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.


Another busy week in the sewing room

Busy as usual in the sewing room this week.  I was asked to make a donation quilt for the Indiana Diabetes Association’s Gala.  The color to support diabetes is red.  Went through my stash and found all the black, red, and white fabrics.  Last Sunday during football the fabric was cut and ready to be sewn.  Here is the design wall sneak peek.

The quilt was finished at 2am and photographed at 7am.  Not the best pictures but at least I remembered.  I have been known to forget when I’m on deadline.

Off it went with the hubby to work on Friday to be auctioned off on Saturday.  Friday’s project was finishing a gender neutral quilt for some ladies I met while doing a show.  They wanted something modern and selected some of the vintage fabrics I had in my stash.

Here’s the back.  It’s a vintage sheet and I LOVE it.

Adding the tight quilting lines I think really helped.  I tried to keep it as neutral as possible.  Hard to not go girly or boyish.  The quilt was picked up on Saturday and they LOVED it too.

Busy week but always worth it to see people very happy and thinking of a happy baby that will get to snuggle on the quilt.

Another Strip Quilt

Finally had a chance to use the Hoffman Colorsplash fabrics that had been in my stash for a bit.  I had been waiting for the right little girl to make her something special.  Why else would you hold to fabric for almost 2 years?

Upon completing the top, I realized it is was crooked.  I learned from my mistake, do not piece all the pieces together.  Do them in sections then piece the sections together.  After pinning, quilting and lots of little cuts to get the sides even, I am happy with the result.


More baby quilts – June Challenge

This quilt has been a work in progress for some time.  With the Indy Modern Quilt Guild’s June finish challenge, I thought this would be perfect.  The top and back were done a bit ago, but the back wasn’t big enough.  So I cut it in half and added the white stripe, nice touch. I am loving how the close quilting turned out.

The finished turned into a quilt for a friend’s baby shower.

Mug Rug

Well I finally made one.  I had some leftovers from my new potholder design.  I grabbed some backing fabric and went to work quilting.


The quilting only took an hour or so.  I tried to make it very close together, something I rarely do.  As I was quilting I had a recipient in mind.

back side

When we all met for dinner one Sunday I brought it along as a belated birthday present too.  Very happy with the results and the feedback.  I will try one of these again.


Excited to use with her tea.