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
After seeing my pictures from Christmas, a friend on Facebook asked for a doll quilt for her little girl. At first I thought about doing 1 or 2, but I seem to work in threes when it comes to doll quilts! I couldn’t weed out my fabric selections – so three it is :) I love this combo and so another kitty cat quilt. Emmalie wanted to keep it – of course!
Sock Monkeys for dolly’s. I put a blue chambray on the back, and I love how the little faces are framed out. cute!
I think this little one may be able to be labeled improvised. The quilt I had made from these fabrics previously were fat quarters, and the remaining bits were strips, cut to the same width. Some I … Read More »
I am feeling a bit disconnected! I’ve had extra people in the house, some crazy back/shoulder pain, and lots of baking still happening – it all adds up to not much time for blogging.
This one is for Ella – the back is the same as the yellow binding, simple.This is for Emmalie, she’s been on a anti-pink thing lately, so it’s mostly not pink. I couldn’t resist the pink binding though :)
This is the backing – cute dog print.
And for Sophia the pink button print. With cute little clowns holding balloons on the back!I hope that all your preparations are coming together, maybe even winding down :) We’ve had a foot of snow in the last 6 hours – so I’ve been busy inside wrapping presents and trying out the last recipe I had on my … Read More »
It seems that the months keep flying by! I blame Thanksgiving being late in the month for the surprise of December, and the first being on a Monday doesn’t help. Over the long weekend I made a table runner to coordinate with our tree skirt. I had purchased a panel, but after being half finished with the quilting, I decided I hated it, didn’t want to use it, and ripped it all out! It was too large a panel for my table. I took off the squares that I had added to it, and cut them a bit to make it more in scale with my table and the size that I wanted.This is what I ended up with – simple and fun! The day before Thanksgiving I decided to set this aside and make … Read More »
I probably could produce three different posts out with all that I have to say . . .
First up – I finished our tree skirt! I love it :) It is just over 40″ square. After seeing a couple of others a bit smaller around blogland, I thought it may be to big, but why go to the trouble if no one will see it under the tree!I opted to add a tie to the center – it’s festive :)And I quilted stars randomly – I had to find a good one – they were not all this happy.
Now I can’t wait to start decorating for Christmas!
Next up – My new loot!
These fat quarters and thread are from the Freespirit giveaway. I have no idea what they will become but they sure are pretty to look … Read More »
Another finish for me – in less than a weeks time too! I purchased a queen size batting on ebay and have made great use if it so far :) It’s sold at our walmart, of course, but it is surrounded by tons of construction right now and getting there and out again is more headache than I care to partake in. So check out this store if you are in need – they always add a quilt label to the package too. Enough rambling! I called it Flutterby Squared since that’s what it is – squares – what I love is that it’s not boring. The squares are different sizes and it keeps it interesting :) I drafted this out of necessity – based on the fabric I had on … Read More »
I decided to call this – Bold & Bright Baby Quilt. It is already listed in my etsy shop. I’ve wanted to have quilts in there all along but this is the first finish without an intended recipient. :)Love all that puckery goodnes! The snow has been coming down all last night and this morning – I love how still and calm it is outside as the snow insulates the ground. I also love how bright it is! Open the curtains and there is plenty of light for great pictures. We’ve had about 6 inches accumulate so far :) I was also reminded of the inconveniences of snow – messy roads, our van was piled high and I couldn’t find the scraper (I did find my gloves), and it takes longer to do … Read More »
Hi friends! It has been an eventful morning :)
~ I finished the binding on my current quilt project.~ The snow is finally flying!~ I voted.~ Our water has been turned off for a couple of hours – thank goodness I got my shower first!
Here’s a quick pic of my quilt – it hasn’t been washed yet, as the water is off . . . I will have to show you a few more details once that has been done.I used a thrifted sheet for the backing, and a variegated thread to quilt. My goal in quilting this one was to have as few loops as possible, and to spread it out a bit. I’m happy with my progress – hope your having a great day!
Looking back through my blog archives, I found that I started this quilt in July. Never thought it would take me until the end of October to get it quilted and bound, but other projects kept coming up! The corduroy backing adds an extra layer of texture to the quilt, and a little more heft. I would highly encourage you to try quilting corduroy – it feels amazing!Quilting this piece was a delight! No broken threads, no frustrations – I was/am so thankful. I am still learning how to free-motion so this is not a perfectly quilted quilt. However, I try to not even think in terms of perfection – it is too high a standard for me, for anyone really, and I do not want to breed perfectionism in my kids. … Read More »