Thursday, December 18, 2014

Twenty-Five Quilts, Day 18

I promised you'd see one last Vroom quilt, and here it is!
My supply stash of fabrics has finally been depleted, so this is the last one of these for my Etsy store. I've enjoyed making them, but I've made so many that I'm not too sad to be moving on to other projects!

My favorite part has always been the striped binding. I still have some of this on hand, so it may show up in another project. I do love striped bindings!

I had to get a little creative with the backing, but I like how it turned out.

I'll be back tomorrow with the next installment of my Twenty-Five Quilts blog series!

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Twenty-Five Quilts, Day 17

In yesterday's post, I mentioned how much I enjoy purchasing scrap packs. This quilt is another example of incorporating other people's scraps into my own projects!

(The first photo was taken before the binding was sewed down, but it was also taken in better lighting, so I'm including it in the blog post!)
Several months ago, I made a floating nine patch quilt out of Amy Butler scraps (see this post). I loved the way it turned out, and immediately began cutting up Heather Bailey scraps to make another one!
I decided to add borders to this version -- the inner border is a pale aqua dot from Bonnie and Camille's Ruby collection, and outer border is a Heather Bailey Pop Garden print. I like the way the borders frame the blocks, especially since I didn't use an alternating color scheme as I did in the Amy Butler version.

I didn't want to purchase new fabric for the back, and I originally pulled out a Sandi Henderson pink print, but in the end, I decided to use a blue Kumari Garden print, as well as a pieced strip of fabrics from the front.

I'm glad I chose the blue -- it works better than pink for the front!

I've already cut up some scraps for a Bonnie and Camille floating nine patch quilt, so I'm sure you'll see that one on the blog soon!

To follow my Twenty-Five Quilts blog series from Day 1, begin here.

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation's Needle and Thread Thursday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Twenty-Five Quilts, Day 16

Last week, we had a snow day (actually, two consecutive snow days!), so I had some unexpected extra time in the sewing room. I decided to look through a basket of possible projects I keep at the bottom of my shelving unit, and I found a scrap pack I'd set aside a while ago.

I really am a sucker for scrap packs on Etsy -- I love mixing them with my own project leftovers to see what I can come up with. This particular scrap pack contained a panel from the Ten Little Things fabric collection by Jenn Ski for Moda Fabrics. The panel had been cut incorrectly -- the left side was missing part of the narrow blue border that surrounds all the blocks.
I decided trimming both sides of the panel equally would do the trick, and I added two side borders to make the top a nice 39 x 41 size.
For the back, rather than purchasing yardage, I started by piecing together a charm pack from the same collection, and then added the remainder of the fabrics I had on hand. I love the fact that I was able to use up every last piece of leftovers to create this adorable quilt!

This quilt is now listed in my Etsy shop!

To read my Twenty-Five Days of Quilts blog series from the beginning, start with this post.

 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Twenty-Five Quilts, Day 15

Thanks for stopping by for my Twenty-Five Quilts blogging series!

I know I've shown a lot of finished Vroom quilts on the blog (collection by Leslie Grainger, Robert Kaufman fabrics) but this one represents the last of my stash in this colorway. I have one final version in the blue colorway that I'll be sharing later this week.

On all of my other Vroom quilts, I used a Kona solid (School Bus) for the inner border, but in the interest of using up stash, I substituted an orange and white stripe I had on hand. Luckily, I had exactly the right amount!

I didn't have anymore of the large scale vehicles stripe I usually put on the back, but I had extra yardage of the grey outer border fabric, so I was able to use up even more stash!

I'm happy to say this quilt cleared out one of my fabric storage drawers (see this post for info on my storage system), thus making room for more new fabric!

 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Twenty-Five Quilts, Day 14

Today's featured quilt in my Twenty-Five Quilts blogging challenge is another tumbler quilt (always a favorite!)

This summer, I was finally able to visit one of my favorite online quilt shops, The Intrepid Thread, in Milpitas, CA. I love their selection, and it was such a pleasure to be able to see all of the fabrics in person.

I started with a multi-colored triangle print (lower right in above photo) and used it to choose all of the coordinates. The only thing I added from stash at home was the Amy Butler spots print.

I love the color combo, and I also love that many of the fabrics read as solids from far away.

I couldn't resist backing this one in some cuddly minky!

 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Twenty-Five Quilts, Day 13

I am halfway through my Twenty-Five Days of Quilts blogging challenge!

Today's featured quilt is a simple patchwork design made of leftovers from a previous custom project. Many of the fabrics are animal prints, along with some coordinating blue, green and grey prints.

 

I was just about to piece together a backing when I remembered this Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairgrounds dot print I had in my stash. It was a perfect match!

Nothing beats the simple satisfaction of patchwork squares!

 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Twenty-Five Quilts, Day 12

Thanks for joining me on my Twenty-Five Quilts in 25 Days journey. To read all of this month's posts, begin here.

Today's quilt is a custom order I completed back in October. The customer wanted a twin size quilt using mostly organic fabrics in greens and greys. I drafted a few pattern options, and this is the one she chose (a pattern is currently in the works and will be in the shop soon!)

I love the backing she choose -- an adorable organic sheep fabric from Happy Drawing by Ed Emberly.
She also requested Hobbs organic batting, and although I didn't like working with it (very stretchy and fragile) I must admit that once the quilt was washed, it was very soft and cozy.