Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cameo & Friends... Again

Strip sets ready to go

There is something about moving house that makes you re-examine what you have. Like many quilters, I have a lot of fabric and a lot of unfinished projects. Some of my older projects have resurfaced and I'm excited to work on them again.

Multi-tasking in the morning

Over the past week I've picked up the pieces to my Cameo and Friends quilt. I started this in February as an experiment in color and blending fabric patterns. I have long admired Katy's Scrap Vomit quilt(s) and I wanted to see what it would look like with a more limited palette and fabric selection. 

My version is still scrappy but less vomit-y. Ok, hopefully not vomit-y at all. I really love these fabrics together (a mix of Cameo by Amy Butler, Birds and Bees by Tula Pink, a few art gallery blenders and a handful of solids). If you've never heard of scrap vomit quilts before, you must read all about how it got it's name on Katy's blog.

Sewing buddies with my buddy

The strip sets were already together and this week I started making blocks. It's been fun, one morning my daughter helped me pick out the buddies (strip sets) before school and one night I found myself pinning while watching football with my husband. Go Niners!

So many seams!

After the kids go to bed, I turn into a stitching machine, getting as much done as I can before my eyes get too heavy... or I run out of bobbin thread... or I break a needle. All signs it's time for a break.

Hey, it's starting to look like something

Piecing together these tiny squares started to feel a bit endless. It wasn't until I started piecing the rows together that it finally started to look like something. I kind of love it! : ) One row down, four more to go.


Fabric details in this post, Cameo & Friends
Strips piecing and beginnings, Quilting for Fun
Scrap Vomit on Katy's blog, I'm A Ginger Monkey


  1. My sign to stop quilting for the night used to be when I could not see to thread the sewing machine needle... all I can say now is thank heaven for automatic needle threaders...

  2. That is going to be stunning!

  3. Oh WOW! I kind of love it too!!! That is simply stunning- am excited to see the complete top!!!



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