Friday, October 21, 2016
Aneela Hoey put out a call on instagram for pattern testers for her new pattern, the Flutter Mini Quilt. I loved the sweet butterflies and thought that Leah Duncan's fabrics would be perfect for it. I just wish I had put the navy butterfly in the center, but it's too late now ;) Usually it hangs on our living room wall, but it's currently on display at the Rogers Free Library in Bristol as part of an exhibition by my guild, the RI MQG.
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Liberty Love (which I borrowed from the library) featuring fussy cuts of some of my partner's favorite collections. The binding is from Constellations and I don't remember what's on the back!
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I recently realized I never blogged about my friend Karissa's son Anias's quilt, and he's two! I don't remember if she gave me any ideas for the quilt, but I think there may have been a discussion about bicycles... Anyway, I used some in his quilt (wheels on the front and in the binding and a big piece on the back) and love the back just as much as the front because of it! There are some guitars on the front too, because Stan, Karissa's husband and Anias's dad, plays guitar. I was inspired by these pillows from She Can Quilt and really like the simplicity of the front. It really shows off the fabrics and differences in value. I have to thank my mom for the back because I'm 99% sure that the Echino fabric came from her stash. I don't remember how I quilted it and I can't tell from the pictures, oops! Karissa, any input? :)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Our friends John and Rachel recently welcomed their third baby, a boy they named Jack. I made quilts for their older son and daughter, so of course Jack needed his own. I used the geometric blue print by Michael Miller as a starting point and added a solid turquoise, a small scale sky blue print, and the funny Cotton + Steel sloths. Since Rory was only a few weeks old when I started making this I kept it super simple with a bunch of wide horizontal stripes. Hopefully Jack isn't too picky!
I quilted it with free motion random loops and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to free motion - my stitch length consistency could definitely use some work, and I'd like for my motions to be more smooth, too. However, I think the wonkiness of the stitches complements the quirky sloths.