Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wedding Quilt #1

This one is for one of our nieces.  Her wedding colors were champagne tan and blush pink. My pink ended up a little brighter than I was hoping but finding just the right pink wasn't in the cards for this quilt. 
I went with the geometric slide pattern found in Vintage Quilt Revival.  What a fun book full of great patterns.
 Since such a large part of the quilt is background I wanted something more than just a solid color. I used a Moda grunge basic in tan.  I love how it looks, and I think it works well with the backing fabric, since it also has a grunge feel to it.
The backing is from Frances Newcombe's Cherie line. I ended up just doing a single fabric for the back as I was getting short on time. 
 I quilted an all over flower pattern in pink thread.  It was a fun pattern to quilt and gave it a great texture, I will have to keep it in mind for another project.
I think the binding is my favorite part.  I went with a stripe on the suggestion of an employee at a local quilt shop.  I love it.  It adds a fun feel to the quilt.
And for the final touch I added a corner quilt label with their names and wedding date, and also who it was from. Just in case they forget in fifty years or so.  =)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Skill Builder BOM Finished!!

It's finished!  I love how it turned out.  It was a fun BOM and I enjoyed learning new skills and practicing some that I don't do very often.  I really like learning the freezer paper method for paper piecing, so much less paper to peel off at the end. 
I just smile every time I look over at it.  Hopefully it all washes up well.  There is always that slight fear when washing a new quilt for the first time.  They have all held up so far, hopefully this is one does the same.  

I love the back too.  It is fun with the different blocks of color.   I still can't decide if I like the quilt as you method as well as quilting a whole quilt though. It is much easier to quilt smaller blocks but I don't know if I like adding the sashing at the end.  I have been wanting to try this method here.  I will have to test it out one of these quilts.
It's so exciting to have another finish to add for the year.  Hopefully 2015 is just as good.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Still sewing

 I have a few finishes to share.  The first one is a quilt I made for my sister.  She wanted more color in her living room so she choose some fabrics and we found a pattern.  I did the sewing and quilting.

We went with the tutorial  movin' on up on Crazy Mom Quilts.  I did add a row and column to make it a little bigger.  It looks great hanging up above her fireplace.

I will post the other finishes soon. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vise Versa finish!

The quilt top anyways, quilting it will have to wait a little while. I have the back all pieced and ready to go, now to find the time to finish it. I had a lot of fun with this BOM and I love the non traditional layout of the blocks.

 I have one more wedding quilt to finish and then onto my ever growing list of quilt tops waiting to be quilted.  I think I am up to 5, no wait 6 tops that need quilted.  No more new projects until I get some of those finished up. Yeah, right as I am sitting here planning three more quilts for my boys for Christmas next year and still thinking about doing another BOM. Gotta keep life fun right. =)