Using up Fabric

This quilt was made with a pattern called Kwik Shifted Blocks by Two Kwik Quilters. The pattern showcases large prints but I planned on using it as a way to get rid of some leftover fabrics from another quilt project. I have to admit, I cut the blocks exactly as stated and usually I'm pretty consistent with my measurements and sewing abilities but this quilt top did not measure up. I ended up cutting up some of the blocks in order to make them fit. So even though I liked the pattern, I won't be using it again.

The pattern called for more varieties of prints to be used but I was so determined to use up what I have so there's not a lot of variety in the blocks. I accomplished what I set out to do and I don't think it hurt the final result.

I made an effort to only use charity fabric to make this 3-yard quilt called Easy Street. The focus print has some fun colors so I picked out some blue and lavender coordinating fabrics. These 3-yard quilt patterns from Fabric Cafe go together so easy that I can finish a top in just an afternoon. 

I thought it would be fun to use a butterfly pantograph for the quilting.

The backing fabric is from the Moda Grunge line. I can't tell you how much I love Grunge. It's so versatile and it works with most of my projects. I'm happy to have another finished quilt to turn in at this month's Quilts for Kids meeting. I am determined to use up all the donated fabric that I have.


Happy New Year and More Charity Quilts

It's new year's day and it's pretty quiet here. We had a lovely homemade steak and seafood dinner that we made after my husband's favorite team, the Wolverines. So yes, there was a little whining but it was a wonderful evening. We had cocktails and wine with dinner and enjoyed being home. 

The whole week has been a quiet one. We hosted Christmas Eve dinner and once all the gifts were opened and the dishes were done things settled down. That left me with lots of time to sew. In the last three days I quilted 3 charity quilts, made 3 additional quilt tops and today I finished sewing the binding on the ones I quilted. 

These are all 3-yard quilts made from patterns by Fabric Cafe.  

This pattern is called Sew Quick. The focus fabric is in the big blocks with nice bright color prints in the 4-patches.

This pattern is called Suite Times. I was supposed to use 1 yard of three different fabrics but I had more than a yard of the pink print and not much of the blue so I altered the cutting instructions a bit in order to make it work. 

This pattern is called Traditions. It's from Fabric Cafe's Christmas pattern book. I chose to make it out of everyday fabrics instead of Christmas colors.

Now it's time to go watch the Packers game. Here's hoping for a better outcome than last night's Michigan game!