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 to select from.  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.

Links to other Marmalade quilts

Marmalade girl quilt

Scrappy Irish Chain Marmalade girl quilt

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 

Wedded Bliss

For friends that are getting married, I really like to to create something handmade with their colors or a special touch.  Last year I was asked to make potholders as the invitation to be apart of a couple’s big day.  Here is a write up from the Matron of Honor.

After completing 10 sets, there was plenty of fabric leftover.  The idea to make the couple something came to mind.  The bride gave me back the scraps after she was done creating her wedding party invitations.  Needless to say, this quilt has been in creative mode for some time.

Using a set pattern was not fitting for this gift.  Around each big scrap and the smaller ones, white fabric was added.  It is a white on white fabric to give an extra pop.  Only a couple of fat quarters from my stash were needed to finish the top.  Thanks to the Quilts Plus annual yardage sale there were a few options for the back.

The quilt is more of a small picnic quilt, just enough room for the couple to sit and enjoy the outdoors.  So my gift had a picnic theme.  Found a wonderful local vintage seller, Unexpected Elegance, with a picnic basket.  Since the couple met in Indy, got engaged in Indy, got married in Indy, and live in Indy, I wanted the gift to also include a local wine.  I opted for Easley Winery’s Reggae Red, nice and light for a picnic.

Hope the couple has many memories and dates with this quilt.