Posts in the Quilting Works in Progress category

The start

I’m getting going on a new quilt. It’s a commission so there’s a deadline and with the state of my sewing mojo these days, I need one! It’s been hard for me to get back into the habit of spending time in the sewing room…

Anyhow – on to the quilt! Using Illustrator has increasingly become a part of my process for my quilt designing… I’m always open to a quilt transforming along the way (and it often does) but I’ve gotten so that I want to see an idea of the big picture before I get started. If I’m writing a pattern, it’s a given that I have to work this way, but even if I’m improv. piecing the whole quilt, I want to have a sense of where I’m headed.

Commission

I’m going to improv. piece the columns here, and I won’t keep the height of each piece uniform. The end product will look quite different from the digital mock up, but this helps me with the overall color story and with where I’ll want to place the different pops of color.

I’ve pulled some fabrics. That new Kona orange, Flame, is so great. Definitely a needed addition to the Kona line up!

Commissions stack

I need more blues though. I’ll pick those up at my great local shop this weekend…

And it’s bound to be a fun weekend down here for the LAMQG! Elizabeth from Oh Fransson is coming to teach and speak. We’re so excited to have her!

Finally got the quilt top finished up! This whole being a parent thing sure is a time suck. But I’m loving and savoring every minute while he’s a tiny lil’ guy… And we lucked out – he’s very easy going and eating and sleeping like a champ.

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I love the Monsterz line for a baby quilt and think this design features it nicely. I’m going to use a lot of it on the back too…

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In other news – on the parenting front I’ve learned one thing for sure: people love to give your baby shoes. It’s so cute I had to take a photo.

Shoes

My sister put it best… “Your kid is like freakin’ Imelda Marcos!”

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

A baby quilt for Gabe

Finally got started on a quilt for Gabe, made by me! The entire pregnancy went by and I didn’t sew a stitch of a quilt for him… but hopefully I’ll get this start finished up this week.

Gabe's Quilt

Oh design wall, where would I be without you? I don’t know how quilters work without one! They are so worth the wall space they take up…

This weekend I got a quick little quilt top sewn up using the Brrr! fabric by Laurie Wisburn. The wind would not cooperate with me at all while I was taking this photo, but you get the idea…

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You all know that I’m not one to use a ton of patterned fabrics but I felt that a little went a long way with this adorable line. Even my husband thinks it’s really cute. Guess we’ll be keeping this one for the lil’ guy on the way!

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Oh but hey! There’s something for you too!

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How about fat quarters of the whole line? Drop me a comment and I’ll be picking a winner at random on Friday the 6th. Good luck!

Just finished up this quilt top yesterday. I’m so happy that I’m feeling better and am wanting to get back into the sewing room again these days!

Top

I went the extra mile with this top and sewed it up using Y seams. I only wanted pieced seams where it made sense in terms of the weave of the plaid … Though I’m gonna go ahead and call it: Y seams are a pain! But I’m really happy with the end result

Detail

I also matched up the stripy fabric in the one place where it had to be pieced. And now I need to quilt it!!