Saturday, January 30, 2021

Elizabeth's Dowry Quilt Progress

I've been having fun making the patchwork components of my Elizabeth's Dowry quilt kit, designed by Karen Styles of Somerset Patchwork.  Here's where I was at the beginning of the month.  I had a few extra squares leftover and now I realize I've missed putting them on two of the square strips!  No worries, an easy fix.  

I have been intentional about the placement of fabrics so that the same fabric doesn't appear too close to itself.  Sometimes a scrappy look needs to be quite planned and I think it's worth having to rip a few seams and re-sew in order to get it the way you want.  The fabrics also have different values, such as between the light pink stripe and the black stripe, so I tried to balance that a bit.  What's your experience on the scrappy quilting front?  

My January OMG with Elm Street Quits was to finish the flying geese, which I have successfully done.  I am really enjoying making this quilt and would love to be able to finish the top in the next month as the remainder of the sewing is mostly attaching border strips.  

Check out the goal finishes at Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - January Finish Link-up.  

Saturday, January 2, 2021

January Goal

It's the new year, so I'm going to jump in with Elm Street Quilts for the January One Monthly Goal.  A personal goal of mine is to be more intentional with my sewing this year.  So much has happened this past year with the pandemic and the year before was very busy for me with graduate school.  Now that school is over I am hopeful I'll be getting back on track in 2021.  I'm also hoping to share some finished projects that I did do these past few years that never made it to social media.  

As for a monthly goal...I am working on the Elizabeth's Dowry quilt by Karen Styles and I've finished the center portion.  My goal for the month will be to create the 76 flying geese units needed for one of the pieced borders.  I have twelve done so far with all the pieces cut.  

Link up with Elm Street Quilts for January here.  

And...ta da...the final product of several years of hard work arrived published dissertation.  

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Catching Up...

Just a quick post to say hello and share a  fun baby quilt.  I gifted this quilt quite some time ago, but never had a moment to post it.  I love the simple patchwork.  The quilting was done on my home machine and I used a pattern from the Walk quilt book by Jacquie Gering.  I am looking forward to trying a few more quilting patterns from the book on some other small quilts.  

I'm looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving this year with my husband and son, and hope you and yours are safe and well.   

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

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