Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Far, Far Away II

I finished the Far, Far Away II quilt on Saturday. Yesterday my husband was a trooper and we packed up the kids, dog, and quilt to go take pictures in the rain. Luckily it was pretty wooded so we didn’t get too incredibly wet!

I’m pretty excited about how this one turned out. This quilt consists of three types of simple blocks. One set with 3″ centers, one set with 4.5″ centers and one set with 5.5″ centers. There are 42 in total, 14 squares from each of designer Heather Ross’s colorways.

The fabric is a linen blend so it is a bit heavier in weight than quilting cotton. I think this makes for a perfect fall quilt. I have visions of draping it over the kids on wagon rides once the temperatures cool off.

I wanted the back to be a soft palate and let the designs really be the main focus. After much deliberation, I settled on Kona Peach, Butter and Ash. The binding is Kona Ash as well.

Since the linen is not as soft as the fabric I normally work with, I decided to loosely quilt this with diagonal lines. Can you believe I’ve never done diagonal quilting (I think…)? I really like the look and will definitely be quilting more that way.

The final size is 42″ x 50″. I used Dream Cotton Request Loft batting, my usual.

August 9, 2010   12 Comments

Princess Progress

42 Far, Far, Away II blocks squared up and ready to go. This fabric is just so beautiful. Every time I cut into a piece, I felt as if I were working with a piece of fine art. I’ve slightly changed my plan regarding what I’m going to do with these….hopefully you will see the finished quilt soon!

August 4, 2010   4 Comments

Echino Square Dance

Something fun and finally worthy of my Echino. Coming soon (maybe even with a pattern for you)…after my vacation. :)

July 15, 2010   11 Comments

Meadow Stripe Pillows

Modern Stripe Pillows

I think the best part about sewing is the ability to change the look of a room so easily. In fact, these pillows could also be called the “Update-Your-Family-Room-in-1-Nap-Time” pillows. I was ready for a change on my couch and had been looking at Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow collection since I went on my trip to the Fabric Shack. I wanted something simple as I was getting tired of my string block pillows…started to get too busy for my eyes.

Modern Stripe Pillow Closeup

I just cut random width stripes of fabric and then quilted them with a straight line on each side of the seams. The back is an awesome linen that Fabric.com sent to me accidentally. If I knew what it was, I would probably buy yards and yards of it. It is perfect. I finished them off with an invisible zipper – I’m getting quite good at those. And voila, instant new look!

May 12, 2010   7 Comments