Category: Quilts

Once Upon…Happily Ever – The Quilt

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As part of my recent art show, I had prints of the quilts printed on cotton fabric. Each print is 8” x 10” – ready for framing or they can be used a stitched creation.

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Like a quilt! To commemorate my show, I put all of the prints together with a bit of stashing and borders to create a throw size quilt (42” x 56”). The 12 art quilts first hung for the show are displayed on the top.

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The other side has the last three art quilts.

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I was able to put lots of sparkly, magical fabric scraps to use in the backing which makes me happy because using scraps is much better than storing them.

Quilt for Kristin

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The Vintage Market fabric line from Riley Blake was so cute that I ordered a fat quarter bundle. I cut each fabric in half to make fat eighth bundles. One bundle was mailed to my friend Kristin, the other half I keep to create a quilt and other goodies for her.
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It’s taken a while, but it’s finally finished and Kristin received it! I quilted it with all a loopy stipple except for border where I did straight lines to mimic the pattern in the fabric.
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I pieced the center blocks from fussy cut prints and the fabrics in the collection. I then added the two borders after moving the quilt around my sewing room a few times. I was waiting for just the right fabrics to put it all together. I’m glad I waited, the quilt is perfect for my friend.

Wedding Gift

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My friends are getting married and as usual I created a quilt as their gift. They asked if the quilt might be used as the backdrop for the ceremony so I got busy planning, cutting and stitching.
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It incorporates their colors including gold which was a subtle pattern in most of the neutrals.
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It’s backed with a triangle print and a chunk of navy blue and quilted with a dense square spiral stitching that I set on point like the blocks.

Wordy Insertions – A What If Quilt

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What if … that phrase always leads me down the creative rabbit hole. What if I started with a yard of text print and cut it apart and inserted other fabrics until the top was big enough for a small throw, then, seeing as it is a modern design, I stitch a very many straight lines to quilt it?
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I used 3 solids and 3 prints to intersect the text print and quilted the top with 3 different colors of thread (which photos just can’t quilt capture). Once it was finished, I sort of wished I had changed the order I inserted the fabric strips so at lease one of these vertical strips was behind the blue/gold/green strip at the bottom. But it was a one day project that I found fun and gave my mind a break from art quilts.
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On the back are the same triangle prints and 2 shades of gray. The finished quilt is 46” x 50”.

Patchwork Fun

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Simple patchwork is my favorite for large quilts used for warmth. I might venture into half-square triangles on occasion but I like squares. You can create such interesting patterns with them.
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This quilt is created with 2 solids, several Cotton + Steel charm packs and some extra teal Tiger Stripes squares.
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The back has a floral print and down the middle is a gray on white text print.