The quilt that I made with all of the women involved in Block Party, a virtual quilting bee, is finished and it’s beautiful!
Each and every block in this quilt is perfect.
Right?? I’m so lucky this is mine.
If you click through to this photo on flickr, you can see a collage with a photo of each block and link to who made them. That’s one batch of seriously talented ladies! I’m thrilled to be doing this bee with all of them.
Here’s the pieced back I put together based on all the fabric I had left.
Permit me to show you some more pretty pictures of it!
I genuinely love this quilt so much and the fact that it was made with help from so many of the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know though this amazing online quilting/blogging community makes me love it even more.
It measures 75″ x 75″ and it’s going to live with me on my couch. All the time. Have I mentioned that I love it??
Clearly I’m not the most creative at coming up with quilt names… oh well – I guess this says it all!
All finished! I love it. Love love love it. I think it’s so youthful and funky and just fun!
For the back I did a simple strip of patchwork – mostly solids with a pop of pattern! The patterned fabric is the circles from Mingle. Man am I ever obsessed with those right now… I think I bought them in every colorway!
And the chocolate brown binding adds a nice frame to it.
It’s listed in my shop!
I finished up the super girly baby quilt. I love it!
That photo isn’t so great but you can see the design… Here’s one with colors that are truer…
It’s been so long since I’ve finished a quilt. This little one makes me happy!
The back with a bit more of the amazing Far, Far Away… so cute!
I usually go with a solid binding, but I occasionally like a small scale print one… I think this one came out well!
Happy Monday everyone! For me, this is the last week on my job… I will miss the paychecks but I can’t wait for all of the soon to arrive sewing time!
First of all, thank you all so much for all of your amazing comments! 366 of you commented and I read every single one. You are all so kind! Your support is wonderful!
Ok – getting down to business! The random number generator gave me:
This means that Katie from Philigry is the winner! Katie, I’ll drop you an e-mail to get your mailing address.
And now, the change… These past hyper-productive quilting months have been wonderful, but I have also been unemployed. Happily, the unemployment has come to an end! I think that I’ve mentioned previously that for my “real job” I cast reality shows and I’ve landed a very lucky job. Project Runway! Tell your fashion designer friends! Tell your fashion blogger friends! Spread the word. We are looking for people to be on the show!
Meanwhile, I’m not going to be able to think about quilting nearly as much. I’m really going to try to keep posting regularly here, but I’m sure you’ll hear less from me. I’ve been sewing every day to have so much to blog about. Oh how I will miss my sewing machine!
In other news, I’ve finished the last of this pattern. Don’t need to make this one again for awhile. I still think it’s super cute, but five is enough for now!!
Happy Monday to all of you!
Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful comments on the sewing notions that my mother passed along to me. They were all so nice!
Consensus on the mystery tool, in the photo above, seems to be that it’s either a turning point or a finger press. Based on the fact that it has a point, but not a sharp one, and that the rectangle on the end is shaped in a way that seems like you should hold it there, I’m leaning towards the turning point. Though perhaps it was meant for many purposes! Anyhow, I’m happy to have it, along with all of the other wonderful tools.
Meanwhile, one more finished Square in Squares Baby Boy quilt! This one is already accounted for and being mailed off today!
Only two more to finish up and then I’m not going to make this pattern for awhile. I’ve had my fill!
These little guys sure are cute though.
Hope that you have lovely weekends filled with sewing! I’ve not been able to be in the sewing room much this week with my mother’s visit so I’m excited to get back at it. Oh and by the way yes, she did love her quilt!
and 3 more of this pattern to go. Hope you don’t get sick of seeing the same quilt, with different fabrics over and over… Some are for friends and some to sell!
These two are both now in the shop.
I hadn’t worked with strictly yellow and pink before… I kinda love it. I’m thinking I need to start exploring yellow more in general!
I worked with 50% Bamboo batting for the first time with these and I have to say, I love it! The drape is really lovely.
My usual pieced backs:
Next I’m gonna try to get a couple of gender neutral ones all done. Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!!
All done with these coin quilts that I made simultaneously. I enjoyed making them at the same time. Since they are this small (34″ x 46″) it didn’t feel like it took too long.
I really love so many of the fun fabrics in these!
I didn’t intend to do different backs, but after mistakenly I sewed the strip of patterned fabric upside down on the girl quilt, I thought, why not?!?
And some simple solid bindings. I have found that I really love solid bindings as a nice simple frame to the louder coin strips.
Up next, two more baby quilts, also made at the same time!
I finished the quilt that I made for my mother. I really enjoyed putting it together. As I’ve mentioned before, working with different colors and so many solids was a wonderful push outside of my comfort zone.
I’m so pleased with it’s combination of being modern design, but also simple and not loud.
For the back I did mostly blue with a strip of warm reds and browns – all fabrics that are in the front.
And I’m so happy with the binding on this one too!
I’m not usually drawn to batiks, but this simple one that my mother has told me is her “favorite fabric ever” works perfectly to add another small nice touch to the quilt. Can’t wait to give it to her when she comes for a visit later this month!