12 Jan Sew Solid Sunday #1
Welcome to the first Sew Solid Sunday! I love, love, love working with solids. I know there are some of you out there who love them too, but there are also some who’d like to give them a try, but just can’t quite make the jump from their beloved prints. I’m hoping Sew Solid Sunday will give everyone some ideas and inspiration.
So here’s what I am planning: a Sew Solid Sunday post the second Sunday of every month (all that alliteration should help you remember which week 😉 ) featuring a project done in solids; a linky party where you can link to a blog post you’ve done since the last SSS featuring a project made with solid fabrics; a little giveaway for those who join the linky party; and maybe some tutorials. What do you think? What would you like to see?
On to the first project! The #economyblockalong over on Instagram (and Flickr) grabbed my attention and I just had to join in.
|An economy of red|
A lot of people are doing adorable blocks with fussy cut centers, but I wanted to play with solids. I used Rita’s tutorial to make 16 blocks that finish at 5″ – perfect for a 20″ pillow. My house could really use some new pillows, so I chose an aqua-ish theme with a few red accents. Specifically, the colors I used are Robert Kaufman Kona solids in seafoam, dusty blue, azure, bahama blue, white, snow, bone, eggshell, chinese red and poppy. I used my usual process of laying out all the pieces randomly and then adjusting a bit from there. With the trimming required, I wouldn’t call this a fast project, but with 16 blocks it wasn’t too slow either.
DebbiePosted at 04:03h, 08 February
Very fun! Just seeing this today but will be following from now on and hopefully participating now and then!
jeifnerPosted at 09:19h, 24 January
I LOve solids and think a solids linky would be great fun. I was thinking economy blocks would be a great way to use up my bazillion solid scrap triangles. Or lots of tiny geese?
LeannePosted at 06:31h, 19 January
I love the solid economy blocks. Can one link any solid project or are you thinking that they will make the pillow?
MargPosted at 18:11h, 15 January
Beautiful pillow, and I love your idea for the linky party. Not sure if I will be able to join in and play along but I'd like to try.
Hitch and ThreadPosted at 12:18h, 14 January
A great idea!
Josée CarrierPosted at 12:55h, 13 January
This is a great idea for a serie. I love the colors you chose for the economy block and they were layout. Lovely pillow!
JaynePosted at 04:30h, 13 January
I love your pillow! The quilting is fantastic! I love solids…love. So I shall grab the button and play a long!
MariQuiltsPosted at 21:55h, 12 January
That's a great idea and the pillow is gorgeous!! Unfortunately my quilting life is all over the map these days so linking up anywhere on a regular basis is just not going to happen. I look forward to seeing the projects.
AnnePosted at 21:06h, 12 January
I look forward to this series. I too have found a love of solids but have also discovered that after sewing with solids for awhile I am quite anxious to get back to a flood of large scale prints and a little chaos. Hope to link up with your parties.