When you lose a dearest friend and within 8 weeks her namesake is born, you drop everything, and make a quilt.
Friday, August 19, 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022
I made a Valentine quilt!This is Big Love by Nicole Daksiewicz at Modern Handcraft. She just updated her free tutorial for this pattern. You can find it here.
My scrappy heart center wasn't standing out too well so I tried to define it better with the quilting. I started with straight lines, a presser foot apart, within the heart. Then I outlined the full heart and quilted concentric "hearts" 1 inch apart for the remainder of the quilt. Simple and effective.On the back I added a row of the ever so popular Cluck Cluck Sew hearts. Allison offers a free tutorial that now includes all different sizes of hearts. You can fine it here. She also offers several different patterns that use the heart blocks. Check them out!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
I'm happy to share my finished Timber quilt!
Sunday, August 15, 2021
I sewed something!Nothing like a deadline to motivate me! Black bears are making a comeback in Northern Michigan so...when I received this invitation to a baby shower I decided I wanted to try and replicate it - modern quilting style 😉I started with the bear. I purchased a pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts knowing I would need to make changes for the bear to fit my quilt. I love a challenge! My bear is chubbier and has a shorter snout but I think he works. I used a black Peppered Cotton for the bear and a Grunge print for the background.
I used Amy Smart's tutorial for the improv trees. They're made with Essex linen in Pickle.I hope you're enjoying summer. Watch out for bears!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
I was late to join the Summer Sampler 2020 quilt along and I'm late to finish but...finished it is!I used an ombré bundle from V Christenson that had been sitting in my stash since 2017. I purchased it after participating in the Summer Sampler quilt along that year and being inspired by Faith's finish.
|I'd love to hear in the comments which is your favorite block!|
I veered away from the quilt along's suggested lay-out and put my blocks on point. Those gray setting triangles were scary to cut but I love the effect of the ombré. (You can see the suggested lay-out and purchase the patterns for the blocks here.)
I used the same gray for the binding. I needed a half yard and that's exactly what I had left. Phew! Can you see that the binding ombré is matched side to side and top to bottom? That's not a happy accident - but it didn't take me too long to figure out. 😉The beautiful birds on this backing fabric by Tula Pink are a perfect match to the colorful blocks on the front. A wonderful find!
This might be the most beautiful quilt I've made to date. Shortly after I started it last summer my beautiful niece became engaged. Her happiness was on my heart often as I worked on this project. It's only fitting that it should be hers.
Last weekend was her wedding shower and I gifted it then.
Friday, January 15, 2021
I sewed from my stash for this. I had just enough of these Laura Gunn butterflies for a front and back, and even eked out a small zip pouch!
Happy New Year!
Monday, November 30, 2020
I was lucky to find this backing fabric, also from the Ansonia line, on Etsy for a super sale price. Who doesn't love a great deal when buying yardage?!