View of the City from the Suburbs at Night.

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

I have a new finish to share with you. The name is long — View of the City from the Suburbs at Night — but it is necessary, in my opinion.

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosThis quilt was inspired by a day recently spent in NYC.  In the morning, I heard Kaffe Fassett speak at Quilters Take Manhattan. Later that day, I visited the next to last day of the Stuart Davis exhibit at the Whitney. The quilt design is a merging of the colors of Kaffe’s palette and the abstract/pop style of Davis’ paintings.

Stuart Davis by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

Many of Davis’ paintings (like the one above titled Swing Landscape) seem to extend over the edge of the painting into blank space on the canvas, and that was really inspiring to me in making this quilt.

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosThe imagery represents the vibrancy of the city’s activity, which I feel quite removed from in my suburban home. Though we are only across the river, we feel worlds apart. In fact, the houses were the first things I made in this quilt, and the whole concept evolved over time into something more. The abstract space between the city and the houses is meant to be water. The “reflection” is not meant to be an accurate representation, but just to give a feel of distance and the slow fade of color as one moves away from the city itself.

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosThe entire quilt is improv-pieced, and the quilting is straight-line.  The lines represent energy, and thus are denser over the heart of the city, but calmer and less intense in the quiet of the suburban night. I used matchstick quilting to achieve the effect you see in the photo above. Further down the quilt, some of the the lines are as far as an inch apart.

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosWe had a lot of fun bringing this quilt around Brooklyn for photo ops! Here’s the quilt on top of the Brooklyn Bridge where it accidentally got stepped on — and quite dirty! It was super crowded and windy up there, in case you can’t tell!

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

Here’s a picture of the back of the quilt in front of Jane’s Carousel. It is pieced with Kaffe fabrics that I purchased at Quilters Take Manhattan as well as Kona Cinnamon. The back really shows the quilting because the thread is white. On the front I worked with clear nylon thread for the first time. While not quite as challenging as I expected (based on things I had read), I’m not seeking an opportunity to work with it again any time soon!

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosAfter we walked around for a bit and rode the carousel, we headed to Juliana’s for lunch.

Juliana's by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosOverall, a pretty perfect way to end the day. A full belly, a finished quilt, and a successful photo shoot! Who could ask for more?

View of the City from the Suburbs at Night by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosHope you had a terrific weekend!

lincoln quilt is basted!

lincoln quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosJust a quick celebratory moment! After a year-plus of improv piecing, the lincoln quilt top is done — and has been basted! I cannot even get over the fabulous fabric I found for the back! I’m so excited to get it finished up! Once it is finished I am planning a big post to explain the history of the how this project came to be, the way I found the image that it is based on, and the reasons I’m choosing to finish it with straight line quilting. But, for now, I’m just looking to virtual high-five the world, because this WIP is almost finished!

Happy Monday!

2016 BQF: Neon Nova

Neon Nova by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperThe Blogger’s Quilt Festival is back! I love this festival, because it provides an opportunity to learn about new bloggers AND get inspired by tons of quilty eye-candy! Win-win!

This year, I am entering my quilt, Neon Nova, into the Modern Category.

Neon Nova is the quilt I created for my son’s new room when we moved into our new house last year.

Neon Nova by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

The design of the quilt is based on a quilt I had seen on the Urban Outfitters website a few years ago. There is really no record of it online except for this Pin. I played with the proportions and changed some of the colors, but overall, that photo was the inspiration that I worked from. The finished quilt measures approximately 63×90 (a generous size for a twin). The entire quilt is straight line quilted with 3/4″ apart lines.

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The quilt-front is is made using solid Kona cottons — celestial, ash, white, indigo, and (of course) highlight. The back is a mix of the fabrics used on the front with mostly Carkai in Navy by Carolyn Friedlander.

neon nova by leland ave studios/kim soper

I just love the way that it turned out! My son adores the quilt, too, and he especially loves when it gets love from the online community! He thinks his quilt is famous!

Neon Nova by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Thanks so much for stopping by! And for other recent projects, you can check out my Finished Quilts, Other Projects and Tutorials!

Enjoy the Festival!

