Wednesday, September 3, 2014

plus in pink

5 inch squares.  Negative space is Kona's bleached white.

binding is out to sea by Sarah Jane

you can find a similar boy version (no negative white space)  here

giveaway:  CLOSED

1 pkg. of 40 hexagons from Kate Spain's Sunnyside

To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment telling me what the average size quilt is you make.  I've discovered it's so much faster to make baby quilts.  duh!  

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.  Thanks everyone for your comments.  It was fun to see what everybody else works on.

Sarah Z . . . you've won this give-away.  I'll be emailing you for your address.  Congratulations!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

plus quilt

I absolutely love this plus quilt.  All the credit goes to nettie.  She picked out these fabrics that look so great together . . . thanks nettie!!!  

It features fabric from Tasha Noel's fabric line, Country Girls for Riley Blake

But my favorite fabric in this quilt is from Lizzy House

This one is for this baby due in a few weeks . . .

 This cute monkey is watching me make one for her.  When her mommy saw the above plus quilt, her comment was, "aren't those girl colors?"   Her closet is full of navy, no pink.


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Monday, July 21, 2014


A check off the bucket list . . .

I've always wanted to make one of these

bunting for a birthday, or celebration, or what ever.  A perfect project for all those triangular binding scraps.

 I knew I'd been saving all this moda twill tape for something:

No more purchasing, storing and discarding decorations.  One size fits all.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

chevron doll quilt

I had some left-over 1/2 square triangles after making a chevron quilt for my granddaughter  (you can learn more about here

 and you know how fabric addicts have an issue with left-over scraps too, they just can't go to waste.

This doll quilt has some unintentional special character.  Do you see it?  I totally didn't until I was binding it :)

How fun to have a matching doll quilt to go with your own quilt !!!

delivered . . .

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Let's Pretend Chevron

"Let's Pretend"  by Sarah Jane with pink chevrons.

What's a little girl not to love about this print?  

free motion quilting straight lines isn't always the easiest.  I just marked them.

I love the old buildings along Geneva Road in Orem.

I got the idea for the quilt here, and used nettie's chevron instructions here, and got the idea for the pieced name from nettie also.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

boat quilt - Blogger's Quilt Festival

We've had a boat quilt in our family for years.  It's been so loved that it's old, tattered, and incredibly soft.  As our kids have reached adult hood and moved out, the boat quilt has disappeared a few times, and I've had to go run it down.  

So I decided to make boat quilts for the grandkids.   I started making boat blocks from all my favorite scraps.

I've been saving this binding fabric for a special quilt.

quilt stats:
40" x 42"
block size 8 1/2"
fabric is scrappy
negative space is Kona bleached white
warm & white cotton batting

The nursery is all ready to go.  Now we're just waiting for a baby . . .

Now go visit the other quilt entries.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chain Reaction in Figs - Quilt Festival

Thanks once again, Amy, for creating a place for us all to come and share.

"Chain Reaction in Figs" 
I first saw this pattern at Quilt Market several years ago, and fell in love with it . . . more about the pattern here

  stacked coin design on the back

You can see this new line of Fig Tree fabrics featured on the designer's blog in this post


I love this pantograph design by Beany Boy quilts, but I don't have a long-arm.  So, I had to transfer the design onto my quilt. 

For the first row, I tried tracing the pattern onto thin paper

then sewing through it

 but then I had to do this: (which took for ever!)

 so I decided to make a stencil . . . 

 the process went by much faster after that

 you can read about my adventures quilting it here

  since then, I have come across a system of using netting to transfer a design for quilting, eliminating having to make a stencil  (more to come in a future post about that)

The "Chain Reaction" pattern can be found in this book by Swirly Girls

quilt stats:
60" x 77" (washed)
fabric is Mirabelle by Fig Tree
negative space is Kona bleached white
warm & natural white batting
quilting design is "Tickle" by Beany Girl Quilts
Pattern is Chain Reaction by Swirly Girls

Now follow the link at the top of this post and go visit the other entries :)