Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday-finding my Groove!

When I first saw the pattern being used for the Totally Groovy Quilt Along, I though it would take forever!
Groove Quilt Pattern
It is the Groove pattern by Emily Cier at Carolina Patchworks
The Quilt Along is being hosted by Alyssa @ Pile O' Fabric.
I decided not to use all solids in my quilt, and instead ordered three prints from Pat Bravo's Bohemian Soul Collection.
Love the Paisley print!
I added 2 Kona solids-Orange and Avocado.
 I hadn't read the piecing instructions before ordering my fabric, so I was a bit horrified at the thought of trying to piece my printed fabric!
Thankfully, Amanda @ A Crafty Fox came up with an alternative piecing method using a log style which allows for directional fabric!
Thank goodness!
I worked on it all week-end and finished the top yesterday.....
A Groovy Kind Of  Love
 

 I really love how this turned out and especially love having prints in it!
I am waiting for my backing fabric to arrive....
Melody Miller Ruby Star Spring 2012 Records Ambrosia
Melody Miller, Ruby Star Spring 2012 Records
I think it will look amazing with the Groove front.
This is my only finish this week.
I ordered more Kona Navy to re-do( make larger) the borders on
Starry, Starry, Night
  Linking up this week at
Freshly Pieced with Rebecca!
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 and with Monika at The Needle and Thread Network.

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Have a great sewing week!

39 comments:

theinboxjaunt.com said...

I love this-love the scale of the pattern and the colors! Can't wait to see it quilted--perhaps a few doodles?!

Gill said...

I love your 'Groove' quilt! I've just ordered my fabrics but I hope to be able to catch up!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your Groove quilt. Those colors are fantastic and I love the modern design. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Very Groovy ! hehe!

Sara Richardson said...

It's beautiful...the colors really pop!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Felling slightly behind with my own Totally Groovy! I love your choice of colours so fresh! Makes me want to get on with my own!

Cindy said...

Awesome!

Sabrina said...

Great job on the Groovy quilt!!

Jennifer said...

I agree That the very first time I saw the Groovy pattern I fell in love with it! I do love that you did use prints and they did turn out awesome! Love both quilts by the way!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Holy Crap! That is literally what I thought when I saw the groovy quilt... It is AWESOME!!! Go Patti, Go Patti, Go Patti!!!

Heather D. said...

The groovy top looks so awesome Patti. Glad you found out a way to use directional prints, it makes it look amazing.

Dolores said...

Love the quilt and the backing fabric will make it so much more special.

elle said...

What a cool quilt!

Holly said...

Wow! Great job finishing up your Groove quilt top so quickly! I wish I'd had the time to join in on that QAL, looks like so much fun. Glad you were able to use your directional print in a way that pleased you.

The Thompsons said...

Oh my goodness - I love how your Groove quilt turned out. I haven't started mine yet, but this makes me excited!

Tiffany said...

I love your Groove quilt! I'm almost tempted to jump in and make one myself! And I agree, the addition of the prints was a good idea. :)

Barbie Mills said...

This looks great! The fabrics you picked really work well. I really want to make one of these too, I just need the time and fabric! Great job!

Linda said...

Love your Groove quilt so much! The print is perfect. Love what it does. Your Starry, starry night is awesome! A scrappy delight.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Wow, Patti, that was quik, and looks great!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhh that looks so good!! I wanted to join in on that one...didn't dare take on another at the time...is it possible to get the pattern without doing the QAL? I would love to do that!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

And thank you for visiting today...I am finding it difficult to fit everything in right now...with garden being ready.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Takes me back... Love your choice of fabrics. Everything old is new again, if you wait long enough, eh? Love this quilt, might have to put it on my someday list!

Longvacation said...

Wow, I can't believe you got that done already! I haven't even cut my fabric yet. It looks fabulous. I like the addition of prints.

Kelli said...

*gasp* It's stunning Patti. I just love it. And the prints look so good. Also love the backing fabric. Sooo cool!
xo

Anne said...

Totally Groovy is really groovy. Great selection of fabrics and nice to see the print working so well.

Mom/Annette said...

Love the groovy quilt!!!

moonlightsewing said...

Your Groovy quilt looks great. I have fabric for a baby sized one, but I have not yet even begun. My list is too long.

Tabatha said...

Geat Groove quilt, I thought about joining that quilt-along but thought it too intimidating. Perhaps I'll purchase the pattern and check it out! I'm visiting from the Needle and Thread Network for the first time.

Karen said...

Lovely choice of fabric and colours. Your quilt top looks wonderful!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

LOVE the groovy quilt. I really want to make one, once I find the time. Yours looks great!

Marla said...

love the records for the back. fantastic!

Rebecca said...

Wow, your groovy quilt looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

Regina said...

