Day's of '47 Quilt - Completed

I finished my mom's quilt and it's ready for mothers' day. It's so nice to have a gift ready for her.

This quilt was a little challenging - not because it was difficult to put together but because there were so many different pieces. Keeping things organized was an important step in making this quilt.

I really enjoyed working with the pretty pastel colors. Once the top was done, I felt like I had more fabric left over than what I used in the quilt top. So I pieced the back together using all the fabric that was left.

I haven't made the quilt label yet, but there's plenty of time to get that done.


Days of '47 Quilt - WIP

Triple-Play Scrap Quilting
I finished sewing my quilt top together late last week and I finally have the opportunity to quilt it. I was so anxious to get to this point.

I used all the leftover pieces from the blocks to piece together the back instead of using one large fabric piece. So that process took a little longer than I had planned as well adding to my excitement to get to the quilting part.

Triple-Play Scrap QuiltingOnce I had my quilt top, batting and backing pinned together, I was ready to roll. I wound 3 bobbins full of a nice light pink thread and got started.

As soon as I quilted my first few blocks my little helper came to investigate. I think there's something about the hum of the machine and the vibration on the table top that attracts Ruxin to the quilts. He never cares much about my sewing until I am free-motion quilting. Then he is right there to help. And although I would worry if this were a client project, but I think he will be ok just hanging out with me.


Quilting Client Projects

I spent the last week prepping table runner and table topper quilt sandwiches for some free-motion quilting.

These are all client projects. Each one required a unique combination of thread colors, both front and back so I did have the pleasure of choosing those colors.

They are all beautiful and unique projects. And the ladies who made them did some great work in both choosing the fabric color combinations and their sewing skills.

It was a pleasure to help them out so they can complete their projects quickly without the stress of worrying about the quilting process.

Client Projects - Ready for Delivery


Days of '47 Quilt - WIP

My 'Days of '47' quilt is coming along nicely. I've decided that it would make a wonderful mothers' day gift for my mom. So I have a deadline that will be easy to meet, sort of a stress-free work in progress.
Simplicity fabric by 3 Sisters for ModaThe colors in this quilt top are very pretty. I now have to decide on the sashing color. Should it be a darker color or a lighter color? I just don't know yet. Maybe this project isn't going to be as stress-free as I thought it would be.


Backyard Fun Quilt - Completed

Backyard Fun Quilt Pattern
This quilt was made using a fabric line called Monkey Business and the pattern Backyard Fun. The pattern can be found in the book, Precut Quilts by Janie Lou.

I loved the little sock monkeys and the colors of the fabrics so I just had to make something cute with the fabrics. This is a baby quilt that measures "42 x 58".

I really didn't have anyone in mind when I made this quilt so I will be putting it up for sale. Unless someone is having a baby just never know about these things.


Mod Squad Quilt - WIP

I love to purchase fat quarters at quilt shows. And of course, after a while they start to stack up. So I am always perusing books and magazines for patterns that specifically call for fat quarters.

I found this perfect pattern from the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Fresh Quilts magazine. The pattern is called Mod Squad and uses 13 fat quarters.

I've been dying to find the right pattern for what I've labeled my science nerd fabrics. So I pulled out 17 fat quarters that blend nicely. The funny thing is that I put together the fat quarters before I found this pattern.

So the first thing I had to do was eliminate 4 of the fat quarters from the bundle I created. Once I settled on that, I started to read the instructions closely and I didn't even realize that the fabrics I was using were similar to the ones in the magazine!

I did mean for that to happen but I think that will take away some of my anxiety in worrying about how this quilt will turn out. I can't wait to get started on it.


What's on the design board?

I've had this charm pack of shirting fabrics for quite some time. It was given to me by a friend who had a large stash that she was purging.

I thought I would use it to make a lap quilt for the Veteran's group but now that I've sewn them together, I found there weren't enough squares to make anything substantial in side.

So now I'm thinking it might make the beginnings of a cute tote bag...or maybe I can find more shirting fabrics and put a few borders around it and it could be a lap quilt.

Right now, it's just going to hang out on the design board just because the colors are soothing.