Cloud9 New Block Tutorial: Heading Out

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperThank you so much for joining me on the Cloud9 2016 New Block Blog Hop! I have to say, I am absolutely thrilled to share this tutorial with you! I loved, loved, loved working with these Cloud9 fabrics from the Organic Cirrus Solids collection! They handled beautifully, and have a great look and texture! The block tutorial I created for you was inspired by another project I’ve been working on this summer. It’s been a summer of arrow tails and seeking growth in many directions! Thus, the name, Heading Out!

Let’s get started!

Supplies:

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Cloud9 Fabrics in these colors: Amazon, Sky, Lilac, Iris and Shadow.

You will need to cut:

From the Amazon fabric:
(1) 2.5″ square
(1) 3.5″ square

From the Sky fabric:
(1) 2.5″ square
(1) 3.5″ square

From the Lilac fabric:
(2) 2.5″ squares
(2) 3.5″ squares

From the Iris fabric
(10) 3.5″ squares

From the Shadow fabric:
(1) 4.5 x 8.5″ rectangle
(6) 3.5″ squares
(2) 2.5 x 4.5″ strips

You will also need a rotary cutter, self healing mat, ruler and a pen for marking.  All seam allowances are 1/4″. Unfinished block will measure 12 1/2″ square.

The How-To:

Step 1. Make the Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)


Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperUsing your pen, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back side of all 3.5″ Iris squares.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Place each of these squares directly on top of the 3.5″ Amazon, Sky and Lilac and Shadow squares (rights sides together if you are using a print).

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew a seam 1/4″ on either side of the marked diagonal line. Repeat for each square.  (Tip 1: you can chain-piece this step to make it go faster! And Tip 2: Don’t worry about pinning your pieces. Because the squares are oversized, even if the fabric shifts a bit while sewing, they will still be perfect when we trim them down to size!)

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Cut each of the sewn pairs on the marked line.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Press the seams open.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Trim each HST to 2.5″ square.

Step 2. Assemble the arrow tails.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew the 2.5″ Amazon block to an Amazon/Iris HST as shown.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew an Iris/Shadow HST to an Amazon/Iris HST as shown.  Press seams open.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew the two sets of squares together, as shown, to form an arrow tail. Press seams open.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Repeat this step with the additional Lilac and Sky sets of squares.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

You will end up with two Iris, one Sky, and one Amazon arrow tail.

Step 3. Assemble the Flying Geese.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew two Iris/Shadow HSTs together to form a Shadow flying geese triangle. Repeat 3 more times.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew a 2.5 x 4.5″ Shadow strip to the bottom of each of two flying geese. You will have two Flying Geese and two Flying Geese Units.

Step 4. Assemble the Block.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

With the flying geese nose pointing upward, sew a Sky Arrow Tail to the left side of a Flying Geese Unit and a Lilac arrow tail to the right side of the Flying Geese Unit, as shown. This will create the top row of your block.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew a Flying Geese (noses pointed outward) to either short end of the 4.5 x 8.5″ Shadow piece. This will create the center row of your block.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

With the flying geese nose pointing down, sew a Lilac Arrow Tail to the left side of the remaining Flying Geese Unit and an Amazon Arrow Tail to the right side of the flying geese unit. This will create the bottom row of your block.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Press all seams open. Then, sew the rows together as shown below.

Heading Out - free quilt block tutorial by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

And you are done! So easy! If you want to use this block to make a quilt, here’s a sample layout!  In order to preserve the appearance of the arrow tails, I have added a spacer block to prevent the arrow tails from getting lost as stars:

Heading Out Quilt:Kim Soper Leland Ave Studios

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quilt block tutorial, and I appreciate you stopping by!

Please make sure to visit all of the other bloggers participating in the block hop today (listed below). And a huge thanks to all of our hosts: Yvonne @Quilting Jet Girl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter.

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar

medallion quilt for charity, round-robin style.

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

If you follow me on Instagram, then you are probably familiar with The Long Island Modern Quilt Guild’s medallion quilt challenge. Each member was asked to make a medallion center, which we brought to our June meeting. At the meeting, all of the medallions were thrown into a large grab-bag. We each selected from the bag (if we pulled our own, we couldn’t keep it!). And then, over the summer, we were required to add 10″ of border to the piece we selected.

