Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Finishes

Here is July's collage of finished quilts!

 

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun With Foxes


I just finished up another Fox and the Houndstooth quilt for a customer, and before I put away the scraps, I decided to play around with the leftovers and see if I could use up some onesies in my stash.
I fused some Heat and Bond lite on the reverse side of the fabric, cut narrowly around the design, and stitched in matching pale grey thread. Usually I use a machine blanket stitch, but I like the clean, simple lines of the straight stitch in this particular case!

When I appliqué onto onesies, I use a scrap of Warm and Natural batting on the inside to stabilize for stitching, and to give a little dimension. I trim the batting close to the stitches on the reverse side.
I may or may not have gone a little crazy...these were just too fun to make, and are now listed in my Etsy shop!

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatutation, Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party, and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!

 

Monday, June 30, 2014

June Finishes

Here is this month's collage of finished quilts!
As you can see, it was a very productive month in terms of quilting (blogging, not so much!)

 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Quilt-A-Day Challenge, Day 11

Today's quilt in my quilt-a-day blogging challenge is a leftovers quilt!

I've made two other quilts from this collection (Here Fishy Fishy by Heather Mulder Peterson). I originally bought a set of half yards for a custom order I was working on. I was able to cut a set of tumblers for one quilt, and then I made a bunch of square-in-a-square blocks out of the remainder.

This quilt is the smallest of the three I made, but it's a great size for a crib quilt or playmat (about 40" square).

Even the backing piece was a leftover from the previous two projects!

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Quilt-a-Day, Day 10 (plus hiatus!)

I took a little hiatus from my Quilt a Day blogging challenge.

Last week, I was exhausted every night, and got very little quilting accomplished. I'm back on track, and hoping to finish the challenge!
Today's finish is another custom Ahoy Matey quilt.


The whale border print is getting pretty hard to find -- it's a good thing I stocked up last time I came across it!

 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Quilt-A-Day, Day 9

This month, I'm challenging myself to blog about a new or recent finish every day.

This one is definitely one of my favorites! I used a bunch of Amy Butler scraps to make floating nine patch blocks (inspired by this quilt).
The squares in the blocks are cut at 3 1/2 inches, and they go together pretty quickly. It was lots of fun to see this one come together!

I'm working on a similar quilt in Heather Bailey scraps, so I can't wait to share that one when it's finished!

 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Quilt-a-Day, Day 8

This month, I'm blogging about a new or recent finish every day!
Today's finish is a custom twin quilt with matching pillow covers in the Aviary lilac collection by Joel Dewberry. I love the way this palette looks on a white background solid!

I was running a bit low on backing fabric, so I pieced a strip of leftover fabrics and centered it on the back. I really like the way it breaks up the main backing print at bit!

More custom orders await, but the rest are smaller, thank goodness!