Friday, September 6, 2019

Eyeshadow - a New Pattern

60" x 72"

This is my new pattern called Eyeshadow. I love the how the the diamonds are subtle and have a shadow effect to them. I made this quilt with a fat quarter bundle called Nest. The pattern is available in my etsy shop. It comes in 5 sizes from baby to king and can be made with fat quarters or 10 inch squares. 


Being as my favorite color is blue, I did a mock up in a blue monochromatic color scheme.


I love it in these grays too which would be perfect for those who love a more modern look. Gray seems to be very popular these days in home decor.


If you like to get the PDF version of Eyeshadow you can find it right here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rainbow Chain Quilt

 62" x 74"

I've finally finished this beautiful rainbow quilt! Yep, I'm pretty excited! Not only is she a rainbow, but I was able to use scraps for the entire top. Or I would have if I'd had enough of the background fabrics in my scrap bins. This is a free tutorial from Melissa.


The back is a white and gray cross hatch that I got at Joann's. I think that is one of my favorites that they carry. I probably need to go get a bolt of it to have on hand.


I was even brave enough to add some backgrounds with a bit of color. There's a light blue print up there in the oranges and cream prints with orange and pink down there in the blues. There is more than that in the quilt, those are just the ones you can see in theses pictures.


I would make another one of these if I could, but what's left in my scrap bins isn't so bright and pretty.  I'll need to do some thinking to see what can be made of those duller fabrics. It may come down to a simple 2 inch patchwork quilt. I just don't know.

I've got a pattern in the works...and I've even started cutting the fabrics! Well, I have two patterns. I just haven't picked any fabrics for the second one yet. One thing at a time is the theme for September!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Checking In


I am excited that I will actually have a finish to share this week! That scrappy quilt is getting quilted today finally! It's been a long time since I've hit the needle to the fabric. So what have I been doing this month?


We painted the master bedroom a beautiful light blue and added this faux headboard. I was going to make a quilt for our bed, but I've put that off for a while and decided to use this old one I made years ago. I'm still in the process of finding lamp shades to go with the new lamps I bought. I'm also looking at making something for over the bed and the other walls in the room. I haven't decided yet, but my friends have been giving me ideas. This is a long term project as there are other things on my plate this fall. At least the hard part is done.


I also made this junk journal for a class I am teaching in a couple weeks. It's not really a class - we call it life group. It has taken a while to make the book and then put the supplies together. There will be 12 ladies in my life group. I am no expert, and since most of the ladies are my close friends, they don't expect me to be. Should be a fun 8 weeks! 

I will be back later this week with my rainbow quilt finish!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Queen Postcard Quilt

96" x 96"

I just love how vibrant these quilts are! This one is a queen size, the one size I had not made yet. It's also the only picture I took. We've been super busy here this summer and I still have a lot left to get done. We just started the master bedroom paint job this morning. 

I do have two quilt tops ready to quilt, one of which is the scrappy one I'm excited to get to. We'll see how much time I'll have this week. Ah, summer, I will be glad for you to come to an end. Or maybe just the end of my projects!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Postcard Wall Hanging

32" x 32" 

Here's what I've been up to in my sewing room lately. I small postcard quilt sized to be a wall hanging. This one is smaller than the baby quilt that I make. I took off two rows and one column all of which had the more orange/red than blue/green. 


Working on a Preppy quilt to specifically use up a large piece of fabric which will be the back of this quilt. I strip pieced the blocks so it went pretty quickly. 


And finally, my favorite of the three. This is a very scrappy quilt. Low, low volume background pieces with bright X's made in a rainbow of colors. 

I'm waiting on some fabric to make a customer quilt so these two won't be finished until I get that one done. Fabric is coming tomorrow so I hope to jump right on that one! It's another postcard quilt, but this time in a queen size. 

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