Saturday, May 21, 2011
I finished up the Garden Trellis quilt this week, and I am so pleased with it! I used a Martinique Jelly Roll, designed by 3 Sisters. I love pretty much every fabric line that 3 Sisters designs, they always seem to match my house :)
I've been drooling over my Jelly Roll Quilts book for a few years now, and finally made a quilt from it! The pattern is called Garden Trellis. It went together easily, the hardest part was most of the fabrics in this collection are lighter toned, so I had to be careful how I placed the strips so that it didn't blend together.
This quilt is going to be given to Jessie's teacher Mrs. McCullum. I am making another quilt right now for her other teacher Mrs. Petrick. I hope I can get the second one done in a few weeks! The backing is pieced, I need to baste, quilt and bind it though... hmmm...
I found the backing on clearance at Craft Warehouse for$4/yard SCORE! It matches really well, I am happy about that, and it's my fave color, AQUA. Mmmm.
After taking photos of this quilt, I am realizing it really matches my beachy decor. Oh no.
I may have to keep it! (yeah right)
Friday, May 20, 2011
Dianne and I have made some progress, awesome! I was able to get all of the flying geese done for the large part of the stars in the quilt. There are 88 of them altogether.
I laid them out a little bit, and so far so good! Trimming all of these blocks down is my least favorite part of this so far, it's rather tedious. I find myself calling my sister or mom while I am trimming so I can take my mind off of the monotany.
Next up the teeny tiny flying geese! There are close to 200 of them, so far I am getting my squares cut down to triangles so I can start sewing them together. This quilt is going to be so pretty.
Look at Dianne's blog Suburban Stitcher to see her progress!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
In my effort to use up the stash this year, I decided to make a baby girl quilt for my soon to be born niece! I have had a lot of this fabric for quite some time. I googled: baby rag quilt patterns and up popped a tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts! I love her quilts and her blog, so I happily cut my fabric up and made this quilt. It was quick and easy.
The tutorial can be found here: How to Make A Ragged Squares Quilt
It's a good sized baby quilt, kind of big, so it can be used for growing up years. I love this size.
I love the scruffily edges it creates, I washed and dried it, then cut off all the excess fuzz and strings.The backing fabric I've had for awhile too, I think it is SOOO cute. I love princesses and castles though, I can't help it, I'm so girly like that. As you can see from the picture below I didn't have quite enough of it, so I had to add a strip of yellow fabric. I even pieced the batting from scraps! I plan to put a label on it as soon as I find out what her name will be. I am happy with this pattern and plan on making some more in my future for more babies.
Monday, May 02, 2011
I needed a little pick me up, the quilts I am making right now are big and require lots of thought. My brain has been shut down these past few weeks. So, I pulled out a coin purse pattern I've had, and decided to give it a go.
The pattern is called Cash & Carry by Atkinson Designs. I thought they were cute, and I like finding new ways to make little bags. My favorite was the one that held the cards on the outside pockets, so this is the one I tried first.
I made a few mistakes, and realized half way through that I should have been using a walking foot.. but I plan to make several more soon! I got my practice one in now :D