This is the medallion center I pulled (this photo shows it straight from the bag!):

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I was immediately drawn to the pink and green tones of the Amy Butler fabrics, and knew that I wanted to stay away from the brown and orange of the Anna Maria Horner print. With that decision made, I started pulling fabric. I added in some yellow and grey, some red-orange and pinkish-purple and before I knew it, I pretty much included every color in my stash! The center blocks looked like arrow tails to me. I’m not sure if that was what they are intended to be? But that was what I saw, and so I went with it.

Thus, inspired by the arrow “theme”, I created a border using Carla at Grace & Favour’s Arrow Block combined with some colorful flying geese. If this block looks familiar to you, it should! A few years ago, I included this block in my Long Island Modern Sampler.

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

This first border, however, was only 4″ when finished. I still needed to add another border (or two) that totaled an additional 6″ in width. That was more of a challenge. I really loved the first border and wanted to enhance it, not distract from it.

My initial thought was to make a border of 6″ blocks that coordinated with one another, but were all different. However, it felt too busy to me.

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

I liked the crisp look of the small arrow tails in the upper-right hand corner, so I made a few more. And by a few? I mean, 45. But I still wasn’t sure it was quite right. I was stumped on how to pull it all together. So I put a call out to my friends on social media! Sarah (Smiles Too Loudly) suggested that the arrow tails needed room to breathe. Melanie (Mel in the Attic) agreed. Kirsty (Bonjour Quilts) suggested a strip of white between the two borders. So I auditioned not one, but all of those ideas. And some others, as well!

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosIn the end, Kirsty’s suggestion aligned best with my original plan. . .well, my second original plan. . . so that is the one that I went with.

medallion quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

And I really, truly, love it! I wanted this quilt to fall in the category of “Modern Traditionalism”. I know that this quilt is going to another member of the guild that might not be as far along on the modern spectrum as others. I feel like this medallion quilt bridges the gap between modern and traditional quilters.  I can’t wait to see what *direction* my guild friends take it next!

improv-pieced feather mini quilt.

feather mini quilt by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

Summer. I wait for it all year long. I adore it so much that I awake early to watch its sunrise and will get out of bed in the middle of the night to see its perseids. I live it so thoroughly that two months can go by and I won’t even notice that time is marching forward. I’m in Summer-Mom mode. I’m zen, baby! I’m in the summer-moment! But as I purchased the kids’ school supplies yesterday, the realization sank in that we will be back to the routine of school and sports before we know it.

Which, then reminded me, that I need to fill you in on some of the things that have been going on around here. . . Because, while I haven’t been in this space documenting my happenings, things have been happening, nonetheless!

The first bit of news is that I am now the president of the Long Island Modern Quilt Guild. We’re looking to grow the guild and to join as an official chapter of the National MQG. We’re moving to a new location, meeting on a new day of the week, we have a new logo, and have hosted some charity events and fundraisers. It’s been exciting — and a lot of work! One of the fundraisers that we will be holding this week, is a raffle for mini-quilts that were made by our board members. The feather (above) is my contribution.

This mini quilt measures approx. 12″ x 20″ and was entirely improv-pieced based on a feather from the Painted Dreamcatcher pattern by Sarah Elizabeth of {no} hats in the house. Her pattern is paper pieced, which is not really my jam. So I improvised and came up with this.

All of the board members made their minis from the same group of fabrics so that when they hang together, they will look like a cohesive collection. I think it’s going to be great, and fingers crossed, it will be a successful fundraiser for the guild!

Other than the feather, I’ve been continuing to plug away at Lincoln, as well as working on some other charity projects, like this and this. I’ll also be participating in the Cloud 9 New Block Blog Hop, so look for that post on Monday, September 12th. And be sure to check out all of the amazing blocks created by all of the participants in this event! The fabric is seriously gorgeous, so I think it’s going to be an exceptional hop!

2016 New Quilt Bloggers

Hope you are having an amazing summer. What have you been up to? What are you doing to savor these last days of summery goodness? I’d love to hear!

happy panic: mqg riley blake fabric challenge.

