Sunday, May 24, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Everly's Baby Quilt


A new hand stitch project!


A lovely lady who went to market sent me this lovely sampler of


I love the colors and threads!

I knew right away what I wanted to use this for ...


started this baby quilt for my granddarling Everly
when she was still a bump of a Sprout.

A friend hand quilted the center until life happened and she was only able
to complete the center of the quilt.  Now I am working on finishing it.
I have never hand quilted before.
After thoughts of machine quilting the rest, an attempt to use the same thread and stitch length as in the middle ... neither of which seemed the right solution ...
I concluded that these lovely threads were destined to finish this pretty baby quilty ...


I am off to a slow stitching start.

My thread and stitches will not be as small and even as those in the center,
but they shall be rounds of all these pretty colors for my grand-darling's little fingers to enjoy the colors and textures. 

Linking up today with all the beautiful hand-work @ 

Slow Sunday Stitching

Slow Stitching Sunday @ Kathy's Quilts

Have a Happy and Slow Sunday ... :)


Friday, May 22, 2015

Fabric Loving in the Scrapatch



This lovely fabric is an Ambleside Petite Fat Quarter Bundle!

I was the lucky winner of this lovely Giveaway
from
and 

These pretty vintage looking fabrics remind me of the curtains and bed spread that my mother chose for my room when I was a very young girl.
I am not sure what I will make but I am thinking maybe a sweet lap quilt.
I really like the blue in this fabric and am thinking to put a light blue solid with these prints.

Thank you, Lorna and Kimberly!

These lovely new fabrics also arrived yesterday ...


I needed more of


this fabric

for this project

and  ... I could not resist a few more lovely


Lewis and Irene  fabrics.

I see some more coming into this shop that are calling my name.

I love these fabrics ... just look at this ... 


Bumbleberries!

I want some in every color!

<3 This could be my new favorite textural tonal fabric line! <3

While I was waiting for the coral bird fabric  so I could work on my quilt,

I made these ...



from
Harry Potter Fabric @ Spoonflower

This is the first time I used fabric from Spoonflower.

The was a screenprint on Kona ... really nice fabric.


My daughter had it sent to me for these strap covers.

These are for my daughter's Kinderpack.

I looked at some of these online and figured my own pattern ...


and they arrived and they fit ... :)



My daughter and her family are now stationed in the PNW
and this photo was taken at the Point Defiance Zoo.

I am hoping to visit them sometime this summer.

Back to quilting ... ;)



Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend ...

and Remember.

Linking up today with

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Fabric Frenzy @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio

<3



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quilt Blogger's Festival ~ Small Quilt Category



Hello!


This is Everly!

Everly is my grand-darling and she and I would like to show you her favorite quilt!

We are sharing this quilt in the
Small Quilt Category

in the

AmysCreativeSide.com



A big "Thank you!" to Amy @ Amy's Creative Side

for putting this big beautiful online quilt show together for us!

Here is Everly's quilt ...



This quilt is my original design.


I constructed this bright and graphic quilt to have 
dimensional pinwheels in the sashing for little fingers to grasp.


Everly loves playing with her quilt!


... and sharing!

As you can see this quilt has been washed and enjoyed and shared many times.


This baby quilt measures 45" by 54"

(198" around)

Fabrics: 

Riley Blake Gingham

Medium Gingham Check for the Squares and outer border and binding

Small Gingham Check for the dimension pinwheels

Kona White Solid for the sashing

Aurifil 2021 50/2 for piecing and 40/2 for quilting


Here is a the center of the top without the border.


Here is the back of the quilt.


Close up of the quilting



Everly is now a year old and her quilt has gotten a lot of wash and wear.

She enjoys turning the pinwheels this way and that and can spend a lot of time playing with them.

I am sew happy that my grand-darling loves her quilt!

Everly and I hope you have enjoyed her quilt, too, and wish to say,

"Thank you for visiting!"

Enjoy all the quilts in the wonderful Quilt Bloggers Festival

Happy Quilting!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Quilt Blogger's Festival 2015 ~ Original Design Category



I would like you to meet Morgan!

Morgan is my grand-darling Everly's first cousin.

I have been blessed to occasionally take care of this adorable baby boy.

Morgan loves the color red.

I designed and made this red, white and blue quilt for him.  

Morgan and I welcome you to our entry into the
category in the

AmysCreativeSide.com


A big "Thank you!" to Amy @ Amy's Creative Side
for putting this big beautiful online quilt show together for us!

Here is Morgan's Quilt ...


This is my 


 an original block and layout designed by me. 


I designed this Envelope Block for this quilt.


Quilt Size:   47 inches by 55 inches


Fabrics: 


Aurifil threads: 50/2 Mako Cotton, 
Blue 2730, Red 2250, White 2024 and Gray 2605


Quilted on my home machine, Janome 6600p


back of quilt


The tutorial for this quilt appears in four parts on the
where I was guest blogging.

A free pdf for this tutorial is available at the end of Part 4.


The matching Airmail Envelope Pillow was made with extra blocks and fabric from the quilt. 
A tutorial for this pillow may be found HERE on my blog.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial

The layout and setting requirements for this quilt may be found HERE.


Layout and fabric requirements for alternative colorways for this quilt may be found HERE


Morgan is very happy with his quilt and sew am I.

We hope you have enjoyed this quilt, too.

May you enjoy the Spring 2015 Quilt Bloggers Festival as much as I am.

Sew many beautiful quilts!

Thank you for stopping my my blog today ...  :)