I’ve shown some pictures of this quilt in progress, and as just a top (between Instagram – QA Creations and the blog), but it’s finished! This is the 10″ block version of my Square Dance Quilt pattern (available on Craftsy).
This quilt is my entry for the Spring 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Small Quilt group. This quilt is about 40″ by 40″.
Many of the blocks in this quilt were made by members of my Quilting Circle – a wonderful group that I was a member of here in North Carolina. I did a paper piecing demo for the group, and then we all started work on these blocks.
I had brought the fabric pre-cut so that the group could concentrate on learning paper piecing. This was all fabric from my stash that was begging to turn into something cute and useful.
I was very impressed by how good these blocks turned out considering many of the ladies had never paper pieced before. I took the blocks we made together, and added a few more so that I would have enough to create the top.
I quilted the Bauhaus panto all over using blue thread. I love this pattern for masculine quilts.
I was a little rushed finishing this quilt! Sunday is my last meeting with the Tarheel quilt guild, so I was under a deadline to finish it and turn it in. I may be stitching the label on during the meeting… we’ll see if I get it on in the next 18 hours or so.
This quilt is going to the Fayetteville Tarheel Quilt Guild and will be donated to the NICU at the hospital. I hope that a family really cherishes this quilt, and that it brings them comfort during their stay with the NICU.
Also sharing at Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts, Scraptastic Tuesday @ She Can Quilt, Let’s Bee Social Wednesday @ SewFreshQuilts, Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoop Whoop Fridays @ Confessions of a Quilt Addict, TGIFF, Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Ft. Worth Fabric, Show off Saturday at Sew Can She
Welcome to my entry to the Spring 2014 Blogger’s Quilt Festival – the Spinnaker Quilt!
This quilt was a work of love, my Christmas present to my dad for Christmas 2013 (over 5 months ago already – can you believe it?)
The inspiration for this quilt was a brightly colored spinnaker on a racing sailboat. My dad actually requested this quilt, and when dad requests something like this, I make it. He wanted it to have yellow, green, red and be bright and cheerful. I like to think I met his requests.
Each of the 238 rectangles in this quilt are 2 inches by 7.5 inches finished size. I used a variety of fabrics and tan linen to allow the eye a place to rest.
The quilting is an allover design of rounded rectangles, with the goal of softening up the hard rectangles while keeping it masculine.
The back is pieced with the linen and anchor fabric to make the backing wide enough to fit the quilt.
The quilt roll shows the grey crosshatch binding.
This quilt measures 68.5 by 53 inches, which is 243 inches around – just barely a large quilt category
. A little more in process information can be found in my original entry on this Spinnaker Quilt
I am pleased to welcome you to my baby quilt entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! This quilt is another oldie but goody… I started it in Afghanistan in March 2011 or so, and was pieced using my Featherweight (you can see it in the bottom right corner in the photo below). This design is “Daisy Chain” from “Jelly Roll Quilts” by Pam & Nicky Lintott. This is the throw size, sans border. I think the fabric was Lily and Will – the pink version.
I longarm quilted it this summer. You too can have me finish up long overdue WiPs as part of Quilts Actually.
The binding and backing is by now looking familiar if you see my work. When I started quilting I bought this brown fabric as backing formy first quilt. I bought way too much and it has been used in two quilt backs, and three bindings so far. I say so far because there is more fabric left. Luckily it works with a wide variety of my quilts! The back is mostly flannel – the pink houndstooth you see below.
This was once again finished during camper quilting. My featherweight and I can do great things together while my husband watches the baby. It is quilted with a light pink thread in a heart panto design.
The colors are most accurate in this rolled up shot – it is such a sweet baby quilt.
Linked to: Blogger’s Quilt Festival Fall 2013 and Finish it up Friday!