Good morning! I am so excited to share this quilt with you - it is one of my favorite recent finishes!
I made this Firecrackers Quilt as part of the Fat Quarter Shop's blog hop to celebrate the release of their new pattern! This is a great pattern for a confident beginner/intermediate quilter! It uses 2 jelly rolls and background fabric, and is completed by strip piecing, and then using the Creative Grids 30 degree triangle ruler to create your blocks!
I quilted my quilt with diagonal straight lines, about 1/2" apart.
The Fat Quarter Shop has created a video to show you how to piece your blocks and square them up - so helpful!
You can buy your own quilt kit featuring Prarie by Corey Yoder from the Fat Quarter Shop! And don't forget your backing!
Stop by the other bloggers who are sharing their Firecracker Quilts today!
Daisy at Ants to Sugar
Brooke of Silly Mama Quilts
Adrianne of On the Windy Side
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Julie of 627 Handworks
Corrine of Must Love Quilts
Anson of Little Bunny Quilts
Lauren of Fly Away Quilts
I'm SO excited to share this quilt with you today! I designed this quilt back in February, and submitted it as a sketch to Modern Patchwork. It was accepted, and the only catch was that I had three weeks to make the quilt, and one of those weeks I'd be gone to Quilt Con! Needless to say, it was a crazy adventure to get it done, and it didn't help that everywhere I ordered more Kona Silver from (for the background) cancelled my order!!! Thankfully, I was able to get it done, in part because of a crazy ice/snow storm we had that shut down Fort Worth for about a week, and allowed daddy to keep the kids occupied while I sewed sewed sewed!
I love this quilt - it is one of my favorites! I love the simple color palette, and the maze like design. It is available to purchase in the new Fall 2015 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine (along with another one of my designs that I'll post about soon!)
I'm entering this quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival: Original Design category. I hope you'll stop by to vote for it, and to see the amazing quilts!
I am so excited to be entering this quilt into Blogger's Quilt Festival! I designed and made this quilt last summer, and it is now in the newest issue of Quilty, so I can finally share it!
I was inspired by a doodle my husband had done, and I loved the way his little block looked repeated and then offset. I had a 2.5" roll of Kona Cottons burning a hole on my shelf, so using that, some additional Kona colors from my stash to help round out the rainbow, and my favorite light grey background fabric, this quilt was born!
Sadly, I didn't get any shots of it quilted and bound before I sent it off to Quilty since I was on a tight turnaround, but you can see it here. I love the quilting that my friend Lazara did for me in a hurry!
I can't wait to have this one back to snuggle under! Thanks for letting me share it!
I am so excited to finally be able to share this with you! Last spring I sewed up a sample for John Adam's new book Beyond Neutral. Well, the book is out, and I can finally show you what I made!
I can't wait to see all of the other patterns in the book - from the sneak peaks I've seen, they look awesome! See more peeks on John's blog!
One of my friends asked me at the end of last year to make a quilt for her son's big boy bed. She wanted something that would show off a wide variety of prints and wasn't too fussy. We decided on a plus quilt design, and she chose a bunch of fabric, raided her mom's stash for some other prints, and let her son choose some.
We laid it out together to make sure it was harmonious (and what she wanted!), and I started sewing.
I quilted straight horizontal lines 1/4" away from each seam in light grey thread. We backed it with Kona Coal to tone down the busyness of the front. He loves it, and loves looking for things on it. It is almost queen sized, and I was finishing it while pregnant with Henry - I was glad when I had finished it!
I am so glad to have this quilt finished! I started this way back in the spring, and basted it after the baby was born. I actually quilted it a few weeks ago and it has just been waiting for binding!
I used a fat eighths bundle of Posy, but that wasn't quite enough fabric, so I took the bundle with me to MadTosh and matched solid Konas to the colors in Posy. I ended up with six solids, and I really like the way they coordinate with the prints.
I used a print from JoAnn's for the backing that coordinates perfectly, and a tiny chevron for the binding (also from JoAnn's).
Now to buy her big girl bed so we can put this on it!
My nephew recently turned three, and moved into a big boy bed. I asked my sister if he needed a big boy quilt to go along with that bed and we got our wheels turning. Literally! He is big into race cars, and Lightning specifically. My sister found this quilt and another like it on Pinterest and asked if I could make something like that. Turns out they used a pattern from Denyse Schmidt Quilts, and I had the book! Hubby blew up the template pieces for me at work, and my sister ordered a bunch of fabric with race cars on it. We used a Michael Miller black and white pindot for the road, and a big rainbow dot print for the back.
This was my first time making a template with curves. I found it difficult to cut them out without cutting the template. After too many nicks in the template, I finally decided to trace all the pieces and cut them out with scissors. It definitely took longer, but was less stressful in the long run.
It took much longer to pin all the curves together than it did to sew them together, but all the pinning was worth it! They came out great and laid flat with no clipping and very very few puckers (that were entirely my fault).
When I trimmed the blocks down I did find that some parts of my road no longer matched up - the large corner curves didn't always match the 'straight' curves. I couldn't finagle them to fit either - the blocks are so large that moving one enough to make the road match meant that it didn't match up to the next side.
With hubby's help, we figured out how to lay out the blocks so that it was one continuous road. I had to make two more corner pieces for it to work, but that was no big deal! I quilted it with a wavy stitch to mimic the curves of the road.
I made a label using a Sublime Stitching transfer and put his and my names on it, with the year. I hope he loves it, and that my sister doesn't blame me when he is up past his bedtime driving cars on his bed! :)
As part of the FWMQG, we are collecting quilts for the kids at the YWCA daycare to use as napmats. Many of the children who participate in their daycare are homeless, and this is a nice way for them to have something handmade, with love, to rest upon. They are currently napping on towels, so I am so excited for us to be giving these to them!
I made two quilts - I had the girl quilt top done, then my mom of boys guilt got to me, and I had to make one for boys to use too!
The girls quilt features a number of leftover prints from Samantha's big girl quilt, and a lot of other scraps I thought were 'girly.' I cut squares into different widths - 2", 3" and 4", and sewed vertical rows together. I quilted it using vertical straight lines.
The boy's quilt features a number of leftover prints from making Samantha's best friend's quilt (which I finally have a picture of - hopefully I will get a post up about that one this week!), and some other scraps leftover from taggies and burp cloths from my etsy shop. I trimmed all the blocks to the same height, and sewed rows together. I quilted this one with horizontal straight lines.
Both quilts measure about 24"x36". We had to machine sew the binding on for extra sturdiness, and it was good practice for me! I am glad to have these checked off my to do list!
First, I love this quilt! I got my idea from a quilt I had pinned, that links to a no-longer-active Flickr account. I made my own measurements and chose six Kona solids.
Each pinwheel measures 4.25" (each HST is 2.5" finished), and there are two columns of each color, off set with white squares. Each column is sixteen squares/pinwheels high.
I quilted diagonally in both directions through the white squares. The backing fabrics are the leftover solids, plus a strip of Kona Ash, and a purple print that I also used for the binding.
I'm really pleased with the way this one turned out - so fresh and springy!