Sunday, April 10, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Top

Hooray!  I finally finished my postage stamp quilt top!  It looks like it took forever, right?  It did take awhile, but not as long as you might think, because I used Rachel Griffith's (of P.S. I Quilt) great tutorial.  I've got a creamy yellow sheet for backing, and I know exactly how this baby is going to be quilted, so hopefully I'll have a finished picture to show soon.

Special thanks to Chelsea for her help with this picture.  See her shadow there?  Isn't she cute?  :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cathedral Windows

I finished this project months ago, but put off posting about it because I wasn't finished yet.

To make this Cathedral Window panel, I used Hyena In Petticoats' tutorial, although when I try this again I'll use The Sometimes Crafter's much easier-seeming method.

My initial thought was to make this panel part of a pillow, like this gorgeous pillow I found on flickr, which actually looks a lot like my panel - same blue buttons and similar colors.

The problem is, I can't find the perfect fabric to finish the pillow.  In the flickr one, she uses a FFA print that I have too, but it just doesn't look right.  Any ideas for what I can do with this?  For now, it's just a mini-quilt on my wall, makin' me all happy.  :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Quilt-to-Be: Krista's Baby Quilt

 Tangerine         +          Lavender         


My friend Krista, who is expecting a baby girl in September, told me that she likes "tangerine and lavender - no pink!"   ...How do you think I did?

These are destined to be another rag quilt - my first for a baby girl!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quilt-to-Be: Marine quilt

Last winter when I saw this Marine line was coming out from Dan Stiles, I knew I had to grab some of it.  I love it all so much!  I picked up some coordinating Quilter's Linen and Bella Solids, and am planning to make a quilt from it soon.

These are my 3 favorite prints.  I love those birds so much, and the sprocket print is just too cute.

I like how these two coordinate, but aren't quite the same.  The red and orange is just a sunset over the water - no whales or birds.

Everytime I look at these, I start singing, "In the town where I was born, there lived a man who sailed the seas..."

Aw.  Is there anything cuter than whales in love?

Amazing inspiration quilt by Oh! Fransson HERE.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Central Park Doll Quilt

Yesterday I finished this doll quilt.  I didn't mean to make a doll quilt, but I've been working on a larger postage-stamp quilt Kate Spain's Central Park line, and I had extra blocks after I finished piecing the quilt top.  ...Just enough for a doll-size quilt!
Actually, this was a good chance to try out my straight-line quilting idea... I like it a lot, and will definitely use it on the bigger quilt.  I backed this with some Heather Bailey Nicey Jane, and bound it with some Kona Ash.

It's doing a great job of brightening up the walls in my sewing room!

I'll be posting on the larger quilt soon.  :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Flower Fairy Quilt

Just wanted to share the quilt I just finished for my mom's birthday.  She and I made a little field trip up to my favorite fabric store in the universe, where she picked out an alphabet panel from Michael Miller's Flower Fairy line, along with a pretty green swirly fabric to coordinate.  At home, I added the blue flower fabric and a dusty blue print from the Metro Living line (love!) for the binding.  It's so her- these colors are all over her house, and for as long as I can remember she's loved those flower fairy prints from the 1920s

Happy Birthday, Mom!!