1, 2, 3!
is from my first book – Modern Basics! I really want to encourage the new quilter to love quilting, and not be overwhelmed by the process!
Measures 72″ x 96″
Easily customized to suit any decor.
Modern Basics: Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space, and Style is available on Amazon!
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 »
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 »