Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rings 'n Rosies

A few months ago, I was sitting on the couch doodling.  I was bored with the movie the kids picked out, but still wanted to spend some time with them.  Hence, the doodling.  Nine times out of ten my doodling turns into possible quilt patterns.  Every notebook I own has pages of quilt designs, most of which never get made.  I liked the look of this particular and had picked up a few fat quarters while shopping that had no designated quilt, so why not?

It's a simple pattern, but has a fun secondary pattern of rings to add some interest.  Once I finished the top, I got thinking about a cute a mini version would look....

Each of these cute little blocks are 8 inches across and the gray squares are one inch squares!  I need a little extra practice on sewing mini pieces together, but overall it turned out super cute.

You can see how tiny it is in comparison to the full size quilt that has 16 inch blocks.  

With the help of my girls, I've named the pattern 'Rings 'n Rosies.  The large quilt was made using fat quarters from 'Hazel' fabric by Cluck Cluck Sew and the mini quilt used four charm squares from 'Marmalade' by Bonnie & Camille.


Monday, May 16, 2016

Jelly Roll Quilting

I do love a good jelly roll quilt!  I seem to be choosing to buy jelly rolls and charm packs over any other precut. There are just so many options!  My most recent quilt is a pattern called 'Blue Lagoon' from the book 'Jelly Roll Quilts' by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  It has so many great patterns.

Fig Tree Avalon quilt

My sister, mom and I each made our own version of this quilt.  (I'll post pictures later after we get together in July to play show and tell.)  I used a jelly roll of 'Avalon' fabric by Fig Tree and co.  Many of my quilts are made with Fig Tree fabric.  I love 'em.  

It's a little hard to tell, but I used wavy line quilting for this quilt.  I really like how it looks and how easy it was to quilt!  I'll definitely be quilting this way again.

Until next time....

Friday, April 8, 2016

Back again!

My hubbie was kind enough to remind me that it's been 6 months or so since I have made a blog entry.  Honestly, it's so much easier to use Instagram, I haven't much wanted to do a lot of blogging.  But, I have made a few cute quilts I'm exited to show off, so I'll do my best at getting back into the blog swing!

I just finished this 'Swell' quilt today and it's a fun one!  The pattern is from Thimbleblossom's book 'Simply Retro' and is called "Swell".  The fabric is Bread 'n Butter by American Jane.  It's a fun pattern because it uses just one jelly roll and sews together quickly.  

I chose a simple green leaf outline on cream print and a polka dot binding.  I didn't really want the binding to stand out because the colors in the quilt are so bright, the binding didn't need to 'fight' with the rest of the quilt. 
The quilting pattern I used was a simple leaf pattern.  I used green thread for the top (I'm still deciding if I like it) and cream for the back.
This is a fun one and good for a beginning quilter.