Sunday, March 30, 2014

Taylor's Quilt

Before I moved away in June, I wanted to make all of my nieces a quilt. 

I made my nephew one for his birthday in December.  A camo bento block quilt.

Next on the list was Taylor.  She likes bright colors.  She like loud and happy.

I settled on the Kaleidoscope Quilt and followed the quilt along from Don't Call Me Betsy.

It was easy to put together and came together quickly.

For the quilting followed the lines of the design, but slightly bent, to add more interest.

She really liked it and it seemed to fit her personality, from when she was little even to now, the beautiful 14 year old she is.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Quilt in a Day

My meetings were cancelled I made this!

Cut, pieced, basted, quilted, bound...all in one day.

That would have been impossible just a year ago.  But things get easier and faster as you go along, don't they?

It's made using all my scraps from burp cloths that I've made over the years.  It's all cozy snuggle flannel and soft green minky.  It really is so soft and sweet. 

It's my first time doing straight line quilting like this.  And I think I can do it because of the magic of 505 basting spray.  If I can do it on this type of fabric, I think I can do it on any!

I've listed it for sale in my etsy shop HERE.  Wish me luck in selling it!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Double wedding ring quilt

Before I moved to London, my mom asked me to make a quilt for her bed. We knew I would have to make it here in England since time was running out. 
This was the first project I worked on once we settled in. My mom picked out the fabric and I brought all the supplies with me. 
And after many many hours of tedious work, a quilt was born. 

First there was cutring the melons. Then piecing the melons. Then eventually tearing the paper out of the melons. I cannot believe how many hours I spent on this. If this queen sized quilt wasn't for my mother, I would have given up a long time ago. 

Sooo many paper pieces. 

I did an all over free motion quilting to make it easier for me and I had to go to a friend'a house to baste it. It's very hard to find that much floor space in the homes here in London. 
It was my first time with scalloped edges, and actually they weren't that hard! If you're on the fence, go for it!

Here it is on her bed back in Florida. She's very happy. And so am I!