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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 cen…

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
Qu…

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.