Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Mug Rug

This darling collection of holiday fabrics, Dear Mr. Claus by Cosmo Cricket remind me of a vintage Santa ornament that was my grandmothers! 

I could not wait too long to use it, so I sewed up this cute little mug rug.
I think it is adorable! Can't wait to use these fabrics in something larger. 

Hope your having a great weekend!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Getting Ready for a Holiday Show

I just wanted to pop in and share a few of the items I am working on for my holiday show in December.
This is my favorite holiday collection this year, Blitzen, by Basic Grey for Moda.  Every year Basic Grey designs another awesome holiday collection.  Been working on a lap quilt form this collection (not ready to share the picture yet) and a few mug rugs too.

Starting a table runner.
Finishing up another.
What are you working on?
Hope you are having a great weekend so far.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Finish

Have you ever taken a just finished quilt out of the dryer and giggled at how cute it turned out?  Well, that is exactly what I just did when I saw this adorable quilt in all of it's crinklyness!

I have been wanting to make a equilateral triangle quilt ever since I saw Marit's quilt along, unfortunately I did not have the time back then.

For some reason when I saw the Bungle Jungle fabric by Tim and  Beck for Moda, I knew I would use it to make an equilateral triangle quilt top.  Using a layer cake, made it all the easier.

Using a 60 degree ruler you can cut two 7" (finished) equilateral triangles from each 10 inch square.
Having each leg of the triangle cut straight across makes it REALLY easy to sew the triangles together.

The quilting is pretty dense, I quilted curved lines in each triangle.

This is my first time making bias binding, and it was a little more time consuming, but well worth it!

I am so pleased with the way this quilt turned out!  I can't wait to make another equilateral triangle top.  Thanks to Marit for the inspiration!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Friday Finish, Monday Post

I finished sewing the binding onto my patchwork zigzag late Friday night.

It was washed and dried on Saturday to get all of that lovely texture! And then pictures on Sunday.

To tell the truth I was not sure what to expect from the quilting. I think I mentioned in my last post that I was concerned because some parts seemed to be much more densely quilted that others.  But. I am thrilled with the way it turned out!

I love this quilt!
Will probably make another.

Thanks again to Jen for posting the chevron tutorial on Moda Bake Shop. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Few Options

Looks like there is no "need" to go to the quilt shop for binding fabric for my Patchwork Zigzag Quilt, I have several Moda solids that match quite nicely.  There are these two pinks, either of which would look nice.
Then there is red, kinda hard to see,
sorry I took several pictures and this is the best I could do.
I think I am leaning towards this green,
makes things pop a bit.
I have a few blues that would go too.
  Hard to decide which I like the best.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Patchwork Zigzag Quilted

Just took my patchwork zigzag quilt off the frame.  I am really happy with the way it turned out!  I used an off white thread, quilted wavy lines in the negative space and meandered in the zigzag.

I am a little worried about how it will look after washing, the meandering is a lot denser than the wavy lines.
I pieced the back with the leftovers.
Here is a close up of the quilting.

I am off to the LQS tomorrow to look for some binding, unless I find something in my stash.
What are you up to this holiday weekend?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Finally Finished

Finally finished! I started this quilt almost 3 years ago.  The fabrics are Midwest Modern II, by Amy Butler and the solid fabric is Espresso, by Moda.  The quilt top has actually been completed for some time; I just could not figure out how I wanted to quilt it.  I finally got inspiration from the Mod TV Quilt in Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.  This is a great book by two very talented quilters and tons of inspiration.  If you are not familiar with the authors, check out their blogs, you will see some awesome quilts! There are a couple of teechniques in the book I will be trying out real soon.
So, I stepped out of the box a little and instead of my usual meander of loopy quilting I quilted in a lightning bolt, straight zigzag lines, in no particular pattern.  I think I like the way the quilting turned out. I have never really loved this quilt and at one point, almost unsewed the entire top.

For the binding, I did not like any one of the fabrics, so it ended up scrappy, stips from a few different prints and the brown. Again, not so sure I like it, but it is done!

Hope you are having a great weekend!