I can finally show off a quilt that I have been holding onto a while! The new Summer edition of Modern Patchwork is on newsstands now. I have my new Bento Box quilt pattern in this issue! This finishes at lap size and is a great way to use up your scraps if you wanted. I really love the way this quilt turned out! Teal is one of my favorite colors and I love the texty-low volume prints too. This quilt incorporates both! This is a beginner friendly quilt and it has a unique way to put the blocks together. We have some magazines for sale at Pink Castle if you can’t find it locally. This will look great using the Word Up bundles and Low Volume bundles that we have in stock as well. And of course we have all the aqua and teal stash builders in stock that will work with this pattern too. I’m glad to..
I’m really pleased with the way this quilt turned out! I was so excited when I first saw the Alison Glass Handcrafted line at Quilt Market a year ago. Alison does such a great job with color. It’s all handmade (like a batik) so you get small variations in the print. The line is really great to work with! I started this quilt last Fall at Camp Stitchalot. All the Campers were oohing and ahhing over the colors in this project. I decided to use my Sunset Strips pattern and break up the bold colors with some bars of Cotton Supreme Solids in French Vanilla. This quilt is lap sized (54″ x 66″). I used the French Vanilla as the binding as well and it’s all hand sewn to the back. This pattern is quick and easy to put together. It was nice to have a project to take to the sewing retreat that I could actually finish in the weekend!..
I know, I know, QuiltCon is everywhere. We all went and had an amazing time and it’s all over social media and blogs too. Well, here’s another blog for you. I had an awesome time at QuiltCon. I love seeing all my friends in one place and I met A LOT of new and really cool people too. The show was amazing this year. There were SO many great quilts. I really loved it. Heather and all the ladies and gents that helped put this event on did a wonderful job. I didn’t vend this year and I’m really glad I didn’t. I got a chance to take a break from work (sort of) and really enjoy the show. And now I’m home and back to work. Luckily, the snow is starting to melt. After that taste of warm weather in Austin I really became done with winter. If you haven’t already picked up a copy of the..
I want to show off a few quilt finishes! I wanted to make some cute and easy every day quilts for my niece and nephew. The photos were taken a few months ago when it was much warmer here in the Midwest. I made both of these quilts using the Accuquilt. Really, if you haven’t tried the Accuquilt, you really should. These were really quick and easy to cut and put together! I used the 6.5″ tumbler die for the quilt for my niece. The whole top from cutting to completed top took me about 2.5 hours. I love the way the block looks too. It gives more interest than squares without a whole lot of extra work. The Accuquilt die notches the edges too which makes it easy to line up and sew together. I had some really great floral backing that I found years ago on sale and a gingham binding. I just love gingham for a binding!..
I don’t usually do swaps anymore. It’s not that I don’t like swaps, I do. It’s just time. It seems like I am quilting more and more for work these days. But I really like mini quilts. And my new office has nothing on the walls except a few post-it notes. So, when Sandy over in the UK asked for signups for a mini quilt swap on Instagram I jumped on the chance! Check out the #IGminiswap on Instagram. There are SO many cute minis ! My partner said she liked Bonnie and Camille. ME TOO! I’ve been wanting to make one of Camille’s adorable mini quilts so I took this opportunity to make her Spools pattern! I used up all stash builder scraps. Most of these are leftovers from my Stash Stack Club bundles from Pink Castle. I’m happy that these are bundles that I’m actually using. And this pattern is great for using up the little..
I stayed home from work this morning to catch up on some computer time with no interruptions. Of course, then I got distracted by sewing… Emails just aren’t as much fun. I decided to finish up some Puss in the Corner blocks I had been working on. I was able to get a copy of Fabulously Fast Quilts, Amy Smart‘s new book at Quilt Market. I really liked the blocks (and the super fast way Amy shows you how to put them together) from her Quick Puss in the Corner quilt. These were really fast to put together. I thought about making more blocks for a bigger quilt but that really crisp green is hard to find. Besides, I don’t make enough baby quilts. I have some friends who stock pile baby quilts for gifts and I always think, “I should do that!” Of course, then I end up forgetting and making a lap quilt. I started my blocks with..
Hi everyone! I’m really excited that I’m finally able to show you my new quilt pattern! If you are a member of the Modern Quilt Guild you are going to see an email today with this quilt in it: I call it, Boats! Boats! Boats! Yes, it is a reference to How I Met Your Mother… I had a hard time coming up with a name for this one but it does sort of look like a whole lot of boats. Of course, after I had it all named, Kathy suggested Regatta. That might have been better… Good name or bad name aside, I really like this quilt! I used a lot of my scraps and most of the prints were from my Stash Stack Club from Pink Castle Fabrics! There are a lot of old favorites in there. And some new ones too! This block has a little bit of glitter too, some Cotton + Steel XOXO with metallic ink…oooohhh. And this..
So, I finished this lovely quilt up finally a few weeks ago but I didn’t get around to blogging about it yet! I call it Sweet Diamonds but I’m not really sure why. I called it that once while I was making the blocks and it just kind of stuck. One night I was wide awake surfing Pinterest and I saw this Pin. I decided to just get up and start working on it right away. It took me over a year to finally get it all finished but I really like the way it turned out. I used the Spot On tiny dots in white and black for the sashing and cornerstones. All the half square triangles were from my stash. Kathy from Thread Bear Quilting did this awesome quilting. I’m linking up with Amanda Jean’s Finish it Up Friday! Have you seen her awesome Scrap Vortex quilt?? Amazing! Speaking of finishing tasks. I’m already thinking about New Years’..