Monday, February 22, 2016

A little boy Boomerang quilt.

**This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop right here**

I've been wanting to make the Boomerang Pattern from Crazy Old Ladies for a while now. I'm trying to pay more attention to "my style" and I'm definitely drawn to more graphic, geometric quilts.

Probably over a year ago, I saw this little monster fabric and just had to have it. Since then, I've been collecting what I would call "little boy" fabrics with no specific purpose.

Aren't those monsters adorable? (there are also lady bugs and pandas)
Then inspiration struck and I knew this pattern would be great to show these fabrics and still keep the quilt masculine.

The dinosaurs are my absolute favorite
I didn't have enough "novelty" fabrics so I hit up my stash to fill out the requirements for this quilt.

Backing with flannel is my new favorite thing and I found the most adorable 'monster' flannel!

 And sure enough, as I was putting this one together, my 4 year old little boy (he's four!?) was totally drawn to this and kept asking if he could have it! Of course he could have it, but then he didn't understand that he had to wait until it was finished!

I think I've mentioned before that my quilty goal for this year is to improve my quilting skills. I've been taking this Craftsy class  from Amy Johnson and got all the gear to start ruler work on my domestic. This quilt had to be a guinea pig!

I used one of the Westalee rulers that is intended for concentric designs but put them on end instead within the "boomerangs".  (btw- this company has the BEST customer service)

And I just used my walking foot for the straight lines.

Binding is all polka dots.

I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. My son is already snuggling with this one and that's really all that matters.

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Monster Boomerangs
Fabrics: The Littles plus stash
Finished size: 58" by 70"
Finished: February 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Anchor and Waves

Warning, this will be a picture heavy post because I just love this little quilt. This is my own design and I'm really happy with how it turned out. My sister in Florida asked me to make a quilt for her girlfriend who is having a baby this winter. She's doing a nautical room and my sister requested the coral and navy combo.

The fabrics are almost all Michael Millers "the Littles" line (which I see they have now expanded beyond nautical!!) and they are all nautical related. Whales, life preservers, boats and anchors. There are two other prints that weren't from that line that I snuck in, but I don't remember the names. One are little crabs that say "crabby" and the other is a boat print.

I did the clamshells with my AccuQuilt Go clamshell die and sorted them by color so it would mimic waves at the top of the ocean.

The white fabric is actually a tone on tone that looks like a nautical rope.

I free motion quilted the whole thing with swirls so it gave a watery effect. I used navy thread on the bottom, a coral in the middle and white on the top and only coral on the back.

The anchor I had designed previously with my Silhoutte Studio software for a past quilt. I printed it and then traced and cut the fabric by hand. I probably could have cut with the Silhoutte, but mine is pretty old and limping along. Sometimes it just eats my fabric at this point! I blanket stitched it to the quilt with my machine.

Label is pieced into the back per usual. Almost time to order more - do I redesign!?

And the binding is a gorgeous coral stripe from The Littles line by Michael Miller which I think sets off the quilt perfectly.

And now it's on it's way to Florida for a baby shower next week! I hope the mom loves it as much as I do.

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Anchor and Waves
Pattern: none, self designed
Fabrics: The Littles plus stash
Finished size: ? forgot to measure!
Finished: January 2016


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