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Fall Quilt Top

Fall Top

In the last week it seems Fall has officially arrived in Chicago. No more highs of 70 in the forecast, the leaves are changing and falling, mums and pumpkins are everywhere, it even smells crisp outside. Luckily this is my favorite season and working on this quilt has got me thinking about all the fun ahead – hayrides, pumpkin picking, apple cider… It’s going to be a long winter here, so I’ll be needing a lot of quilts to stay warm!

September 29, 2009   8 Comments

The Beginnings of a New Quilt

I’m wrapping up a couple quilts right now and I love to have a few in progress. Last night I gathered some fabric from my stash and started cutting. Does Amy Butler make the most beautiful fabric or what? I sprinkled in a bit of Lizzy House and Heather Bailey, and I think the combination is just perfect.


September 18, 2009   6 Comments

Rainbow Block Quilt


I’ve finished my Block of the Day Quilt – now known as my Rainbow Block Quilt! I am really excited with how this one turned out. It’s so bright and fun! The blocks are each unique and it’s such a beautiful sampling of so many designer’s fabrics. I used white sashing (Bella Solids) and I think it really makes the blocks pop. I used coordinating fabrics for a fun stripe on the back.

I quilted this free motion style and used a Denyse Schmidt floral from Katie Jump Rope. The final size measures 48″ x 62″.

I could really see this quilt on a toddler bed, but that’s probably because I have two young kids myself and see everything through a mom’s eyes. It’d be perfect to cuddle under on the couch as well!

I’ve decided to start selling some of my quilts in an Etsy shop! I figured it would justify all the time I’ve been spending on this hobby. And answer my husband’s question of “what are you going to do with another quilt?”

ETA: Thanks for helping my photo make Flickr Explore for September 17th, 2009!

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Front Top Blocks

Front Bottom Blocks

Back Stripe

September 17, 2009   16 Comments

Block a Day : Day 10

The mailman delivered some great fabric today – including the red lanterns at the top of this square.  I was finally able to finish it!

August 20, 2009   1 Comment