Posts in the quilt category

I’ve decided to call it the Land & Sea Quilt because it’s got lots of things from land (flowers, birdies) and sea (mermaids and erm…giant squid!) in it. Couldn’t think of a better name, so I settled on that.

Land & Sea Quilt

Land & Sea Quilt

It is BIG. 88″ x 100″. Queen sized for sure and the biggest quilt I’ve made.

Land & Sea Quilt - Angle

I think that the Alexander Henry birds pop oddly in this next photo of the back, but in person, I really like the choice. Plus I was out of white fabric and determined not to go buy any!

Land & Sea Quilt - Back

And just a couple more photos because my sister Cate (who the quilt is for! Happy housewarming!) loaned me her killer fancy camera and now I want it. It takes photos that are so much better than the ones my camera takes.

Land & Sea Quilt - Close up

Land & Sea Quilt - Binding

Got this fun and bright baby quilt all finished up!

Birds & Blooms baby quilt

Settled on the name “Birds & Blooms” for it, but I’ll have to make another quilt with birds & flowers so that the name “Flowers & Fowl” is used.

Along with the new sewing room, I have a design wall and a new place to take photos of a finished quilt. I need to get the lighting sorted out more, but it’s already better the past situation: spread out on the bed where it was really tough for me to get a wide shot.

Birds & Blooms baby quilt back

And a couple of individual blocks close up…

Birds & Blooms baby quilt detail

Birds & Blooms baby quilt all folded up!

I recently got commissioned to make a full sized version of my gender neutral baby quilt and I just finished the top.  It’s clearly inspired by a stacked coin quilt, but I like wider and fewer columns than you usually see.

Coin Quilt Top

I made some changes on the color scheme in order for it to read a bit more adult than the baby version.  There’s still the same warms (orange & yellow) but I have more blues and greens and also added the chocolate brown – it reads a bit dark in the photo…  The plan is to also bind it in brown.  I really really love brown as a neutral and I think that combined with the bright colors and white sashing/framing, it makes the quilt lively, yet grown up somehow…  I can’t wait to get the back made and then quilt it to see it all come together!!

I got this one all finished up and washed!

What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt - Both Sides

What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt

What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt - Back

Meandering free motion quilting + a quick wash and dry = crinkly goodness!!

What a Bunch of Squares Baby quilt - Detail

It came out much better than I had initially anticipated so I’m really happy about that.  It’s the Denyse Schmidt pattern but I made fewer blocks that measured 15″ square, so it now measures about 45″ x 60″.

What fun it is to make blocks without really worrying about perfectly measuring and cutting.  As long as they were vaguely the right size, and there was variety among them, they were “right”!  Then framed them all in white and I was done with the top!  Quick and easy and FUN!