Friday, February 23, 2018

Twin Postcards

Yesterday, I had this great idea to take a picture of the 2 twin postcard quilts I finished this week together. They barely fit in the opening of my front door!  I wanted to show the different colors on the backs of the quilts side by side because the fronts are identical. It's been raining steady for a week now, but it slowed enough to run outside and get a couple pictures.

The quilting is wavy lines going vertically on these two twin quilts instead of horizontally. Makes for faster quilting, but looks good too! Binding is Kona Iron. 

Linking with:

Busy Hands Quilts
Crazy Mom Quilts

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tree of Life Quilt + Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Roseanne N. who was the winner of last week's Double Up pattern Giveaway! Thanks to all who entered and left comments. If you wanted the pattern and didn't win you can find it in my pattern shop

89 x 89

I had a customer ask for a tree of life quilt last month and I had never heard of it before. I did some searching and found a few different varieties of this old pattern. She picked this simple version with just two colors.  Here is the free block from Mirkwood Designs that I used in this quilt. I added a 2 inch border to the outside to make it a touch bigger and help with the bias of the on point blocks. 

She chose a cream colored thread even though you can't really tell in this picture. The blocks are 12" finished. Each block has 34 - 1.5" finished HSTs!  I got smart after the last quilt with little tiny pieces was so time consuming and bought an Accuquilt die to cut these triangles. It was so worth it!  I love using the dies to make HSTs and have almost every size now.  Quilt smarter, not harder!

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Busy Hands Quilts
Crazy Mom Quilts
Off the Wall Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Friday, February 9, 2018

Regatta Quilt and a Giveaway!

Can I just say I LOVE this quilt!  Great idea, Roseanne, to host the Regatta Sew Along!  I decided to do some custom quilting on this one. I do love row quilting. There is something therapeutic about the repetitive motion. You can find the free pattern at Block M Quilts.

 I found this fabric at Joann's a while back and the colors were perfect! I was even able to get the pieces to line up so you can't really tell where the seam is.  Love that!

Giveaway Time!

 If you are searching for your next project, how about my new pattern?  Strip piecing makes this quilt quick and easy. Plus it's fat quarter and yardage friendly. The pattern comes in 5 sizes.  And the best part is I’m giving away my Double Up pattern to one lucky reader. The cover quilt is a twin size.
Here's a two color version in a lap size:

Myra at Busy Hand Quilts has made a baby version in this cute fabric and added a border:

Give away will close Thursday, Feb 15. Winner will be chosen randomly from confirmed entries through the rafflecopter form.  Winner will be announced on my blog next friday! And if you want the pattern and you don't win you can find it here.

Linking with Finished or Not Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Friday, February 2, 2018

Queen Size Spool Quilt

95 x 105

This is a remake of an older quilt using modern fabrics. I don't know the name of it, I just saw a picture of the quilt. Those little HSTs finish at 1.5"!  I used the wondercut ruler to cut all the HSTs. But the small size made them a bear to sew. I'm saying this now so I remember next time someone asks me to make them. 

She chose 7 different fabrics for the brown spools and over 30 different colored fabrics for the colored prints. I had some scraps from the last two quilts I have made for her and was able to use some of them for the large squares. I love the navy and white borders. Let's the center shine.

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Double Up Pattern Release

I am excited to share my first real pattern with you! Double Up is available in 5 sizes from Baby to King. Directions include yardage or fat quarters. Strip piecing helps you get this quilt finished in no time.  The cover quilt is a twin size - 68" x 90.5".

While I really like the multi-fabric version above, you can also make a 2 color version like this one below:

I've been testing patterns for a few years now, but I've found that I also enjoyed the pattern writing process. I hope to be able to write more patterns this year. Thanks Myra for all your help getting this first one finished! You can find my pattern shop here

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Kids Art Work Quilt and a Late Christmas Quilt

57 x 68
Isn't this just the cutest quilt?  All these faces were hand drawn by a class of kids in Seattle. This quilt is for an auction to raise money for their school. Their teacher scanned their drawings and printed them on to fabric. She had a mom in her class embroider the logo and the quote. I put the quilt together for her. 

54 x 66

This is another customer quilt I made for a nice lady from the east coast. She said it was a late Christmas gift for her mother because she got snowed in. This should definitely make up for not coming to see her!  She sent me the fabric for the quilt and I used my Accuquilt Go! to make cut the HSTs.  The pattern is called Broken Dishes and you can find the free tutorial here.

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pattern Writing

I have some exciting news to share!  I have just written a pattern for the Minecraft Sampler Quilt. It all started with someone asking me about a different pattern a few weeks ago. I said something to Myra, who is an excellent pattern writer, and she encouraged me to get started. I actually have that pattern almost done. She then suggested I write up a pattern for the Minecraft Quilt I have been making for a while now. What a great idea!

The pattern includes four size options: Lap, Twin, Full, and Queen.  It has easy to follow instructions complete with detailed charts for each block.

There are 28 blocks you can choose from.  I list all the Kona Cotton colors I used for each and every block. This is a huge time saver for you! It couldn't be easier to make your own Minecraft quilt. 

Stop by my pattern shop and get yours!

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts

Friday, January 19, 2018

Simple Table Runners

I received a custom order for these table runners last week. I was excited that they would be so easy to piece together and that she was sending me the fabric to make them. They are a surprise for her mother.  How sweet!  

 16 x 38 

16 x 20

I found a cream colored fabric to put on the back of them. It's nice to finally have a finish to share! I have a lot of tops completed and hanging out on the railing.  They shall be completed soon!

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Regatta QAL - Fabrics

The Regatta QAL has started and I'm moving a bit slow. Not my usual speed!  Good thing there is no dates set for completion. I like this pattern so much, I decided to make two. Maybe I shouldn't since I seem to be so busy at the moment, but they will get done!

First is my favorite in shades of gray blues and greens. I loved the original Regatta quilt made by Daniela at Block M Quilt so I decided to make one with all the shades of Kona that I could find. Hope it turns out as good as hers!

For the second one, I wanted something more colorful. But I had said I wouldn't do a rainbow...
This one reminds me of spring on a cloudy day. A half a rainbow isn't really a rainbow, right? Plus is will be fun to see this quilt with a different background color.

I am excited to get my cutting finished so I can get to sewing, but it's on the sidelines until next week.  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections. Such a great idea Roseanne!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Springtime Patchwork Quilt

58 x 67

 Here's a little springtime for you in the cold of winter! This quilt is made from Moda Summer Breeze IV layer cake. I love this pattern and I'm happy to keep making it.  When you make it from a layer cake all you need is 4 more squares and a half yard for the inner boarder to make the top.

And on another note I have most of my scraps cut and put away.  The prints are done, just need to finish the solids. It's been a while since I have taken time to do that. I usually cut and store my scraps after finishing three or four quilts or about once a month. That way they don't get out of hand!

Hope you are having a great start to the new year!

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts.
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