Link up with Crazy Mom Quilts
You guys, I’m going to be sewing all weekend with my IMQG girls. AHHH! One of my friends noted, “It’s like Christmas Eve. But better because I don’t have to deal with making anyone else happy!!!!!” Exactly.
If you’re having a bad day or need to see some amazing colors, take a look at the #charmingplusquilt and #charmingplusqal tags. Those that participated created delightful versions of the quilt. Go check it out when you have a chance.
Can I be bias for a minute? This is one of my favorite versions of this quilt so far. These are my colors. Go look in my closet, most of my clothes are in range of this palette. Best part is that I had forgotten about this scrap stash I found hiding in a box. It’s the perfect baby size and is available for a new home. It’s available on Etsy.
I pondered what to back this quilt in and remembered there was an Amy Butler gray print in my destash box. It was the perfect size and really compliments the front.
Kona Navy makes for a binding that coordinates well with all the colors. Quick and easy straight line quilting and machine binding.
At first I was scared to dig into this bundle and put it to use. However, it feels good to have finished something with the bundle and know it’s waiting for a new home. This quilt is currently available on Etsy as well.
The backing on this version was a bit tougher to select. I almost went with the golden yellow, but couldn’t find the right shade. Crimson Tate had this Follie print in stock and enough to piece a back.
In my stash was less than a fat quarter of the black and gray dots. Seriously, when I was adding the binding the last bit had just enough to make a seam. Cut that one close :).
Having made this quilt a number of times I’m digging the 3″ square size for blocks. I have some 1.5″ squares in my scraps. Wonder what they would look like in this quilt? Or mixed together with larger squares? Guess that means I will be making more in the future.
This was one of my last projects in 2016. The binding was finished on New Year’s Eve. Since then I have been working on some items around the house and projects. Plus, I really wanted to wait to show off this quilt after it had been gifted.
More geese made from stash and scrap fabrics. Ahhh….except
There are a couple of OOPS . Can you find them?
It could have been the burn out from working on a bagillion geese blocks between the two quilts. See the previous quilt here. Maybe it was the fabrics that were “straightened up” on a random day. I think it’s important to be honest note not every project is “perfect.” I’m okay with that as a maker. Honestly, you probably wouldn’t notice unless I mentioned it and you did zoom in on the above photo.
The last 5-7 sets of geese on this quilt were just a creative roadblock. In the end I love how it turned out. For the backing I dug into my vintage sheet collection. It’s a great selection especially if you knew the parents, they may be into sports.
Orange solid binding was a great way to wrap up this quilt. That is hand sewn binding on the back. No machine binding this time.
It’s now gone to our friends that are expecting a boy very soon. I hope they use it and enjoy the quilt.
Another Flying Geese quilt click here
Another quilt entered in a show with a dismal result. My quilt was rejected QuiltCon 2017. There was some wine involved after getting the email, but my perspective hasn’t changed on the whole process. Check the #quiltconreject tag on Instagram and Facebook for a delightful show of quilts. There are some amazing rejects!
I make quilts that interest me, challenge my skills and abilities. Maybe they aren’t show worthy and that’s okay. Let’s highlight some positives from this experience:
- I accepted the challenge, even though I forgot I signed up
- Worked, begged and borrowed with other quilters for their fabrics if they weren’t using
- Quilted densely with almost free motion
- Made and submitted a quilt by the deadline (BOOM)
This is a functional art piece. The title is “Wait, how many squares?” My concept was to create something that would get people talking. Looking deeper into the quilt and pausing for a moment to appreciate it. It’s for sale if anyone is interested. I’m going to post on Etsy over the weekend.
So how many pieced squares do you see created by fabric? Hint: the quilt is square.