Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday

It is Wednesday, right?


Basting this gorgeous custom wedding quilt today.

My sister came and picked up my girls, so I suddenly had a whole afternoon to get stuff done! I debated doing something practical like cleaning out the car, but basting and quilting won :)

Off to utilize my alone time!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Super Girly Fun

I have my last November finish to share now!


I LOVE this quilt! It is so bright and busy and all GIRL! Once again, I started with a fun multicolor print that had been living on my shelf waiting for the perfect project. I pulled out that argyle print while I was supposed to be working on something else (surprise!), and the rest of the fabric practically jumped into a pile and screamed to be cut.


I used the same basic pattern as the quilt in my last post, but I deleted the sashing and made more blocks. I love that it is super simple, almost a plain square patchwork, but just adding the rectangles makes the quilt look like so much more!

I quilted with an all over meandering loop – definitely my favorite free motion pattern!


The back of this quilt might be my favorite part of the whole thing!! This huge yellow chevron (Riley Blake) is fan. freaking. tastic. Seriously.


I bound the quilt in Kona Bright Pink. I have a weird thing for solid bindings lately; I feel like I have done a lot of them! I love how they frame a busy quilt.


The quilt finishes 48” x 56”, and is available in my etsy shop here.

Whew! Now the only finish I haven’t posted from last year is a Christmas gift, and I haven’t gotten pictures yet :) I feel much more caught up, even if I do still have 3 quilts to post (2 need pics…), plus all the fun little stuff I have been up to for the shop!

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Baby Boy Quilt

Today I am sharing a little boy quilt that I finished in November (in a rush so I could have it at all my craft fairs!).


Lime, teal, light blue, and orange is not a normal color combination for me, but it surprised me and I ended up loving it!


I pulled the color scheme from the fabric I used for the border (Riley Blake Wheels I think?). I figured if it made that print look way cool, why not a whole quilt? :)


I quilted a basic diamond grid design all over; not too heavy, so the quilt will be super soft, but heavy enough for a little boy quilt.


I backed the quilt in this fun blue and white dot. I got a few yards of it as an end of bolt a year or so ago, and I have loved it! I will be so sad when I run out.


I used a Me and My Sister Designs green grid print for the binding. Another one I will be very sad to use up!


This cute little quilt measures at 37” x 47”, and is available in my shop here.


ps- My BFF Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard is in a competition over at Project Run and Play, and has made it to week 3! Go check out her fabulous outfit (hers is the “Dean’s List”), the little jacket is to die for! And vote please!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Unexpected Break

Yeah, that blogging break wasn’t planned, but between holidays, a first birthday, and a brother getting married, well, life was busy!!

I have lots and lots to share, so how about two of the quilts I gifted way back in October and never shared!

This first one went to a friend for her baby shower (I had the quilt done BEFORE the baby was born!!)


I used Cluck Cluck Sew’s Kaleidoscope pattern. I liked it a lot, and it went together pretty easy, but I think one side of my template got shaved a bit o my pieces didn’t fit together perfectly and I had to trim my blocks down. Nothing I couldn’t fix!

I don’t know what’s up with the lighting in these pictures, but the solid fabric is actually a light pink. I have no idea which one, I stole borrowed it from my mom’s stash.


I quilted 1/4” inside each kaleidoscope pattern, and then made a small square in the center of each one too, since I opted out of the center circles that the pattern calls for.


I took one row of squares off the front and made a block on the back surrounded in some more light pink solid.


I used this pink and red dot from Bonnie and Camille’s Bliss line. I LOVE this dot! I wish I had a bolt of each color, because I feel like I need to hoard it!! It has been so long since I finished this that I don’t remember how big it was or anything! So, on to the next one!

I gifted this one in October, too, but the baby was ummm almost 4 months old then…oops!


This quilt was fast and cute and easy, and it was so fun getting to play with boy fabrics and colors! I have to admit, this quilt(and that big red white and navy herringbone) got me on a bit of a navy kick! My navy stash grew from 1 or 2 prints to ummm….a lot more :)


I attempted quilting flame-like swirls for this quilt. I call it a good learning experience…it doesn’t look great, but once it’s washed and loved a bit, it won’t be too noticeable. I definitely need to practice my free-motion more!! Seriously want a magna doodle…


I used the awesome print from Sweetwater’s Reunion line, plus some extra bricks, for the back. Oh. My. Heck. Reunion is SOOOO SOFT!!!


I love me a red binding! Well, I just love red…


And there are advantages to finishing a baby quilt AFTER the baby is born. I was able to quilt Roman’s name into the border. I love getting to personalize things!


So, there are a couple of my finishes from the end of the year…I still have two more from November, plus a Christmas gift to share. I will try my best to get them posted in the next few days!