Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Its a Tiki Tok day...

See I told you those double posts days were a total fluke...back to my regular irregular posting...LOL! So, have you seen this new collection by Jenn Ski? It is called Tiki Tok and I am in love..


It has a real retro 1950's vibe and the color are very different... a chartreuse green, a slate blue gray, a coral pink I haven't seen in ages and mustard yellow...oooooohhhh...aaaaaahhhh! I picked up a layer cake and some of the tone on tone black in the collection yesterday at Fabric Shack...you can see the collection here.

I raced home to play with it. I wanted to do something simple so I didn't hack up these prints too much...those birds make me smile from ear to ear. This was my first idea... 5" X 10" rectangles with connector corners placed side by side.


Not bad but what if I sashed them... that would make the quilt bigger without a lot of extra work.


Oh I like this better and now I'm thinking of adding cornerstones as I prefer to sew tops with cornerstones so the rows don't get wonky.


And speaking of connector corners have you used this? The Folded Corner Clipper... you can find it here on Amazon. This is the first time I've used it and I like it a lot. It is making quick work of adding these corners.


Oh these birds...how I LOVE these birds...they come on this mustard yellow background and the coral pink and the kiwi green and the slate blue grey...I will use them ALL in this quilt!


And this line drawing is very cool...I'm thinking this may be my choice for cornerstones.


And this print...it is a cross between a Joan Miro painting and an Alexander Calder mobile... very surreal...and I swear my Mom had some curtains with a print like this in the early 60's! LOL

Anyway this is going to be a fun little project...I envision it as a lap size quilt... if I add cornerstones I may add a border too...maybe one of those bird prints...that would make me happy happy happy!!! I see another trip to Fabric Shack in the very near future...such fun!

Edited to add this... much better...much much better...took much black...definitely have to go to Fabric Shack...now!



I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced again this Wednesday.

happy stitching-
carol fun

5 comments:

  1. Oddly enough, these prints look strangely familiar to me too for some reason!

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  2. Very cool fabric choices - I love 'em. Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  3. I love these prints, and no I had not seen them! Oh no!

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  4. Really cute fabric. I love almost everything by Moda.

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  5. Adorable fabric, Carol. I can't believe I haven't seen this line!

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