Today I have a couple of awesome quilts to show! One belongs to Jenny and the other to Donna. They are quilting buddies that took a class together at The Little Foot Quilt Shoppe. The quilts they made challenged them to use up scraps and fabric from their stashes. It's a treat to see the same quilt pattern made up using different fabrics. I'm sure you'll enjoy them!
The first is Jenny's quilt. She used bright, vibrant colors. I quilted it with white thread and the Pretty Paisley panto design. The pieced border makes this pattern really special.
Next you'll see Donna's quilt. She chose more traditional colors of browns, burgundy reds and greens. All of the fabrics were from her stash except the background. The Moda Grunge does a great job of bringing all the other prints together.
I quilted Donna's with a golden brown thread and the Flowerumpus design.
Wasn't that fun? I hope you are inspired to make something with the collection of fabrics you have at home already (it's okay if you have to buy some background fabric:-), quilt with a friend and make the same pattern each with different fabric choices, or sign up for a quilt class at your local quilt shop!
Thanks for visiting! I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Hello friends. I made some wonderful new table runners to share with you. I just love making table runners because they can be finished quickly and I get to play with different fabrics that I find interesting but maybe not my usual preference - without the big commitment of a large quilt. You'll quickly notice that these range from traditional designs and colors to very modern ones!
These two were made using the Moda fabric line Alice's Scrapbag which has beautiful prints and colors. The background was a tea dyed looking fabric which coordinated perfectly with the prints. I custom quilted these with a tan thread that matched the background. I really loved the way they turned out.
Then there are the modern ones! Now these wouldn't match anything in my home, but I do love the modern look of them and the bold colors. I also just really wanted to make something with the Modern Background prints from Moda. Grunge fabric was a very good complement to the white and gray fabrics. I quilted these with straight line quilting, just the right thing for this contemporary style.
These table runner patterns were designs from Anka's Treasures, designed by Heather Peterson. I'm a big fan of her books, patterns, and quilting style. You can find them on her website, and I do know that the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe in Evans City, PA, carries The Trendy Table book. I'm looking forward to trying some other designs from that book.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!