Monday, April 30, 2012

Inside Out









I can’t get enough of plus quilts…obviously.  I wasn’t initially going to make this pattern because there are plenty of plus quilts already out there…but I love that these can be made with 1 or 2 charm packs, and the quilts compliment each other so well.

The plus quilt can be made with 1 charm pack or 39 squares.  I used some squares of Reunion by Sweetwater mixed with squares from my stash.  I quilted this one with loose loops.

The Inside Out quilt can be made with 2 matching charm packs or 39 pairs of squares.  I used the same fabrics for this one but quilted it with (semi) straight lines.


They make such a cute pair. :)  These would be cute on my boys’ bunk beds too…hmmm.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spin Cycle








This is my favorite quilt to date…no joke….I love it more than anything I’ve ever made.  I made it in "my" colors so I can use it on my bed or the guest bed and stare at it everyday.

It’s really fun to put together…and there are only 25 big blocks to make.  I used fat quarters from all different fabric lines and in bright fun colors…but the grey solid in each block ties everything together. 

The quilting was done by my favorite local quilter Sheri Bear…she does an amazing job every time.  The back is a print by Violet Craft for Michael Miller…a good true green fabric is tricky to find.





Friday, April 27, 2012

Pow-Wow







I love this quilt.  My summer project is going to be matching Pow-Wow quilts for the beds of my boys.   My inspiration for this quilt came from this stamp set I saw in the fall…sometimes inspiration comes from strange places!

The cover quilt is a Throw size… with a good chunk of the fabrics  from the Denyse Schmidt line at Joanns and some others.  The quilting was done by April Rosenthal…she did an amazing job free handing swirls all over.  I want to make it with each column a different color….when free time grows on trees I’ll get around to it.



Monday, April 23, 2012

Stuff

The pattern for the Forties Chevron quilt in my last post can be found here for FREE (thanks Jane)!

I got new patterns back from the printer today.  I wrote the patterns back in November/December knowing I’d be too busy after baby arrived…so its really nice to have them finished and in my hands. 

After the kids are tucked in bed I’ve been sewing and watching  Downton Abby on my Kindle.  I wish it would never end…except I can’t stand Thomas or the curly bangs maid.

Yesterday I started another double hourglass quilt…this time using a template I got from Jodi’s shop.  This template uses 2 1/2" strips, so I figure if I make a block like this every time I have extra strips instead of throwing them in the scrap bin…I’ll have a fab quilt eventually.

The blocks square up to 8", so luckily I won’t have to make 10000 of them and they go together really fast. 
Because I can’t post without a Sophie picture:

I love snuggling with her in the mornings.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scrap Chevron



I started this quilt with my Mom back in August….when the owner of those little feet up there couldn’t talk back yet. 
The chevrons are all cross weave solids, while the backgrounds are a big mix of prints.  Together the prints don’t go together at all…but the solids somehow unify all of it.

The inspiration came from this magazine:

That one is lovely and hand quilted (I think)…but mine will probably get the loopty-loop free motion treatment sometime this weekend.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Petal Pillow





With Spring weather here it was time for a spring sewing project.  This was made the same way as my first Petal Pillow, but with white fleece instead of felt and pointed petals.

I can’t remember the name of the pillow fabric but it would be cute in a girls room.  This pillow is super soft since the petals are fleece…so I can lay on it and it won’t leave me with red scratchy face like the felt version does.

I’m definitely making this one for Christmas…but I said that last year too.  :)