Monday, December 20, 2010

Little Miss Shabby's Corey

First...I forgot to post the winner of my stash on Friday, my apologies.  Drumroll...
And which follower is this?  Tonya Rhine! I am so excited because by choosing from one of our followers we know that the winner is a reader...so fun.  One other winner is on shown Fresh Poppy Design...

Today we've got Corey from Little Miss Shabby.  Have you checked out her site before?  So cute and creative.  She's got giveaways and cute tutorials...check out this cute strashbuster block.  I saw this quilt of hers and I just really wanted to share it with all of you.  And she said yes :)


I had a bit of a bee in my bonnet a couple weeks ago.  I was just itching to try out an idea that I had and dig into my Dream On charm pack.  Urban Chiks fabrics are just beautiful and this new line is no exception.  I sat down at about 8pm on a Friday evening and pieced the top--I wanted to try a little "raggy windowpane" idea that I just couldn't get out of my head.  The skinny little white strips are all raw edges and will fray just a bit more each time I wash this little quilt.  They are 1/2" strips attached (just down the middle of the strip) after the 4 patch blocks were made.
The Saturday after making the top I made my lovely little quilt sandwich--it was small enough I got away (just barely) with only using temporary spray adhesive to baste the layers.  I quilted using straight lines in a random "plaid" pattern which I marked off before machine quilting.  I haven't done a lot of machine quilting so this was a great opportunity to try it out a bit more. 

The quilt is small--I'm not sure of the dimensions off the top of my head but I only used one charm pack and some solid white yardage--it's about crib sized or so.  I opted to use a Heather Bailey chevron stripe fabric from Pop Garden for the binding.  Since the Dream On yardage wasn't available when I made the quilt. I thought it worked nicely & had the same sort of feel as the rest of the quilt.
I also got to try out my math skills a bit trying to figure out what size squares to cut for the triangles around the outside edge.  If you are ever in this same dilemma here is a wonderful resource for figuring out setting and/or corner triangles when you are setting your quilt on point.  I don't know if I have ever been quite so excited to figure something out--I even had to call my mom and share my news.  For some reason, Ryan, my husband, just wasn't quite as excited. LOL! =)
If you get a chance to pick up some of this delish fabric you won't regret it.  The line is now available to purchase.



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4 comments:

Ivona said...

I like the colors, nice quilt :-) Greetings from Slovakia :-)

Peach Rainbow said...

Beautiful!

randi---i have to say said...

great quilt!

wishes, true and kind said...

Corey is always fabulous, and so is her Dream On quilt!