Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I got a jelly roll of Aneela Hooey's Sew Stitchy and the Spools pattern from Thimble Blossoms and here's what happened. 


This quilt was a crazy lot of straight line quilting.  I think they are 1/2 inch lines.  I can't say that I loved quilting this one. It makes for a great texture though. 

Backing is some random donut circle print from Joann's...they don't make it anymore.  Sad :-(

I just couldn't leave the backing all one fabric (and I may or may not have been running out of it...) so I made 4 giant spools and pieced the back!  I'm so glad that I did.


I love scrappy binding...just sayin'.  It's totally awesome.

Madrona Road 1

I received a bundle of Madrona Road for Christmas...I think I started with 12 fat quarters.  I pulled the pinks and oranges for a quilt for my daughter and grabbed the blue, grey, and straw for another quilt.  I used the Mod Nine-Patch tutorial by Elizabeth Dackson and ended up with this gorgeous thing!

  Quilted in an allover stipple using a light grey thread.

I love the broken herringbone backing!

Bound with Sprout in graphite.

A baby Weekender quilt

A baby sized version of the Happy Weekender quilt from Moda Bake Shop.

A little loopy quilting in white thread/

I had a couple of charm packs of Cuzco hanging around waiting for a project.  This little quilt magically appeared one day when I sat down to sew.  I love it!




A layer cake of Bella by Lotta Jansdotter and a couple of Bella solids (grey and turquoise) make for a very cool quilt!

 The pattern is 4-Patch Shift by Jaybird Quilts


 The quilting is Elizabeth Hartman's orange peel quilting in a light grey thread.

The backing was my big find...the only bolt of Bella that my local store got and it was clearing it out for less than $5/yard!  Yay for me :-D

Lauryn's Granny squares

 My daughter decided that she wanted to choose all her fabric combos for this quilt.  She did a great job!
I used the Granny Square tutorial from Blue Elephant Stitches


All sorts of leftover fabric chunks for backing
A pretty Hawaiian style flower print for binding.
Straight line quilting in a pale pink thread completed this scrappy quilt.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Half Moon Modern

A layer cake of Half Moon by Moda was my second quilty gift from my mom (the first being a jelly roll of Ruby by Bonnie and Camille!)  It is the perfect complement to our green school/playroom and give a great pop of color to the big, black couch!
 The pattern is Sugar Garden from the Moda Bake shop...I only took out the applique.  http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/11/sugar-garden-throw-quilt.html
This throw-sized quilt got mostly straight line quilting with some stippling thrown into the sashing just for fun.  It is probably our most used quilt.  It is always being tossed onto the floor for babies to lay on or used a part of a fort!  I love quilts that get used!!!

The one that started it all.

My cousin Taylor (pic from Dec 2011)
 I decided that I wanted to make my cousin Taylor a quilt when she was very ill last Oct/Nov.  I had friends and family illustrate and sign quilt blocks.  Then I bordered and sashed them with some Bonnie and Camille Bliss.

A few blank squares just in case we missed anyone ;-)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reunion for mom

This is the Reunion quilt that I quilted for my mom in August...lots of zigzags.  I ended up making one from the exact same pattern with very few modifications: Bella ivory instead of porceline and a charcoal sheet backing.
 I love how the quilting turned out.  Well worth the hours of hauling that 68 x 68 quilt through my little Brother machine!

Starting out

So, I'm seeing if I can really keep up with a blog about quilting...I wasn't so successful with an "everyday life" type of blog years ago.  Too much other stuff going on and no real motivation to write ;-)

But now that I'm quilting so often I feel like I should at least document these quilts somewhere.  So, here we go!

These first posts with be picture-heavy while I just catch up with the quilts I've made in the last 14 months since I got the quilting bug.

Pattern: Sliced Apples  http://mamaspark.blogspot.com/2012/05/sliced-apples-quilt-long-begins.html
 Fabric: Little Apples by Aneela Hoey
 Backing and binding: some random, pretty print from Joann's

 Quilting: Straight lines, 1 inch apart

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

This was the second quilt top that I made.  Then it sat for a full year before I sewed up the backing and actually quilted it. 
Pretty red, semi-solid binding from Craft Warehouse

This was gifted to my in-laws this Christmas.