Something different this time around. This quilt started in Sherri Lynn Wood’s Scrap Doodling class at Quiltcon 2015. The improvisational process created the first tree shape, and I chose to continue making these fun blocks. I think I officially beige-d myself out and reached for blacks and blues for the background, and bright, fun tree colors. It was a bit tricky to photograph the tones, but here are a couple of shots:
All quilted on my home machine. The trees are left unquilted.
Thanks for looking!
Here is a quilt I’ve finally photographed called “Dunes”!
It is a clamshell quilt, but with splashes of color inserted into the scallop-shapes! To make this I improvisationally pieced some curved color splashes into swaths of a low-volume fabric, and then used a 15″ template I ordered from Baycreek Quilting Products to cut-out the shapes that I called “dunes.” I used the assembly instructions as written in Latifah Saafir’s Glam Clam Quilt pattern.
The quilting designs vary by dune – some are pebbled, some are straight lines, some are scallops, and some are echo-ing curved lines. I did each using free-motion quilting on my home machine and I left the color splashes un-quilted.
This quilt was all machine-pieced; no applique today. It measures 68″ x 68″.
Thanks for looking!
For a fun baby quilt, I made an Aerial Grove quilt. Pattern by Carolyn Friedlander. My blogs were double-plus wonky, and I used my sew-and-turn applique method rather than needle-turn. I hand appliqued the blobs onto the patchwork strips.
My quilting was also inspired by Carolyn, but I let my lines spazz-out. I also only made the colorful “grove” – not the larger neutral border that is featured in the pattern. A baby doesn’t need that much white space!
These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago, during another 20 degree cold-snap here in Michigan. Apologies for the grainy texture and color-weirdness.
I have two quilts to show! One, I made this summer. It is a king-sized version of Trapezoids at Work. It is made in solids (except for one newspaper collage print) and was quilted with scallops. Pardon the draping in this shot – king-sized quilts are heavy.
For quilting, I used A SLEW of tips from this craftsy class – Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine. Cannot recommend enough. The king-sized quilt was for a client, but I loved the colors and overall look so much, I made it a baby sister. The below is about 60″ by 75″ or something.
No prints in this one, and the inclusion of some pinks and purples.
Just a quick post to show this baby quilt I made for a friend.
I framed a solid square with fun prints – most of them from Made By Rae’s line Lotus Pond. Three sides but leaving a little corner stone allowed for me to embrace my crippling neuroses and do some pattern matching.
Cute little quilted windows.
See the little snail HSTs in the sashing? I like ’em.
It was almost a shame to fold this adorable Japanese fabric into binding.
Yuwa Cotorienne Fabric ‑ Tanuki Hide and Seek Blue and White Stripes
And a happy little embroidered label. I made this circle using my sew-an-turn applique method.
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I was very honored to have my Folded Flock quilt in the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Market & Festival in Houston this past couple of weeks.
Hello, quilt! You look creased. Live and learn.
A special thanks to Christa Watson who photographed all of the quilts in the showcase and posted them on her site. Check ’em out.
If you’d like to get a peek at this quilt in person, I do believe you’ll be seeing it at Quilt Con! And if you’d like to meet me I’ll probably be hiding behind my quilt listening for compliments and writing down the names of the haters.
Lastly, if you’d like to learn more about this quilt – You can see a post HERE and another one more about the process of assembling the quilt top HERE.
This little quilt has been 4 years in the making! That’s insane!
My dear friend asked if I wanted to make this Sixth Time’s the Charm Quilt from the book Handmade Beginnings.
We used the Stitched in Color alternate piecing method and a shared color scheme routed in orange and teal. Separately, we each made 6 triangles; then we swapped them! We both ended up with lovely quilts.
This was a gift for my sons’ preschool (which has Sunshine in the title) and they are using it to help round up the little ones for morning meetings! Everyone grab an edge of the quilt, it’s time to pay attention and talk about our day : )
Ooooo it’s been a busy summer. I made this quilt a while ago and have been meaning to blog about it forever. But then this morning I got some great news – Folded Flock is going to be in the International Quilt Show’s Modern Quilt Guild showcase in Houston!
This quilt features the Botanics line by Carolyn Friedlander. The quilting was done on my walking foot. One large arrow shape echoed many times.
This quilt was inspired by origami cranes and this rug designed by Lesley Barnes. I sketched out my idea on the computer. Birds and arrows.
I made the wings, head, body for my birds and used extra background fabric to flesh them out into rectangular blocks. I’ve made another post – here – describing more about how I slabbed together fabric to make my bird and arrow blocks! Thanks for stopping by!
If you are a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, then you got some awesome email this week: a complete Improv Echoed Hexagons Quilt Pattern by Rossie Hutchinson!
Rossie is super awesome, and I don’t mean to sound braggy but she is truly one of my most beloved friends and I love her and she loves me. Side bonus? I got to pattern test some hexagons!
I made two pillows.
Word on the street is that this pattern will be available to people everywhere sometime someday. Keep an eye on Rossie’s site for the world-wide pattern release and general awesomeness. She also Instagram’s here at r0ssie_fmq
I am so honored to be a part of the blog tour for April Rhodes’ upcoming fabric line “Arizona” from Art Gallery!
I made another quilt inspired by my most recent project, Play on Point, which was inspired by this quilt Instagram’d by 2ndavestudio! I call this one Arizona on Point.
April Rhodes is sponsoring a giveaway HERE for a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE! Just leave a comment below by Saturday May 10 and I will randomly select one winner to get a fat quarter of this fabulous line mailed to them ASAP! United States residents only, please.
AND I HAVE A TUTORIAL! Just click Read More at the bottom of this post.
Here’s the whole gorgeous Blog Hoppin’ Gang!:
Thursday, May 1 – Noodlehead –
Saturday, May 3 – Julie Herman – @jaybirdquilts
Sunday, May 4 – Erin Sobon Sundet – @sewbon
Monday, May 5 – Jenna Brand – @howtobejenna
Tuesday, May 6 – Kelli Ward – @truebias
Wednesday, May 7 – Rachel Howard – @familyeverafter
Thursday, May 8 – Delia Randall – @deliacreates
Friday, May 9 – Kelly Costas – @cutcutsew
Saturday, May 10 – Rachel Gander – @imaginegnats
Sunday, May 11 – Devon Iott – @missmake
Monday, May 12 – Mary Dugan – @marysdugan
Tuesday, May 13 – Shannon Cook – @soveryshannon
Wednesday, May 14 – Penny Layman – @sewtakeahike
Thursday, May 15 – Katie Blakesley – @swimbikequilt