Friday, December 19, 2014

12-Patch Quilt

Happy Friday before Christmas!!!
I'm working on one last gift item that I'll show you in a few days. How about you? all ready or still scrambling? I'm usually scrambling with last minute gift making at this point but this year I took it easy and am only making one thing.

Anyway, I have a super cute finish to show. 12-Patch quilt

I was completely inspired by this little mini quilt I saw on Flickr. These blocks are perfect for digging into those scraps! And they are SUPER quick to boot. Love them, I could totally make another quilts worth of these blocks.
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For the back I finally used up a yard of Denyse Schmidt plaid I'd been saving for a long time.
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The finished size of this quilt came out to about 39"x52".
12-Patch quilt
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

2 quilts for 2 little boys

Oh my! where have I been? just busy I guess!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family up in Colorado last week, the weather was beautiful! And part of the reason I was able to enjoy it so much was I had just completed an order for 2 lap quilts.

The customer requested quilts for her 2 young sons and the amazing part is she provided all the fabrics (the really good stuff too!) so all I had to do was sew it up. She said her sons each picked their own fabrics. These boys have quite the eye for color!
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These were a lot of fun to work on!
I'm cutting into fabrics a Christmas gift quilt today so I'll share more on that soon! Anyone else making a quilt for a Christmas gift?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014

I am woefully behind showing you quilts that I've finished recently but thankfully the fall Blogger's Quilt Festival is going on so I was motivated to post one up for you.

I'm entering this quilt into the Original Designs category. Thanks to a low volume background and a mix of bright triangles, this quilt has quite a different look than my original Archaeology Quilt I made. Archaeology Quilt
Back in August I had just gotten a few of the new Cotton + Steel fabrics and was inspired to cut into them right away. I added a few other fabrics that really compliment them (from Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Lizzy House and Carolyn Friedlander).
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I love the funky vibe the back has. I was sad to use the last of my Anna Maria Horner Field Study fabric but it was perfect.
Archaeology Quilt
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 10, 2014

talk about long term project...

So, Carla and I have been lamenting our lack of progress on our Farmer's Wife Sampler blocks lately. I started mine in December of 2011. I just checked and the last block I made was in December 2013! yikes!
I've wanted to work on it but have just had too many other pressing projects going on. And I'd kind of forgotten about it. I was determined to make a block or two today.

This is the poor little block made nearly 10 months ago but never documented. #92 Streak of Lightning
#92 Streak of Lightning

Today, I went for the first easy block I flipped to in the book. #48 Homeward Bound
#48 Homeward Bound
And #111 Wrench
#111 Wrench
Boy, I feel so much better having made a little progress. I really, really want to finish this quilt someday soon.
Okay, Carla, your turn now!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

this week

Well I seem to be in a bit of a blogging slump. Sewing is happening though!
I've got some cell phone pics of what I've been working on this week.

Mr. Scotty Dog came together surprisingly quick! A birthday gift for my niece. Free pattern from Denyse Schmidt.
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After some deliberation and calculations I've decided to make both a Vintage Nine-Patch quilt and a Bowtie quilt with my Hadley fabrics. I'm going to make both quilts a smallish lap size and with a few additional fabrics it should be no problem.
These vintage nine patch blocks are small for me (6" finshed) and I was hoping there was going to be some quick method of sewing them up but no such luck. These could be time consuming but I think the result will be worth it.
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I'm going with the 7" finished blocks for the bowties. These are pretty fun to make!
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And today I'm going to finish the back and baste up this Double Plus quilt for a customer. The day is slipping by so I'd better hop to it!
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

dreaming of my next quilt....

Look at this bundle of goodness! Last week my mom took me birthday shopping and I came home with these FQs from Denyse Schmidt's Hadley collection.
Hadley FQs
I really want to make a vintage style quilt with these and I've been mulling over pattern options.
A postage stamp quilt like this one or this one?
This Vintage Nine Patch pattern maybe?
Or a truly vintage bow-tie pattern like this one?

What do you all think?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

do. Good Stitches {finished quilt}

Well howdy! I have lots to show off these days I just haven't managed to get it up on the blog.

I'll start with this quilt I just finished yesterday. Thanks to the ladies in the Heal Circle of do. Good Stitches this quilt came together beautifully (our circle supports hospice)!
June was my month to pick a pattern and put together the quilt. I choose the Square Deal pattern from the book, Block Party (it's more of a recipe than a quilt pattern).

I hope it will put a smile on someone's face!
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