Thursday, November 16, 2017

Finished - River's Quilt

This is the third of the baby quilts I blitzed through in September/October.  Did I mention that my son  married in September?  Gotta admit I'm pretty impressed with myself that I started and finished three quilts during this period!

River is the newborn beautiful baby daughter of another son's college roommate.  Our son and Marty were roommates all through college and we couldn't have been more excited when Marty married beautiful Angie (our son still takes match making credit for that).  And now there is River.  So, of course I had to make a quilt.

You know the fabric, Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell.  So very lovely.  The pattern is a sized up version of the Foxfire quilt. I did a little math to make the center blocks 6.5" so I could keep the owl intact (thank you greycatquilts for that idea!).  It finishes around 54" square.

The backing is a soft bunny fleece.  Why not?

I quilted it with a meander loop pattern in a salmon color.

No kidding, Art Gallery fabrics have the most wonderful feel. Made even softer after a wash.

I quilt a heart into every quilt that I free motion quilt.  These may not be quilt show quilts but they are made and given with lots of love!

Have a lovely day!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Finished - Madison's Lattice Quilt

This cutie is the second of three recent finishes for some special little people in my life.  This was Madison's first birthday gift.
The pattern is Amy Smart's Lattice Baby Quit, a free tutorial on her web site, Diary of a Quilter. It's a great use of charm squares and the on-point placement of the blocks makes for a fast and interesting finish.  

This is the third quilt I've made with Amy's pattern. In each case I added a little something to make the quilt unique. In my first year of quilting I made this quilt for a cat lover in the family, adding a border and piecing the back.  A little later I made this baby quilt and added some dancing elephants for fun.  For the current version, I extended the length enough to appliqué the birthday girl's name to the quilt.

It was a wonderful reason to use a charm pack of Aneela Hoey's Posy fabric with a few additional squares from the stash.

The backing is a soft flannel, even softer after washing!

Again, a simple meander quilting just adds to the softness.

Happy Birthday Madison!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Finished - I Spy Economy Block Quilt for Grandson

Hello!  It's been a while since my last blog post and I have so much to tell you!  Life has been full and busy but I've managed to fit in some creative time.  I started three quilts a few weeks ago and as they are all in the process of being gifted I will start sharing these with you.
I've been wanting to make an economy block quilt for some time.  As this quilt is for my little grandson I wanted the focus block to be large enough to get his attention.  Using this table by The Littlest Thistle the center blocks are cut at 6.5" resulting in a finished 12" block. 

It took more time to troll my fabric stash for the right combination of colors and fun fussy cut motifs than it did to sew this one up.

The backing is an unbelievably soft minky from Michael Miller.  With simple meander quilting, this is one very soft and cozy quilt!

So, this is my grandson's third quilt from Nana and he is just six months old.  At this rate, how many will he have by the time he is 18 years old?!
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