Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Finished Indian Puzzle

Thanks Mom for making the adorable bed skirt and hand quilting this one for me!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Indian Puzzle Quilt Top

I just finished the quilt top for my son's new twin bed!

{Credit} Pattern: Original. Fabric: 2D Zoo by Henry Alexander and Kona solids in Pacific and Marine.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Jacob's Ladder Baby Quilt Top

Mom and I put together this baby girl quilt top today. The pattern looked a little tricky, but it's actually a simple arrangement of half-square triangles and four patches. The pattern didn't call for the skinny white sashing, but we thought it definitely added to the look of the quilt.

{Credit} Pattern: Jacob's Garden by Deborah's Designs. Fabric: Birdie by Me & My Sister for Moda.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Quilt

Remember this guy? He's officially finished! I got this beautiful fabric last Fall from Mom-in-law for my birthday. A couple of weeks ago, I got it back from the machine quilter (she did an amazing job!) and Mom helped me with the binding. Just in time for October! You wouldn't believe how hard it was for me to hold it up in the first picture--the back is minky, so this thing is heavy!

{Credit} Pattern: Sticks and Stones by Sandy Gervais. Fabric: Gobble Gobble by Sandy Gervais. Machine Quilting: Lynne Peterson.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Texas Twister Wall Hanging

 One of my friends is moving away, so I decided to make her a wall hanging as a going-away present. She loves yellow and this design just reminded me of her.

{Credit} Pattern: Texas Twister by Pie Plate Patterns. Fabric: assorted scraps.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paintbox Progress

Last year, my mom-in-law and I started this fun quilt from Oh Fransson by Elizabeth Hartman. {This lady is amazing. I read her blog all the time and I love just about everything she comes up with.} We only work on the quilt when we are together which, unfortunately, isn't very often. As you can see, we are almost done with all the blocks and then we just need to sash them with some white linen. The only change we made to the pattern was making the centers of the blocks truly in the center, instead of offset to one side. 
Isn't this quilt going to be beautiful? By the way, did you know you can stick your quilt blocks on one of those fuzzy-backed tablecloths and they will stick? Makes for a cheap design board!
I love the simplicity of these blocks. They come together very quickly, too.
{Credit} Pattern: Paintbox by Elizabeth Hartman. Fabric: Kona solids and assorted prints

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grandma's Flower Garden Quilt Top

First of all, let me say that I do not recommend the following project for anyone, unless you enjoy pounding headaches... My mom and I started this project over a year ago, when we found a pattern book that taught an "easy" strip-pieced method for making old-fashioned hexagon quilts. Well, as you can guess, it turned out to be everything but that. We were originally going to make a 17-flower quilt, but decided this week to end the misery and stop at just five...

Look at all those seams!

So, it's now a baby quilt with some lovely large borders! We are planning on hand-quilting this one together soon and then we can be done with it forever.

{Credit} Pattern: Marci Baker. Fabric: Prints by Chloe's Closet and Judie Rothermel.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tumbler Quilt Top

I'm trying to decide what quilt I want to make for my son's new twin bed. I saw an idea online and thought I'd test it out with scraps to see if I really liked it. The blocks are "tumbler" shaped and I just tweaked a pinwheel-type template to create them. This baby girl quilt was the result:

I'm planning on trying my hand at free-motion quilting with my mom's darning foot on her Bernina Activa 230. I've seen a lot of people try this, so hopefully it works!

I absolutely LOVE the pattern, so I will definitely be making a larger one in jungle prints for my son's bedroom.

{Credit} Pattern: Idea from Make It and Love It. Fabric: assorted scraps by Chloe's Closet and Judie Rothermel.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lattice Quilts

 I found this idea in a McCall's quilt book that uses all scraps to make these lattice-looking blocks. I loved the crazy look, so I decided to make one for my neighbor.
I also made a smaller version in assorted pinks and whites for a baby girl...
...and a brown and white version for a baby boy.

{Credit} Pattern: Scrappity-Do-Dah by Ann Weber.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Giraffe Quilt

This quilt is based on an idea I saw at Oh Fransson. In case you don't know, I absolutely love this blog. Anyway, I changed the block setting a bit and the look of the giraffe, and I think it turned out great. 

I love that little felt giraffe!

{Credit} Pattern: Inspired by Elizabeth Hartman. Hand quilting: Dee.