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".

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rainbow Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Solid Rainbow Log Cabin QuiltSolid Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt
Solid Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt
Solid Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt
Solid Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt
This little cuddly one is made with scraps of solid Kona cottons that have been building up around here.  I love making log cabin blocks and I am rather partial to the courthouse steps variation I've used in this quilt.  The sashing is Kona Oyster. The backing is a nice soft red flannel from Riley Blake.  I've used my usual Aurifil 50 wt threads for piecing and quilting.  The finished dimensions are 33.5" by 37".

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I Spy Baby Quilt

I Spy Economy Block Baby QuiltI Spy Economy Block Baby Quilt
I Spy Economy Block Baby Quilt
I Spy Economy Block Baby Quilt
I Spy Economy Block Baby Quilt
I Spy Economy Block Baby Quilt

Ok, ok, ok. I said the next economy block quilt I made was not going to be scrappy. But here I am. It looks a lot like the one I just made last week, doesn't it? But I started with 3.5" inch squares in the centre, rather than 4.5" and spent a little more time fussy cutting. I love the littler blocks. I love the American Jane backing and other American Jane fabrics and scraps that I used throughout the quilt. This one finished at 31" by 38" and is for sale in my Etsy shop!
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