March 28, 2015

Urban Churn Dash Sew Along {A Finish!}



Introducing Amish Urban Churn Dash

... another rainbow finish!


I thought I'd keep it, but I don't have a place for it, and she really needs a place to shine!


All fabrics were from my stash except the backing.



Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Urban Churn Dash by Piece N Quilt
  • Size:  Lap size 70" x 73"
  • Fabric:  Kona Solids
  • Batting:  Black 80/20 cotton/poly
  • Backing:  Moda Solid Extra Wide
  • Quilting:  Allover medium meandering in black thread
  • Binding:  Black with mitered corners, attached by machine
  • Value:  Simply stunning!
This quilt was made during the Urban Churn Dash Sew Along at Piece N Quilt.



This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop.  I am also taking custom orders for other sizes and fabrics.


March 27, 2015

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt {Top Finished!}



My Grand Illusion Mystery quilt top is assembled!  I am so happy to have this off my sewing table!  It has been a long time coming with several projects jumping ahead of this one in priority.  

Being a mystery quilt, I had no idea what I was making when the block patterns were released each week back in November and December 2014.  One always hopes it turns out well.  It is a delightful quilt, but if I had known the pattern, I probably would not have used these fabrics; I'd have chosen solids or fabrics that read as solids.


My favorite part of the quilt are the three borders, one pieced and two simple.  The black dot border ties it all together.  I like to add a border, even if it's narrow, to give the edge greater stability during the quilting process.


Now that it is all assembled, my daughter and I don't like it as much as we did when there were four blocks together on my design wall.  She's decided she wants to keep the Rainbow Wave quilt on her bed after all.  This one will go in her hope chest, though she's likely to change her mind next week and put it on her bed!  Yes, next week!  This quilt is on the rails, awaiting quilting, and hopefully will be done in time to link up to the 2015 Lovely Year of Finishes and 2015 Finish Along link parties.

   

Linking to:

~ I Quilt ~ WIPs Be Gone ~ Fabric Frenzy Friday ~

March 26, 2015

Sweet Flower Sugar Quilted Pillow



Back in October, Jera at Quilting in the Rain hosted a Quilt-As-You-Go QAL, and I loved the idea so I jumped in and began making blocks with my super yummy Flower Sugar stash.  After I finished 10 blocks, I set the project aside and decided that someday I would make them into pillow covers rather than continuing on to make an entire quilt.  I'm not too sure about the QAYG process. I love the idea but not so much the doing.  And that's okay.  We can be different and still be friends, can't we?

Ta-da!  I have completed the first pillow cover!


... simply sweet ... adorable ... precious ...


Pillow Stats:  
  • Fabric:  Flower Sugar by Lecien
  • Pattern:  QAYG Log Cabin, pattern found in Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern
  • Size:  12" square, itty bitty squeaziness
  • Batting:  Cotton
  • Backing:  Envelope backing with binding on the opening edges.
  • Value:  Sweeter than sweet!
This pillow is for sale in my Etsy shop and includes the pillow insert.