Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gypsy Girl WiP & a Small Finish


This blue pitcher has survived many generations in our family. It's very special to me.
I had great plans to move full speed ahead this past week to finish some sewing projects but ended up falling a bit short. My goals are usually low pressure. I work hard at not letting my love of sewing turn into something that causes me anxiety. Many of us know how easy it is to let that happen. So I'm satisfied that I finished my Gypsy Girl pillow and quilt top. I used 2.5 inch squares from the leftover jelly roll strips and a few added scrap squares for the pillow.

 I used Quiltville's Pineapple Blossom pattern and a jelly roll for the quilt. It worked perfectly. The top is 49x62 without a border.
I'm hoping this will be finished for my next post. Mr. White Socks is eager to say hi.
 I used the same pattern for this quilt. Choice of fabric can certainly change the entire look of a quilt using the same pattern.



I've been working on some "experimental" blocks for a low volume quilt. I have about 6 blocks finished and I think I just might like it.


* My friend Jess has asked that I share news about the Tassie Bush Fire Quilt Appeal. She says: "As some of you may be aware, my home state of Tasmania has been devastated by some huge bushfires in the last week. Many, many homes have been completely destroyed and families have lost everything. The latest report is that about 200 homes have been either destroyed or severely damaged in the bushfires."
                               
There may be a way that you can help. Please read here.

       Congratulations to Diane. She was the randomly chosen winner of last week's giveaway!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced at WiP Wednesday.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

43 comments:

Ellyn said...

so beautiful! been seeing lots of low volume blocks & quilts lately, that's one bandwagon I don't think I'll jump on. They are so beautiful but I hardly have any low volume prints in my stash! Can't wait to see yours come together

Jess said...

Oh I love your low volume blocks! And thanks so much x

Katy Cameron said...

All so pretty, WTG!

Bev said...

Your Gypsy quilt is to die for! Amazing! I love that fabric line! I wish we could buy from Moda...I would have bought a lot of that line. Their minimum order is too much for me to handle but I love, love, love the bright cheerful look of your quilt. Are you going to put a border on it? I can't wait to see it quilted! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheery wave!
Bev

Deborah Spaulding said...

Your pillow and quilts are beautiful.

trish said...

Wow wow and wow! Your Gypsy Girl quilt is gorgeous!
I have several charm packs just waiting for the right
project to come along. :0)

Beth said...

Those low volume blocks look great - I still haven't started mine!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Just love all of your projects!!

Lisa said...

I really like your low volume wonky stars, that is going to be a really pretty quilt. I absolutely adore my family's antique glass that I have, so I know just what you mean!

vintage grey said...

All of your projects are so beautiful, and I love all the pretty prints!! So inspiring!! xo Heather

Acorn to Oak said...

Beautiful! :-)

Heidi Staples said...

That quilt top is wonderful -- such a great match of pattern and prints! I love your low volume blocks too!

Donna said...

I love your Gypsy Girl quilt top and pillow! The red and white quilt is gorgeous as well. You have been busy! The low volume blocks are going to be lovely as well. Love seeing your projects. Hopefully I can get motivated!
Hugs,
Donna

Carla said...

I like your low volume blocks. I haven't decided yet on a project for my squares. Lovely line of fabric for a lovely quilt and pillow ; )

Barbina said...

Your cushion and the quilt are amazing! The colours work so beautifully together, so happy and cheerful. Makes me think about a crochet cushion in those colours!
Have a wonderful week Deborah!

Siobhán said...

Oh. My. GOSH!!! Your Gypsy Girl quilt top and pillow are both amazing. I have wanted to buy some prints from that line but hadn't seen them in anything so have held off. They are a whole lot of happy! Really nice--and I love the pattern, too. The low volume blocks look great!

gillyflower said...

Gorgeous cushion! The quilts are wonderful too,such cheerful colours.
Loving those low volume blocks, its going to be a wonderful softly coloured quilt.
Thanks for sharing all this loveliness!
Gill xx

Janine said...

