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Nov 22

Dolly Dresses Postage Stamp Quilt Complete!

dolly dresses quilt

My postage stamp quilt is complete!  I used PS I quilt’s Quilt-a-long instructions to make this quilt.  It was fun and time intensive, but it was one of those quilts that I knew I had to make.

Postage stamp quilt

A while back, I bought a LOT of Holly Holderman’s Dolly dresses fabric, and so I chose all of the orange, yellow, pink, and red prints to make this quilt.  After making all of the blocks, though, I decided that I needed to make it a bit bigger, so I added orange and yellow squares to make a scrappy looking border.

Then I used the same prints for the backing.

Pieced Quilt back

I guess you can say I finally put a dent into my HH’s DD pile 🙂  I did use one additional print, a fat quarter, or coral fabric with little white dots.

Close up of postage stamp quilt

I used a similar print for the binding of the quilt, but it had larger dots.  I love how these dots frame the quilt in a playful and youthful way.

This quilt, before washing, was 69.5 inches by 89.5 inches.  After washing, it was 65.5 inches by 85.5 inches.  It is a bright and beautiful quilt, and I am so glad that I made it!  Thanks for visiting!

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Oct 10

Scrap Vomit / Technicolor Yawn Quilt Finished (74)

Scrap Vomit Quilt

What started off as thousands and thousands of scrap 2.5 x 2.5 inch squares ended up being this fun new quilt!  Using Katy’s tutorial, I was able to make this quilt top in a twin bed size (before washing, it was 69.5 x 97, after washing, it s 66 x 93).  I altered her tutorial just a little when I made 18 blocks of the diamond shape instead of the 17 in the tutorial.  The reason is, I really liked having all of the diamond shapes in the corners of the quilt.  With this change, I was supposed to only make 17 of the 7 square by 7 square scrappy blocks, but I made an extra one.  And, I of course had to use it, so I put it on the back.

technicolor yawn quilt back.

I had a hard time placing this square in the front because it had very little orange and red, and a lot of blue and green.  But, all alone back here, you can’t even tell:)

scrap vomit quilt back

The back is a fabric called “Sugar Pop! by Liz Scott for Moda.

I used a new-to-me free motion quilting design.  I love how the rainbow design looks on quilts, but I noticed they were usually hand quilted or long arm quilted.  I wanted to give that same effect with a free motion effort.  So, I came up with this design.  This is an area where I started working with this new quilting design.

free motion quilt pattern

By the time I got to the end of the quilt, I think I got a little bit better at it.  🙂

free motion quilt design

I used a sage green thread to quilt the rainbows, mostly because I had a lot and I didn’t have any future projects in mind to use it.  And, it acts as a fairly neutral color in this quilt, since so much of it is green anyway.

And, just like Katy’s quilt, I had to bind it in black.  What an awesome frame for this quilt.  I’m not a fan of using a lot of black fabric, but I found it to be perfect for this particular pattern, and I agreed with Katy’s style in using the black for the diamonds and binding and the blue for the accent diamond.

Scrap vomit binding

My kid’s favorite part of the quilt is putting it over their heads and looking through it toward the light.  I’ll admit, it is one of my favorite parts, too!  Thanks for stopping by!

technicolor yawn quilt

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Aug 18

Sibling and Cousin quilts (4, 5, 6)

Quilt #4, FrontQuilt #4, Back

This crib quilt was made for my baby boy.  I used some of the same fabric as quilt 2 and 3 because I love that the quilts are “siblings” as well. This was the first time I used a quilt pattern, found here,  and also pieced together a backing.  This was also the first time I “stitched in the ditch.”  I didn’t know then how to do mitered corners, and my basting wasn’t great, but my son has yet to complain.  If I were to redo this quilt, I would put the lighter green color in the middle, baste better, cut with more accuracy, and learn how to bind.  But, it’s all about progress, and this is part of my quilting progress.

Quilts 5 and 6 were made for my two nieces.  I made a baby quilt and a twin quilt, made with the same fabric as quilts 2, 3, and 4, with some additional pastels.  This was my first attempt at stippling in a meandering pattern, so they are far from perfect, but made with love.  I love, again, that these two quilts were made from the same fabric as my children’s quilts.  The pattern I used was for fat quarters, and I had no idea what a fat quarter was, so I had to cut my material into fat quarters to make it all work out.  Ever learning!

Baby Quilt Stipple

The first quilt I ever free motion quilted!!!

Quilt #6

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