Monday, July 27, 2015

Alphabet quilt: a finish

A friend of mine has a daughter who is a teacher. She wanted to give her an alphabet quilt to hang on her classroom wall.  The first thing that came to mind was the Moda Blog Hop that was fairly recently.  Unfortunately, all those blocks were about 8" tall and lead to a large quilt. Luckily, Primative Gatherings put together a miniature version of those patterns and you can get it here

She chose a primary color scheme for the quilt and requested the "HI" stand out". I think the green does that but subtly without looking like it doesn't belong.

All the fabrics were from my stash (except the red border. Somehow I'm very lacking in red).  And what's best is that we barter services for this quilt. My friend loves to garden and I seriously dislike it. She came over and helped my husband with the (way too many) flower beds that we have. If you follow me on IG you may remember me posting my poison ivy? Yeah, I felt a bit guilty and tried to help out. Never again!

Anyway, possibly the best part of this quilt is the fabric on the back! Can't see that? Here's a close up.

This adorable fabric looks like the writing paper we learned how to print on!  It's called Animal ABC's and it's by Penguin and Fish.
Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Alphabet Mini Quilt
Pattern: Mini Alphabet
Fabrics: stash
Finished size: 42"x 42"
Finished: 6/2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Clamshell Quilt: a Finish

This quilt has been done for a while, I even took the photos months ago. It's just been so crazy I haven't blogged about it!  I was lucky enough to buy an Accu Quilt Go! off a fellow quilter who was upgrading to a larger model. My plan with the die cut machine was to be able to cut more difficult shapes that would need templates if I were to cut them by hand.  So I started with the 8" clamshell die and a layer cake.

This fabric line is Eva by Basic Grey. It was a layer cake that I've had sitting around for a few years waiting for the perfect project.  I think it's so beautiful and girly!

In some of these close ups you can see some extra fabrics that I added in to have enough to make this large enough.

There's some Tula Pink, Kate Spain and Joel Dewberry in there. My favorites!

My friend Denise (the feet you see above) was kind enough to let me long arm this at her place and I used this same panto that I used on this quilt. I love the girly swirls that have a secondary heart pattern.

Since this is so girly, my daughter is not enthralled with it. She "likes cool things, not pretty things". Sigh!  So this will have to wait for the right recipient!

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Beautiful Clamshells
Fabrics: Basic Grey Eva and stash
Finished size: 39"x47"
Finished: 4/2015


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