is scary.  I am a fairly wasteful quilter, I make messy cuts, and my floor is littered with debris.

So, Saturday I sat down to take the plunge.  A mini quilt with Michele’s Bella Roma collection was the goal…

I experimented with free form curved piecing for a while.  It was lots of fun, but not necessarily suited to the swatch samples.

I went simple.  Very simple.

I used my outdated Spoonflower color chart as the back!  Michele’s prints look great.  I like them even more in a quilt!  And, after it was all said and done, sewing every little bit of the 8″ squares felt good!  Spoonflower swatches may be the way to go!

My mega-Spoonflower order is set to arrive on Wednesday…so this weekend I’ll be working away on some Modern Quilt Relish and Carolyn Friedlander patterns to showcase Michele’s designs from several challenges!

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4 comments on “Projects – Ellen Rushman

  1. the sample looks great!!

  2. I love everything about this quilt, Ellen. Fabulosa! Glad to hear you are doing patterns from Modern Quilt Relish and Carolyn Friedlander. Both thoroughly modern, worthy of promotion, and sweet peeps, too! Keep up the good work.

  3. on said:

    I love the asymmetry of the quilt. The patterns look great together.

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