Category: finished quilt
I am squeaking in at the deadline for the Modern Mini Challenge with Ellison Lane Quilts. I shared a few inspiration pieces almost a month ago with the blog hop, and promised myself I would participate.
Yay for a quick finish today! I’ve worked on this project a little here and a little there. Today it just needed the binding :)
The piecing is improvised from left over bits from a cutting mishap.
It measures 36″ x 23″, and quilted with simple straight lines, in a brilliant turquoise thread.
Fabrics are Moda Crossweaves.
The challenge of this quilt, was quilting through 5 layers of batting. I’ve been wanting to make a cushy rug for my kitchen floor for sometime, and finally collected enough batting scraps to do it right!
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Hi there! I’ve been teasing you all week with my applique project, and it is finished and ready to share! Pat invited five of us to put our own spin on one of her new Girls in the Garden patterns for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. I had so much fun selecting a pattern and then all the fabrics to work with! Actually, I could only narrow it down to two patterns, and I had to ask one of my girls which she liked better. She helped me decide on Amelia’s Spring Delight:
Selecting fabrics – I would usually lean toward solids in place of batiks, since I haven’t stashed those, yet. However, I forced myself to look closer at my prints, and select a few favorite prints to work with. I think all the prints make it … Read More »
Graduation is one of the quilts from Modern Basics – I love the proportions of it, and the LACK of blocks. It makes for a fast quilt, and great for a beginner!
I re-made Graduation, and took lots of pictures to offer it as a workshop over at Craftsy.com.
Are you familiar with Craftsy yet? They have a great site, and a great community growing around the classes and workshops being offered. You should run over there and make yourself an account! The Workshop section has detailed, online patterns and the Graduation workshop includes a pdf download straight from Modern Basics.
Of course, I shared some of my organization tips for quilting. Since I sew at the kitchen table, I cannot leave pieces out, and expect them to have … Read More »
I’ve been dying to share this quilt with all of you, but was asked to keep images off-line until the line is/was released. Yay – I can finally share!
I was contacted by Blend Fabrics last month, and after a series of emails, fabric landed on my doorstep for a quilt for their booth at Market.
The collection is called Kitchy Kitchen, and I love the bold colors, and graphic prints. The lemon/lime wedges, kitchen utensils that pop on pink, and all the veggies on navy are so fun! I enjoyed piecing this one, and look forward to seeing more great prints from Blend.
I used one block, and alternated the colors/fabrics to show off the fabrics, and create the dizzy pattern. It measures 45″ x 54, and each … Read More »
A quick finish for a sweet new baby!
I actually haven’t met her, but I assume she’s sweet, she’s a baby girl!
I added her name and birthday in embroidery, and couldn’t resist tracing the fabric in thread.
I bound it by machine, so it can be used and washed again and again. And generally had fun working with these sweet fabrics!
The quilting is random, and whimsical just like all the fabrics in the quilt. I backed it with Kona Amethyst, and used three strands of rose floss for the embroidery.
I think my favorite part is the embroidery – what’s yours?
Hi there! Here’s the final look at my Doll Quilt Swap -
It measures 16″ overall, with each star measuring just 4 inches! I used a variety of green fabrics set off by Kona ash, and white.
On the back you can see my quilting a bit more. I followed the lines I marked, and went around the center square a couple times to get all the “arms” of the windmill quilted. I was so glad to see it come together so well!
I’m thinking up a larger version of this block/quilt – maybe it cold be a fun quilt along!? Anyone want to practice paper piecing? I need to get my kids back to school, but it might be a fun fall/winter project working with scraps. What do you think?
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I found a sunny day at last, and had an hour to spare outside with my quilts!
All 14 of them is a lot to carry, and get hung, but I’m so glad that I did.
Did you notice the new header?
This is a picture heavy post! I thought I would share the name and a detail or two for each quilt.
Basic Ease ~ One block turned – great first project!
There’s so many more pictures that I could share with you! All of the quilting was done by Natalia, and it’s fantastic! Natalia quilts via the mail too (hint, hint!) if you ever need something quilted by a pro.
If you did not win a copy of Modern Basics last week during the tour, I have a few autographed … Read More »
Are you ready!? 85 of you left comments telling me what you hoped to accomplish in the last week! I’m expecting some great progress from all of you this week!
Today we link up and show off what we got done. If you haven’t already, go post about it on your blog (or flickr) and come back to link up with your permalink here -
Those of you that met your goal, will be entered to win a hexagon table runner kit:
I’ll announce the winner tomorrow, and the linky will be open for just 24 hours. Don’t forget to visit the links and cheer each other on!
My tablerunner is just finished and on our table!
I decided to get it done a few minutes faster by sewing the right sides together and leaving a space to … Read More »
Just popping in to let you know I am sharing a tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop today!
Check out more of this sweet quilt and leave a comment – please – over at Moda Bake Shop!
Hi there! To round out the dozen Christmas gifts I made this year, are three doll quilts! Nieces and my cousin’s daughter were the happy recipients.
Sophia helped me with the pictures before Christmas -
Diamond in a square alternated with squares, in It’s a Hoot fabrics, and quilted on a diagonal.
This one is random size strips of Freebird, and quilted with random diagonals.
Diamond in a square alternated with squares again, in Sweet Divinity, and quilted on the diagonals. I cut both of these on my Go! Cutter, and have been thinking I could cut kits if any of you are interested in making your own. They would be different fabrics some more scrappy like the first, and others more planned like the second. What do you think?
The girls all loved them, and were excited to … Read More »
Hi there! I have a bunch more table runners to share with you! Up first is one I made for my mom.
I used Dream On and my Go! Cutter to cut all the HST’s. They sewed up in a hurry, just what I needed! I quilted with straight lines to compliment the geometrics.
This one I made for my Grandma -
The fabric is Botany, because my grandma loves to garden And I knew she would love the piecing details with the stars, so I took the extra time to piece all the flying geese.
My Aunt Karen has collected blue/white dishes for as long as I can remember -
Fabric is A Breath of Avignon, and the traditional stars suit the fabric perfectly, … Read More »