Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring '14 Blogger Quilt Festival!!

I am so happy that it is Blogger Quilt Festival time again! I love seeing all of the inspiring quilts.

If you follow my blog you'll know I just posted about this, I apologize for the repeat, but it's the favorite quilt I've made in the last few months, and I knew I wanted to enter it as soon as I finished it. I wrote a mini tut on how I made it, which you can check out here

So the basics! I made this quilt for my friend Sandra at Small Town Thread, who has an amazing entry in the Festival by the way! I used Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt and Kona White fabrics. I used 100% Cream Rose Batting which is light and buttery and crinkles so good, and pieced and FMQ quilted it using Aurifil 50 wt Mako Cotton Thread. The final measurement is 52" x 61" 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Double Irish Chain

Last year I started thinking about new possibilities for a quilt for my bed. In 2012 I made a Swoon quilt, which I absolutely love, but even though I added an additional border, it was always just a little too small to cover our sheets. So I started plotting. I actually started and made a lot of progress on a Double Wedding ring quilt, but I decided it really was not our style, no matter how awesome it would turn out (I'll explain more once I actually finish it later this year.), so I opted for something more simple and traditional. A red and white Double Irish Chain.
I ended up writing up my own pattern because I couldn't find one that was exactly what I needed. Maybe one day I'll get around to typing it up into a tutorial or pattern. But I ended up with the exact perfect size for our bed.

The fabrics are Watermelon and Soft White Michael Miller Cotton Couture. Cotton Couture is delicious! So soft and silky. I HIGHLY recommend it! And even more awesome is that the red did not bleed AT ALL! I was so scared putting it in the wash, I put 4 color catches in and there wasn't even a slight tint to them when I pulled them out of the wash. 
 I took the quilt Eagle Mountain Quilting for computerized long arm free motion quilting, the design is called Cotton Candy. I love the curvy texture against the very geometric design of the Irish chain. 
The backing is Riley Blake bleached denim, a gorgeous light aqua shade! It makes me so happy!!

The quilt finished at 93" square (it was 96" pre-washing), and was made with Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Batting.

And despite all that is so amazing about the's still not quite what I want for the room. =( So it's been listed in my Etsy shop, you can find it HERE.  (And there may be a coupon code for a 20% discount.... blogger )
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