Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Finishes

Here is this month's collage of finished quilts!

I've been busy with lots of projects that I haven't blogged about, so I'll be issuing myself another blogging challenge in June. Stay tuned!


Friday, May 23, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry #2

Here is my second entry in the Blogger's Choice Quilt Festival, Spring 2014:

I have served as our quilt guild's block of the month chairperson for the past five years. It has been a fun an interesting challenge. For this block of the month series, we started with a few Kaffe Fassett prints in the "cool" colorways -- purple, green and blue -- and paired them with a mint green solid for the background.

Although we used several large scale prints, it was fun to see how they looked "cut up" in everyone's blocks!

When it came time to assemble the quilt, I knew I wanted to do a straight setting, but I wasn't sure what colors or fabrics to use. While walking through the quilt store, this striped fabric caught my eye. It seemed to bring all the various hues together, so I framed the blocks in a dark purple, and sashed them with the stripe. I love the energy it adds to the quilt!

For the backing, I used one of the large scale Kaffe Fassett prints (adding a little batik strip on either side to make it fit the width of the quilt!

I am entering this in the Large Quilt Category.

Head on over to Amy's Creative Side to see the rest of the entries!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry # 1

My blogging mojo has been seriously lacking lately, so I thought I'd get it back into gear by entering the 2014 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is my first time entering, so I'm pretty excited!

Today's entry is in the Scrappy Quilts category:

I made this mustache quilt as a Christmas gift for my daughter, and it has definitely become her favorite quilt! (The template for the mustaches can be found HERE).

She loves blue and orange, so I had fun digging through my stash for some fun, modern prints in those colors. Most of the fabrics I used are by Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, and Denyse Schmidt.

Grey is one of my favorite neutrals (plus it holds up better to dirt than white!) so I used Kona medium grey to set off the mustaches (which are appliqu├ęd by machine).

For the final touch, I added a minky backing so it's extra snuggly!

I had a chance to remake the quilt this year for an Etsy customer who had seen it on my blog, and it was just as much fun to make the second time around!

Head on over to Amy's Creative Side to see the other entries!