Voile, so soft and snuggly.

I have not worked with voile until this project.  During guild meetings others have brought in projects featuring it and I loved the feeling.  However, just never branched out to try it.  Plus, the cost is a bit more and when there isn’t a project in mind, I have to put it off.

I had someone contact me to make the a quilt and the fabric I found was voile.  They wanted something bold and colorful with a great print.  I usually send everyone over to Hawthorne Threads because of their wonderful search system.  Makes it easy for non-sewists to find colors and themes they may be looking for.  I found this great fabric that I thought reflected the sample she had sent over.

Before I committed to anything I checked with the ladies in the Indy Modern Quilt Guild to make sure I wasn’t taking on the impossible.  For the quilting I stayed with wonky straight lines.  Quilt is backed and bound in Kona Pomegranate.  I had mentioned on facebook a couple of weeks ago that lots of pink would be coming, finally.

Loved working with voile and I ordered some more to play around with.

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.

Shabby Chic Baby Girl Quilt

This Moda Simplicity fabric was some of the first fabric I purchased in charm packs.  I have held on to it for no good reason, but then had a request for a girly quilt.  I thought this would be perfect.  Girly and shabby chic.

The 5″ squares were cut into 3.5″ x 5″ rectangles and 1.5″ x 5″ rectangles.  Then I mixed and matched them to give it a random look.  I wanted the layout to be simple and floating in white.

I had put aside some of the 5″ squares to use for the binding.  I really liked the look of the white and the floral print.  Has to be my favorite part of the quilt.

For the backing I had a vintage sheet put then did find a fabric from the collection at a quilt store that I had stopped at.  I adore the vintage sheet I was wanting to use so that can be saved for another project.


Pink and Green Scrap Square Quilt

Could you imagine having 3 little girls and really wanting a boy? Only to find out that baby #4 is another girl?  The lucky recipient of this girl is a beautiful new baby girl with a dad who was really hoping for a boy. Also, he’s a Jets fan.  Shocking my husband, a devout Giants fan, let me make this quilt.

Seriously, the dad is ecstatic with his new bundle of joy.  When asked to make the quilt, the goal was to not make it too girly using pink and green.  I started pulling fabrics and the idea came to me.  I would use 1.5″ and 2″ squares in pink and green to give the quilt the right touch.

Luckily most of the fabric was in my scraps and no new fabric needed to be purchased for this quilt.  This may be a first.  Cutting the very small squares took a while, but the piecing took longer.

The small squares did exactly what I wanted; green with a just a pop of pink.

Laying out the quilt took a couple different designs and this is the one I decided on.

A diagonal pattern worked out great for these small squares.  Strips of where formed to make piecing the top easier.

For quilting I wanted something simple that didn’t overpower the quilt.  Binding is a solid pink and the back was a green print.

Started as a baby quilt…

This quilt was supposed to be finished last spring.  Of course I put it off for a number of reasons.  Last weekend I was determined to get it finished.  My goal for the rest of year, finish up projects.  Obviously so I can start more.

No pattern was used and I really liked it.  I had hit a creative roadblock with the project originally, but I put it on the wall and it came to me.

These are batiks from a manufacturer’s sample I had collected a few years back.  Solid is Kona Black.  Too bad it collects any hair, thread, and/or fuzzies within 10 feet of the quilt.

For the back I used a Hoffman purple batik.  Could have gone just straight line quilting like normal.  This is a special quilt for our really good friend’s baby.  I have never done any quilting like this and was really happy with the result.  No bunching, no real issues.

I will be trying the quilting again.

Along with the quilt, I picked out a book to be read to the now toddler.  Hoping she snuggles under the quilt while the book is read to her.

Used stash fabric and finally got something finished some my unfinished project bags.

Finally Finished

This quilt top has been with me for SOME time, pretty sure it’s been 2 years or more.  Why didn’t I finish it?  No clue.  The backing fabric has been there.  It wasn’t buried in my sewing room.

I was inspired one afternoon to just finish it.  I love the larger size and how soft the fabrics are.  These were prewashed before sewing with them.  Actually, these were some of the first fabrics I went to Jo-Anns to buy specifically for a quilt.  I do remember vividly picking out the fabrics and putting them together.


The back is just pieced with some the fabrics I had for the project.

The quilt is available in my Etsy store here.

Can’t wait for it to brighten up a little girl’s room.