Finally, the quilt I’ve been working on here and there for 2 months is finished! Several projects came and went while my second MoMo Wonderland quilt sat waiting patiently for me to find time to work on it. Last night, while the snow was falling and we were watching Charlie Brown, I finally found the time to hand stitch the binding.
I just love this fabric and sadly, this is the last of my stash. I used a layer cake for the front. I cut each piece in half, sewed 2 together and then cut them to squares. The back is my favorite MoMo Wonderland print – the butterflies. I just happened to stumble across them at one of my local quilt shops. So lucky!
I quilted this one with straight lines. It was my first time using the walking foot on my new Bernina. W-O-W. It is SO much better than my old Walmart Brother walking foot! I see a lot more straight line quilting in my future. In one direction, the lines are quilted 1/4″ on each side of the seams. (So 2 lines in that direction) In the other direction I quilted down the seams. (So 1 line in that direction). The final quilt measures 38″ x 54″.
December 9, 2009 16 Comments
I have been a huge fan of the Lizzy House Red Letter Day fabric since I first saw it. The ducks! The circles! The stripes! The ribbons! I feel like it’s really hard to find cute boy fabric. A year ago at this time that wouldn’t have bothered me. But now I have a little boy so it suddenly matters.
I wanted to show off the fun prints so I decided on large strips of fabric with varying widths. I quilted lines down the seams and also in the middle of each strip. I’m happy to say my straight lines look great this time!
I bound the quilt in stripes (my first time using stripes as binding) and it’s just so fun! The final quilt measures 39″ x 61″.
October 16, 2009 14 Comments
I’m so excited to share these photos of my first string quilt. And maybe last. LOL No, I won’t say I’ll never make another string quilt, but it was a labor of love. I used a selection of Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks line and am already plotting another purchase of her fabulous fabrics. I used left over fabric strips for the back, along with Bella Solids white and my first Kona Solid purchase – turquoise. Such a great punch of color and I loved the quality of the fabric, I’ll definitely be using Kona Solids again. Just as a refresher, I used the string quilt tutorial from Ashely of Film in the Fridge. I created 48, 9.5″ blocks.
I quilted diagonally – down both sides of the white fabric and then also one diagonal line through each block. I’m still not totally pleased with the straightness of my lines (which is why I tend to quilt free motion). Does anyone have any tips on getting those perfect straight lines? I think my straight-quilting-line idol is Red Pepper Quilts. In any case, it isn’t perfect, but it’s perfectly mine and I can’t wait to use it. The final quilt measures 54″ x 72″, making it my largest quilt yet.
ETA: Thanks for helping my photo make Flickr Explore for September 24th, 2009!
September 24, 2009 18 Comments
I finished my MoMo Wonderland quilt! Actually, I finished it 2 days ago, but it’s been raining here and I wasn’t able to get a good picture. Tonight when my husband got home we raced outside (between rain showers) to get some photos before dark.
As I mentioned before, this was inspired by Ashley from Film in the Fridge. She makes the most beautiful quilts. The front was made with 2 charm packs and the back and binding are a dark brown Bella Solid. The final quilt size is 34″ x 42″. This is a gift for someone special but I don’t want to say just who because I’m not sure if this person reads this blog.
August 20, 2009 8 Comments