Your quilts and cushion are lovely. It's amazing how different those two pineapple quilts look. I also like your low volume blocks. I'll look forward to watching how this grows :)

Janine said...

Your quilts and cushion are lovely. It's amazing how different those two pineapple quilts look. I also like your low volume blocks. I'll look forward to watching how this grows :)

Amy DeCesare said...

I'm so glad you shared these fabulous projects. Gypsy Girl was a perfect selection for that quilt, and that pillow is a classic sweetheart! Thanks, too, for sharing your philosophy on keeping the enjoyment in sewing. I feel exactly the same way and am making a conscious effort to keep it fun.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

beautiful, all of it!
That pitcher is just gorgeous. The gypsies are so pretty and the low volume looks stunning! You always give me so much inspiration!

selfsewn said...

Lovely makes Deb.
I have a pineapple/lantern pattern which I've been pondering on..

Archie the wonder dog said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

eva said...

Gypsy Girl has my favorite colors and quilt and pillow is fabulous! It is quite remarkable what a difference it could be on two quilts depending on which fabrics to use. Now I'm curious on your low volume quilt - the beginning looks so beautiful!

quiltmania said...

Love the pineapple blossom in the bright colours. So cheerful!

QuiltCandy said...

Oh my goodness your gypsy girl quilt is just adorable, I love it! And the cushion is perfect too. I purchased this fabric line at the end of last year and it's on my 'to do' list of quilts to make this year. Not sure on a pattern yet, but I can't wait to get started with such beautiful fabrics. Looking forward to seeing your quilt finished, take your time and enjoy it!

legato1958 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your pillow and quilt top!! That is such a beautiful pattern for that fabric!! They just have that Wow factor!!

I am really interested in your low volume blocks, too!
Such a beautiful blog to look over and get ideas from!!

Susie

Caroline said...

Super cute pillow!

Béa said...

I love your Gipsy Girl quilt and this pattern, in every version. I use it for a blue & white christmas quilt I gived and have to make another for me !
The low volume blocks are beautiful too, something I want to try soon...

Rachaeldaisy said...

Ohh I hadn't noticed Gypsy Girl but your projects show off those fabrics beautifully! I would never have guessed it was the same quilt pattern , different fabrics make such a difference. I love your star blocks. The blue jug deserves a comment too, it's gorgeous and looks wonderful styled with the cushion.

Helen Philipps said...

Love the bright colours of gypsy girl!! Your projects are gorgeous! And so is the blue jug.
Have a happy week!
Helen x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Beautiful work as always Deborah!....I love the colours in Gypsy Girl and the cushion looks so pretty in the pic with your beautiful blue pitcher... Congratulations to the winner of your lovely Giveaway too!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Susan x

Cindy said...

Oh wow! I love your pillow and the quilts are gorgeous!!

okcamp said...

I love your blog (and the pretty blue pitcher on the chair). I also like that you are involved in giving back to those less fortunate. I've seen this on several blogs and it's a direction I'd like to take with my own.
~Diane

Samantha said...

Love the pillow and quilt top! So cheerful :)

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a lovely blog, thank you for sharing. I am a new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I love all the brightly color fabric you've chosen - so happy! Newest follower via Grow Your Blog :)

Wendy said...

Hello Deborah, your work is stunning, very beautiful! Much inspiration for a newbee sewer like me. Love to follow you. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs and happy blog hopping to you, Wendy of AppleApricot

Something Special said...

Your quilting is exquisite! I am a new follower.

Tammy said...

I love that pillow. All of your quilts and blocks are so beautiful. Such a shame about the bushfires and all that has been lost. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Congrats on some beautiful finishes, Deborah! The colors are amazing, such stunning work. I'm following you and can't wait to enjoy your work (no pressure...I know what you mean about it causing anxiety). We finish when we can, right?

Martha said...

I love the pillow and the quilt top. Very beautiful.

Rene' said...

All of your WIPs are amazing. I especially love how different the two Pineapple Blossom quilts look depending on the fabric choices. Both are beautiful.

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