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.  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Big Star Finish

Last weekend I gave away this lovely quilt to my cousin for her wedding shower.  This is the Big Star quilt pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  It uses a large diamond template and the fabric is from Victoria's Mostly Manor collection.

I loved making this quilt, as it was a skill builder for me as a quilter.  I learned how to do y-seams confidently with this one.  I've already put that technique to use in another quilt I'm working on here with a mitered corner border.

At first I cringed at the amount of leftover fabric from the fussy cutting required for this kaleidoscope effect.  But the result was worth it.  Now I can't stop looking for fabrics to do this with again.  In the end, I've used a lot of the extra fabric for smaller versions of this block.  These finish at 40 inches square.

The fabulous rose floral quilting is by Alison Black at AB Quilting Studio.  Here's the backing fabric, from the Meadow Storm collection, also by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

This is a finish for Quarter 2 of the 2017 Finish-A-Long.

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation , Crazy Mom Quilts,  and TGIFF.