Friday, April 27, 2018

Cookie Cutter Quilt

56" x 72"

A customer asked me to make this quilt. It's called Cookie Cutter by Jaybird Quilts. It's a beautiful quilt and full of color. I didn't realize how many pieces were in this quilt until I received the pattern. They are all cut with a special ruler called the Super Sidekick Ruler. It was easy to use and the directions were clear.

I was nicely surprised how easily the blocks came together...and with no pinning! I didn't have to pin until sewing the blocks together so it went much faster than expected.  It looks lovely in the original Kona cotton colors Bubble Gum, Nectarine, Papaya, Canary, Chartreuse, Leprechaun, Bahama Blue, Water, Surf, Regal, Tulip, and Wisteria. The back is Bahama Blue.

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Key to My Heart

55" x 72" 

Myra from Busy Hands Quilts has completely updated her Key to My Heart pattern. I made the large lap size in Lilly and Loom Daisy Delights fabric.  Myra's pattern writing skill has greatly developed since she started over 3 years ago. If you haven't bought this pattern yet, I think you will like the simplicity of the directions.

You can use yardage or a layer cake to make this beautiful quilt. I think there may even be a price discount later today so be sure to check out her pattern shop.  You can see a different version on Myra's blog today using batiks and a dark background. It's stunning!

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ships and Sailors - A New Pattern

Introducing my new pattern called Ships and Sailors! It comes in 6 sizes from Baby to King. The pattern includes directions for a 3 fabric quilt from yardage or a multi-fabric quilt from fat quarters. 

This blue quilt is a large lap generously sized at 70.5" square. It is made from 3 different blue fabrics, a light, a medium, and a dark.  It shows off the pattern nicely with the dark fabric as the anchor. (Pun intended!)

This green and black version is a small lap quilt sized at 56.5" by 70.5". This one is made from fat quarters. I love that you can still see the blocks, and it almost sparkles like gems.

You might be wondering where I came up with a name like Ships and Sailors. The name comes from a game my kids like to play. They learned it at camp several years ago. It is very similar to Simon Says, but it involves a captain and his shipmates. As I was designing this pattern, I thought of this game. Mostly because I was working with blue (it's my favorite color) and the blocks remind me of boating.

You can find Ships and Sailors as a PDF  in my pattern shop at Craftsy and Etsy.

Linking with My Quilt Infatuation, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom QuiltsBusy Hands Quilts and Free Motion by the River.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Postcard Quilt Along - Finished!

The Postcard Quilt Along is coming to a close and now we can see everyone's completed quilts. I am excited to see all the variations on this pattern.  I made a King size quilt with two pillow shams. 

102" x 114"

I love the color in this quilt. Such a beauty! It's quilted with wavy lines and backed with gray.

The pillow shams have no binding this time. Last time I used yellow binding. Can't decide which I like better.  The pillow backs are gray also.

Thanks to Sandra for all the work you put into this quilt along. Hop on over to Sandra's blog to see all the beautiful quilts and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Custom Memory Quilt

88" x 88" 

Would you believe me if I told you this entire quilt top was made from men's dress shirts? Well it was! I used 6 white long sleeve shirts for the background and 17 colored dress shirts. The shirts were in very good condition, but because they were so tightly woven, my sewing machine didn't like them.  We plowed through it though and she is happily back to sewing her favorite cotton once again.

I made 4 pillows in different patterns, each of them are 16" square. The first two come from the quilt pattern and the last two are just HST patterns.

I used 4 of the shirt backs to make the pillow backs. I picked a variety of colors in the medium tones so nothing would stand out too much.

This was a big project (mostly because I couldn't use strip piecing), but it turned out so well. It looks just like it was made from quilting fabric and it will be a lasting memory of her husband.

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Minecraft Quilt

Well, I had to post this just to show you that I've been working!  I only took one picture before I sent it off.   Minecraft quilts are fun to make if I only make them once in a while.  Since I haven't made one in a while I enjoyed this one.  You can find the pattern here.

I just went looking for pictures of my kids helping in the sewing room and apparently I have not been taking any. I've been really slacking in the picture department all around. I don't even have any of the kids this year except for Easter. This needs to change! My kids help layout the tiny squares to make the faces and my teenager checks them and puts them in numbered rows.  Sometimes I can even get them to help with ironing!  I promise to get pictures next time!

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