Tagged: stippling

Dec 13

Dolce Star and House Collection quilts (80, 81, & 82)

I was running a little low on baby girl quilts, so I thought I would make a few.   Two of these are of the same design, and the middle one is a simple square quilt.

Ten Quilts ago, I had made a quilt using Tanya Whelan’s Dolce Fabric.  I had a pile of “scraps” left from that quilt, and so I thought I would make a couple of baby quilts.

Dolce Stars quilt II

Dolce Stars II

 

I wanted to separate the large designs in the Dolce line with something, and so I came up with these scrappy looking wonky stars.  These stars are made from solids in my scraps and also some coordinating colors from a couple of stacks of Kona Charms, which I now consider a necessity in any quilter’s stash.  They are tiny and were hard to make, but I love the effect!

Dolce fabric quilt

After making the two quilt tops, I had a few extra stars.  I added a row of them to the back of one of the quilts.

Lizzie collection quilt back

The two large panels on this quilt are from Anna Griffin’s Lizzie Collection.  They are the same design, but one in a light blue, and one in a celery green.  The other Dolce Stars Quilt uses the blue as the back.  They are both bound with Kona Robin’s Egg blue.

My other quilt was a way for me to take a mental break with quilting.  I needed to make something simple.  Thus, a simple square quilt.

It is made with Annette Tatum’s House collection fabric.  At first, this collection seems to be a bunch of random fabrics jumbled together, but I really like the effect.  It’s like having a quilt made from my stash, only I don’t need a stash.

Annette Tatum's House collection used in a quilt

 I love the soft colors, and the gentle designs of these fabrics.  I think it makes a quaint little baby girl quilt.  The back uses the same Lizzie Collection celery green as found in the Dolce Star’s quilt.  It is also bound in Kona Robin Egg.

The Dolce Stars quilts were 38.5 inches x 40 inches before washing, 36 inches by 37.5 inches after washing.

The House Collection quilt was 40 inches by 48 inches before washing, 38 inches by 45.5 after washing.

It feels great to have these done.  Baby quilts are such a great change from twin quilts.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Aug 20

Country Quilts (14, 15)

These next two quilts, quilt 14 and 15, were a matching set.  I found a bunch of remnant fabrics that I loved, and put them together to make a sweet cottage quilt.  I love that I could incorporate the red gingham in this quilt.  I made a matching baby quilt for it, and with the scraps I was able to make a cute braided rug.  The baby quilt was backed and bound in blue.  The twin sized quilt was backed and bound in green.  This was the first quilt I was able to sell on etsy.

Quilt 14

Those are all four inch squares, 320 of them!

Quilt #14

Up close image of quilt top and mitered corner

And, here is the baby quilt that goes along with it:

Baby Country Quilt

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Aug 19

Black and white window quilt – Current project

I’ll number this quilt when I am done with it, but I thought I would pause on listing the previous quilts to show the current project I have.

Black and white quilt

If you are wondering what happened to the color, just know that your computer screen is fine.  This is my twin size black and white quilt.  It is halfway through the quilting process.  I just need to get my machine back from the tune up guy 🙂

Black and white quilt

I chose a gray cotton thread to quilt it.  I thought white would look too bold on the black squares and take away from their subtle differences, and the black would look to heavy on the white sashing.  So, I am compromising with myself.  I was tempted to go bold and do it all in red.  Maybe next time!

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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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