Hi all! My Schoolhouse Rocks quilt made it home, and we made it outside for some pictures yesterday! I had fun working on this quilt, it’s bright and cherry, with traditional blocks, and lots of quilting on my domestic machine.
All the schoolhouse blocks are made with a different fabric, I pulled small and medium scale prints in a rainbow of colors from my stash. Each block I worked on was a new favorite! I think a teacher would love this quilt with student signatures in the background fabric.
To make your own version, check out Generation Q’s Fall Issue.
The full pattern is included in the magazine, and the whole issue is inspiring and a great read!
I have a copy of Generation Q to giveaway – … Read More »
I hope my stateside friends had a fun and safe 4th of July! We had a relaxed day, full of fun here! I’ve been waiting to share my newest Craftsy Workshop with you – Quilting With Linen! I used 100% linen to make this manly quilt.
In the workshop, I included best practices while using linen in a quilt, and some tips that made the project come together smoothly.
I quilted it lightly with straight lines, I wanted it to still be comfortable and fluid as that is one of the best parts of quilting with linen.
It’s so comfortable and has a great weight to it – it’s been a favorite on the couch lately! I hope you’ll join me over on Craftsy!
Also, I’ve marked my … Read More »
Welcome to my stop on the inspiration blog hop, for the challenge! I’ve been using my EZ Dresden Quilting Ruler for three years or so. It is so nifty to have, when I’m inspired to make a Dresden!
About the challenge ::
The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild has partnered with EZ Quilting to create a fantastic quilt challenge to celebrate Darlene Zimmerman’s 20th Anniversary with EZ Quilting. We’ve got an exciting 14-day blog hop planned, multiple chances to win the EZ Dresden Quilting Ruler for working on your quilts, plus loads of fabulous prizes.
Follow along June 2-14 with some of our favorite bloggers (some you may know, and others who might be new to you). Plus meet some of our talented guild members along the way.
Work like the dickens from June 15-August 31 on your project.
Come back here Sept 1-6 for a … Read More »
Today is the last day to nominate your favorites in each of the categories! I will work over the weekend to sort out the nominations and update you all. You can still vote for your overall favorite, for the Viewer’s Choice Awards!
About a month ago, I received a charm pack of Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter. While trying to think up a clever project for the fabric, I was busy making preparations for BQF, and all the usual happenings in our family. I never put that charm pack away though! I didn’t want to forget about it! Out of sight, out of mind…
Finally, inspiration struck and I pulled a few coordinating solids. Within a few hours, I had a new table runner!
I love the organic feel … Read More »
I’ve been teasing you with progress pictures of this quilt for the last month, and I’m so happy to finally have a finished quilt to show you!
The quilt is made with Spring Promise by Ana Davis for Blend Fabrics – which is shipping now!
I love the soft colors, and simple piecing in the blocks. This pattern is a great intro to flying geese, I included lots of illustrations so even the newest quilter can be proud of them.
The quilt measures 45″ x 54″ – in the pattern, I’ve included six size options and four block sizes.
The pattern is available on Craftsy, and Meylah
I loved making this quilt, so much, I’m working on it again! Hopefully I’ll have more to share next week, … Read More »
I stayed up a little bit later than I should have last night, but I really wanted to get this pillow finished up! I’ve had a busy week of computer work, and sometimes sewing late into the night is the perfect way to wake up my creativity. Pretty sure some of you can relate to that!
For this pillow, I had a charm pack of Cosmic Burst, and something small seemed like the best way to let them shine together. Most of the charms where marked, and yielded 8 HST units – yep, they are tiny! 1 1/2″ across, I’ll have to share my method in another post soon.
As much as I typically love things orderly, I had fun laying out the HST units randomly, and watching different patterns emerge. … Read More »
I’m late in posting today, I had to wash my mini, and bring out all the texture!
Love those crinkles!
All the geese are pretty close to perfect, and the differing sizes were a fun puzzle to put together.
I think my favorite part is the binding! I had to stop myself from adding it to the quilt top, and I’m so glad I did. It pulls it all together, and is a nice bit of symbolism, since it is a swap quilt.
I have another mini in mind, to keep for myself.
What are you working on today?
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?