Saturday, March 30, 2019

By Your Side Finish

I seem to have been able to find some sense of balance between work, home and my need to sit at my sewing machine for a few hours every week. And as a result, I managed to finish another project last week.

Here is By Your Side.

Isn't she pretty? I love that I used scraps for the coloured blocks, I love all that negative space and I love the quilting I did on it.

I used binding scraps to finish her off - I started keeping all my left over binding and then stitching it together as I get enough for a baby quilt. So good to have binding all ready to go once the quilting is done.

I don't yet have a recipient for this quilt, but I'll add it to the pile of finishes ready to gift-wrap when a need comes up.

The details:
  • Pattern: By Your Side by Lorinda Davis for Quilt Theory
  • Size: 56" x 64" 
  • Fabrics: Kona Bone for the background and various scraps for the pieced blocks and binding 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2000 (off white) in 50 wt

Friday, March 22, 2019

Flock of Geese for Madison

My grand-daughter Madison who turns 3 in April moved into a 'big girl bed' a little while ago and of course, I had to make her a new quilt! Madison is a frilly, girly girl who adores princesses and everything pink. So her new quilt had to be pink. The good news is I had lots and lots of pink (and pinkish purple) scraps so this entire quilt was, once again, made from my stash.

The pattern is Flock of Geese by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. This pattern came with the 2018 Quilter's Planner. In the planner, Cheryl made the quilt with the most beautiful mix of green, blue and yellow fabrics so I might have to make a second one. But I love it in pinks!

I didn't have a piece of fabric large enough for the backing so had to use a couple of fat quarters to piece one together.

And the main backing fabric is this super cute print I found at

You can see that once again, I went with wavy vertical lines with the walking foot for the quilting. This is such an easy way to get bigger quilts done and it keeps the quilt nice and light and soft.

And I finished it with a bubble gum pink binding from Kona Cotton.

This is only my second finish from my 2019 FAL Q1 list, but I've also basted two more quilts... If I stop needing to work 12 hours a day, I might actually be able to finish another quilt before the end of the quarter!

The details:
  • Pattern: Flock of Geese by Cheryl Brickey
  • Size: 60" x 70" 
  • Fabrics: Kona White for the background and various pink scraps for the geese 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2415 (light pink) in 50 wt

Sunday, March 17, 2019

St-Patrick's Day Quilt Finish

I'm not Irish and I don't really celebrate St-Patrick's Day, but as I was putting the final stitches in this quilt a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be fun to share the finish during the St-Patrick weekend!

The pattern is called Color Crossing and it was designed by Stephanie Palmer for Quilt Theory. I purchased this pattern a while ago and I've been determined to use the patterns I own before purchasing any more so you'll be seeing more "older" patterns show up on this blog over the next few months.

The only reason I went with green for this quilt is because I had a lot of big green scraps as well as some yardage of Kona Mint which I used for the background. I even used up some of my green fat quarters for the backing so this is a 100% "from my stash" quilt finish.

For the quilting, I decided to go simple and easy - FMQ flowers which took no time at all! But look at that texture!

And this is finish number 1 off the FAL list for Q1 - not a super productive quarter, but I've got a couple more weeks so you never know! How are you doing with your Q1 list? Get those quilts finished and don't forget to link up in early April - you know there will be amazing prizes!

The details:
  • Pattern: Color Crossing by Stephanie Palmer
  • Size: 50" x 63" 
  • Fabrics: Kona Mint for the background and various green scraps for the Xs 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt