Thursday, May 24, 2018

Regatta Quilt #2

Regatta quilt #2 is finally finished! (You can see #1 here.) This one has been sitting out on the hallway rail since I finished the other one. Was that January? I don't remember, it's been so long!  I was not loving this as a quilt top with the gray, but now that it's quilted....I LOVE IT!  Amazing what a little quilting can do.

I quilted varying sizes of swirls on all the colored strips and a back and forth on the gray including the little blocks in each row between the colors. The texture this created is so wonderful!

I really wanted a green fabric with red lady bugs that was as Joann's earlier this year. But the day I went to get it they had just sold most of it. There wasn't enough left for the back of this quilt. So I settled on this green floral print. I settled.  I wish I had been more patient with buying the back because I really think I could have found something nicer. 

I hear that Roseanne is doing a final update soon on the Regatta Quilt Along that she hosted, so if you haven't finished yours yet, there is still time!

Linking with NTT, Busy Hands Quilts, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Wrangler - A New Pattern

 Today I am excited to release my newest quilt pattern - Wrangler. It is a combination of modern and traditional styles. The cream colored rectangles are the lassos and represent the cowboys and the modern part of this pattern. The navy stars represent America, patriotism, and freedom and are the more traditional part of this pattern.  I love the rustic fell of this quilt!

The key to success in this pattern is choosing an accent fabric (the star points) that is darker than the rest of the prints. Here is the pattern in some different fabric lines. The first one is Elementary by Moda shown below.

But I wanted to show you some more looks you can get by changing out the background and star fabrics.  This one is made from Kate Spain's Voyage with purple stars and an aqua background.

Choosing an accent fabric that is closer in value to the rest of the prints will also be successful, but will provide you with a softer look like the one shown in Moda's fabric line Scrumptious. So pretty!

Lastly, a fun rainbow of colors off set with a gray background and navy stars. Because who doesn't love a bright and cheery quilt!

I made the lap size quilt, but the pattern has instructions to make the quilt in 6 sizes - Wall, Baby, Lap, Twin, Queen, and King.

If you'd like to purchase the pattern it is available as a PDF download on Craftsy or Etsy.

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Custom Wall Hanging

28" x 36"

This was a custom request from my shop and I just wanted to post some info about in case I need it later. I am always forgetting and wishing I had it wrote down somewhere or forgetting where I wrote it down. Must be getting old!

1. Remember to reverse any letters/numbers before you trace on Heat n Bond Lite!!!
2. Shorten stitch length on raw edge applique.
3. For satin stitch I used the settings 3.5 and 0.3 and thread matches top fabric.
4. Corner hangers are cut 4" square and sewn on with a needle position of 4.7.

Nope, I have no idea why they wanted that appliqued other than it is a gift for a wedding. I did a straight stitch on the black letters and a satin stitch on the all the red pieces. The background was quilted first so that I wouldn't have to stitch around the applique. I thought I had seen Vicki do that before, but the stitching lines can be seen (not the thread, but the texture) under the applique. Maybe it looks better if you wash it?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pixelation Quilt

32 x 32

Pixilated Rainbow is a new quilt pattern from Myra at Busy Hands Quilts. I love the ombre effect that is created with these blue fabrics!  This pattern comes in many sizes, but I made the baby size. Now I am wishing I had made a lap quilt because I just love this one. Strip piecing make this quilt come together very quickly.

I quilted mine with wavy lines to mimic the water feel of this quilt. It was fast and easy and who doesn't love that?

I chose a medium blue print from my stash that matched the center of the quilt for both the back and the binding. 

Myra's got several quilts in this pattern to show you on her blog today. Hop on over there and see what other fabrics look like in her new pattern. You can buy Pixelation here.

Friday, May 4, 2018


50" x 70"

This quilt pattern is called Matrix. Isn't it awesome in a rainbow of colors? I actually made one of these for myself a couple years ago. I had it listed in my shop as a made to order quilt and someone purchased it. You can find the pattern here.

The quilt I made for myself had a scrappy back which I just love, but for this one I just used a gray paisley print.

Rose asked to see my quilt holder helpers, so I snatched this photo when we were taking pictures of my Ships and Sailors quilt. It was so windy that week that it took all 5 of these guys to hold the quilt for me. Oops, I mean 6. There is one hiding under the quilt! I had said, "Drop the quilt!" My husband was the last one to hear me I guess. The kids had already figured out what I was doing. 

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.
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