I have a couple of finishes this week that just need binding. They are baby quilts, 36 inches square, with a giant churn dash design which can be found in the book "Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley." I have plans to make all the patterns in this book. I like them a lot because they are "fresh quilts from classic blocks" as it says on the cover.
This red and blue one has a cute shark flannel on the back.
The second quilt is orange and blue and also has a snuggly flannel on the back with little robots. Both are quilted with a pantograph called Spring Thing.
I am so happy with the way these little quilts turned out. If you are looking for a fast and easy baby quilt, I highly recommend it. I also love that supersizing this traditional block gives it a more modern look.
On a side note, I will admit that I had my first longarm quilting injury and stitched through the side of my finger on this project. It happened so fast I didn't even have time to bleed on the quilt. It was both scary and painful.
I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
You can head over there to check out some other finishes from all over the world!
Have a great day!
I'm surprising my mom today with her finished quilt! She will just have to put the binding on it. I have a break in client quilts after a few months, and I'm happy to be able to do this one for my mom. This was her winter mystery quilt from The Quilt Company. She did a very nice job piecing it, and I love the colors, too.
The pantograph she chose was Tweet Tweet. She loves birds and feeds the birds (and any other critter big or small that likes bird seed) at her house. So she was excited about this design.
It is a beautiful morning here in western Pennsylvania for taking some pictures outside. The back of the quilt is a solid off-white fabric. Below you can see the quilting on the back very nicely. See the birds?
Today I am so happy to share with you my latest quilt I call Spirographic. It is my entry in the Jaybird Quilts Sew Along. I have a lot of pictures to show. Patterns from Jaybird Quilts are some of my favorites, and I have had fabric to make this for about a year now. The Sew Along gave me the kick in the butt that I needed to get started on it and a deadline to finish.
The pattern is called Taffy. This is actually the second quilt I have made using this pattern. I purchased the "spirograph" print and really didn't want to cut it up into very small pieces, and Taffy is a nice pattern to use to feature a large scale print. The yellow and two shades of pink/purple are batiks I purchased separately.
I think Jaybird Quilts patterns are some of the most well written patterns available, and paired with Creative Grids rulers they are wonderful! This pattern includes a template that you can cut yourself, or you can use the Creative Grids Lazy Angle ruler you see above. I stitched up all of the units and then put them together to make the whole quilt top.
Below you see it on the Innova being quilted. The pantograph I used is one of my new ones called Wave On Wave. I used a pink thread. I don't know if you can see it on the close up, but it looks kind of pink/peach on the yellow fabric and purplish on the black and dark fabrics. I think it looks great.
I hope you don't mind, but here are some more shots of the finished quilt. The backing is purple, and I added some stars that I made from corner triangles that were trimmed off during piecing of the front. I have a hard time "discarding" those little pieces, and I love having a little something special on the backs of my quilts.
And here is one last picture of the first quilt I made using the Taffy pattern so you can see it in a different way.
Since it is Friday I am also going to link this post up with Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.
Thank you to Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness for hosting the quilt along. You can click here to see the other quilt entries.
I hope you've been inspired today. Thanks for stopping by!!
Maybe I haven't blogged for a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been quilting! Here are some projects I'm working on right now. I'll show you some pictures and keep it short and sweet.
Flip Flop Table Runner - two actually. These are fused applique, and I am doing a blanket stitch with my Janome. The pattern is from the book "Table Please, Art To Heart" designs by Nancy Halvorsen. This is so fun. I purchased a little fabric for the background, but the flip flops are all made from my stash.
I'm currently quilting three baby quilts for a new client, Diane. They are so adorable! I am quilting meander stitching on them because Diane wanted me to go around the applique designs to help them stand out a little more. On the flower quilt at the bottom I did a flower and swirl design.
I'm sharing with Work In Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. There is so much to see there! You should check it out.
Stop back again here on Friday. I have something really cool to show you.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!