Posted on June 18, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments
A friend of mine is having a baby, her first baby, and it's a little girl! I'm so, so excited for her. Of course I knew I had to make her a quilt! I asked what her nursery colors are going to be (more like demanded to know… ) and she said coral, aqua and yellow. How perfect is that! Those are my favorite colors (plus navy and grey)! What a perfect color palette for a baby's nursery.
I know she didn't technically say navy and grey, but I just couldn't help myself! I used a Herringbone pattern, it's a free pattern on Moda's webpage. The pattern features the Mixed Bag line, which we carry in brushed cottons in our store - and they are heavenly!
Since it was for a baby, I wanted to go for more of a toddler size than the larger size featured on the pattern. I used a variety of every print my heart desired and cut 2 1/2" strips instead of using a jelly roll. The backing is a Michael Miller solid called Geranium, it's so soft!
I took it home to photograph since we have a crib, what I didn't anticipate was little man wanting back in his crib during my photography session. This picture explains my life perfectly; beautiful quilt, rambunctious little boy!
Here are the quilt stats:
Pattern: Herringbone by StudioM
Size: 44" x 52"
Quilting Design: Lacey Swirl
Fabric: Variety of fabrics from Michael Miller, Moda and Art Gallery. Quilt Backing Geranium by Michael Miller.
Posted on June 28, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments
I have been diligently finishing up some UFO's and I ran across my first paper pieced block I did. I had made so many mistakes with it, let's just call it a learning experience. Because of all my mistakes I wasn't really sure what to do with it, so I thought it would make a really cute pillow.
The fabric is Bespoken by Art Gallery. The softest, silkiest fabric - a pure pleasure to work with!
So while I wasn't completely pleased with how my one block turned out, I am quite happy with the way my new pillow turned out! If you haven't paper pieced before, my one tip to you would be don't be skimpy with the fabric. If the piece you think you need is 2" x 2", just cut 3" x 3" to be sure. Do a little google search to read some of the tips and tricks out there to come up with the perfect paper pieced block, you're bound to come up with at least one perfect block (or in my case semi-perfect block).