With our last day of school yesterday, I’m free to share some of the sewing I’ve been working on this last month! Teacher’s are hero’s in my eyes, and my girls’ – they adore them. Last year with the book…we baked cookies and shared, but I had really wanted to give something quilty. So this year I’ve done it!
Freebird by Momo in simple strips, quilted with random diagonal lines.
Lollipop also in simple strips, quilted with random perpendicular lines.
Love in 4 1/2″ squares, quilted on diagonals.
My girls helped with cutting and layout of the pieces for each quilt, and Emmalie was particularly certain of which fabric group was for her teacher! (that was lollipop!)
There’s more to come next week! Enjoy your celebrations ~
These fabrics were begging for a traditional design, and so, I looked through traditional blocks to find the right combination for this quilt. In the end I decided on these:
It looks as though it is set on point, when in fact it is not! The blocks between the stars are four patches, with triangles in the corners to rotate. The blocks finished at 6″, and the quilt overall is 40″ square.
I just love the colors in this group!
I quilted tight, around a few of the stars. I really wanted it to be comfortable and not too quilted for the most part, but the straight lines were not enough between the blocks.
The borders also got special treatment. Swirls and loops to fill the space!
I am loving this quilt! I had so much … Read More »
Much earlier in the year, as I was working on my Doll Quilt Swap, I made a bunch of disappearing 9-patch blocks. I was considering them for the background to the dresden plates, but decided on the plainer background, because the plates were lost on this busy background. I put it aside and didn’t really even share it here. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to finish it…but did begin collecting perle cottons for appliqué maybe, and hand quilting. I decided last week (inspired by the Festival) that hand quilting circles was my plan!
I used a variety of colors, from the colorful top, and a variety of circles from the kitchen. I learned how to properly hide knots, and really enjoyed the process!
Do you hand quilt at all? I’m curious to know if it’s … Read More »
The Festival continues to be amazing and well viewed! I hope you all are enjoying a bunch of traffic and comments on your posts. I finished my quilt I was hoping to share with you this week!
I had so much fun designing and making this quilt! It had been one of many designs in my arsenal waiting for just the right fabric, and when Sweet Divinity popped up – I jumped at the chance to make it!
I carefully cut and pieced triangles and strips for each block. I think my favorite part is that there are so many different places to look – each fabric offers a different focal point! Also, after nearly a year, I stippled this quilt! I had a block on free motion quilting, but this was just the right size to … Read More »
Hi there! Look what I pulled out of the dryer this morning – just in time to share over on Amy’s blog! What I’m calling Boxed Charms Quilt in Amy Butler prints and Shot cottons. In an attempt to put some favorite prints in a quilt (novel idea – huh?) and an easy sewing project, I put this together.
It measures 40″x54″, perfect for a baby or toddler, and I lightly quilted it so that it’s super snuggly!
The beauty of it being 40″ wide is the single piece of fabric needed to back it…I haven’t made a quilt this size in a while! I am linking up to Amy’s special Amy Butler Sew & Tell, and have listed it in my etsy shop.
You should check out all the Amy Butler … Read More »
I have a new quilt tutorial to share over at Moda Bake Shop! To celebrate, it and my book, I’ve put my patterns on sale – this week only! Check out my shop for details.
Go check it out and leave me a little comment love – please!
Hi there! I’ve been working behind the scenes here on my challenge for the week – I hope you have gotten started on your challenge too! Today I am enjoying the last day with my girls, before 1st and 5th grade begins. How is the summer gone already!?
Over the weekend I received my Doll Quilt from Marilyn, aka Spiced Coffee on Flickr!
Look at this beauty–
I even hung it on the wall in our living room – the colors are a perfect compliment. Oh, and look at her beautiful hand quilting, and appliqué –
Marilyn also sent stickers for my kids, this fun book and adorable pot holders –
One of the potholders says, “When I learned to sew, I forgot how to cook!” and the other, “A clean house is the … Read More »
Not here! I’m over at Fat Quarterly today sharing this free pattern too!
Garden Spikes is my original quilt pattern made with the fabulous Fandango prints!
Hi friends ~ I’ve had a full few days, getting this pattern ready, de-stashing, and upgrading my blog! What do you think? I’m really excited to learn more about this blog and all that it can do. I am also excited to show you my Balanced Connections quilt, I really love this design!
It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but the binding on the right, that’s my favorite part. I pieced one strip of each of the colors into the binding – the little bits of color are just what it needed! The throw finishes at 60″x72″ – officially my favorite size quilt.
Ella was “helping” me, and was popping her foot in when possible…I just love how the quilting shows up in this photo, and … Read More »
Hi friends :) I hope you had a great weekend! We spent ours in Dinosaur, camping with the kids. I’ll have to tell you about it later this week. Right now I want to show you the mini quilt I made for a design challenge with the local guild.
I was given this page from a seed catalog, and given instruction to take inspiration for a quilt from it. I mentioned before that I really liked the picture on the left, with the shadows and variety of green…Here’s the finished product ::
The most artsy quilt I’ve made to date! I first put in the lines, thinking about the vines, while not straight vines do offer structure and support. Then I added as much haphazard free motion quilting as I could in order to keep all my circles in place.
Some of … Read More »
Hi there! Another finish for me – I hope you enjoy seeing another new quilt :)
I’m setting on a new path, I hope you will join me! I have a pattern to offer you and I hope to have more in the coming months too. This is a quilt that I originally designed to use my scraps from another project. I call it Simple Times -
This is a small lap quilt, 52″ x 52″ and can be made with a layer cake (10″ squares) and charm pack (5″ squares) or yardage of your choice. Instructions for cutting and piecing the quilt top are included for both.
I pieced this top with Oz fabrics, and I love the bright colors! I had two friends test it, Amber did a scrappy version, and Heather made her’s in Blush. I hope that you … Read More »
Hi there! I’m pretty sure most of us quilters have to do lists miles long, so long in fact, it gets overwhelming. I have a fast, easy, super cute quilt that you can finish in a couple days! Most of you could probably figure this out – but I already did all the math for you, no thinking, just cut and sew this quilt! Show off the prints you love most :)
Hunky Bars – 60″ x 62″ – you do get the play on words, right!?
My quilt is made with six beautiful Hunky Dory prints, use the same prints or raid your stash for your favorite prints that you can’t cut into, but would love to have a quilt with! I’ve simply numbered the fabrics so that you can decide which works best for you – be creative!
Hunky Bars Materials … Read More »