Monday, August 29, 2016

Two at a Time : A Finished Quilt



earlier this summer i was asked if i would like to lead one of the block of the month programs when they started back up in the fall. of course i said that i would love too!

so i started looking right away at what pattern would be a good BOM. well needless to say I kept coming back to AnneMarie Chany's book Sister Sampler Quilts. i particularly loved the Vice Versa quilt. i love taking traditional blocks and setting them in a modern way. plus i have really enjoyed half-square triangles from the modern half-square sampler from Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts.

i chose to follow AnneMarie and make my sample quilt up in solids. i have only recently started to enjoy working with solids and well this quilt really raised my love of solids. i used all Moda Bella solids and chose bright saturated colors with the addition of the dark gray. the lighter gray for the background and sashing allow the blocks to really shine.


for the quilting, i decided on straight (straight-ish) lines. in the center my quilting lines are unevenly spaced, then in the sections I broke up with the quadrants I evenly spaced my quilting lines either by an inch or inch and a half. plus with the straight line quilting, the blocks really become the stars as then should be in a sampler quilt.

i loved working on this project. it was nice to have a deadline to get a sample made up. i really had to push myself a bit to keep on schedule. thank goodness for an understanding hubby who kept the girls occupied if i need to work on this quilt. honestly i couldn't do most of my quilting without him helping out in the evenings. he really is the best hubby and father!


now i can drop my quilt off at my LQS and i can't wait to see it hanging in the shop!

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Vice Versa from Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany
Dimensions: 73 inches square roughly
Quilting: Straight line
Fabric: Moda Bella Solids

Happy Sewing!

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

Monday, August 15, 2016

Doctor Who Tiles Quilt : A Finished Quilt

Another quilt is off of my third quarter finish-a-long! I sewed up the quilt top during a retreat in May and it has sat in my wip pile since. I finally found some backing fabric and set to work.

Most of the Doctor Who fabric was leftover from my first Doctor Who quilt that I made for my husband last Christmas. So this was great quilt to use up some small scraps and will a few blenders added in, this makes a great guy quilt.

I used Jeni Baker's Honeydew quilt pattern and I love how fast it come together. After a day of sewing at an all day retreat I had a finished top! Plus this is a great pattern for using up scrap squares with some yardage a perfect combination in my book!


For the quilting, I did vertical straight lines down the middle of the columns and then straight lines across the rows. I used Aurifil #2610 for the quilting and I love how it just blends in with the Kona gray and the Doctor Who fabric.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Honeydew by Jeni Baker
Dimensions: 64 x 74 inches
Quilting: Straight line
Fabric: Doctor Who, few blenders, and Kona gray

Happy Sewing!

Linking up with Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

When I'm not Quilting : A Picture Post








This summer has been a blast! We have spent plenty of time at the beach, playing in the water and sand. Looking forward to the rest of the summer and plenty of adventures this fall.