Friday, March 7, 2014

Em's hexi baby quilt

My daughter and I just finished this quilt:

quilt stats:
40" x 51" (washed)
hexi's are random fabrics
quilting is organic straight line w/ hexi's appliquéd on
batting is cotton warm & natural

2 pieces of fabric (a front and back) the size of the ending quilt are basted and quilted.  Hexi's are then appliquéd on.

Em wasn't sure she liked this quilt towards the end of it's making.  Then she saw the washed version and decided it was a keeper!  Something magic happens in that washing machine.

Chain Reaction in Figs

Chain Reaction in Figs is finally finished!  It's my new all time favorite:

quilt stats:
60" x 77" (washed)
fabric is Mirabelle by Fig Tree
negative space is Kona bleached white
warm & natural white batting
quilting design is "Tickle" by Beany Girl Quilts for Willow Leaf Studio

I fell in love with this quilt pattern when I first saw it at the Houston Market several years ago.    

It is designed by Swirly Girls and can be found in their book, also in a GIVEAWAY below.

The fabric is by Fig Tree

You can see this new line of fabric featured in this post on Joanna's (the designer) blog.


I had a lot of fun quilting it from a pantograph design.  You can read about it here.

 The scraps were in perfect shape for a stacked coin design for the back.


linked up:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


There's nothing better than a 1940's Singer Featherweight while your regular machine is in the shop.

I'm probably the last one to make this "trip around the world" quilt. It was a total compulsive start, but it's gone by fast. 

 I'm using scraps I NEVER thought I'd use.  Just think, a queen size quilt made with unwanted scraps!  I'll definitely need to make one of these every few years.

 I even have these pieced scraps from a previous quilt for the back.

 My Heather Ross top is ready and waiting for the mail man to bring some fabric for the back.

I'm excited to be posting this finish for Friday:

And on a closing note, I was cleaning out my mother-in-law's kitchen last week and found this pot holder.  I finally realized why I was so drawn to it . . .   Could it possibly be the hot pad that the kids made for their grandma 25 years ago?   I love these, they're the best.

linked up: