I really love the March block from the Fresh Mini Quilt Club. And I really love the fabric line Odds and Ends by Cosmo Cricket.
So much so that I decided to make a wall hanging from it.
I truly love this but wow, has it been frustrating! Last week I got it all cut out and discovered that I was a 4inch square of fabric short. Really?? So off to the fabric store for more. Than the quilt waited a few days(grad took over lol). I sewed the top together today to discover that I am short 6 inches of border fabric for the side borders; argh!!
So I decided to cut out my summer quilt that I planned for last summer(lol!). I cut, and cut and cut some more.
Fingers crossed I can get this finished for THIS summer.
After I make a stop at the fabric store for more border fabric that is ;)
Had a free hour last week at work and figured I could sneak in a quilt for myself.
Instead I finished three.
Granted they are small ones lol.
I love this willow tree so much.
This is a free pattern; you can download it here.
I ditched the borders and wasn't sure how to quilt the embroidery so I straight stitched it. And not sure yet if I love it or not.
I also quilted up my LOVE embroidery as well.
I also ditched this one and quilted the embroidery section on the angle. And this one I love!
Contacted us back at the end of April. Linda brings us a whack of quilts every spring to have quilted before she moves back East for the summer.
I had just under 4 weeks to get Linda's quilts done before she left; here's what we did.
This was one of my favorites.
Linda wanted the quilting kept simple so I echoed the chevrons,
Followed the diagonal lines in the green and did a ribbon through the red.
And traced the circles in the white and the dividing lines between the 'dolls'.
Linda made this beautiful Bargello quilt for her brother for his wedding.
|quilted with Bountiful Feathers|
The pattern is stunning on the backing.
She made these two for her grandsons.
One hockey themed,
|quilted with Laurie|
And the other, puppies.
|quilted with Shooting Star|
A fun jelly roll quilt.
|quilted with Autumn Leaves|
This lovely gold and black quilt.
|quilted with Daisy #3|
Wouldn't this quilt be striking in white and black?
|quilted with Mimosa|
I loooooove this next quilt. Love it, love it, love it.
I water stitched in all the background, leaving the trees to pop. The border I kept simple and piano keyed it.
This fun Asian Kimono quilt.
I did a large meander in the outer border around the butterflies. In the second border, I followed the lines in the fabric. Third border, I did a ribbon stitch,
In the quilt body, I water stitched in all the blue; including up in the kimono.
And in the black 'sleeves' and 'neck' of the kimono, I did a large wavy line on the inside edge to anchor it down.
Lastly, another Asian themed quilt.
I quilted Asian Clouds on the quilt except for the large landscaped blocks.
In those I did some echoing, meandering, waterstitching. Each block was quilted a bit different from the others.
I love how Linda did the backing for this one. She does not waste any fabric when she quilts.
Can't wait to see what Linda brings us when she comes back 'home' this fall!
Thank you for all the congrats on our oldests graduation. Still can hardly believe that I am the mother of a high school graduate! lol. We had a fabulous weekend; lots of visiting with family we haven't seen a long time; it was great to catch up.
I bought this charm pack of Comma on a whim. And promptly forgot about it. I was cleaning up my sewing room one day when I discovered it again and decided to do up a disappearing 9 patch; quick and fun.
I made the top and bottom borders wider to make the quilt more rectangular than square which seems to be my preferred quilt shape lately.
I'm not sold on the charcoal thread I used for quilting; I think a lighter colour would have been better. And I am debating ripping out the quilting and redoing it lol.
|quilted with Figure 8|
I love the fabrics and colours in this line; so much fun.
I haven't decided on the binding yet; depends if I requilt the quilt ;) I will probably bind it in black. Or orange if I feel like going a little wild.
Have a great Monday!