A page out of my Story (+ a giveaway)

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Cristy Fincher | 9 comments

Welcome to my little stop on the blog hop to celebrate Carrie Bloomston's new line of fabric: Story.

If this is your first time visiting me, welcome! I'm Cristy Fincher. I'm a mom, wife, quilter, teacher, and pattern designer. I had the honor of meeting Carrie through our beautiful friend, Bari J. And I'm lucky enough to live just minutes away from her, but we don't see each other nearly as often as my creative soul would like. But the thing about Carrie is that even though days, weeks and months may go by, the moment we're in the same space all of that time goes away. She welcomes me into her creative world with open arms, unconditionally. 

Carrie's new line, Story, inspires soulful creativity. Whether you piece quilts, do appliqué, make clothing, make bags, or decoupage, the saturated colors and textures will help you bring the story of your creativity to life.

When Story arrived, I couldn't wait to cut it all apart and sew it back together again (as any good quilter would do, right?). I decided to make a new version of my Lotus Pond quilt, and play with different color combinations. The way a simple thing like color choice can impact a design so completely always amazes me. 

(The Lotus Pond pattern is available in my Craftsy class.)

Planning my colors with Story was so much fun. I'm in love with the navy newsprint, and used it for the center which runs through the quilt. 

These are the two different Lotus Pond blocks I made with Story, each featuring different prints and colors:

I love the feeling of both of them, but couldn't decide which one I wanted for the quilt, so I used the PicFrame app on my phone to make some collages. Have you ever used a photo collage app as a virtual design wall? I really love using PicFrame on my iPhone to help me see how multiple blocks will look together, without having to sew tons of blocks. I put both blocks into PicFrame, and came up with a few different layouts. Isn't that navy newsprint wonderful?! It's like a deep, dark river running through my quilt.:

     

     

Seeing my designs come to life keeps me motivated to create. Using Carrie's Story prints brings something special and unique to my creations.

I'm not sure which quilt I'll make. There are still many blocks to finish up, and I can't wait to keep creating.

What will you create with Story? Carrie is having an amazing giveaway: three lucky winners will win a copy of her book Little Spark AND a fat quarter bundle of Story. To enter the giveaway, head on back to Carrie's blog and comment on her post. 

See the Story lookbook here.

Happy quilting! I can't wait to see what you create!
~Cristy

Posted in Carrie Bloomston, Giveaway, Story Fabric


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9 Responses

Laverne
Laverne

November 16, 2015

great combinations of colors

nellie diaz
nellie diaz

June 06, 2015

what a nice give-away .those colors are very pretty ,nice to add to your collection for up coming projects or quilts

Martha Watson
Martha Watson

April 16, 2015

Beautiful! I just love the colors and the themes. I took your class at Lakeland, Fl. and can see how PPP worked so beautiful with this fabric collection. Salute to both of you.

Martha Watson
Martha Watson

April 16, 2015

Beautiful!

Cindy
Cindy

April 15, 2015

I would make a mini quilt. I seem to be making more of them lately.

Michele Timms
Michele Timms

April 15, 2015

Your quilt reminds me of a kaleidoscope!! Beautiful!!

Ann Genaske
Ann Genaske

April 15, 2015

Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. Very inspiring!

Ramona Putnam
Ramona Putnam

April 15, 2015

I love the zig zag that leans towards the neutral. (Somehow I missed seeing your Lotus Pond before. It’s beautiful.)

Phyllis
Phyllis

April 15, 2015

I would make a quilt….thank you for this give away

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