Friday, September 24, 2010

Double Hour Glass Quilt

Oh wow….I love (LOVE) this quilt!  It’s my favorite…for so many reasons.

First, just look at the awesome-ness that is Wonderland….it’s my absolute favorite fabric!


This jelly roll has been in my stash for a year and a half…actually it’s the first “designer” fabric I ever purchased when I started quilting a year ago  and it’s still my favorite.


Backing and binding is also Wonderland….both purchased from Etsy.  I quilted with a larger stippling pattern to make the quilt feel softer and I’m so glad I did, because it’s incredibly cozy.  This is the third quilt I’ve stippled…and I have to say it’s so much quicker than straight line quilting. 

My favorite part of the quilt…well, besides my love of Wonderland…the cute green/brown dot binding.  I really like how it frames the quilt…and it’s just so adorable.


Ok enough gushing about this quilt…time to go cuddle under it!

Project time:  May 7th - September 22th

Size: 56” x 64”

Fabric: Wonderland by Momo for Moda

And I’m sure you’ve figured out, this quilt will be living with me!

I’m thinking about posting a mini tutorial on how I made this super easy quilt.   We’ll see!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Stash

A little retail therapy...after a bit of a stressful week.

  A half yard bundle of Pop Garden (yum!) by Heather Bailey and some Tufted Tweets (5.5 yds total)

Taken with my please excuse the poor quality!

Tomorrow I'll be receiving another 5 yards of (Frolic) backing for my Circle Around quilt :)  

Lots in, lots out, but I'll save that for next time!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ready, Set, Swap

And they’re off!

This weekend I finished up the hexie potholders for Potholder Pass 4 on flickr.  My partner left it pretty open so I combined her color preferences with 2 things I never worked with before: linen and hexagons. 


I enjoyed sitting on the couch, watching Season 1 of Pushing Daisies on netflix and hand stitching the hexagon flowers together.  At first the process was slow, but after the first one was assembled it started going much faster.  Then I hand stitched the hexies onto the linen following Part 3 of Julie’s hexagon tutorial.  Sandwiched with a few layers of insul-bright, a little straight line quilting, and I was finished.  Backing/binding was left over from the Bliss (by Bonnie and Camille for Moda) fat quarters.


They turned out pretty big….close to 10x10.  Next time I’d make them slightly smaller.  I’ve got a Bliss hexagon flower left over so you know I’ll be making one for myself…someday ;)


Now, here’s hoping they arrive safely and that my partner likes them!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pure Challenge

I finished my Project Pure quilt for the September meeting of the Philly Modern Quilt guild.  Project requirements were 1 charm pack of Pure and 1/2 yard of any coordinating fabric…backing and binding were up to us.

From the beginning I envisioned creating an quilt with “on point” quarter square triangles.  Here' is what I came up with….


Close up of the stippling and backing (Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda)img_0562

Quilt top close up (stippling over the seams was difficult!)img_0563

Project Time:  August 8 – September 4

Fabric:  Charm pack of Pure (by Sweetwater for Moda), 1/2 yard Kona white, and backing noted above.

Completed Size:  Approx 28” square

For:  Me!  I plan on hanging it in my sewing room.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hexie Love

I’ve been bitten by the hexie bug…I blame blog land, the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild, Candi, and Julie for posting an awesome tutorial for paper piecing hexagons.


I especially love the hexies in Bliss (who wouldn’t??)…which are perfect for my partner in the Potholder Pass 4 swap on Flickr.  I’m thinking of putting them on linen and hand stitching around the outside of each hexagon…I have a feeling these are going to be hard to part with.  Might as well make a set of 2!


I love hand sewing….it makes me feel less isolated from my family since my “studio” is in the attic, plus it’s portable for long car rides or even to take to the Phillies games.  I’m hooked. End. Of. Story.  Except, I think I’m too ADD to try and make an entire quilt out of hexagons.