Sunday, May 22, 2022

Finished - Baby Modern Fans

 A couple of years ago I made a queen size version of Suzy Quilts Modern Fans.  You can see that beauty here and here.  I loved making that quilt.  Sewing the curves was so relaxing and rewarding.  I had some fabric and partially sewn components remaining and tucked them away for another quilt.  We are fortunate to know people having babies and "needing" a KayakQuilting quilt.  

This little baby quilt will join two others that I gifted to older siblings, each quilt unique to the child.  When I saw pictures of the baby's nursery decor including dark blues and golds, I knew exactly the quilt I would make.

I try to learn something new with each project and this one has two experiments.  All my quilts to date have been finished with cotton batting.  For this I tried wool and I get it!  I understand why people love the texture and drape of wool.  It washed up beautifully with just a little shrinkage.  

This quilt is also the first time I have added a significant amount of hand quilting.  Researching tutorials and videos I kept playing with the right position to hold the needle and quilt.  By the end I had found a position that was comfortable for me and I'm sure I'll be doing more hand quilting.

Finished - The Judy Quilt

 Sometimes you just have to buy the fabric.  I purchased a small bundle of Savanna Sunset by Tatiana Abaurre and went in search of a pattern that would showcase the prints.  The Judy Quilt by Kitchen Table Quilting was the perfect choice.  This is just a baby quilt but I think the effect comes through!

I used my walking foot to quilt it, something I rarely do.

There will be more Judy Quilts in the future as I scan my fabric stash and acknowledge the amount of larger print fabrics that would be highlighted in this pattern.  Hooray!

Finished - Disappearing Nine Patch

In my early days of quilting and building my fabric stash, I purchased fabric that I obviously liked at the time but somehow never used.  I am trying to sew down my stash and I decided to do something with a few charm packs of Etchings by 3Sisters Designs.  

It's a simple disappearing nine patch pattern but I have to say I like the result.

This is the third of four recent finishes, each with a different approach to quilting.  I free motion quilted paisleys all over this quilt.

And voila!  Another little tiny pile of fabric put to use!

Finished - Color Value Quilt

 A few years ago I had the great pleasure of taking a class on color value instructed by Cheryl Arkinson at QuiltCon.  I brought a pretty random selection of fabrics to the class and this quilt top was the result!  

I had fun quilting this one with feathers and bubbles.  Oh I do love to sit down at my Sweet Sixteen with a smallish quilt and just play.  

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