Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fun Stuff

My mom comes from a big family, she is one of seven, which means that I am one of 21 first cousins on her side.  In the past year, I've had four of my cousins get engaged.  Since my mom also quilts, we decided to team up and get some handmade gifts going.  My Big Star Quilt recently went to my goddaughter, and my mom's version of the same quilt was given away this week at another bridal shower.  We're each working on another quilt for the next two cousins who are getting married next year.  Since we're splitting the work on a big quilt, we each also made some smaller gifts.


These were fun to make, especially the potholder, which is a total throwback. I highly recommend the Harrisville brand for their metal looms and cotton loops.  They even have a potholder pattern wizard, which is super fun.  Buyer beware...you will get addicted to looming!  The table runner is a cute brick pattern, called Two By Four's, that you can make with a charm pack, it's by Pieced Tree Patterns. And lastly, these microwaveable bowl potholders are super cute and useful.  

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 Finish-A-Long Quarter 3

For Quarter 2 I finished two out of three projects.  I'll be keeping my list small again this quarter, adding my one leftover project, a new quilt, a project sample, and one mini quilt.

This Anna Maria Horner scrappy trip really is a work in progress.  I need a good chunk of time to get it onto my design wall and then sewn together, but other projects with deadlines keep getting in the way.  I don't want to rush this one, so I'll just keep adding it to my list!



I'll be working on this Carnival quilt with fabrics from Lotta Jansdotter.





I'm teaching a class on y-seams and the eight point star in October and have to make a project sample, so I'll be working on something similar to one of these below.






My guild has a rainbow mini quilt swap going on this summer so that will be a secret project until it's gifted in September.  Maybe a mini pow wow quilt or a star?


Good luck with your Quarter 3 projects, link up here to join in!





Sunday, June 25, 2017

Follow My Lead

Although I'm not a fan of batik style fabric, the fabrics designed by Alison Glass in her handcrafted line drew me in.  The saturated colors called to me first, but the second benefit is the patchwork motifs in the designs. I choose the Follow My Lead pattern for these fabrics because of the flying geese in the prints and the pattern.



As I was making this quilt I realized that it was time to update my 6 year old son's bed with a new quilt, and so I added navy borders to the pattern to make it fit a twin.  He's super happy that he has his own quilt now. I love having handmade items for our home and was glad to get this on his bed.


This is my second finish for Quarter 2 of the 2017 Finish-A-Long.  You can see my original list here

Machine quilting by Allison Black of AB Quilting Studio.   


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Delilah Quilt - Block 3

Back for the third block from the Delilah Template of the Month from Jen Kingwell!  This was a fun one, glad for a break from the curves of the previous two months.  (I'm pretty sure curves are back on block 4...we'll see soon.)  Even though these are made of many different fabrics, I stuck to a consistent color scheme for each component in the block.  I made the center, star, square, and background in the same color within each block.



So far in all of my Delilah blocks I've used fabric from Cotton + Steel, Leah Duncan, Jen Kingwell, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Basic Grey, Joel Dewberry, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Dear Stella, Amy Ellis, Katerina Roccella, Carolyn Freidlander, and Kaye England.  Here's a recap so far:








Access sewing tips for the first two blocks by clicking on the block name links above, and be sure to check out this Delilah board for great inspiration.  If you are working on this quilt and would like to share your blocks, please link up below.