Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fair Isle Sew Along

I am home from vacation and need to spend some time writing a really good post to tell you all about it. Needless to say, Vermont was beautiful. It was the perfect vacation to get me in the mood for a new sew along. Have you seen the news that Lee of Freshly Pieced is having a Fair Isle Sew Along? 
From the moment I saw some photos of her poinsettia pillows I was smitten and now she has gone and designed a whole quilt. 
You can see Lee's original plan in the link above but I decided to load her photo into Photoshop Elements and recolor it to audition other color choices. 
Here is what I came up with. I think it looks like an Amish style quilt and I am very excited to start this. 
I thought I'd go a little more traditional and add in brown reindeer.
I have chosen to use all Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids in these colors:
Black for the background, Cranberry and Lipstick for the poinsettias, Cappuccino for the reindeer and Turf for the trees. 
I just placed my order today so I hope the fabric arrives quickly, otherwise I will be starting a little late. Is anyone else going to play along? This will be a fun, no pressure sew along.


Lee said...

Oh, how smart are you, putting a red nose on the reindeer!! I love it!! I'm so glad you're playing along, Di! : )

Lisa C said...

I downloaded the pattern but I am going to be late starting. Your idea is fabulous!

Lisa C said...

Di, am I missing what color you are using for the poinsetta leaves?

Canadian Abroad said...

That looks like fun.

Katy Cameron said...

Loving the Rudolphs :oD

Dianne Neale said...

I was tempted, it's a lovely pattern. But I'm not starting anything else new now!