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.