Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Burp Sets

Spring is here and with the change of seasons, I'm working hard at getting several projects finished up. Almost all of last year's burp cloth gift sets sold, so I'm restocking my shop. These cuddly little things make great baby gifts.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Plus Quilt

Last Fall, my mom-in-law and I put together this plus quilt. I picked out the fabric, she cut, and I sewed. The machine quilter just finished it and I think it looks better than I could have ever imagined!

The quilt was fairly simple to put together. I found the tutorial at For the Love of George and used the queen size instructions. I didn't use as many colors as she recommends,so I just increased the yardage of each color a bit.

This quilting just kills me. I love everything about it!

{Credit} Fabric: Kona cotton solids and Large Chevron Tone on Tone Orange by Riley Blake (back). Pattern: Plus Quilt by For the Love of George. Machine Quilting: Lynne Peterson.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scrap Busting

Just a simple squares quilt in progress. All of these prints are leftovers from different projects, but I think they look cute together in this baby-quilt-in-the-works.

Here's to using up scraps!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Welcome March

I can hardly believe it's March. I am so excited, though, because in just three weeks my parents will be coming home from their LDS mission. They've been in Italy for eighteen long months and I'm so proud of them. Once my mom is home, I'll have my quilting partner back and I'll be able to finish my projects much faster!

To get ready for her coming back, I've tried to clear some old things out of the closet and make room for the new. Like these cute paintbox-inspired squares that have been lying around for years:

Ready to be quilted!

Or this little guy that has been waiting to be quilted for a couple years:

I also played with these double-pinwheel blocks a little more and added sashing and a border. Not sure what the next step here needs to be yet:

I hope your March is starting out as productive as mine!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Patriotic Stars Runner

My first five stars are now a table runner that I just need to get quilted. These stars are great for using up little scraps in your stash.

I didn't quite get my fill of making them, so I'm starting some more that are a little more scrappy looking this time.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Patriotic Stars

I'm getting started on a little Fourth of July project. I'm not exactly sure what it is yet, but these stars are a start.

I used the same method as I did for my Reverse Wonky Star quilt.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sailboat Quilt Top

After a long break from quilting, I felt really good about finishing this quilt top today. The pattern turned out better than I had expected and I love the low-volume color palette.

 I think this quilt is a great mix of traditional and modern styles, combining the very literal boats with random squares that mimic the sky and water.
{Credit} Pattern: Sailboat dimensions from "Ahoy Matey", Fall 2009 McCall's Fast Quilts magazine. Block setting and layout is original. Fabric: Assorted scraps.