Your fabric choice is much nicer than the first picture. I, too love the paisley print, and I am curious as to how you'll quilt it.

MC said...

Your groove quilt top is amazing! The solids really accentuate the paisley print. Can't believe you've gotten this together so quickly. I plan to start on mine this weekend, using the log cabin technique as well.

Carla said...

Oh my goodness! I love both of these quilts! Great job!!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Love your Groove quilt.
Carol

diannajessie said...

I love the lines of this pattern and your colour combination is fabulous - I want to make one NOW!!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Your Groove quilt is gorgeous!! I'm just starting mine, but I love your prints as well.
Amanda

sewfrench.com said...

Loving your Groovy quilt! It is fantastic!

39 comments:

theinboxjaunt.com said...

I love this-love the scale of the pattern and the colors! Can't wait to see it quilted--perhaps a few doodles?!

Gill said...

I love your 'Groove' quilt! I've just ordered my fabrics but I hope to be able to catch up!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your Groove quilt. Those colors are fantastic and I love the modern design. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Very Groovy ! hehe!

Sara Richardson said...

It's beautiful...the colors really pop!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Felling slightly behind with my own Totally Groovy! I love your choice of colours so fresh! Makes me want to get on with my own!

Cindy said...

Awesome!

Sabrina said...

Great job on the Groovy quilt!!

Jennifer said...

I agree That the very first time I saw the Groovy pattern I fell in love with it! I do love that you did use prints and they did turn out awesome! Love both quilts by the way!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Holy Crap! That is literally what I thought when I saw the groovy quilt... It is AWESOME!!! Go Patti, Go Patti, Go Patti!!!

Heather D. said...

The groovy top looks so awesome Patti. Glad you found out a way to use directional prints, it makes it look amazing.

Dolores said...

Love the quilt and the backing fabric will make it so much more special.

elle said...

What a cool quilt!

Holly said...

Wow! Great job finishing up your Groove quilt top so quickly! I wish I'd had the time to join in on that QAL, looks like so much fun. Glad you were able to use your directional print in a way that pleased you.

The Thompsons said...

Oh my goodness - I love how your Groove quilt turned out. I haven't started mine yet, but this makes me excited!

Tiffany said...

I love your Groove quilt! I'm almost tempted to jump in and make one myself! And I agree, the addition of the prints was a good idea. :)

Barbie Mills said...

This looks great! The fabrics you picked really work well. I really want to make one of these too, I just need the time and fabric! Great job!

Linda said...

Love your Groove quilt so much! The print is perfect. Love what it does. Your Starry, starry night is awesome! A scrappy delight.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Wow, Patti, that was quik, and looks great!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhh that looks so good!! I wanted to join in on that one...didn't dare take on another at the time...is it possible to get the pattern without doing the QAL? I would love to do that!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

And thank you for visiting today...I am finding it difficult to fit everything in right now...with garden being ready.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Takes me back... Love your choice of fabrics. Everything old is new again, if you wait long enough, eh? Love this quilt, might have to put it on my someday list!

Longvacation said...

Wow, I can't believe you got that done already! I haven't even cut my fabric yet. It looks fabulous. I like the addition of prints.

Kelli said...

*gasp* It's stunning Patti. I just love it. And the prints look so good. Also love the backing fabric. Sooo cool!
xo

Anne said...

Totally Groovy is really groovy. Great selection of fabrics and nice to see the print working so well.

Mom/Annette said...

Love the groovy quilt!!!

moonlightsewing said...

Your Groovy quilt looks great. I have fabric for a baby sized one, but I have not yet even begun. My list is too long.

Tabatha said...

Geat Groove quilt, I thought about joining that quilt-along but thought it too intimidating. Perhaps I'll purchase the pattern and check it out! I'm visiting from the Needle and Thread Network for the first time.

Karen said...

Lovely choice of fabric and colours. Your quilt top looks wonderful!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

LOVE the groovy quilt. I really want to make one, once I find the time. Yours looks great!

Marla said...

love the records for the back. fantastic!

Rebecca said...

Wow, your groovy quilt looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

Regina said...

Your fabric choice is much nicer than the first picture. I, too love the paisley print, and I am curious as to how you'll quilt it.

MC said...

Your groove quilt top is amazing! The solids really accentuate the paisley print. Can't believe you've gotten this together so quickly. I plan to start on mine this weekend, using the log cabin technique as well.

Carla said...

Oh my goodness! I love both of these quilts! Great job!!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Love your Groove quilt.
Carol

diannajessie said...

I love the lines of this pattern and your colour combination is fabulous - I want to make one NOW!!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Your Groove quilt is gorgeous!! I'm just starting mine, but I love your prints as well.
Amanda

sewfrench.com said...

Loving your Groovy quilt! It is fantastic!