Thursday 31 October 2019

Vintage Wedding: A Finished Quilt

My friend of more than twenty years got married early in September. I knew I was going to make her and her new husband a quilt and there were a few fat quarters I had set aside years earlier that just had my friend written all over them. I started this Meadowland quilt at the same time as the one I made my daughter but this is the HUGE size (80"x90").

The colours and patterns and slightly vintage feel are just right for her (and her husband). 

The backing is this flower fabric that is subtle and also gold so a slight shimmer. 

She LOVED it and it has resided on her bed since she got it so I think it was a win. Which is good because it was a BEAST to quilt!

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Ocean Fantasy: A Finished Quilt

I loved this Meadowland pattern by Then Came June when it first went all over Instagram. I decided to join the #MeadowlandQAL and use a bundle I had sitting and waiting to be made into something for my older daughter. 

The quilt along was a ton of fun and the end result was cute. though I determined I really prefer Meadowlands with more limited palettes. The blocks I ended up liking the the most are the ones with only two colours, not three.

My daughter loves it and used it as soon as I told her it was done. It was in heavy rotation all summer until she finally switched over to her down duvet when the weather was more consistently cold at night this past week.

Monday 28 October 2019

Joy: A Finished Quilt

I love Lizzy House. When I was cutting out the fabric for my Lizzy House Snail quilt I also cut a 5" square from almost every fabric I own of hers. Then this summer I finally put them all together into a simple patchwork in rainbow order.

There is no reason for the quilt other than it makes me ridiculously happy every time I see it. It is a small lap size and it is so delightful.

For the back I went back into my Lizzy Stash and cut some rectangles to do another stripe of colour. The main backing fabric is an orange stripe from her Castle Peeps line that is soooooooo old and OOP. It is so cheerful with the rainbow!

So nice to make a quilt just because it is a happy thing to make!

Sunday 27 October 2019

Elle's Unicorn: A Finished Quilt

A colleague whom I cherish recently gave birth to a precious baby girl. This Lisa the Unicorn quilt (an Elizabeth Hartman pattern) seemed the perfect choice. The background is Kona UltraMarine. 

For the unicorn's mane I used all Alison Glass Sunprints and I LOVE how it turned out. The unicorn's horn is Tula Pink.
The backing is an old OOP Aneela Hooey print that I find charming, in a light pink.

I did organic straight-ish line quilting.

The wee bub (and her mom) loved the quilt!

Edges: A Finished Quilt

Since I first began quilting, I collected the selvedges. I didn't know what I would do with them. I graduated to a giant glass jar to collect them in. The consensus amongst my quilty friends was that though they were pretty, the doubted anything would come of them. Hah!

Here is Edges, a quilt I finished in July. It is made entirely of selvedges, in colour order, using a muslin base to sew the selvedges on in strips. This quilt is HEAVY and no one but me will ever probably appreciate it. But isn't it cool?

I see so many designers and companies in each block and I find it so delightful.

The back is just some random stuff I had  in my stash.
I am still collecting selvedges so I will need a new plan once that jar gets full again!