This quilt matches my house perfectly…but I seem to always do this color scheme, I must love it! This quilt is jelly roll friendly, but I chose to cut strips from my fabric stash and make it scrappy instead of using a single fabric line. I love a quilt with a little of everything.
Kathy literally did this quilting in one day. I had absolutely no time to get this quilted (imagine that) so she squeezed it in and did an amazing job as always.
The pattern leaves just enough scraps to make the binding. I love a scrappy binding…not so much making it but once it’s done I’m happy I did it!
Tomorrow is the last day of Quilt Market…it’s been fun to visit Houston for the first time, but I’m sure ready to get home and see my babies. And I’m not gonna lie…I am sick of sitting in this booth! :)
I’ve had this quilt in my head for awhile…but it was getting it onto paper and actually made that was the trick! It is a strip pieced quilt, and the strip sets are cut on the diagonal…no templates necessary. Cindy tested and made the crib version up there…I’ll take a better picture of that one and show it to you when I get home from market.
This quilt reminds me of my oldest son that is in love with his bow and arrow and everything outdoors. The fabrics are mostly from the Chicopee line of fabrics by Denyse Schmidt. I really loved the fall tones in this line…and it matches the colors of the trees right now.
I made a hasty decision to do the quilting on this one…so I’m not 100% in love with how it turned out but I do love the process of making a quilt from start to finish by myself. You can really see the quilting from the back. Watching TV while quilting was a bad idea in a few places. :)
I’m in between projects right now (not counting quilt tops that need finishing!) and picked up that adorable Alexander Henry house print at Joann’s a few nights ago. It was calling my name…Sophie needs a quilt made with it…stat.
Since I’m a little obsessed with pink at the moment I figured I might as well show you Sophie’s curtains. I bought this fabric to make curtains…it’s a really nice weight and at $7.48 a yard it cost less than buying them (I used 5 yards). I measured from rod to floor and added 12" for each panel.
I made this little pink wreath for Sophie’s room last week, trying to mimic the beautiful one I saw here. I love the way it turned out…and it only cost me $6 to make. I bought a yard of this lightweight/sheer pink fabric at Joann’s…and cut it into strips (about 4") using pinking sheers.
Then I used my super scientific way of gathering the strips….set the machine to a zig-zag stitch (only so the gather doesn’t unravel) and shove/gather/push/bunch the fabric under the foot using your hands on either side of the presser foot as you go. It works like a charm on lightweight fabric like this.
Then I gathered each strip again…making them twice as ruffled. Just gather the strips until they are fluffy and full.
It would make a cute garland wouldn’t it?
Then I hot glued the gathered strips to the top and sides of a little wreath I bought in the dollar bins at Target…until it was nice and full.
It looks cute above her bed with the white frames. Although now that I look at it I’m going to need to re-adjust her mattress down and move those pictures up right now!
The LOVE print up there is by Wheatfield (in a frame I bought for $1 at a garage sale!).