Chocolat et Creme

One of my most favorite books is called “Fresh Vintage Sewing” By Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree quilts.

You can buy it here.

The reason I bought the book several years ago was to make this quilt. But I hadn’t made it until a few years ago..and just now got it quilted. I made two of them. I also made two of another quilt in this book and I have everything ready in a kit to make another one of the quilts that I have always loved.  There are several projects in the book. Not just quilts.

021I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the red star in the center. It’s just my sort of thing. So when I quilted it I wanted to highlight that even more.

022 023I quilted feathers, Charisma Curls, ruler work, swirls…and a tiny stipple in the center. 024 025Here’s another view:

026The back:

027So a funny thing happened while I was making this quilt.

The way in which you make the stars is by making flying geese so I had all of those cut offs. Instead of putting them back into my scrap bin…I just squared them up and made a second identical quilt…although it is smaller of course.  It was quick & easy since everything was already done and I did it right away…so I didn’t really have to think about it. It worked out lovely.

004If you all knew how much of this red border fabric has made it into my quilts. It’s an April Cornell. I bought about 8 yards of it and I have used it in so many things. I just love it. It’s YEARS old. But I still have a smidge left.

005 006I wanted to quilt this one a bit differently since I had 2 of them. So this one has roses, feathery swirls, continuous curves and feathers.

007 008 009And a scrappy back:

010I am pretty happy to get some of these UFO’s done. It’s a great feeling! I am just going to keep working on them. Its’ amazing how long I have let some things sit ……It’s my goal for 2016. To have empty “to be quilted bins” I am not sure I have enough time. 🙂 ( that’s 15 months…..but if you only knew how many I had….but more than that ….how many have stumped me)

Thanks a bunch for following along!




7 thoughts on “Chocolat et Creme

  1. Always love seeing how you bring the quilts to life! Love that star treatment…and the feathers…and the C curls!

    I’m finally getting your new posts now….after quite the drought, so I get to see your stuff once more! And I’m happy to sew up a kit for you anytime you’re ready!

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