Friday, October 20, 2017

Queen Size Boomerang Quilt

90 x 90

Another paper pieced boomerang quilt finished! I never thought I would be making another one of these quilts.  Fortunately, I learned a few things from the last paper pieced quilt I made. It is still super difficult to get the points to end up in the correct location.


The background color in this quilt is Kona Parchment even though it looks a bit gray. The colors were picked by my customer and I think she did a great job.  Quilting is a simple organic wavy lines which looks great on this quilt.


I'm making two pillow shams to go with this quilt, but they aren't finished yet.  Hopefully the fabric will get here today and I can get them done!

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Splash of Color QAL - cutting done



My first quilt for the Splash of Color QAL is black and white with scrappy rainbow squares. This on has lots of little pieces but it is going to be so cute!


My second quilt is this black and white with yellow has large pieces and will go together very quickly!  Oh, I did change the yellows to just the one on the top of the pile. I think it will unify the pattern more.

I am excited to get working on these two quilts!


Splash Quilt Along @ Busy Hands Quilts

Friday, October 13, 2017

UT T-Shirt Quilt


Any UT fans out there? This is the last of the 5 memory quilts for my friend. This one was fun to make. I really like the two color theme of this quilt.


Look at that double pocket!  I only quilted a single line under the flap on the lower pocket because that piece was too big not to quilt. There are two pockets in this quilt. I cut the white TEXAS strip off one of the sleeves and put in there even though it couldn't be centered.


This was my own design based on the shirts she gave me. I like the linear lines in different size columns. This one is one of my favorites!

Linking with Myra of Busy Hands Quilts

Thursday, October 5, 2017

King Size Postcard Quilt

 102 x 114

This is a modified Postcard from Sweden Quilt enlarged to make it a King Size.  Isn't it magnificent. with the rich Kona Cotton colors? 



I made two king size pillow shams to go along with the quilt. She wanted a bright yellow for the back of the quilt for the pillows. I made them with an envelope opening on the back.



She also wanted a matching pillow case for her dog!  This one is not quilted and has a zipper closure.


The hardest part about making this quilt is sewing all the HST blocks. The rest seemed easy compared to that. The pillows are a nice touch to complete the set which is for sale in my shop.

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts

Fat Quarter Shop Clementine Quilt Along

Every year Fat Quarter Shop hosts a charity quilt along in which they post monthly patterns on their blog in exchange for a donation each time a quilter downloads the pattern. In addition, they auction off a completed charity quilt where 100% of the proceeds go to charity.  This year, all of the proceeds of the Clementine Quilt will be going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The donation efforts for the Quilt Along are on a good start with Moda and Fat Quarter Shop donating $10,000 each! 


The Quilt Along will run from January to July, with one pattern coming out each month for 6 blocks and a finishing pattern to make the quilt!  Here is the official Clementine Quilt Along Announcement for you to check out. Hope you will consider quilting along with this great charity event!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Splash of Color Quilt Along Fabric and Pattern

Splash Quilt Along @ Busy Hands Quilts

Below is my fabric for the Splash of Color Quilt a Long at Busy Hands Quilts. I am making the cover quilt on the book  Splash of Color - A Rainbow of Bright Black-and-White QuiltsI went through my scrap bin and pulled out some of the bright colors that I like. 


I actually decided to make two quilts for this quilt a long!  My second one will be black and white with yellow.  I have made this one before and I love the pattern because it uses big blocks with just a hint of color.




Love this QAL because I get to choose my fabrics AND the pattern!  I hope you'll join in the fun!

Monday, October 2, 2017

September Stash Report


I made this cute pillow case for a friend that had surgery this week. I wanted to give her something to cheer up her bed while she was in the hospital. I put this in a gift basket with some essentials and gave it to her before she left.

I have been buying so much fabric for customer quilts lately that I didn't even want to post this report. But this is what keeps me accountable and I feel I need to finish out the year. I finished a lot of quilts I had started in the last two months. And I restocked the kona cotton as I have been going through it quickly.

September

In:   116
Out:  77.5
Net: 114.5 out for the year

Friday, September 29, 2017

Modern Rainbow Quilt

56 x 72

This modern quilt has 8 different kona cotton fabrics for each colorway. That's 32 different colors! I have been playing with solids a lot lately and this one on flicker caught my eye.


It's quilted with a simple meander with a white thread to not take away from the fun vibrant colors. Okay, really it's because that's what I always do. I need to get some time to broaden my free motion quilting selections. As of right now I only have two options. Perhaps I'll get to that next year...

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hunting T-Shirt Quilt


Another memory quilt is finished and this time it is made from hunting and fishing shirts. I added in two pairs of jeans to this one because the color and texture went so well with this quilt. Surprisingly, I didn't have any trouble quilting the jeans. They do make those spots a little stiffer than the rest of the quilt.


Apparently, my friend's husband rubbed a whole in this dog shirt and she wanted me to keep it original.  I applied a patch underneath the shirt to keep it from getting bigger and then I stitched around it with a cream thread. Then I also quilted a little loop d loop around it to make sure it is secure for washing.


I love how you can add almost anything to a memory quilt.  This time I added two pockets that I carefully measured and cut to fit into the block.


I cut stuff off sleeves and saved little areas of logos to use for the small pieces. And when I didn't have enough I just used a blank piece of the shirt to finish filling in the pieces.  I searched a long time to find a camo print that I liked.  Finally found this one with the trees and leaves.


Quilt Stats:
Pattern: My design
Size: 59 x 74
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Quilting: Medium/Large meander in a tan thread

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Boomerang Quilt


My entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is this paper pieced Boomerang Quilt. I used Kona Cotton colors Iron Gray, Pepper, Sprout, Sunflower, and Bahama Blue with a Snow background.


 It is quilted with a modern freehand wave about an inch apart.  The back is a simple grungy gray.


Hope you are enjoying all the beautiful quilts at the festival this year!  Thanks to Amy for hosting this fun event!

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