Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Little Half Square Triangles Quilt

I can't even remember when I started making the blocks for this quilt.  All the half square triangles (HST) are from previous quilts that would have been thrown away, each finishes at 2 inches.  This might be one of my favorite quilts I've made.
I sewed the HST into 9 patches, once I had enough I sewed them into a bigger 9 patch.
I quilted in the ditch.  That is not my favorite way quilt, but I do like that the quilting is hidden in the blocks.
 I've had this fabric for a while, from Cotton and Steel.  I love the color and love the whales.
Another yellow binding.  I'm surprised by how often I use yellow as binding.  It's not even my favorite color, but it seems to work on so many quilts. 

Quilt stats:
Finished size: 59"x76" (washed)
Pattern: no pattern
Fabric  
front: scraps
back: Cotton and Steel-S.S. Bluebird
binding: Cotton and Steel- Panarama Sunrise
Batting:  Warm and White

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Suburbs Quilt

This quilt is 100% inspired by this quilt designed by Alison of Cluck Cluck Sew.
I think it's the perfect not-so-Christmasy Christmas quilt.


Used this fabulous starlight mint print from Heather Ross and a candy cane stripe for the binding.
You can see the quilting I did in these two pics.  I quilted in the ditch and and then on the diagonal (both ways) in each block.
 Original pattern here.
tree block pattern here

Monday, February 11, 2019

Farmer's wife

I finally finished all my farmer's wife blocks!  I made 80 blocks, so it will finish out at a good capsize.  Looking back, I've been working on these blocks in March of 2015!  That means it's been nearly 4 years...that is blowing my mind.  Time just keeps marching on.
I've been working on sewing blocks together to make the top, hopefully I finish this up soon.  I can't wait to see it together.  Normally I don't gravitate to sampler quilts, but this one was really fun.  Almost makes me want to start another.  :). First I've got to finish all my current projects.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Even Steven Quilt

I love this quilt!  
(Inspiration found on instagram, here.  Pattern is from Kitchen Table Quilting and is called Even-Steven.)
Another year has flown by and as I looked back on my finished quilts, I'm shocked by how little I finished!  I started plenty, but didn't finish many--hoping to do better this year.  As my kids get older and we get busier, I find myself gravitating toward simple quilts with simple patterns. This quilt pattern was perfect for me. Easy cutting, easy construction.  This would be perfect for a beginner. 
I used stash stash for this quilt, but it would make a fabulous scrap quilt too.

 I quilted straight lines on the diagonal, which worked great...I just regret using dark thread.  I matched it to the green backing and wish I'd used a lighter color.  Next time I'll know better.  :)
Quilt stats:
Finished size: 60"x72"
Pattern: Even-Steven by Kitchen Table Quilting 
Fabric  
front: stash
back: Cotton and Steel Mesa, Stars Hunter
binding: unkown
Batting:  Warm and White

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sweet Baby James

I've had this baby quilt sitting in my dining room for weeks!  If I don't finish it in time to gift it at the baby shower, it feels like it takes me forever to drop it off!

 This quilt is a knock off of this pattern by Then Came June.  I didn't use the pattern, just sewed blocks together in rectangles.  
I bought a couple solids and then used what I had.  


 I had originally planned to use the black and white stripe in the quilt top, but I ended up using it for binding.  Black and white stripes are always a winner when it comes to binding.
 The backing is probably my favorite part.  I love these happy moons.
Quilt stats:
Finished size: 38" x 47"
Pattern: see notes above.  Inspired by this quilt
Fabric
front: solids from my stash
back: Happy Moons by Art Gallery
binding: timeless treasures stripe
Batting:  Warm and White

Friday, September 28, 2018

Matchstick

I'm still trying to work through my scraps.  I know I've mentioned it before, but I am trying to get rid of all my scraps.  Haha, sounds ambitious-- and it is!  This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to work through strips of scraps.  I made a blue one a couple years ago and like it so much I make a colorful one.  (I explained my method in this post, or send me an email and I'll try to help).
 There's minimal quilting in this one.  I sewed in the ditch along each row horizontally and then vertical lines about every 3 inches. I also added a few horizontal lines on the taller rows.
Binding is scrappy...I used up my leftovers from other quilts.


Quilt stats:
Finished size: 58" x 68"(after washing and drying)
Pattern: none.  (see method here)  
Fabric  
front: scraps
back: April Rhodes--Bound for Art Gallery, Macrame Lace)
binding: scraps
Batting:  Warm and White

Monday, May 7, 2018

kaleidoscope 2.0

This quilt probably looks a familiar.  I made the same pattern here.  Just changed up the colors.  
 It's made up of 64 half square triangles (if I counted correctly) and 8 5in squares.
 To make the half square triangles, I started with 6 inch squares and trimmed to 5.5 inch squares.  Once sewn together they all blocks finish at 5 inches.  I use this method to make half square triangles, but I want to try this one next time.

Quilt stats
Finished size: 40in x 45in
Pattern: half square triangles, see above
Fabric: front-stash ● binding-Dear Stella, Hearts in Raven● backing-Heather Ross, Tiger Lily
Batting:  Warm and White
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