Modern Marmalade Quilt #1

Twins!  No, not for me for but for a customer of mine.  They are entering toddlerhood and she wanted to revamp the nursery.  She chose Moda’s new line in Marmalade.  Great colors that could be used for both her boy and girl.

I got to see the newly decorated nursery and it was adorable.

For the quilts she loved the random pieced look.  This is actually harder than it looks.  I wanted the layout to be random but not like I tried.  Maybe next time I’ll blindfold myself and stick fabric to the design wall as an option.  Ha!

Here is the finished quilt.

marmalade by moda fabrics

The backing is in Kona Pomegranate.  The color works well with the palette from this collection. Warning:  LOTS of pink!

Links to other Marmalade Quilts

Scrappy Irish Chain Baby Girl Quilt 

Modern Solids Baby Boy Quilt

Ah, Kona Solids, what would my fabric stash be without you?  Prints are great, but I am loving solids.  You can really create something that is bold and very simple, yet has a great effect.

I enjoyed making the bar graph quilts previously and had some of the green, blue, yellow, and orange left over.  I knew I wanted to make another baby boy quilt, but wasn’t sure what I was going do.  There was some fabric in my stash that I could have used, but it wasn’t the correct one.

On a Friday afternoon I went to Crimson Tate as I was out running errands.  Not that I needed more fabric, I just needed inspiration that day.  While looking over her wonderful fabric selection I found this.  Not what I would normally gravitate towards, but it would work with a the solids I had stashed away at home.

The design came to me while standing in the store.  Add gray with my solids and this may work for the back.  I rushed off to the house to get to work.  I had plenty of projects already started, but one more wouldn’t hurt.

I finished this week after a fight with myself about the binding.  I REALLY wanted to do brown originally.  Had it cut and ready to add and paniced.  It did not look right.  Back to my stash of solids and I found a wonderful green.  Much better.

The record breaking crowd at the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild meeting got to see a sneak peek off the design wall with the quilting.

Here is the completed quilt, ready for a new home.
Love the way it turned out what can be created when you just play.


My Favorite Gator Turns 2

Can’t believe that two years ago I was running around Central Florida picking up grandmas and going to the hospital to meet this new little person.  I remember the day his mom said she was pregnant…I admit, I cried with excitement.

One of my favorite memories with my favorite gator was when he was just a few weeks old and we went to visit.  He slept on my shoulder all afternoon.  Who doesn’t love a snuggly baby??

just a little guy

Well happy birthday my favorite gator.  Enjoy your new quilt and have lots of snuggles with it. 


 Riley Blake Alphabet Soup and Kona solids were used on the quilt.

Solids & Stripes Part 1

Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild was apart of the Robert Kaufman Charm Pack Challenge.  Our theme was “Spring”.  Only stipulation, the charm pack fabrics had to be the focus and you can do whatever.  I had my idea in mine the minute I got my hands on my charm pack.

My brother in law was looking for a baby quilt for a friend that is having a girl later this month.  They are not doing traditional girly colors, they did go with purple and orange.  I looked around before the challenge for fabric that I wanted to use and didn’t really find anything that inspired me.  With the brights charm pack I instantly thought rainbow.  I wanted to sort the colors from dark to lightest and showcase them that way.  Sewing a rainbow wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do either.

I started cutting the charm pack into 1.5″ strips of each square.  Each color was sorted darkest to lightest and sewn in that order.  Finding a gray that would brighten the colors and still look springy was key.  I chose a Kona solid, can’t remember the exact color.  Piecing was easy with 3.5″ gray strips.  Here is what was left.

left over charm pack

This is the finished product.

Close up of the quilt
quilt back

This quilt was a lot of fun and I LOVE the final result.  Bring on more solids!!