I’m finally finding time to get back in to the sewing room regularly again and I’m getting started on a commission. Some lovely yellows, tans and taupes were requested I’m adding a little blue too! I like occasionally working with other people’s color choices because you realize you like color combos that you don’t instinctively think to put together. Yellow and blue I work with constantly, but not the tans and taupes. Fun to stretch a little!

I pulled some fabrics….

Fabric stack

…chopped up a ton of strips and started sewing them together!

Oxy Commission 1

Oxy Commission2

We’ll see where this goes from here… just getting started!

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  • Molly

    July 20, 2011 at 8:17 am | Reply

    Those buttery colors are so beautiful and warm. Love where this is going ….

  • Jen

    July 20, 2011 at 8:32 am | Reply

    Gorgeous color combination! Do you remember the names of the fabrics you’re using? I’m always nervous about my color-combining skills, so I like to know what other people do who are good at putting colors together.

    • Alissa

      July 20, 2011 at 9:49 am | Reply

      Hi Jen! Hard to say… I just pulled from my stash and it would take me a long time to put together the list of colors based on my color card. It’s a ton of Konas, a couple of the Quilter’s Linens and one of the blues is a Moda Crossweave (Blue Blue, I use it all that time). Hope that helps a little bit!

  • Mara

    July 20, 2011 at 9:32 am | Reply

    I love your color choices and your pattern. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  • Jill@northstarquilting

    July 20, 2011 at 9:34 am | Reply

    It reminds me of a day at the beach. So relaxing I can almost feel the sand in my toes.

  • mamaark

    July 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Reply

    I love that you can get a commission and just see where it goes!
    I’ve got a similar colourway on the go right now. In love with it.

  • Amber

    July 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Reply


  • Marisa

    July 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Reply

    I love the combo of bold color with some neutrals as well. Beautiful!
    Really enjoy reading your blog also.

  • liberty

    July 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Reply

    looks fresh and summery. Like a day at the beach!

  • Scott

    July 23, 2011 at 6:55 am | Reply

    Love the Crossweave and linens thrown in for just a hint of texture…Nice!! Myself I love print on print on print…so I really enjoy seeing what others do with solids…it has been pushing me to incorporate them in my work! Looking forward to see where you go from here!

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