Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Fussy Framed Fliers

Another oldie.  I have been trying to get things off my list - most especially the low-hanging fruit.  Anytime I try to do complicated quilting, I get tired and set it aside for a while.  So I had to force myself to finish the quilting on this (which was MAYBE halfway done).  After I did, it sat unbound for several months again.  But since I love this quilt so much, one day I just decided to get it done.  

 Fabrics are It's a Hoot by Momo for Moda.  

I love the little owls.

Pattern is Kate Conklin's Fussy Framed quilt (or Fussy Fairytales). 

This quilt sits in my office - which is to say that I don't currently have access to it during this pandemic.  Hopefully, I'll get to see it again soon.  I started this quilt nearly when Kate Conklin did - so 2010 or maybe 2011.  Finished June 21, 2019.  Nine years can go by SO quickly.

Bringing joy . . .

The mother of a friend was going through some difficult things (including a cancer diagnosis), and this quilt (unsurprisingly) lifted her spirits.  I started this a long time ago (like more than ten years ago - back when gold was the thing), but I finished it up for her.

 I forgot to photograph at home, so I had to take pictures in my office before giving it to my friend to give to her mother (in a different state).

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In which I improvise trees . . .

Amy had a quiltalong last year (and, of course, I can’t resist starting a quiltalong!), and, unsurprisingly, I am a little behind.  I opted to do the improv trees rather than the Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest.  I slowly, steadily made progress, and now all the blocks are finally made, trimmed, and ready to be sewn into a lovely quilt. 

I think I have plenty of time to finish this before next Christmas.  Fabrics are (mostly) Tilda Classic Basics.

Friday, November 8, 2019

And Baby Makes Five . . .

Well, this post makes five baby quilt posts, anyway.  This quilt went to a coworker who was having her first baby.  She has waited a while to become a mother, so she needed something special.  Again, color choices were hers - which is why it looks similar to the others color-wise.

 This little "arrow" makes me think of a fox.

Loopy meander quilting.

Allison Harris's Scout Pattern.  (Comes in PDF or paper.)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Miss Ellie Mo

One of my daughter's dearest friends had a baby girl earlier this year, Elizabeth Morgan - Ellie Mo.  My oldest daughter's name is Morgan, so Miss Ellie Mo is her namesake.  Clearly, Ellie Mo needed a sweet little baby quilt.  

I thought this fabric line was a Riley Blake line called Butterfly Dance, but when I Google that phrase, a different fabric line shows up.  I will update this post if I find out.  Frankly, most of the quilts I post use fabric lines from several years ago, so I don't expect them to be available anymore anyway.  I keep having goals to catch up, get on top of things.  It's not going well.  But I keep plugging along.  Maybe someday.

 Pardon our wrinkles.

I used Amanda Jean's Flea Market Fancy pattern and scaled it down for a baby size.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Little Brother, Big Brother.

 A good friend at work had her second boy.  So naturally, Big Brother needed a quilt also.  You can see that there is a blue/gray theme going with the boy babies this year.  The color choices were at the parents' requests.

Little Brother's Quilt.
(Blending too much into the chair.)

More contrast against the floor.  No pattern - I just kind of winged it.
 (Criss-cross straight-line quilting.)


 Big Brother's Quilt.

Hunter's Arrows.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Feast or Famine

The only baby girl to have been born to coworkers this year - Baby Girl Beckham (Becky) - received this quilt, which sports the very last scraps of my Nicey Jane fabric (Heather Bailey).  And after Googling it to provide the link, I see there is still some available.  Who knew?  I feel an urge to purchase more now.  Anyone with me?

Baby gingham check on the back.