Friday, July 26, 2013

Posy Herringbone Quilt

I had some stripy leftovers from this quilt and wanted to try something improv with them so that I could use up as much of this adorable fabric as possible!

So I just started... It took me a second and some looking through pictures to figure out how to do a herringbone but it came together!  I decided on five different lengths of herringbones and was able to use almost all of my scraps!  And it looks just as beautiful as the first quilt!  I don't want "scraps" to get a bad rap, cause they usually turn out even better than the first project with me.


I backed it with a pink oval elements and a print from luxe in bloom.  I tried to use what I had in my stash for this quilt!  And I was mostly successful... Any reason to buy fabric and I usually will, so I bought binding.  

I then quilted it with a free motion chevron.  It's nice and organic and works way better than the walking foot... I need to figure out straight lines and the walking foot.  I've got two quilts I want to straight line quilt ... Hoping to long arm them at a friend's house.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Floressence Quilt

A while back, Stitched in Color made her Vintage Tangerine quilt.  I fell in love with it and wanted to make something new that felt vintage.  (which seems to be a continuing trend with me...) I had bought Art Gallery's Floressence line and loved the vintage feel to it and thought this design and those fabrics would go perfectly together!

I free motion quilted it using this cathedral window shape, also I think some people call it a dogwood shape?... I loved this project.  And bound it using this floral from Floressence.  As for the back, I used two pieces of Moda's cross weaves.  Note: they shrink way more than art gallery's fabrics, so I think my quilt is a little crooked but they wrinkled up really nice and soft.

I love the final look of it and the soft feel.  I used Quilter's Dream 100% cotton batting, the lowest loft and Aurifil 100% cotton thread again.  I think they really step up the quality of the final product!

Happy Quilting!  On to my next baby quilt for the shop!