July 6, 2015

Aiming For Accuracy 2 Quilt Along {Lesson 5}

I've completed the three blocks for Lesson 5 in the Aiming for Accuracy 2 Quilt Along.  I'm making two of each block, one with a white background and one with a black background since I couldn't decide which to make.  Lesson 9 is due out in a few days!  

It's not the best of pictures, but I'm too tired to take a better one.  The picture in which the top blocks weren't cut off had poor coloring.  I struggle with taking pictures of groups of blocks on a table because I am so short, and I'm just guessing whether or not the picture is even close to straight and not cutting anything off.  This table is by a window, so I prefer to take pictures here as opposed to the design wall which is not by a window.  Yes, I was standing on a {short} stool to take this picture, but I still didn't get it right.  Blah blah blah.

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:: Building Blocks Tuesday :: BOMs Away :: Main Crush Mondays :: Sew Cute Tuesday ::

July 5, 2015

Custom Twin Size HST Quilt {A Finish!!}

My customer's choice of half-square triangles with bright fabrics was perfect!  This quilt is in memory of my customer's daughter who passed away two years ago.  She was a paramedic who loved children, as testified by the fun prints on her scrubs.

The daughter loved word finds, and my customer found the perfect backing in this Cotton + Steel print!  It has words like "CUTIE PIE" and "I LOVE YOU".  The word find fabric is the perfect weight for backing, and the letters were super easy to line up when I pieced the backing, something that can be near impossible on lesser-quality fabrics.  Another thing I really like about this fabric is the letters are printed both directions, normal and upside down, which means the fabric isn't directional and can be sewed together either way.  The word find fabric also comes in navy and bright pink.  This is the first time I have purchased a Cotton + Steel fabric, can you believe it?  It also has the cutest selvage I have ever seen!

Another quilt in which I remembered to put a label!  I'm so loving my sew-in satin labels!  It just feels special to put my personal mark on a quilt.

You can read about the progress on this quilt in the following posts:  first, second, third

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Half-square triangles
  • Size:  Twin size, 70" x 90"
  • Fabric:  Customer-supplied medical scrubs with Kona White
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Backing:  Cotton + Steel Playful Word Find in Cream
  • Quilting:  Allover small meander in white polyester thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15.
  • Binding:  Riley Blake Cotton Solid
  • Label:  Custom label.
  • Value:  Memorable!
This quilt was a custom order through my Etsy shop.

July 3, 2015

Picket Fence {A Finish + A Pattern!}

I am super excited to introduce Picket Fence to you!  She is the second in my budding line of quilt patterns!  Picket Fence is a versatile pattern that looks great in many fabric collections!  Sweet pastels or bold, masculine prints are perfect for Picket Fence.  The cover quilt is lap size in PB&J by Basic Grey.

I made this sweet version of Picket Fence in Spring back in 2012, making it up as I sewed.  This quilt is the reason I named the pattern Picket Fence; it reminded me of a white picket fence on a lovely spring day, thus the name, Picket Fence in Spring.   Recently I was asked about the pattern through my Etsy shop, and I decided it was time to write it!  This is the baby size.

My pattern tester, Shannon of The Flemings Nine, made a lap quilt using Printemps by Moda.  This line also looks wonderful made in the Picket Fence pattern!

This pattern is layer cake friendly and comes with instructions for six sizes from wall hanging to king!  The pattern includes fabric requirements for using layer cake squares or yardage.  It also includes mock-ups of all sizes in various fabric collections so you can see what each size looks like when finished.

Picket Fence is on sale for an introductory price through July 11th.  You can find it in my Craftsy pattern shop and in my Etsy shop.

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