Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Nautical Octagon quilt


You'll notice this quilt looks a lot like the last quilt that I posted. That's because when I made the last quilt, I let the kids cut a bunch of triangles with my AccuQuilt Go without doing any math. This quilt is the result of having way too many triangles!!



What I love about this quilt is that at first it looks like random triangles. But as you get closer you can see they are actually octagons!


I did free motion and ruler work quilting on this one and I'm quite proud of how it turned out. I really wanted to set those octagons off with the quilting because they are so "low volume". 


The binding is fabrics from within the octagons.


And the back is more of the same.


I'm quite proud of this quilt in general because it was the first time I developed my own pattern. I had these triangles and wanted to make an octagon without doing any Y seams. It was quite an interesting process, but it came together well!! 

You can find this quilt for sale on my etsy shop.


Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Nautical Octagon baby quilt
Pattern: none - my own
Fabrics: stash
Finished size: 37"x37"
Finished: 3.2017








Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nautical Triangle Baby Quilt


I recently finished up this sweet little nautical quilt and wanted to share it here. This quilt was made with my accuquilt go cutter.  I had my two little minions cut a bunch of fabrics up for me knowing that I wanted to make a basic triangle quilt.


The nautical novelty fabrics are Cinderberry and the rest is from my stash.


Aren't those little animals and mermaids the cutest!?


I did a very simple straightline quilting on this to keep it soft and cuddly.


The binding is all the yellow print from within some of the triangles.


You can see more of the creatures on the back.



This sweet little quilt is for sale on my etsy shop right here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Nautical Triangles
Pattern: none
Fabrics: stash
Finished size: 46" x41"
Finished: 3/2017







Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Second Alphabet Quilt

When I made my last alphabet quilt, I made two at one time. I never showed photos of the second one. Recently we had an unusually warm day, so I set up my photo equipment and took some photos of this adorable quilt.


I used primary colors for this quilt so it will work for a boy or girl, or even an adult! The original quilt was meant as a gift for a teacher which I think is a great idea.


It's tough to see unless you enlarge these photos, but the quilting is detailed and custom and really makes an impact in person.


And yes, the "HI" was done in a different color so it stands out deliberately. Cute right!?


This quilt is currently for sale in my Etsy shop right here.

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Alphabet Mini Quilt
Pattern: Mini Alphabet
Fabrics: stash
Finished size: 42"x 42"
Finished: 6/2015



Monday, October 31, 2016

Boomerang quilt



I have another boomerang quilt to share. This one's pattern is from Jaybird Quilts. I loved her take in only solids so I decided to do all solids as well. I used Moda Blueberry Thicket bunch for this and added navy for the outside.


Once the quilt top was put together un-quilted, I realized it need custom quilting or the pattern was going to disappear.


So I took my knowledge of ruler work on a domestic which I've learned from Amy Johnson and got to work!


Some of these boomerangs were done free motion and some were straight lined.


This was definitely an exercise in patience! It took me a few weeks on my little Bernina, but I had Orange is the New Black to keep me entertained. I think I'm one of the last people to have watched that show! Haha!


But I'm glad I did it, and am thrilled with the results. And - my quilting skills definitely improved throughout the top! The back is one big wideback. It needed to be simple after the detail on the front!


I took this to the park for a photoshoot and the kids ran around like crazy while I took photos...


This one is definitely staying with me for the time being. It's going to be a while before I'm ready to part with this I think!


Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Blueberry Boomerang
Fabrics: Blueberry Thicket Moda Bundle
Finished size: 56" by 72"
Finished: September 2016



Friday, October 28, 2016

Seagreen Clamshell and Octopus and Auction time!



My latest in the clamshell series is Mr. Octopus. I shifted to a sea-green color scheme for this one and again worked all from stash. I think I could make nautical quilts for the next 3 years and not run out of fabrics!


I'm also really perfecting my wavy free motion quilting! I might use it on everything going forward! There is a whole mixture of fabrics in here from Tula Pink's Neptune, to Heather Rosas Under The Sea as well as some fabrics with texture like prints.



The back is more of the Grunge print that I used as the 'sky' on the front and more of the green ocean color with my label pieced in.


And it's time again for the Circle of Life Auction at my work, Doylestown Health. The proceeds from this auction go to support our Cancer and Hospice programs. I've donated this quilt to the auction and bidding is held online. So if you've wanted one of my quilts and want to support a good cause at the same time, this is your opportunity! The link is here to view and bid.





Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Clamshells and Octopus
Pattern: original design
Fabrics: stash
Finished size: didn't get final measurements. approx 50"x60"
Finished: September 2016



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Clamshell and Whale

**This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy shop**

The next in my series of clamshell/wave quilts is Mr. Whale. For this one I went back to the coral color palate because I still had plenty of this fabric left to use.

Not much to say about this one. It's very similar to the last one, here's a close up of Mr. Whale and the quilting. It was again free motion on my domestic Bernina.


For the back I found lots of cool stash prints to use.


Here's a close up of the fabrics within the clamshell waves:


The binding is scrappy, made from the prints within the clamshells.


And my label is pieced in the back as usual.


If you know anyone who would like this quilt, it is listed in my Etsy shop.

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Clamshells and Whale
Pattern: original design
Fabrics: stash
Finished size: approx 50" by 60"
Finished: August 2016



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Clamshell with Seahorse



**This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy shop**


After designing this Clamshell and Anchor quilt, I thought it might be fun to play with the idea in different colorways and see what I could come up with. The next few posts will be some of the results I've had with that experiment.

My first version is using a similar blue on blue color scheme with a cute little seahorse (they are one of my favorite sea creatures). Here's a close up of the little guy!


As you can see from the first photo, I was lucky enough to have this quilt chosen for a Philly MQG  Exhibition at the Mancuso quilt show. It hung next to Andrew Joslyn's modern quilt.


And I got the obligatory shot of me with the quilt!


Some details on it... here is a better shot of the fabrics used in the clams. This was all stash...surprise, I have a lot of nautical fabrics!


And this one is a better view of the quilting. I did this free motion on my little domestic Bernina.


The blue ocean fabric is a jaquard and the photo below shows the cool blue dots that are on it. I don't know enough about how this fabric is made, but the spots aren't printed, they are done with the weave somehow.


The back is more stash pieces put together with my label.

I'm really happy with this little guy and hope you enjoy seeing a few variations of this quilt in the future!

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Clamshells and Seahorse
Pattern: original design
Fabrics: stash
Finished size: 58" by 70"
Finished: August 2016


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