I was lucky enough this year to have the opportunity to make two quilts for display at Spring Quilt Market. I designed the first quilt to showcase Free Spirits Essentials line. You may remember this fabric photo? Well that stack of fabric became this quilt.
The Cutting Edge quilt is made up of six columns of staggered flying geese, each displaying various shades and prints of one of the colors in the rainbow. I created a paper piecing template for this quilt so everything would match up perfectly. I never thought I’d say it, but I do love paper piecing!
I took some photos while the quilt was in progress…basting…
The quilting is straight lines which echo the flying geese. The turning of the quilt at the points was kind of a pain, but worth the effort.
The quilt measure 54″ x 54″ and the backing and binding is a black and white Houndstooth.
I didn’t go to Quilt Market this time but my good friend Lee did and she took a picture for me! I also wrote a pattern for this quilt that was handed out at Quilt Market, but I haven’t seen it available online yet. If and when it does appear, I will update this post with a link.
June 14, 2012 65 Comments
I am very excited to have this latest quilt finished to share with you. I planned this one last month and instantly knew this would be a great choice as my second free quilt pattern to offer on my blog.
It really is a rainbow of color. Although my 4 year old is quite disturbed that I did not include purple. Honestly I just don’t have a lot of purple fabric. No fear, you can always replace the brown with purple if you’d like.
This is a great quilt for beginners. The cutting is easy. Each block only has 4 pieces so they go together rather quickly, especially if you are chain piecing. I used a variety of fabrics from my stash in order to have a scrappy look, but I think this pattern would look just as nice with solids, or all fabrics from one collection such as Denyse Schmidt’s Katie Jump Rope.
The backing is my new favorite style of giant randomly placed blocks of fabric. I dug into my out of print fabric stash that I have been hanging on to – it felt good to really use it in large chunks. Kind of like spring cleaning for the fabric soul. The binding is an old print from Anna Maria Horner’s Garden Party line. This was the only print I had from the line and have been wondering what to do with it for awhile now, so again, it was good to see it in action. I quilted this one free motion style. The final size is about 63″ x 72″. It will be listed in the shop shortly.
I am finalizing the graphics and details for the pattern for this one and will post it probably no later than tomorrow! I hope you will come back and make one yourself. As always, you can find links to my patterns on the right column of this page, or by clicking on the Quilt + Patchwork Patterns tab at the top.
Update – the pattern is now available!
April 21, 2011 24 Comments
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.
April 2, 2011 5 Comments
I am supposed to be finishing projects this weekend…not out buying more fabric. But in my defense, I was at my LQS looking for some backing for a few baby quilts. I didn’t find anything for those, but did pick up these pretty prints.
From top to bottom:
Dana Designs – Leanika – Gemstone (a new favorite I think!)
PB Textiles – Sketchbook
Henry Glass Fabrics – Barbara Jones – Simply Sweet
Dana Designs – Monaco
Cosmo Cricket – Girl Friday – Ticking Stripe (thought this one would make a cute boy binding)
All purchased from Pieceful Heart Fabrics in Lisle, IL
August 14, 2010 6 Comments