Saturday, May 21, 2011
I finished up the Garden Trellis quilt this week, and I am so pleased with it! I used a Martinique Jelly Roll, designed by 3 Sisters. I love pretty much every fabric line that 3 Sisters designs, they always seem to match my house :)
I've been drooling over my Jelly Roll Quilts book for a few years now, and finally made a quilt from it! The pattern is called Garden Trellis. It went together easily, the hardest part was most of the fabrics in this collection are lighter toned, so I had to be careful how I placed the strips so that it didn't blend together.
This quilt is going to be given to Jessie's teacher Mrs. McCullum. I am making another quilt right now for her other teacher Mrs. Petrick. I hope I can get the second one done in a few weeks! The backing is pieced, I need to baste, quilt and bind it though... hmmm...
I found the backing on clearance at Craft Warehouse for$4/yard SCORE! It matches really well, I am happy about that, and it's my fave color, AQUA. Mmmm.
After taking photos of this quilt, I am realizing it really matches my beachy decor. Oh no.
I may have to keep it! (yeah right)
Friday, May 20, 2011
Dianne and I have made some progress, awesome! I was able to get all of the flying geese done for the large part of the stars in the quilt. There are 88 of them altogether.
I laid them out a little bit, and so far so good! Trimming all of these blocks down is my least favorite part of this so far, it's rather tedious. I find myself calling my sister or mom while I am trimming so I can take my mind off of the monotany.
Next up the teeny tiny flying geese! There are close to 200 of them, so far I am getting my squares cut down to triangles so I can start sewing them together. This quilt is going to be so pretty.
Look at Dianne's blog Suburban Stitcher to see her progress!
Posted by Heather at 2:57 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
In my effort to use up the stash this year, I decided to make a baby girl quilt for my soon to be born niece! I have had a lot of this fabric for quite some time. I googled: baby rag quilt patterns and up popped a tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts! I love her quilts and her blog, so I happily cut my fabric up and made this quilt. It was quick and easy.
The tutorial can be found here: How to Make A Ragged Squares Quilt
It's a good sized baby quilt, kind of big, so it can be used for growing up years. I love this size.
I love the scruffily edges it creates, I washed and dried it, then cut off all the excess fuzz and strings.The backing fabric I've had for awhile too, I think it is SOOO cute. I love princesses and castles though, I can't help it, I'm so girly like that. As you can see from the picture below I didn't have quite enough of it, so I had to add a strip of yellow fabric. I even pieced the batting from scraps! I plan to put a label on it as soon as I find out what her name will be. I am happy with this pattern and plan on making some more in my future for more babies.
Monday, May 02, 2011
I needed a little pick me up, the quilts I am making right now are big and require lots of thought. My brain has been shut down these past few weeks. So, I pulled out a coin purse pattern I've had, and decided to give it a go.
The pattern is called Cash & Carry by Atkinson Designs. I thought they were cute, and I like finding new ways to make little bags. My favorite was the one that held the cards on the outside pockets, so this is the one I tried first.
I made a few mistakes, and realized half way through that I should have been using a walking foot.. but I plan to make several more soon! I got my practice one in now :D
Posted by Heather at 7:14 PM