Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lovely Floral Quilt : A Finished Quilt


A proud moment for me, I finished all of the projects on my proposed Q2 for the 2016 Finish-a-Long!!!

I love how this little quilt turned out for my youngest daughter. I used a couple of charm parks of the Regent Street Lawns from Moda and some chambray fabric for the background and this is such a snuggly quilt.


At 44 inches square this is the perfect size for my 15 month old daughter to use on her bed. Plus it will be a great quilt to snuggle with when she graduates to a twin size bed instead of the little toddler bed.


For the quilting I did a serpentine stitch on my machine, evenly spacing them out. Then added in a highlight cross hatch section. And I love how it turned out. Some of my favorite quilting motifs can be done with a walking foot and I love that. Not that I don't enjoy free motion quilting, but there is something about a simple or fairly simple quilting design.


I backed her quilt with a bright and cheerful yellow cuddle fabric, which showcases the quilting just beautifully. As this is my second quilt I've done with cuddle fabric, I learned from my previous experience and spray basted this quilt and did a few pins just for good measure. And boy what a difference that made! I had not puckering or pulling, this was actually a dream to quilt. To the point where I know I will be doing more cuddle backed quilts in my future.

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Wiggling block from Modern One Block Quilts
Dimensions: 44 inches x 44 inches
Quilting: Serpentine stitch
Fabric: Regent Street Lawns by Moda, denim chambray, Cuddle fabric in yellow, and RJR premium solids.

Happy Sewing!
Linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Framed Bumble : A Finished Quilt


I just love checking off a quilt from my WIP list!

A former co-worker will be retiring this week from working at my first library I ever worked for. So my mom (who also works there) asked me to make a quilt. We chose the fabric together and my mom picked out the Framed pattern from Simply Retro.

I love how stunning this quilt looks. The gray background really works well with Tula Pink's Bumble collection. Gray is really becoming a new go to for background, white is fine, but gray is my favorite right now.


For the quilting I did a combination of FMQ and some straight line with my walking foot. I stitched the sashing to help stabilize the quilt sandwich. Then did some FMQ in the framed squares doing a square in a square pattern.


All ready for gifting. I love having the ability to create a quilt for a retirement gift. I'm sure this quilt will be cherished for years to come.

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Framed from Simply Retro
Dimensions: 63 inches x 63 inches
Quilting: Straight line and fmq square in a square
Fabric: Bumble by Tula Pink, and RJR Cotton Supreme Solid in Pewter

Happy Sewing!

Linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.