It's no shock that I am head over heels with BasicGrey's new line Fresh Cut. It is so light and cheerful, the perfect color pallet for spring!
The pattern we decided on is called Glimmer by Jaybird Quilts. This pattern utilizes the Super Sidekick Ruler; although you are not required to have this ruler to use the pattern. The quilt goes together surprisingly quick!
I mean seriously, whats not to love about this fabric line! Gorgeous colors as well as subtle prints, a very versatile line.
The quilting is a tighter swirl than what we typically used, I think it goes nicely with the quilt pattern.
The hardest part was deciding what colors and prints to use in each layer of the star. I might do things a little differently the second time around but I have to say I'm quite happy with the effect and fabric placement.
For the backing we used our left over strips from the front and used a Moda Bella Solid for the majority of the backing.
We used Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais. We liked it because it was patriotic, but a little more on the playful side.
I would like to tell you just how much work it was cutting out all these fabrics, but honestly it was a breeze because we used the Accuquilt with the Flowering Snowball template... piece of patriotic cake in fact.
The quilting is a series of wavy lines that reminds me of fireworks (maybe that's just me!).
The backing is really fun, we used leftover strips from the border which was this awesome panel.
So there you have it! In all seriousness, we truly appreciate all that the military folks do for our country. The danger and sacrifices they make for our country often times goes unnoticed and I'm so pleased that Moda decided to do a challenge to honor these men and women. I am thrilled at the thought of all those beautiful patriotic quilts that will get donated to military families to enjoy.
Here are the quilt stats:
Pattern: Flower Snowball (template used was Accuquilt)
Size: 58" x 73"
Fabric: Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais
We are excited to announce that we have donated a quilt to be put in A Swine Evening silent auction benefiting A Childs Place organization. If you're not familiar with what good work A Childs Place does, then hop on over to their website! They are fully funded by donations and fund raising, providing school lunches, uniforms and organizing volunteers to mentor Mecklenburg County homeless children.
Did I mention there were over 4,900 homeless kids in Mecklenburg County last year alone? Truly hard to believe so many kids and parents have no permanent address. That's why we have also decided this will be our local organization that our Charity quilts will be donated to, I can think of no better place than helping out these local homeless kids!
Here is the quilt we donated for the silent auction.
The fabric is Kaleidoscope by Northcott Studio, featuring a Dresden Plate pattern.
We used a feather pattern in a white thread color so the quilting flows nicely between the white background and the dresden plates.
I was told this will be placed with a set of rocking chairs that were donated as well as a celebrity decorated pig! I would love to see all the donations and can't wait to hear how much money they are able to raise! What an awesome job!
A couple weeks ago we had a customer come in searching for blue, orange and green fabrics. She was going to make a quilt for a wedding gift. We were so pleased when she brought in the finished quilt top for us to quilt! I love seeing final projects our customers have made.
The pattern is called Hugs and Kisses by Jay Bird Quilts. It uses my favorite ruler ever, The Lazy Angle Ruler. Easy to use, quick projects, endless deigns. If you haven't heard of it before, look it up, you won't be disappointed! You may remember this Summersville Spring quilt I made with it.
We went with an abstract vine quilting design. One of our favorites, not too stitch intensive to take away from the design of the quilt.
I love all how all the blues, greens and oranges she selected play so nice together! It's amazing to me how almost none of these fabrics are from the same line, but sticking to three colors gives it such a nice cohesiveness.
There are so many lovely quilts that I wish I had time to make, but let's be real... there's not enough time in the day to make every quilt that I want to. Lucky for me we longarm, so I'm fortunate enough to be able to live through other peoples quilts. Emily recently brought in her quilt she made for her mom's birthday. (Lucky mom!)
The pattern is Firecracker by Thimble Blossoms.
The quilt turned out so nice and cheery, we quilted it with a feather design.
Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if it helps me seeing this beautiful quilt done or not, I now have a overwhelming urge to make one myself! Oh well for that theory...
One of my favorite features in the quilt is the checkerboard around the inner border, reminds me of ribbon that's been woven.
The panel comes with two of the same prints, so the options are really endless of all the things you could do with it! The pattern uses the second panel as appliqué in the corners, which I think is a great idea and really adds a lot of detail without all that really tedious layering!
Last but not least is a close up of our backing. We used a bella solid for the backing and a neutral thread which really features the outline of hearts nicely. I just love the way it turned out!
Have you noticed Granny Squares are everywhere in the quilting world? I definitely have noticed, and I've been dying to make a block or two. So go figure, I had some scraps left over from a previous quilt (if there is one thing I can tell you about myself, it's that I hate to see my fabric scraps go to waste and sit in a dark closet all by their lonesome). So I made a block, and really loved how it turned out. So I kept at it and made this small baby quilt for some friends of ours.
The line is Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille.
Here's a close up of the embroidery. Charlee Ann such a sweet name that I had to put it in a fun whimsical font.
One of my favorite features of this quilt is using different color strips for the binding, no two strips are the same giving it such a playful feel. (Also goes back the fact I avoid putting anything in my scrap basket!)
One last picture... I used floppy daisy as the quilting design with a white thread to not take away from the quilt. I thought with the bright colors in the fabric the design was perfect. I hope little Charlee enjoy's her new quilt!