Leland Ave Studios Submission MQG Fabric ChallengeBy the hair of my chinny chin chin, I submitted an entry to the Modern Quilt Guild’s Riley Blake Fabric Challenge.  If you’re not familiar, MQG provided a 3/4 yard cut of Riley Blake’s Sashing Stash fabric and we had to make something quilted using that print mixed with Riley Blake solids. I chose to work with the HST sashing print as well as the checkerboard pattern, which I incorporated into my binding.

Happy Panic by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosHappy Panic is the ultimate quilt resulting from one “happy accident” after another. My initial design for the quilt would have taken me far past the deadline, so, while I may still make that quilt some day, I had to change my thinking if I was going to get this one done in time.

Happy Panic by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

As I worked, I realized I was dangerously close to running out of white fabric. I officially ran out of white thread (yup, it’s actually quilted with cream–and it totally works!!). At one point, I was afraid that the spool of cream would run out, too,  so I added some quilting in blue, to save the cream if I needed it at a later point!  I decided to use the checkered print from the Sashing Stash collection as my binding — but guess what? There was not enough of that either! So again, I added some blue to pick up the blue in the quilting and get the job done.

Happy Panic by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

In the end, I am happy with the result! But the process was not without anxiety. Hence the name, Happy Panic!

I must admit I was hesitant to participate, but I really feel like working within the parameters of the challenge forced me to come up with solutions I would otherwise not have settled for. And in the end, I think it made the quilt more interesting!

So now, tell me: did you submit something for the challenge? I’d love to hear about your process and how you thought about using the prints in the collection if you did!

formation: an art quilt.

Formation by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosIt’s Friday, and I’m excited to have a finish to share with you! This is Formation. A wall hanging that I made for over my fireplace. It measures approximately 30˝ x 40˝, and is densely matchstick quilted by machine with (OOPS) hand quilting thread!

Apparently this is not good for my machine, and I should not have done this.

IMG_5685But it looks sooooooooooo good!
IMG_5670I finished this quilt with an “art quilt”-style binding, rather than a traditional binding (see the clean edge?), because I wanted to emphasize the minimalist nature of the design. In order to make the binding, I followed Victoria Gartenbach’s tutorial. The tutorial was excellent, but I ran into some trouble due to how dense the quilting was on Formation. It made it harder to turn the edges and press them to the back with a clean edge. In the future, if I am planning to make an art quilt-type binding again, I will remember to end quilting a quarter inch from the edge of the quilt. That would make it much easier to press the edges to the back, as there would not be so much body to the quilt — especially in the case of matchstick quilting.

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This is what the back looks like, just so you can see how the binding looks. Victoria’s tutorial does not use mitered corners, which I assume some art quilt bindings may, but given that you don’t see the back when it’s hanging on a wall, I’m not too concerned!

Formation by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

This was the first time I’ve ever matchstick quilted, and the first time I’ve ever made an “art quilt”, so I’m really excited with the results. I think there is more of both in my future.

And before I sign off, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who left comments — both here and on Instagram — about my Lincoln quilt. Your support and encouragement means the world to me and put things back into perspective! The beauty of working in textiles is that if we do make mistakes, we can just use our seam rippers! You’re all so right! I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the kind words. You guys rock!

And now, here’s to a great weekend ahead! Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday!

on fear and creating.

Lincoln by Kim Soper/Leland Ave StudiosI’ve been working on a project that means a lot to me — for almost a year now. I have rarely shared it on social media. And I have yet to share it in this space as an assembled quilt top, until today. Sometimes, when things mean too much, they end up walking side by side with fear. And occasionally, that fear takes over — bringing the project to a screeching halt.

Lincoln by Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

Such has been the case with Lincoln. I am so excited about how it’s coming along. I am thrilled that I am able to use my vision for Improv With Intent to create a recognizable image that is neither paper pieced nor appliquéd. But because I took the time to step back and admit that am happy with the progress, I am terrified of going one step further. Fear, negative and destructive fear, has taken a hold of my rotary cutter and left me in a state of paralysis. It’s been months since I’ve made any new blocks for this quilt.

