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....