Friday, April 29, 2016

Quilt the Book : Bitsy Baby



Finally I have finished my second quilt in my Quilt the Book Challenge. I love this little quilt, this will be a perfect gift for an upcoming baby shower for a little girl.

I had a few mini charm packs from Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics and just knew this quilt would be perfect for them. And with a few 2.5 inch squares from my stash, it was time to start making this quilt.


I used this baby quilt to continue to practice my free motion quilting. I did a geometric all over design, which is becoming one of my favorite motifs as of late. I am finally starting to feel more comfortable with free motion quilting, almost to the point where I like to include it in most of my latest quilts.


I love a quick quilting project and a little baby quilt is just what was needed before I try and begin quilting a few of my larger quilts in my queue.

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Bitsy Baby from Quilts Made with Love
Dimensions: 36 x 36 inches
Quilting: All over geometric
Fabric: various collections from Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics

Linking up with Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Minion Quilt for My Little Minion : A Finished Quilt


A while back I picked up a One in a Minion pack of charm squares by Quilting Treasures and as soon as I opened the package Nora started asking for a quilt or really anything made with this minion fabric. So after this pack sat on my cutting table I finally decided on a pattern. I used the Wiggling block from Modern One Block Quilts and I love the effect of a simple block that is rotated to make the quilt look way more complicated than it really is.

Since minions wear their little denim overalls, I had to use Essex Yarn-dyed Linen in Denim by Robert Kaufman. And I love the overall look and it becomes so soft in the wash.

I used Shannon Fabrics Cuddle in Navy as the backing. I'm now in love with using cuddle fabric as backing and need to make a quilt for myself.


For the quilting I did a little stitch in the ditch to help stabilize the quilt sandwich. Then I did some organic lines with a little curve to them.

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Wiggling block from Modern One Block Quilts
Dimensions: 44 x 44 inches
Quilting: Organic lines
Fabric: One in a Minion, Essex Yarn-dyed Linen in Denim, Cuddle in Navy, and Minion fabric from JoAnn

Happy Sewing!
Linking up with Alyce for Sew Cute Tuesday, Lorna for Let's Bee Social, and Amanda for Finish it up Friday.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

2016 Q2 Proposed Finishes

I finished quite a few projects last quarter, but none on my Finish A Long List. So this time around I am determined to actually finish what I put on this list.

First up, I would like to start and finish a new quilt for Enna. I am going to be using the Wiggling block from Modern One Block Quilts by Natalie Bonner. I have all of the fabric, including the backing and binding so now it is just time to start sewing.
**Update** Finished June 2016

Next up, I am going to be finishing my Alison Glass Charm Pack Cherry Quilt. I have the backing and binding ready, now just to gather up enough batting and I will be ready to tackle this one.
**Update** Finished April 2016

And finally, I need a new bag. So I will be making an Ella Bucket Bag by SOTAK Handmade

This seems like it should be a manageable list, so hopefully I am a bit more successful this quarter with my finishes!

Happy Sewing!