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 »
Well taking a picture outside, with only little helpers, wasn’t working today. It’s very windy – so I found the best indoor spot and snapped a quick pic of most of the quilt! Then moved to the kitchen where I have lots of good light for the rest.To see all of it – check this post out.
I worked through a couple of options for quilting, but came back to a quick stipple. I managed to quilt it in just a few hours :)We used a couple of coordinating Kona cottons to back it – do you see them peeking out?I love dots for bindings!I used the alphabet on my machine to make a label this morning too.I love the color palette and the simplicity of the design – now I just have to send it off to … Read More »
Usually I wait until I have bound and washed a quilt to post, but this quilting was so inspired and I love it! I had actually thought I would be selling this quilt, as my girls are no longer babies (and I’m not having more!). BUT, Sophia claimed it, we “tried it on” her, and after all the quilting I’ve grown pretty attached to it. It will be staying here! Even Joe mentioned it would be a little sad to sell it since I’ve put so much effort/time into it!
Here it is – do you see my addition?
There’s a heart, stippled right there –There’s a bit of puckering on one side of the heart – if I do it again I would do the heart first. Live and learn :) I’m hoping it … Read More »
I have to tell you up front – I’m going to stray from my picture format for the month. I just have to gush about this quilt, and the journey it has taken me on!
The making/piecing of the top, was straightforward and a breeze!More of the challenge came when it was time to select thread for quilting, decide on fabrics for the back, and mentally preparing myself to quilt it!I knew that it needed curves and movement in the quilting – it was crying out for it. But I was determined to have a solid plan before setting to quilt it. In the end it was Cheryl’s comment that made everything click for me!
“Take one of the floral patterns from your fabric and use as an inspirational repeat. You could do it in each block, or as … Read More »
I love polka dot bindings and could not resist this shot – or a couple of others over in my flickr. I took pictures of the entire quilt but realized that on the computer it looks the same as the unquilted picture – so I took some close ups! Loop-de-loop quilting adds to the whimsy of the fabrics – at least I think so :)
For the back I chose the patchwork print, in jam. It has lots of teal and green, along with mulberry, yellow, brown, red and the mauvey pink of course!
And because Owen was patient while I took pictures this afternoon – he got in with the quilt too! My kids love seeing themselves in the window after I have taken their picture :)
While stitching down the binding this morning I was brainstorming up … Read More »
So I peeled myself away from the computer for most of the day and managed to get some quilting taken care of. Feels good too!
For DQS, the partners are secret – it’s fun as you never know who or where your quilt is coming from. I got some ideas from their favorites and slowly developed my plan. I love the end result!
I also finished a quilt for the STUD swap I signed up for this month – but need to wait to share it :) Next up – my swap blocks! I’ve drafted my plans, I just need to find a couple of quiet hours.
I hope that you aren’t getting bored of this pattern! I love the simplicity of it and how I’m able to show off the fabulous prints with this pattern :)
I love the back, almost as much as the front! I even used the alphabet on my machine to make a label – trying to be better about labeling. I stitched it down with my machine too, as it is a baby quilt, and I figure will be washed lots – mine always have been :)
This will be in my etsy shop soon, it’s a custom order, but I have others if you are interested, and I’m willing to do custom – obviously. he he
I hope you have a good day/evening — no fooling :)Amy