Flickr Group Feature

on April 17 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 8 Comments

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Amy Heather Butler-Bailey Quilt by Carol, wip

Carol made this quilt as a birthday gift for her sister who lives in Florida. She writes, “The colors and prints of the fabrics that I used remind me of the area where she lives. Naturally, the quilt got its name from designers Amy Butler and Heather Bailey.”

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12″ Squares

She adds, “I didn’t have enough of either fabric for an entire quilt and noticed that they really worked well together. I started with 12″ squares of different fabrics and slashed through them with my rotary cutter, mixed ’em up and sewed them back into squares.”

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Sewed up into squares

Carol likes “winging it” when she designs and sews her quilts. She writes, “I didn’t start quilting until I was around 40. Before then, it seemed like there were way too many rules for me and I was afraid that the Quilt Police would come and ticket me if I did it wrong. With turning 40, I somehow cared a lot less about what people (or Quilt Police) would think about my work and I just went for it. I make HUGE mistakes, sometimes I fix them and sometimes I live with them but I always learn from them.”

Carol quilt 2

You can find more of Carol’s work on her wip blog and her Flickr site. You must visit her embroidery album in Flickr: 115 photos of amazing inspiration for your own embroidery endeavors! Carol likes to include embroidery on simple patchwork and adds, “I have recently jumped on the doll quilt craze that is running rampant through blogland.”

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Doll quilt by Carol, wip

Stop by for some of your own Amy Butler or Heather Bailey fabric and be sure to add our own creations to the Sew, Mama, Sew Flickr Group!

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8 Responses to Flickr Group Feature

  1. zoe says:

    Cool colours, I keep meaning to get back to quilting, but life always gets in the way. Hmmmm, becoming a one car family this summer, and staying home more might make the difference.

  2. Lynda says:

    That is a beautiful quilt! The patterns and colors go so perfectly. Very inspiring!

  3. Miriam says:

    I love the fabric choices. In the second photo, showing the 12 inch squares, those peachy fabrics excite me.

    I have to say, peach tones are the most poorly represented in the quilting fabrics world.

    I quilt, and am also the webmaster for my neighborhood quilt store, and the ladies just don’t carry peaches…or there might be one or two in the whole store.

    Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon?

  4. supa says:

    Beautiful work!

  5. Zoe says:

    Ohhhh, “sew” pretty! Kristen, thank you for all of you oilcloth sewing techniques! I started working with my oilcloth last night and the tips have been a LIFESAVER!

  6. carol says:

    I feel like a celebrity!

  7. Kristin says:

    I think Carol is the most prolific blogger I’ve ever seen! Beautiful new things just about every day. So inspiring!

  8. leeanne says:

    carol is always a big inspiration to me. alot of times when im putting things together i look at carols flickr.

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