Saturday, November 12, 2011

Quilt!

It feels like it's been forever since I was able to post pictures of a finished quilt. But after finally settling in to my new house,  I can talk about one of the two I finished. This quilt has been in progress for what seems like forever. Honestly it's been several months since the first set of HSTs and then I lost the motivation to sew them all together. But here is the quilt. Finished and lovely. :)



I think this quilt is lovely. The colors are my favorites. :)
The quilt finishes at 69 x 57.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hometown Quilt

Well, I tried my hand at the Disappearing 9-patch again, and this time, I did it right.

I used 4 charm packs of the gorgeous Hometown Collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. I love the colors and the way the entire collection blends together so effortlessly. On the back, I used some extra charms, yardage of a polka dot print and one of my favorite prints from the Circa 1934 Collection. It is bound with Taza yellow color stripe. Which, overall, makes me quite happy.

I hope you all like it as much as I do!





Monday, October 3, 2011

4 Star Quilt

Well, as you know I've been on a fabric fast, which has given me lots of time to put together all those WIPs lying around. This quilt has been waiting for the perfect binding material, which I promptly purchased at the end of my fast. This quilt is special to me because it was the first time I used free-motion quilting. I also outlined the stars with 3 different Aurifil thread colors 1/4" apart each. The quilt is about 61" x 61" and it's the perfect size for snuggling. I truly love this quilt, but I'm thinking of possibly putting it up on Etsy. Any thoughts?

Quilt Top

Quilt Back

Friday, September 16, 2011

WIP baby quilt finished.

One of my co-workers is about to have his very first baby girl. So I finished up this WIP and have decided it will be for him. :) It was meant to be a disappearing 9-patch, but I didn't do a very good job following the  directions and ended up with this. Hope you all like it!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Star Quilt!

One of my friends is having a baby. :) She's not due for several months, but it's never too soon! I've been drooling over all the star quilts I've seen everywhere online, and so I leapt at the opportunity to try out Cluck Cluck Sew's Star Block Tutorial. Thank you, by the way, I LOVE IT!

I made the wise purchase of a Nest Fat Quarter Bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop, and I used 15 or 16 of the 24 fabrics. For the center images I fussy-cut Ikea farm friends fabric! :)



The backing is mostly a Robert Kaufman fabric, and I also made one more Star Block with my favorite character (the lady-bug) in the middle and rainbow points!


The Binding is a polka-dot fabric from Jenny's flat fold section. :P It just happened to work perfectly with this quilt.

Here are some close-ups of my favorite blocks!


This is my favorite block.




this is the square on the back of the quilt!
The finished quilt is 40x40 inches, which I think should give her some room to grow into it! :D

I love it so much, and I can hardly wait the few months it will take this baby to join the ranks of living people.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ocean Quilt

Tonight was productive! I finished my lovely ocean quilt, and I can't wait to give it a cuddle test-run.

Quilt Top!
The Back <3
I am totally crazy for Polka Dot Binding.
Oh Yes, This is Love.
The colors make me giddy. I got the idea for this quilt from Red Pepper Quilt's Far Far Away Quilt! She's amazing, and her quilts always inspire me. I stitched in the ditch on all the horizontal and vertical lines of the squares, then did diagonal lines through the non-patterned pictures.