Boy Quilt #425 recently

Okay, the 425 is a bit of a stretch.  I think you get the idea.  Someone asked if I could make something like this quilt, http://pinterest.com/pin/191754896604855631/.  Great, I’ll give it a try.  Picked out all the great fabrics I wanted and then read the instructions.

It was a no go.  All the bulk at the center was going to drive me crazy.  Back to my stash to see what I could really create. Found this fat quarter bundle at Crimson Tate.  Heather has lots of great modern fabrics and she has the best bubbly personality.

I went back to my favorite pattern, the disappearing nine patch.  The quilt is a good combo of brown, blue and a punch of orange.

Quilted edge to edge to highlight the squares.  Bound in white and light blue fabrics.

Modern Marmalade Quilt #2

Using the green, blue, yellow, gray and orange fabrics from the fat quarter set, a boy’s quilt was created.  Using the same random pieced layout as his sister’s was a bit harder.  There were limited fabrics without flowers.  I wanted to incorporate them but not overwhelm the quilt.

The quilting is done in wonky straight lines in a light grey thread.

Coordinates really well with the solid Kona Ash grey back.

Using 2.5 inch strips left over from the top fabrics, I created a pieced binding.  I did the same for the girl’s quilt.

So glad I got to use this great new fabric when it’s actually new.  I’m usually so far behind on fabrics that nothing is “new” when I get to sew with it.

More Orange

Seems like everyone is having boys or at least that’s what my sewing trend has been.  Lots of blue, so how do you take blue and make it more fun.  Orange.  I tend to stick with gray as an accent but I wanted a modern nautical theme for this quilt.

Originally the quilt was going to be in the pattern like the citrus quilt.  Instead I went for an all over pattern.

I wanted to keep it simple and I think I succeed.

The back was just pieced was some leftover fabrics.  Wonky much?

I swear it was straight when I sandwiched it.  Oh well, gives it character right?

Mod-Mosaic Baby Girl Quilt

My scrap bin had really been filling up and I had a request for a baby girl quilt.  The colors were orange, pink, light purple, brown, and a bit of yellow.  The idea struck me to use Oh Fransson’s Mod Mosaic pattern for the quilt to use up my scraps.

Improv piecing is one of my favorite things about modern quilting. I really tried to keep the piecing random and building as I went with every block.

For quilting I went with random lines criss crossing along the way.

I have already received a photo of the cute baby all snuggled up on the quilt enjoying some snoozing.

Citrus Explosion

Using scraps has been a priority over the last couple of months.  I realized my scraps were exploding out of their storage and something and to be done.

This fabric was the back and quilt was to be in greens, oranges, and yellows.

turtles

I used a custom pattern of 1.5″ and 3.5″ rectangles in order to create the layout.

I added 8-10″ of white on the side to help accentuate the colors.  The thread used for quilting was a variegated green, orange and yellow.

Binding is a solid orange fabric.

Great way to use up scraps and create a cute baby quilt.