Back in January I was asked by my cousins to make a little quilt for their now 1-year-old son Jonas using a printed panel they had. This is a one-of-a-kind panel printed for artist Betsy Olmsted. You can check out her site and wonderful artwork here. I wasn't quite sure what to do with the panel and thought about it for a while. The colors are a little unusual for me (not a spot of purple anywhere!), and I wanted to keep it modern. I decided that I would simply add a border around it using my Creative Grids 8" Scrap Crazy templates.
I visited a local quilt shop called The Quilting Needle to to find fabrics for this project because they have a lot of modern style prints. The panel is a knit kind of fabric, so I had to stabilize it like you would for a t-shirt quilt. Just a little math was required in this piecing design. The sides, top, and bottom of the panel needed to be divisible by 8" since that is the size of the border blocks. I trimmed the panel to 24.5" x 32.5" (the extra 0.5" is added in for the seam allowances). Making those 8" Scrap Crazy blocks was a snap, I quilted it with a design called Be Bop that wasn't too dense. The backing is plush gray minky that is so snuggly soft!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this little quilt. Maybe you've even been inspired to get those Scrap Crazy templates and give them a try. Such an easy way to add something to a printed panel!
Next weekend my mom, aunts and I will be having Quilt Camp 2017. We are getting so excited, and I'll be sure to take some pictures so you can see what we are making this year. Happy quilting, friends, and I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
I'm so excited to share this quilt with you!! My mom pieced the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt using the fabric line Alice's Scrapbag. It is big, and it turned out beautifully! She took a class at the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe in Evans City, PA, to encourage her to keep working on the blocks, and she did it. My dad is also her personal rotary cutting expert who helped, too.
I quilted an edge-to-edge design called Fresco over the whole quilt in a light golden brown thread. This quilt is often seen made with modern solid fabrics, so I hope you enjoy this version using traditional style prints and colors. Mom also chose to put borders on this quilt top which is a little different than the modern styles.
Isn't that an awesome quilt? There are so many different blocks to see. I delivered it to Mom tonight, and now she has a whole lot of binding to do. Thanks, Mom, for letting me quilt it for you!
I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Happy quilting!
This week I was excited to see that Lella Boutique is hosting a contest with a fabulous list of prizes! Click here to go to the site and read the details. I decided to participate because I would LOVE to win a copy of Vanessa's book "Charm School." So I purchased one of her patterns - Open Heart - and dug around in my batik collection and got started. (Patterns on her site are 25% off with the discount code!!)
The instructions were very clear and detailed, a very nice pattern. I made 4 hearts and put them together. Each block is 12".
I haven't made anything with bright batik fabrics for a while, and I forgot how much I like them. So I'm calling this 24" square wall hanging Happy Hearts because it made me happy to sew them. Can't wait to quilt it!
Remember this wall hanging I made for Aunt Brenda? These sweet flower and butterfly patterns are also from Lella Boutique.
Thank you for visiting. Happy quilting! I'll link up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!