Friday, September 13, 2019

Hello, tulips!

Back in the spring, I designed a few quilt options featuring the cheery feedsack prints from Windham's Sugar Sack II collection. I fell in love with one of them immediately, and received the fabric to make it a couple week ago. 

Yep--it's pre-cut friendly! I designed the quilt specifically to be made with 2-1/2" wide strips. Half the cutting work is done before you even start. 

Today, I'm happy to introduce both the quilt top and the pattern.

Here's Tulip Row!

Each tulip is made from four different strips and a pieced stem; the leaves are appliqued in place. 


The pattern includes instructions for two different sizes; the 46" x 58" size shown here, which uses approximately half of a pack of 2-1/2"-wide strips, and a larger 60" x 72" size. 

Purchase the pattern in my Etsy shop.



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time to Quilt ZuZu Squares!

I'm teaching my ZuZu Squares pattern again, so I need to finish up my second sample. I pieced this quilt top in Florida, and then took it to Epcot for a quick photoshoot. 

My One Monthly Goal for September is to quilt and bind this nine-block version of ZuZu Squares. Here's what the first quilted block looks like: 




Want to make your own ZuZu Squares? Purchase the pattern in my Etsy shop

Want me to teach an improv piecing class or workshop based on ZuZu Squares? Contact me at lisaeruble (at) gmail.com! 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

OMG: Blue and Purple

I've been in a very rainbow-y place this week! First, I finished my One Monthly Goal for August (thanks for the motivation, Patty @Elm Street Quilts). My goal for the month was to finish the blue and purple slabs for my rainbow commission quilt. 



Complete! 




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: