Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Gals

Finally the gals are ready to become blocks.  These cuties printed out on muslin still need the color run and set test.  Which is a simple test of soaking in vinegar.  I'm not a big fan of muslin but the higher quality fabric and my printer don't get along.  And the ready made printable fabric sheets are just too expensive.  The freezer paper method of printing on fabric has always worked for me.  You can read more about this method on a earlier post here.  
 The pattern I'll be using is called Nostalgic Christmas by Lynn Wilder.  She has several example and ideas for this pattern on her blog Sewn in Wild Oaks.  Just do a search on her blog for Nostalgic Christmas, the search box is on the left at the top of her blog.   A few of my favorites.

You can see my first quilt using this pattern here.  Making it in the brighter colors has been the plan since I first saw the pattern.  I made a couple of changes to my block below.  I had to cut my images smaller than the pattern stated.  So making an adjustment to the fist surrounding border was needed.  
 The pattern calls for a large outer border.  I plan to do something a little different.  Maybe no border...we'll just need to wait and see what happens!

~ Lea Anne ~

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  1. Oh, such quilty goodness!! Lynn has such a creative mind, and you just expand upon it in such innovative ways.

  2. So adorable and ditto KaHolly! XOXO

  3. Lea Anne - your adorable prints and plans look great! A couple of years ago I did extensive testing for homemade fabric printing. I tried every fabric imaginable (even trying a 400 thread count Egyptian cotton pillow case.) The strange thing is, that I got the best color results with plain old muslin. Silk was the worst, unless you want a very muted effect.
    The way you framed the picture of the little girl and her kitten is so wonderful!

  4. Your block looks great and the whole quilt will be so cute.

  5. Love your little vintage gals -- they're so cute! I really enjoy all your bright colors too. You're inspiring me to "get out of my typical color choices." :o) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

    1. Thanks, I love colorful happy quilts and working out of my comfort zone. Go for it!

  6. That is adorable! I love vintage prints!

  7. It's going to be a darling quilt. Have fun playing with all those bright colors.

  8. So cute and so much fun. I totally forgot about printing on fabric. I have done this before to make tags for my shop. Love your sweet prints.

  9. Those Gals are so sweet!
    What a dramatic change you made to the pattern with your block colors, going to be a really great quilt.

  10. You are always doing such neat things!!!


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