Lincoln by kim soper/lelandavestudios

I started this blog as an online diary — a way to keep track of my projects and what my thoughts were at the time of making those projects. I never knew if anyone would read it except for myself. But some of you did. And some of you stayed. And I thank you for that. Now, I am sharing this with you for a sense of accountability. And, because I am hoping that by making my fears known to the Universe, I can turn them into something positive: motivation.

Thanks for sticking with me through this pep talk. I know I just have to get the scrap bin out. Get moving. And make a mess. I’m hoping that now that you know what I need to do, I can get started. My inner critic is a loud talker. Sharing with you here will hopefully help me to push through the negative thoughts and get to work!

Linking Lets Bee Sewcial.

hourglass at sunset: new block tutorial

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperThanks for joining me on the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop! This hop’s palette (from their new line of solids Painter’s Palette) was inspired by an ocean sunset, and this block takes advantage of that theme using an easy-peasy “hourglass” foundation — with a twist! Let’s get started!

Supplies:

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper(1) 7 1/4″ square in Coral

(1) 7 1/4″ square in Daydream

(1) 7 1/4″ square in Peach

(1) 7 1/4″ square in Midnight

(1) 5 1/2″ square in White

You will also need a rotary cutter, self healing mat, ruler and a pen for marking.  All seam allowances are 1/4″. Unfinished block will measure 12 1/2″ square.

The How-To:

Step 1. Make Half-Square Triangles.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperPlace the Peach square directly on top of the Coral square (rights sides together). Similarly, place the Daydream square directly on top of the Midnight square. Using your pen, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back side of the Peach and Daydream squares.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Sew a seam 1/4″ on either side of the marked diagonal line. Repeat for both squares.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Cut each of the sewn pairs on the marked line.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Press the seams open.

 

Step 2. Make the Hourglasses.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperOn the back of one of the half-square triangles (in each color), draw a diagonal line between the corners that are perpendicular to the seam.

Place the blocks right sides together making sure to match opposing colors on top of each other. (i.e., Peach will be on top of Coral/Coral on top of Peach. Midnight on top of Daydream/Daydream on top of Midnight).

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperSew a seam 1/4″ on either side of the marked diagonal line.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperCut on the diagonal line.

Press seams open and square up each block to 6 1/2″.

 

Step 3: Mark and Slice the hourglasses.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperPlace your hourglass blocks on the cutting mat in an arrangement that is pleasing to you. In my case, the Midnight triangles are on the top and bottom, and the Coral/Peach blocks are perpendicular to one another.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperFind the 2 1/2″ line on your ruler, and place it on the center seam line of each hourglass block. Mark the diagonal line. Make sure before cutting that all of your diagonal lines meet to form a diamond.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperCut on the marked lines.

 

Step 4: Cut and attach the white triangles.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperMark your White square across one diagonal from corner to corner, and then do the same across the other diagonal. Slice the White square on the marked lines so that you have 4 triangles.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperAttach a triangle to each of the hourglass blocks on the cut edge.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Press seams open and square up the block to 6 1/2″.

Step 5: Assemble the block.

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim SoperUsing your quarter inch seam, attach all four hourglass blocks so that the White triangles meet in the center to form a diamond, and the matching hourglass blocks are diagonal from one another.

And you are done! So easy! And if you’d like to see the layout as a whole quilt, I’ve got you covered:

Hourglass Sunset Quilt EQ7

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and I appreciate you stopping by! And now for a giveaway!

Giveaway

Ocean Sunrise Palette

For a chance to win a half yard bundle of the Ocean Sunrise palette, please follow the Inspired by Fabric blog (either by email or blog reader) and leave a comment for Yvonne at Quilting Jet Girl. For a second entry, follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram (@pbstudiofabrics) and let Yvonne know about it in a second comment. The giveaway is open to everyone (international entries inclued), and the giveaway will be open through Friday, April 1st at 11:59 pm EDT. Good luck!

Hourglass Sunset by Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper

Please make sure to visit all of the other bloggers participating in the block hop (listed below). And a huge thanks to all of our hosts: Yvonne @Quilting Jet Girl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter.

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @The Zen Quilter
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal