Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Two more quilts

For some reason the program would not allow me to post any more photos in the previous post so here are the other two quilts I finished.  Both are 78" x 96" which makes them the largest quilts I have made so far.  I completed both in about 2 1/2 weeks with many late nights/early mornings.
The fist is made from a pattern called Checkerboard Chevron, designed by the lovely ladies at Inspire! Quilting & Sewing in Plant City FL (my favorite Local Quilt Store).
The top is made with frabrics from the Sunnyside line by Kate Spain for Moda, High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda and a Moda solid in a minty green (didn't think to look at the color name on the bolt but it sure is pretty)

I quilted a geometric floral shape in the center of the negative spaces and then echoed the lines of the chevron pattern.
The back is Little Things for Free Spirit, so bright and fun!

The second, I will call it Infinty Squared" is made from Mossy Oak Breakup Infinty fabric paired with Moda solid in Tangerine.  The design is really simple, just raw edged squares on top of a solid piece of the tangerine, the border is also raw edged around the tangerine.  The squares and border are temporarily held in place with Elmers washable school glue, it washes right out when the quilt is finished.  I basted everything together and then the "piecing" and quilting are all done in one step.  I followed the lines about 1/4" inside each piece to make a large grid and then did a double row around the border.

So now that my marathon session of quilting is over I am trying to get the super secret Christmas gift started.  Hopefully I can gather more motivation and get out of my mental funk before this weeked so that I can make at least a little bit progress on it and get started on the airplane quilt. 

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Some Finishes, Finally!

Sorry I have been gone for so long.  I was sewing like a maniac and now I am in a bit of a funk.


I have finally finished the Piked Peaks quilt for Jon Jon down the street, he is just sooo darn adorable.  The pattern is from the Modern Neutrals book by Amy Ellis.  I added a pop of red because it matches Jon Jon's toy car that he rides around the neighborhood.  I will veer off track a bit and tell you that he just HAD to trade in his jeep that he had before because he HAD to have a red car that matched my son's red mustang (since totalled btw).  Did I mention how adorable he is.  He is 3 years old and he really loves his quilt.  Just in time for a little cool weather that we are expecting this weekend, well cool for Florida anyway...
You can't see the quilting very well in the photo but I quilted with red in a chevron pattern following the arrows and then with silver following the same chevron pattern in the spaces between the arrows.
After so much frustration in the beginning I have to say that I really like how it turned out.

Here is the back that I finally went with, had to get the racing stripes in there.
After finishing Piked Peaks I made two quilts for a coworker to give as birthday gifts to her grandchildren.
I guess I will have to create a separate post for the other two quilts because it will not let me add any more photos for some reason.

So bye for now...