It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Anna Maria Horner’s fabric. I have made several project from her Little Folks line and I just do not tire of it. The voile is so soft and silky making it a perfectly lightweight fabric for summer.
This is my first plus quilt and I love how it turned out. I feel obligated to point out the two mistakes I made before someone points them out for me. Ha! The top right and lower left, where there are 2 fabrics of the same color, those should have been different colors. I didn’t notice I did it until after the top was assembled and I didn’t have it in me to redo them. Live and learn!
The back is my latest favorite – giant blocks of fabric. I just love the scrappy look. The binding is Kona Snow, it frames the bright colors nicely. I quilted this one free motion and it really doesn’t effect the drape much, the fabric is just so lightweight and airy. It was a bit tricky quilting with voile totally covering the front and back. It’s a little slippery. But I managed and am happy with the results.
My husband was such a trooper on this photo shoot. He had woken up at 3am for a day trip to Atlanta. I should also mention he has horrible allergies. So when he walked in the door and I asked him to go to the Arboretum to take pictures by flowers and trees, I really didn’t expect him to say yes. But he did. I’m pretty lucky.
I used 5″ squares for this quilt and the final quilt measurements are 58″ x 62″.
I also wanted to share this photo (after the Easter photo failures). It was even my daughter’s idea to take their photo here in the flowers. Early Mother’s Day gift?
If you haven’t had a chance to sew with Little Folks, you can still find it on Etsy.
May 5, 2011 36 Comments
I’ve probably mentioned before that making binding is my least favorite part of the quilt process. But boy is it pretty all made up. I do try to think about the fact that if I am making binding, it means I will be finishing up another quilt in the next day or two. And that makes me happy.
April 20, 2011 12 Comments
I am waiting for batting to arrive in the mail so…you know…why not start another new project, right? I happened to be in my box of Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks voile a couple of weeks ago and it’s almost like I forgot how silky and soft the fabric was. I decided not to let it just sit there and get lonely, so I started cutting. Lots of squares. 182, 5″ squares to be exact.
Laying this one out has been quite fun and it’s coming together quickly. A little over half the rows to go.
I will be leaving Thursday for the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati. I’m not sure if I will blog before that so if not, I will be back shortly with a full report!
April 5, 2011 7 Comments
Updated: Please see the Modern Relief Blog for an update on the fundraiser.
No doubt you have seen the devastation in Japan caused by last month’s earthquake and tsunami. The modern sewing community is once again coming together to raise money to help those in need. Modern Relief – Japan is a modern quilt raffle. Tickets are only $10 and you have the chance to win one (or more) beautiful donated quilts.
Simply go over to the Modern Relief blog, purchase a $10 raffle ticket, and you will be entered in the drawing to win a donated quilt. Each Monday, (April 4th -May 16th, 2011) a new group of quilts will be featured. No matter when you buy your raffle ticket(s), you will have the chance to win any of the quilts featured during the entire reveal month and a half. Also, you can win more than one quilt, so buy many tickets!
All money raised will be donated to Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is delivering emergency supplies — including large shelters, tents, kerosene space heaters, blankets, instant rice and fresh produce — to families evacuated from homes in four tsunami-stricken cities in northeastern Japan.
I am donating my Off-Centered Innocence quilt to the raffle. It is a large quilt, measuring 60″ x 72″ and features fabric from Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush line.
I hope you will buy a ticket (or more!), donate to a great cause, and have a chance to win. Our goal is to raise $5,000, please help us get there!
April 4, 2011 1 Comment