Friday, February 3, 2012

Team Sewing

Last December, Windham fabrics sent us some of their newest (at the time) fabric--it's a line called Echo by Lotta Jansdotter.  When I first saw these prints online, I was drawn to their simplicity.  When they arrived at my house, I loved the scale and colors of these modern fabrics.  Janine and I decided to get together to piece a new sample out of these fabrics so that we could get one done as quickly as possible.  I know I've talked about this team sewing thing of us pieces at the sewing machine, and one of us gets the blocks ready to sew and does the ironing.  The bottom line is, it's twice as fast, and pretty fun.  We started cutting this quilt out about two weeks ago on a Tuesday morning, finished it on that Thursday afternoon, and it was at the quilter's house by that weekend.  We already have it back and it is being bound (thank you Ann Davidson!!).  That's what we call a pretty quick turn around!

Here's some shots of the unquilted top--it's another green glass door--outside, when there was still a shred of snow to be found around here.  I had to take the first image standing at the top of the quilt (which actually makes the prints face the wrong direction in the picture) because of the way the wind was blowing.

We added a few solids to set off some of the rectangles.

I love the way this pattern shows off the prints in this collection.  Because of their large scale, the size of the rectangles is perfect. Green glass door was actually just released last May, and we already have three of these quilts made....I am thinking this might be one of our current favorites!