Watercolor Echelon Quilt

Watercolor Echelon Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting
Isn't it amazing how much colors can change things? I am not normally a pastel person. My favorite colors to wear are more of the dark and brooding variety and my favorite colors to sew with are usually about as bright as you can get.

Watercolor Echelon Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

But I have been wanting to expand my horizons a little bit and decided to make up my Echelon pattern in some softer tones. If you click over to the blog post for the OG Echelon post you can see the difference a little color makes!

My Zola Quilt

This post is about a week and a half overdue, but we are rounding out the last couple of weeks of summer vacation over here and we have been busy! Wow, I am exhausted just thinking about it. I have officially reached the point at which I am ready for school to start and we still have a couple of weeks left.

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Even though this post is a little late, I wanted to take the time to tell you a little more about the Zola Quilt pattern and its inspiration and to show you a little more of my quilt.

The Zola Quilt - A New Pattern

Today is the day, The Zola Quilt Pattern is now available! This one has been in the works for a while and I have been so excited to share it with you. For the rest of the week that pattern is 20% off in my shop.

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Here are a few details about this pattern:

The Creative Process

For the past little bit I have been thinking a lot about the creative process. Or more specifically, about my creative process. I have never considered myself to be "creative" in the typical sense of the word - all through school I was more into math and science. I never took an art class.

Sundown - 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge
I made this quilt several years ago and it is still one of my favorites - I spent some time every day couple weeks tweaking the fabrics before I felt ready to start sewing.
In high school I took creative writing and had a really wonderful teacher named Ms. Russell who taught me how to approach being creative from a more analytical perspective. In her class once you wrote something, you had just completed the first step in a very long process that involved lots of editing, peer reviewing, introspection, time, effort, and work. There might have been a creative spark at the beginning, but most of the process was the whittling down and refining that happened afterward.

Christmas (in July!) Pillows

I finished these pillows a couple evenings ago and then put them in my living room so that I could photograph them. When I woke up the next morning, I heard my daughter say, "Why are there Christmas pillows on the couch?" Ha ha, excellent question.

Home for the Holidays Pillows - Kitchen Table Quilting

Making Christmas projects in July makes a lot of sense - every year I intend to make a holiday project closer to the season, but it never happens. October/November/December are a blur every year.

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