Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

Maple Leaf Quilt
Maple Leaf Quilt
Maple Leaf Quilt
Maple Leaf Quilt
Happy Canada Day from our Canadian cabin in the woods, all my crazy Canuck kids and my latest Canada inspired quilt.

I made this with a maple leaf quilt block pattern that finished at 9" square, a bundle of fat eighths of Crazy for Red by Minick & Simpson, a few fat quarters from Midwinter Reds (also Minick & Simpson) and some red French General pieces.

It finished at about 63" square and I bound it with Kona cotton solid in Chinese Red.  The quilting I did on my home machine using Aurifil 50 wt in 2325, which blended nicely with the taupes in this colour palette.

Maple Leaf Quilt

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Scrappy Baby Quilts

Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt
Economy Block Baby Quilt

Yes, indeed, more scrappiness, more economy blocks, more baby quilts.  I have A LOT of scraps I am working on making into something prettier and more useful than a rubbermaid tote full of fabric pieces - however lovely those individual pieces may be.  These are my two latest projects with the scraps!  And they are both for sale in my shop!

QUILT STATS:

Fabric: scraps from a lot of different collections
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt in white
Backing: top one is from the Florence line by Denyse Schmidt, second one is from Riley Blake
Binding: striped print is from Sabine Reinhart for Blend
Batting: Warm & Natural
Dimensions: 30" by 36" each
Completed June 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Spring 2015

Farmer's Wife Quilt

Welcome to my entry in this Spring 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival.  (And please excuse the far from Spring-y photo!  This quilt was photographed and gifted at Christmas time.)

Farmer's Wife Quilt

All the fabrics in this king size quilt are from Kansas Troubles by Moda and I used the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book.  I made a few tweaks, adding setting squares and triangles to make the blocks larger, and so setting alternating blocks on point.

Farmer's Wife Quilt

This quilt was made as a gift for my mother and father and took me about 3 years! I really enjoyed putting the blocks together, it was like an interesting puzzle every time. However, I tend to like chain piecing and letting my mind wander, so this took me a long time to do and I didn't alway choose to do it as it was a brain bender and not the meditative calm of chain piecing and simple patterns. (I quilt to relax!)

Farmer's Wife Quilt

Then, I quilted this myself on my home machine!  Here is a link to my original post about this quilt if you would like more information.  Enjoy all the rest of the entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  And please consider casting a vote for me here, in the Large Quilts Category!

Farmer's Wife Quilt

QUILT STATS: 
 Pattern: Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt 
Fabric: Various lines from Kansas Troubles by Moda 
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt in 2325 for piecing and quilting the top (2021 in the bobbin for quilting) Backing: Kona Premium Muslin in Natural 
Batting: Quilter's Dream Blend 
Size: King

Farmer's Wife Quilt

LINKS TO MY PREVIOUS ENTRIES:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Anna Maria Horner Rainbow Baby Quilt

Anna Maria Horner Rainbow Baby Quilt
Anna Maria Horner Rainbow Baby Quilt
Anna Maria Horner Rainbow Baby QuiltAnna Maria Horner Rainbow Baby Quilt
Anna Maria Horner Rainbow Baby Quilt
Anna Maria Horner Rainbow Baby Quilt

I'm actually making a large project with my pile of True Colors from Anna Maria Horner, but after cutting it all out I had enough scraps to make a little baby quilt.  So I did that first! :)

I love, love, love the backing: Clippings from Anna Maria Horner's line Loulouthi, and doesn't that print from Dowry make great binding?  The white background prints are ones I had in my stash that make those rainbow colours just pop.  I do love a happy quilt.

This one is for sale in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Paris in the Spring Baby Quilt

Paris in the Spring Baby Quilt
Paris in the Spring Baby Quilt
Paris in the Spring Baby Quilt
Paris in the Spring Baby QuiltParis in the Spring Baby Quilt
Here is a pretty baby quilt I decided to name Paris in the Spring when I landed on the Eiffel Tower backing fabric for it hiding in my stash.  I started with a few pieces of Lillybelle fabric by Bari J. for Art Gallery fabrics, some aqua and pale blue solids and one little pink piece of fabric from 3 Sisters' line Paris Flea Market.  Et voilĂ !

I quilted it with the wavy stitch on my Bernina (otherwise known as stitch number 4) and a pale pink Aurifil 40 wt thread.  Finished dimensions are 35" by 43".
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