Monday, August 19, 2019

How Many Quilts Did I Make in Florida?

I know most people do an end of the year round up of what they've accomplished, but we just finished up a year in Florida, and I decided to add up what I sewed during that year.  It was a fun stroll down memory lane! 

Quilts, start to finish:
Star Crossing (Stay tuned for another version of this quilt coming soon!)

featuring Otter Romp from PBS Fabrics

featuring the Dear Friends collection from PBS Fabrics

featuring Strata from Michael Miller Fabrics

featuring Jacquie's Favorites Painter's Palette Solids from PBS Fabrics

featuring Jacquie's Favorites Painter's Palette Solids from PBS Fabrics

featuring Gemstones from Windham Fabrics

 featuring Painter's Palette Solids from PBS Fabrics

featuring Fish Hope by Hoodie Crescent for PBS Fabrics

featuring Painter's Palette Solids from PBS Fabrics

featuring Food Trucks by Jeannie Phan for PBS Fabrics

featuring Everlasting by Sharon Holland by Art Gallery Fabrics

featuring Catch & Release by Mister Domestic for Art Gallery Fabrics

featuring Dew + Moss by Alexandra Bordallo for Art Gallery Fabrics

featuring Sew Excited by Andi Metz for Kanvas

featuring the Better Basics collection from Kanvas

featuring Harvest Berry by Cheryl Haynes for Benartex

featuring Limoncello from Kanvas

featuring Warp & Weft by Modern Quilt Studio for Contempo Studio

featuring Cherry Guidry's Words to Live By for Contempo Studio

That's 21! 

Semi Finishes - Quilts that I worked on in Florida
 (added the binding!)
featuring Gloaming by Shelley Cavanna for Contempo Studio

(quilt top)
featuring Strata by Michael Miller Fabrics

Diamond Drama - print version
 (finished the quilting)

(quilting and binding)
featuring All About Color from Kanvas

featuring Blue Holidays from PBS Fabrics

(quilt top)
featuring Painter's Palette Solids from PBS Fabrics

(quilting and binding)
Feating Walkabout 2 from PBS Fabrics

Small Projects
featuring Free Motion Fantasy

featuring Dianthus from PBS Fabrics

featuring Jump, Ride, Spin! and Otter Romp from PBS Fabrics

featuring Dianthus

featuring Catch & Release from Mister Domestic

featuring Ubuntu from PBS Fabrics

featuring Warp & Weft by Modern Quilt Studio for Contempo Studio

featuring Bali Fiesta from Benartex

What a year! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

OMG: Bring on the Rainbow!

It's been a busy month or so with a cross country move and then an unexpected flood in our house (thank you, second floor toilet!). June and July were super productive for me--I made four quilts (Ribbon Weave, On the Go, Pennant Party and O Christmas Tree), and then I had to pack away my sewing machine for the move.

I'm just about to set up my sewing room here, and I'm seeing lots of blue and purple in my future! My August One Monthly Goal is to piece blue and purple blocks for my rainbow commission quilt. I can't wait to get these stitched so I can start playing with the layout! 

What I've got done already:

Monday, August 5, 2019

Over and Under Placemats

My Over and Under Placemats were featured in Benartex's Modern by the Yard ezine! 

I fell in love with the textured look of these rich hues, from Benartex's Bali Fiesta collection. I ultimately chose to use just five of the colors, but you can see the range of tonals below. I love the summery look created by pairing these brights with a cool, crisp white solid.

These easy strip blocks create a woven look just based on orientation and placement within the placemat. The strip blocks are pieced slightly wonky to create a more modern look (and they're really fun to sew!). I bound each placemat in a combination of the fuchsia and that particular placemat's accent color--I really like the look of a multicolor binding! 

The pattern for these placemats is available for free in Issue #11 of Modern by the Yard (along with three additional projects). See the entire issue here.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Introducing Pennant Party!

The quilt pattern that I'm sharing today has been five years in the making--or at least the idea for it has!

I'm thrilled to have my Pennant Party quilt included in the Art Gallery Fabrics lookbook for Alexandra Bordallo's first collection, Dew + Moss. See the entire lookbook here.

These fun prints--with gnomes, daisies, mushrooms, snails and bug jars are so whimsical, and I knew they'd be perfect for this quilt. Here are the fabrics I used (the bug jars are the backing for the quilt as well):

I made the first version of this quilt back in 2014 for my niece. I knew I wanted to write a pattern for it, but I kept putting it off. Last year, my mom sewed another version of it, which I'll show soon. Finally, this summer, I saw Dew + Moss and it was time! 

My three favorite things about this quilt: 
1) the sweet mini bunting print in the row backgrounds
2) the quilting I did on the borders and sashings
3) the dimensional pennants! 

Yep, that's right - the pattern includes directions to make dimensional pennants. I put one in each row, but you could do as few or as many as you like. The remaining pennants are made using fusible raw edge applique.

Side view:

This backing fabric is so fun!

The colors are so bright and cheery!
I'm really happy with how this turned out.

Pick your favorite pennant!

Want to make your own version?
Pennant Party is available for sale as a downloadable pattern in my Etsy shop.
Purchase the pattern here.

Here are the fabric requirements:

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