Monday, June 23, 2014

t-shirt quilt

I'm in the throws of a t-shirt quilt for my kids swim team coach, and I'm stuck on the quilting.  I'll probably end up doing a stipple, but would love some suggestions.  The black sashing is throwing me.

I hope I don't hurt any feelings, but I am not a fan of t-shirt quilts.  I do think it will be a nice quilt, with memories, but I would've loved to make a nice quilt and left the t-shirts out.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

chewbacca

One more for the Star Wars quilt.  
Chewbacca

I'm beginning to wish I had made these smaller, they are kind of big.  I'm not sure if it's not a big deal, or if I should rethink the whole thing.  

I do love them though.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

a plus quilt finished!

This is the first time I have made a plus quilt, and I am really liking this pattern.  It's so simple (just squares), but I love that it creates a design too.  
I just now realized that this is actually another pixelated quilt, to go along with the other two I'm working on.

When we moved back to Texas a year and a half ago, I was naturally very worried about my school age daughter.  I worried more about her than anything else.  

As it usually goes, her adjustment to new school and new friends was a breeze.  I owe most of that to her teacher last year, we really lucked out.  That same teacher just had a baby, so this quilt is for her baby.  I love her so much.  She helped my daughter to blossom and brought out the best in her. 
I quilted it on either side of the seams, and I love the texture it has, so soft.


 Bound in blue and white stripes (this might be my very favorite binding ever, it's just so clean and crisp).  Binding is from Sarah Jane's Out to Sea line for Michael Miller 

Monday, June 2, 2014

copycat quilt

years and years ago (seems like another lifetime ago), I made a quilt almost exactly like this one.  It just kinda came together unexpectedly, and I really liked it.  I ended up selling it in my etsy shop, and over the past 6 years, it is one of the quilts I get asked to duplicate the most often.  
So, I finally made a copy, it's not exactly the same, but definitely similar.  It's not made with Dick and Jane fabric, but similar fabric I bought when I was brand new to fabric stashing.  
I made this quilt top a while ago--I felt like I just wanted to use up fabric.  Then the top sat and sat and sat until I finally finished it this weekend.
 Black and white stripes were begging to go on this quilt, and I think it makes the quilt.  It finishes it off so perfectly.
 It also works perfectly with the backing (an old Denyse Schmidt from Jo-Anns)
 This one is listed in my shop.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A plus quilt

A super simple plus quilt for a baby boy.   I used leftovers from this quilt, and still love this color combo.  I used 5 inch squares, so the pluses are large.  It goes together really fast.

Also, the kind folks over at Stitch Craft Create have offered you all, my readers, a free copy of their June digital magazine.  It's very simple, add the item to your basket and at the payment screen use the code SCCFREE to activate the Free magazine!

Friday, May 23, 2014

pixelated heart

I guess I'm into pixelating lately.  I started this quilt for a friend, not exactly sure if she was having a boy or girl, but thinking it was a girl...turns out she had a boy.  So now I'm just working on it because I really love it. 

Inspired by Jolene's.  Such a great quilt.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

girlie pow wow

It's MAY!  Holy cow, this year has just flown by.  My kids have 2+ weeks left of school, and we are all feeling the itch to be done...I love when my kids are in school, and I love having them home in the summer.  The seasons seem to change right when you need them to.
Okay, I think this is my last pow wow quilt for a while...not forever, but for now.  I've mentioned many times before how much I love this pattern.  It just goes together so fast.

Color inspiration came from the backing fabric.  Orange, pink, yellow and a tiny bit of blue-ish green.

I didn't get a great picture of the quilting, but it's quilted in flowers (you can see better here).  It gives the quilt a nice crinkly look, but still soft.  I didn't quilt my flowers very dense--I like to keep my baby quilts soft.  Less quilting, usually results in softer quilts.

I started out with piecing the blocks with a white fabric I had on hand, ran out, so purchased some Kona Snow from Hobby Lobby, got home, made a few more blocks and realized they are different whites.  I have no idea where the brighter white came from, I'm a Kona Snow purist, but rather than pretend like I didn't do it, I added in a few polka dot pieces to make it look planned.  A happy accident, and I actually love the effect, it's very subtle.



previous pow wow posts here, here and here.
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