Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

An Heirloom Quilt Top

I should really title this post, “What I was working on when I should have been packing for the Sewing Summit.” But that is a bit wordy. After cutting into my Heirloom fabric for the Dresden mini quilt, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer to make something larger out of it. I first saw this design on Ashley’s blog. It’s such a great pattern to showcase prints.

I cut my squares to 7.5″ (unfinished) and my sashing is 1.75″ wide (unfinished). The sashing is Kona Stone. I think it’s just a beautiful quilt for fall this year, which has arrived in full force here in Chicago. This is the Morton Arboretum.

I hope to finish this quilt when I return from the Sewing Summit! I leave bright and early Friday morning and won’t land back in Chicago until midnight Sunday night. I can’t wait! I plan on blogging all about it when I return, but for those of you that can’t wait, I’m sure I will also be updating on Twitter while I am there. Have a great weekend everyone! (And don’t forget to enter the Pure Elements giveaway – I’ll pick a winner tonight!)

October 6, 2011   23 Comments

Summer Sampler Series Quilt Top

I finished my quilt top for the Summer Sampler Series! I took everyone’s advice and added sashing and cornerstones. As I was staring at my solids trying to figure out the right choice, my eyes settled on Free Spirit Designer Solids Nugray. I think it is a bit unexpected but added some balance to the beautiful bright colors of Pat Bravo’s Pure Elements. The cornerstones are fabrics from the blocks, tying the whole thing together. The sashing is 2″ wide and the cornerstones are 2″ squares. I can’t wait to quilt this and share the finished product with you!

August 16, 2011   50 Comments

Meanwhile…

Little Folks

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.

Little Folks Layout

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

In Progress

Quilt top sneak

After spending all the time during the kid’s naps this week measuring…cutting…positioning…stitching…I have finished my latest quilt top. As you can see, it is still by far the most colorful thing in my yard. I hope to work on the back and sandwiching this week and maybe be quilting by next.

Quilt top sneak

April 2, 2011   5 Comments