Saturday, April 16, 2016

FAL 2nd Quarter Goals

Hmm, a bit of carry-over from my last quarter goals (though I did get a few things done on that list, just three projects I still need to attack is not bad!)

Carrying over...

The Kate Spain orange quilt - couldn't quite get the binding done in time so that will be first on this list!
DONE! April - see it here...

The matching Kate Spain purple quilt - ready to be quilted, will do the same style as the orange one.

My Patchwork Blues quilt top needs finished off - would be nice to have it on the bed for winter (after about six years of it waiting in the UFO pile!)

New to my goals list (and aiming to use some stash fabrics, though Spotlight are having a sale and so I can't make any promises about NOT buying anything more than the plain solid that I need for the batik quilt!)...

A batik quilt using this 'Under the Sea' pattern from Sweet Jane...

A mermaid quilt (or even two of them maybe) with these fabrics from my stash...

A baby quilt with this Amy Schimler for Robert Kaufman 'Fly Away' panel...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Raspberry Delight for Charlotte

A single bed quilt (69" x 87") made from the Fat Quarter Shop's 2012 Moda Designer Mystery Block of the Month that I took part in. Finally, in January I was able to put the blocks together and at Easter I finished the quilting (just in time for the first quarter of the 2016 FinishAlong challenge).

The fabric range is 'Vintage Modern' by Bonnie and Camille - I adore the combo of cream, raspberry, pink and teal! That is one of the things that drew me to sign up for the BOM.

'Laundry Days' designed by Anne Sutton
'Mint Julep' designed by Lisa Bongean
'Weather Vane' designed by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobsen
'Town Square' designed by Kate Spain
'Cherry Sundae' designed by Barb Adams and Alma Allen
'Breezy Afternoon' designed by Aneela Hoey
'Moonlight Serenade' designed by Sandy Gervais
'Lime Sherbert' designed by Bonnie Olaveson and Camille Roskelley
'Lakeside Retreat' designed by Joanna Figueroa
'April Showers' designed by Sweetwater
'County Fair' designed by Julie Comstock
'Sunday Drive' designed by Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson
It's hard to see (and was hard to photograph) but each block has a slightly different free motion flower design quilted over it - eleven are pointy petals and one has rounded petals - I had fun trying to think of how to quilt different flowers to complement the patterns each block.

I quilted vines with leaves in the narrow strips of cream-colored sashing, did loopy stipple with flowers in the wide border sashing, and a side to side loopy 'snake' in the thin red border, and some fans in the corner triangles - it was a great chance to use a few different FMQ designs.

The backing is a flower print from the Vintage Modern range as well.

And as per usual, it seems the whole 'family' had to be involved in the photo shoot...

And on January 22nd Charlotte finally received her quilt - a belated birthday present for December - she lives about a three hour drive away from here so it can be a bit tricky to 'drop by' but her family were passing on their way home from a quick holiday at Riverton.

Charlotte had been asking her mum for quite a while about when she might be getting a quilt from me (her older brother got one a couple of years ago), and she didn't realise I had already made one for her but just hadn't delivered it yet, so she was quite thrilled to be presented with this when they called in!