Saturday, May 9, 2020

Rainbow Blur II

Sometimes you make a quilt and you're done, you've gotten either the pattern or the fabric out of your system.  Other times, you just can't get enough.  Often, with a favorite fabric designer you find yourself really falling in love with something.  This happened to me with Anna Maria Horner's Sweet Dreams fabric and her Rainbow Blur pattern.

I started off with a set of fat quarters and a few half yards to make this Rainbow Blur quilt just as the pattern prescribed.  It was a fun sew, quick and easy, with lovely fabric to keep in large pieces.

After gifting that quilt to my niece, I made her this pillow with some scraps, just sewing fabric into the size pillow form I had on hand.

Finding myself with some decent size pieces left, and realizing I might get another quilt out of what I had, I decided to purchase a few more half-yards of the main print, Source Code.  To me, the navy version of this print is one of the most beautiful floral fabrics ever.

So, here's Rainbow Blur II.  I stuck to mostly the same pattern using a 3 by 4 grid, and worked to keep some of the color pattern intact.  I love how it came out, and it is a really nice size throw, super cozy.

I fussy cut some of the bird fabric, Cacophony, and used another AMH wideback, Halos, for the back.  Same quilting pattern as the original Rainbow Blur, Fandango, with longarm quilting by AB Quilting Studio.

I still have some of these prints that I'll keep in my stash...for now!  What fabric are you in love with at the moment?  I'm seeing lots of people enjoying Anna Maria Horner's newest line, Hindsight.  I'd love to hear what you're working with!

Free Rainbow Blur Pattern

Joining Michelle for her Beauties Pageant, stop by!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sweet Dreams Patchwork Pillow

Times like this can remind us of what we are grateful for.  Just yesterday I sent the final version of my dissertation to the dean's office at my university.  It feels so good to have achieved my goal of becoming a Doctor of Education.  After a long road I can get back to focusing on my family, friends, and sewing!  It also feels like a good time to do some blogging.  While many of us are apart physically, we certainly are lucky to have virtual places to socialize.  

My sweet niece was the recipient of this Anna Maria Horner Rainbow Blur quilt.  I tend to keep leftover scraps of fabric lines together in piles.  I was able to make a quick improv pieced pillow to go with the quilt for her bedroom.  This Sweet Dreams fabric line really fits the bill for a teenage girl.  I used a simple envelope closure for the back.  I used straight line quilting in pink and aqua thread to match the fabrics.  

I hope you have something to feel good about today!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Rainbow Blur Quilt

Welcome back!  I know these posts have been few and far between, so thank you for visiting or visiting again if you've been here before.  I continue to be occupied with graduate studies and am happy to fit in any sewing or quilting possible. 

This quilt is a free pattern from Anna Maria Horner and Free Spirit called Rainbow Blur.  It is an easy quilt to put together with the large blocks of fabric.  I love this Sweet Dreams line, the large Source Code print in navy is spectacular.  Even though it is a large scale print I used it for the binding.  Lately I've been using these types of dark colored floral prints for binding as a nice frame around the quilt. 

The backing is another Anna Maria Horner 108 inch wide fabric, Halos. 

The edge to edge quilting is by AB Quilting Studio in the Fandango pattern that has a pretty fan with a heart in the center.  It really shines on the darker fabrics. 

I recently gifted this to my niece to use on her twin bed, it's perfect for a teenager.  There's another smaller version of this quilt coming soon...stay tuned. 

Linking up with From Bolt to Beauty

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Carnival Quilt

Long time, no finish...but here's a nice one!  I started this quilt in January 2018 and finished up this past fall and then waited to gift it this past December.  This is the Carnival Quilt and it was designed by Ashely from Film in the Fridge.  She has a few versions of this quilt on her website with different fabrics.  This one was a kit that used Lotta Jansdotter prints.  I love the combination of prints and solids in this quilt.

I had the quilt machine quilted by Allison at AB Quilting Studio.  I really like the geometric pattern with the triangles.  It adds a beautiful texture to the quilt.  I also used this on a two color quilt you can see here.

And there was room for some extra square patchwork on the back.  

Linking with Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty and May Favorite Finish Linkup with Meadow Mist Designs.