Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Winter's Lane {Quilted Throw Pillow Covers}

"Walking in a winter wonderland..."


My favorite fabric line to this date is quite possibly Winter's Lane.  Every time I see it being used by another quilter or sewist, I fall in love with it all over again. 


While constructing my second Winter's Lane quilt, Festive Flurries, I had several triangles that were left over from trimming in two different sizes.


It was out of character for me to chain piece them immediately after finishing the blocks, but I'm so glad I did.


I tucked them away for a bit and pulled them out last winter and trimmed and stitched them altogether when little man was sick home one day. 


I soon had two identical rectangle mini tops to quilt and "magically" make them pillows with panel scraps and leftover Fat Quarters I had saved from the line.


I had some leftover fabric from the extra leftover backing to use for the binding.


The leftover FQs were used to make the backings.  


I used a not-so-favorite fabric from my stash for the quilted backing part.  You don't see it until you unzip the hidden zipper to change the covers!


Quilt Stats:
Measures: 14" x 26"
Pattern: Multiple sized HSTs and squares
Fabric: Winter's Lane by Moda Fabrics, Kona Snow
Quilted: 1/4" seam on Babylock Symphony


Here you can see my tiny HSts and our Prancer girls tiny feet!!!  She occasionally gets involved in photoshoots!


I love that I can keep my Winter's Lane quilts around after I take down Christmas decorations.

It softens the blow.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler {Quilt}

Perfect................Excellent, Foolproof, Ideal, Impeccable, Pure, Splendid, Superb.
The Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt hits all those notes!  And making any of the quilts with the blocks Fat Quarter Shop used from the Perfect 10 Quilts Book along with the companion Creative Grids Perfect 10 ruler can make your Layer Cake dreams come true!

I had a lot of fun putting these blocks together.  It had been quite a while since I was able to piece and quilt and it gave me the ability to get a good sense of my new studio workspace. 
I wish I would have had time to do some glorious baptist fans with these reproduction fabrics.  However, I was still setting up Ole Besty Longarm after my hardwood floors had been installed with a looming deadline, so meandering quilting was the quick pattern I needed. 



I wouldn't say I'm a "purple girl", but all of the purple reproduction prints just begged me to pull some purples from my stash to make a pieced backing.


 I loved using this tiny purple flower print for the binding.  I even machine stitched the binding this time.   I was anxious to mail this off to a dear friend and the time it takes to hand-stitching had me uneasy.
I was very excited to donate this quilt at the school she works for.  Every little bit counts!!
 I always use a simple printed label on fabric for commissions and donations.
Quilt Stats:
 Measures: 63" x 72"
Pattern: Perfect 10 Sampler by It's Sew Emma/Fat Quarter Shop
Fabric: Various Reproduction Prints
Quilted:Meandering quilting on HQ Avante with Superior Threads Natural White

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Toy Drum Block {Vintage Christmas Sew Along}

"Come, they told me
Pa rum pum pum pum..."

When I was a kid, my mom would turn off the television in the morning and start playing music on our record player.  When Christmas time started, she had a record that had traditional songs and drummer boy was the first song that played.  My brother, who was non-verbal at the time, would stop and just sit close to the speaker and listen to it...a very rare moment for him to be sitting still. 
I love how a project can bring back a memory like this!!!


I finished my Toy Drum Block for the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop
The Vintage Christmas book by Lori Holt is another It's Sew Emma collaboration and there are a lot of great projects with quite a number of blocks, like the Candy Swirl Block I made a few weeks ago!


I decided to keep going with my reproduction print theme that I have been running with the last few months.  


And can we talk about the little toy band leader?  How perfect is THIS fabric!


I can hear the collective sarcastic gasps with the coordinating rolling eyes out in the universe because I made this block into a pillow cover.  Or maybe it's just one of my own boys I'm hearing?


I used this gingham check for the backing with a hidden zipper.


A simple older blue leaf print for binding from my stash.


Quilt Project Finish:
Measures: 15"x 15"
Pattern: Toy Drum Block from Vintage Christmas Book by Bee Lori
Fabric: Reproduction Vintage Fabrics, Kona White, Joann Fabrics
Quilted: Matchstick Quilting with Superior Threads and Gutermann on Babylock Symphony



 
My youngest suggested it would make a cute pillow for his bedroom at Christmas time.  
I think he's right!


What are you already making for the holidays to brighten up your home?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Rainbow Sherbet and Rocky Road blocks {Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along}


I can't believe it! It's Week 8 of the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop.  The very last blocks! 


Rainbow Sherbet

I really love these blocks.  I love that feeling of bursting stars from a corner.


  I used smaller orange and purple reproduction prints.  I can see this with a fun layer cake in many colors or even in two town Christmas prints to make a stunning finish!


Rocky Road Block

I saved this last floral print in my collection to make this block.


The final location of the block in the sampler seemed to marry some blocks around it.  A full quilt in this block make a cool "ring" when it's finished....Christmas comes to my mind again!


It's always exciting to get finished up so you can make them a quilt top!  Make sure you visit Fat Quarter Shop to find out what you need to bring it all together!!!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Neapolitan and Peach 'n Cream blocks {Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along}

It's week 7 of the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter shop...only one more week and we can put together our blocks for a finished quilt top!




Neapolitan Blocks

All these purples are inspiring me to use purple for the backing and binding.


I adore the color pattern arrangement suggested in the book.  I can see them in rainbows!

Peaches 'n Cream Block

Who doesn't like a flying geese pattern?  
One layer cake for this quilt makes my favorite lap size, a 64" square quilt.  


After making this block with these colors, it has convinced me to use them for a spring quilt in the future!




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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lemon Sorbet and Mint Chocolate Chip blocks {Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along}

It's Week 5 of the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop!


This is the point where I sometimes lose some steam, but I love the fabrics for these blocks!

Lemon Sorbet Blocks

I just HAD to use yellow prints.  
And the ducklings with umbrellas to coordinate in green?  Magic, right?


These blocks with simple HSTs make for a great modern looking quilt together.  I could see myself making an entire quilt with just two colors and the background.

Mint Chocolate Chip Block

I had to keep the green and yellow theme going with this block.  But that pop of purple flower was everything to me.  Its screams grandma's fresh vintage sheets, doesn't it?


Another really interesting block that can be made to look like a X or an O.  The book has a delightful example of it!


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Monday, November 12, 2018

A Stitch in Time {English Paper Piecing Book}

I actually made a place mat!


Just kidding...
I started making a place mat and changed my mind and made a throw pillow.


The pattern is called the Tea Time Placemat from Sharon's from Lillabelle Lane Creations's new book, A Stitch in Time.



She asked a few of us bloggers if we would join her for a tour of her book and I had to do another project with one of her patterns from her amazing English Paper Piecing book!!




It really is a lovely publication.  There are a ton of small projects that you can finish rather quickly. They would make great gifts as the holidays approach.  This throw pillow that I adapted from the place mat pattern is quick to make and allows a lot creative ways you can add your own touch.



I had originally planned to take the vintage feel that the reproduction prints gave a little further with some embroidery as she suggested in her book, but I couldn't resist giving it a modern twist with matchstick quilting adding pops of color to tone the dark brown crosshatch fabric I used for the background.


The only difference than her placemat finish is that I added a hidden zipper backing.



And instead of the headache of piping?  I just bind my pillows as if they were quilts!


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