Wednesday, January 14, 2015

rounded retro quilt beginnings and swatch sticks


So I've been working on a couple things--quilt and swatch sticks.  

first:  the quilt

I love this cassette tape print and the colors in it.  
I've also decided that it's about time I tackle curves with my piecing.  
So I'm going for it!


 I was inspired by this flickr photo for the design on my quilt.


second:  the swatch stick


More and more I find myself drawn to solids so I thought it time to take my relationship with them to the next level. 

I'm going to try to learn some of their names.

(These are Kona Solids.)

 I cut a piece from all of the Kona solids I have,
wrote the names on the swatch,
wrapped it around a piece of wood,
and stapled the back.
My trusty assistant helped hammer staples in (should have bought pine instead of oak).

The next step is to put a hook in the top so I can display them above my cutting table.

 That's what I'm up to these days.  Thanks for stopping in.  Have a great day...



  1. I love that cassette print too! Great colours! The swatch stick is a fun idea :)

  2. I love the cassette print. Something my kids will never understand... :)
    The swatch stick is pretty cool!

  3. I am really excited about your plans for that cassette print and coordinating solids. Curved piecing!!! Yay! Love your design idea, Molly. And the swatch stick? What a clever way to have those Konas handy!