Friday, April 26, 2013

A Late Easter Finish

Better late then never, right?!  I finished this Easter quilt up about a week ago.  It was a kit at my local quilt shop and the pattern is from Kimberbell Designs.  I think it turned out pretty cute!  

Easter quilt

When I quilted this, I tried to challenge myself to do some different types of free motion quilting.  Behind the bunting that says Easter is a paisley design, there are some loops with the carrots and baskets, a small stipple with the bunnies and baby chicks and some swirls on the pink fabric in the chevron row.  Finally, I did some clover behind the big flowered row.  I am taking the Leah Day class on Craftsy and wanted to put my new knowledge to use!  Also in the border I attempted to quilt some flowers that was a tutorial on the Cluck Cluck Sew blog a short while ago.  

All that being said, it is hard to see the quilting in this terrible picture - but trust me - it is there!  

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.  I am hoping to get some serious sewing time in this weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Honey Honey

When I first saw the line Honey Honey by Kate Spain, I was instantly smitten!  I love the fun bright colors and I especially adore the floral prints!  Really, I love everything Kate Spain designs and I am not at all embarrassed to admit that I have purchased something in every one of her lines.

Honey Honey baby quilt

This sweet little baby quilt is off to a new little baby girl named Holland.  I used the Charms Squares Baby Quilt pattern from Elizabeth Hartman to make this one.  This quilt is easy to whip up and may now be my favorite go-to baby quilt pattern!  It simply uses one charm pack and not much yardage for the top.

Honey Honey quilting

I quilted straight lines in the gray areas of the quilt with my walking foot and guide bar attached.  It was the first time I had used the guide bar and I will definitely be using that again.  Then I stitched in the ditch around the charm squares.

Honey Honey backing

For the backing I used one of my favorite prints in the Honey Honey line, called Wayside Garden in Linen Violet and for the binding I used the print Pollen Blush.

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday today!  Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WIP Wednesday

It has been about three weeks since I have updated my WIP list and linked up with Freshly Pieced.

I finished this quilt top over the weekend.  The pattern I used was New Wave from Elizabeth Hartman and the fabric I used is Curious Nature by Parson Gray.  I am making this for someone who works in my husband's office who is going to law school in a few months.  We are so excited for him and what the future has in store for him.  I really like how masculine this quilt turned out to be.

Curious Nature top

Now....full WIP goes....

Completed Quilt Tops - 11
These tops are awaiting basting and quilting....sigh
1.  Bounce quilt made with Flea Market Fancy
2.  On a Whim quilt made with Flora
3.  Jelly Roll Race quilt made with Tradewinds
4.  Fat Quarter Stars QAL quilt made with City Weekend
5.  Summer Sampler quilt made with Heather Bailey fabrics
6.  Wild Things quilt made with Fresh Flowers
7.  Fresh Cottons quilt top
8.  Mystery class quilt made with Pam Kitty Morning fabrics
9.  Lone Star class quilt made with Modern Workshop
10.  New Wave quilt made with Curious Nature fabrics
11.  Easter mini quilt kit from my LQS (no photo - whoops!)

Quilts in Process - 5
1.  Hexagon quilt from QuiltCon class made from Lilly Belle fabrics
2.  Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer Quilt from Vintage Modern fabrics - current on blocks!
3.  Crazy Nines quilt from 2010
4.  Piccadilly Stars quilt from 2010
5.  Hand Applique quilt from a 2010 class at my LQS

Yikes!  That is a bunch!  And I have SO MUCH fabric that I am itching to cut into for other fun things!

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Houndstooth: Finished!!

The Houndstooth baby quilt I started a month or two ago is finished!  Woo hoo!  I am so pleased with how it turned out.

Finished Houndstooth!

This is for a little boy who will be born in June, so it feels good to be ahead on something - for once.  

I used Moda Bellas Solids - purple and grey for the front fabrics.  I free motion quilted this on my machine with a stipple.  I love to stipple.

Quilting Close-up

The baby is going to be named Jackson and they will call him Jacks for short so I couldn't resist using the grey jacks print from the Apple Jack line by Tim & Beck for Moda for the backing.  I nerdy like that sometimes.  And of course, I forgot to take a picture of the back.

I would like to make this pattern (Houndstooth by V&Co) again someday with different colors!  The color combinations are endless!

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday today.