27 March 2015

Sea Glass Goose in the Corner Medallion Quilt

Is summer on its way? Looking at this lap-size quilt, which I finished last summer, is infusing my day with thoughts of boat rides, beach walks, and cocktails on the deck.  

I stitched this quilt with sea glass tones of green, aqua, and blue using "Goose in the Corner" blocks.

This easy-to-make and extremely versatile block was new to me, but I have it on my list to make more in different arrangements!  I used this tutorial, which leaves you with a nice stack of bonus HSTs for another project.

I backed it in a cerulean sea print that coordinates with the front without being matchy, and bound in a coordinating Denyse Schmidt Sugar Creek print. Quilting lines are organic peaked curves, kind of like the waves on the back.

Until the March gray snow is gone and replaced with green grass growing out of the granite, bordered with rosa ragusa bushes... this will do.  

18 December 2014

Converging Corners Love Llamas Baby Quilt

Although this little quilt is from wayyy back in the summer, isn't its palette perfectly festive for the holidays?  

For this baby quilt, measuring up at about 40x60 inches, I used Film in the Fridge's Converging Corners Block tutorial, one that has been LONG on my to-sew list. I love how the piecing method is improvisational, yet the results are all squared up!

Sometimes, one single fabric inspires my entire fabric pull for a quilt. In this case, this Llama Love print from Monaluna fabrics grabbed me, and the rest is history. I love animal prints, especially when the animals aren't too cartoony. These llamas are just right. 

The most wonderful backing possible is some Anna Maria Horner butter-soft flannel, and I was so happy to see that this Pretty Potent print was a great match. The hearts!!

For quilting, I chose to stitch some wavy, organic horizontal lines at varied intervals. 

A simple charcoal binding frames all the llamas so nicely! 

05 November 2014

Lotta Strips Baby Quilt

Making a strip quilt is one of my favorite ways to showcase fabrics in a baby quilt!  This one is made with mostly Lotta Jansodotter prints, with a few extras thrown in. I love these fabrics for a not-too-girly quilt for girls :)

08 October 2014

Shockwave Squares Scrappy Baby Quilt

Gender-neutral, and "for boys" quilts as well, can really be a challenge for me. I have no problem using the whole gamut of colors for girls, so my stash is all over the place, but I tend to like floral prints too much for all of those same fabrics to also work for boys.

07 September 2014

Baby Irish Chain Quilt

I love Irish Chain quilts, and I can't quite believe it took me this long to realize that they can be made simply from alternating nine-patch and background squares!

31 July 2014

Boats! Baby Quilt

Boats, boats, boats!  That's pretty much what a coastal Maine summer becomes if you have anybody even slightly nautical in your life :)

This little quilt is a celebration of a new baby who will certainly (especially now) grow up to be a boat lover!

18 April 2014

Improv Neutrals Baby Quilt

This quilt is one of my very favorites!  Inspired by a long-time flickr favorite of mine, I used a mix of neutrals with bright centers in improvised log cabin blocks.