Sometimes the most simple quilts are the best, last night I found the Star Bright pattern by Katie Blakesley at (Bike, Swim, Quilt) . I pulled the back ground blue fabric and cut and sewed it up before I could come up with what my star should be. Once again I was reminded how limited my stash is, however I found this fun green fabric and knew it would work. Before I knew it I was sewing the last seem, from start to finish, including fabric selection it was less than 2.5 hours.
Really, this should have been easier but somehow I managed to mess this last week up so much, I think I un-sewed as much as I sewed. However on day three I managed to get these 4 blocks together.
When I went to the shop to buy my fabrics I really wanted that dark pink to be my background, however I chickened out and went with the lighter pink. I was afraid that the person I gave the quilt to was not into bright colors the way I am. I LOVE this block, but I should have gone with the dark pink background, and the light pink star.
This week we started to put our star together. That green was the brightest green I could find in the store, it kind of reminded me of a Wham video. However, now that the block is coming together I don’t find it to be that bright anymore. I am not saying that’s a bad thing, I just find it interesting.
I am not sure if I mentioned this, but I have to make 6 baby quilts but September 15. Yep one month! I need to make three girls and three boys, somehow it just worked out like that. This star around will be for one of my favorite co-workers Alen second daughter. Alen has really bad OCD, so with this quilt no pattern nothing that can seem out of whack ( I am doing my best to make sure the points match).
This week is a catch up week for me on the Star Around Quilt Along. First I finished Week 3, half square triangles lots of half square triangles. Sorry for the faded picture, I took it late in the afternoon when the sun was setting into my quilting area.
Then came week 4 and flying geese. I was able to knock them out much faster that the half square triangles. It’s really starting to look like a baby blanket for a little girl.
My sister Jen (Not Jenny) has Eight kids, yep Eight….I am a slacker, I only have 4 kids.
Jen’s oldest daughter Elizabeth, who we all call E is getting married on Saturday. E is the first kid to get married, I want to scream I’m not ready for these kids to grow up! But I have learned, these kids refuse to stay young so I have to learn to get over it. Well being me the first thing I did when I heard E was getting married is I have a cocktail, then I sat down with my quilting consultant Pinterest and planned her a wedding quilt. Really, there was no competition, I knew I had to make the Swoon quilt. Normally, I start with a pattern then I mess up the patter and come up with a different quilt. But not this time, oh no, I created a work of art. Really, the only reason I am not keeping this quilt for myself is I love E and it was meant for her!
I did learn a few things about Swoon, never use fabric with lines and smaller print fabric works the best. . I did simple straight line quilting, however it took me days to draw the marking lines. I must say I love how the quilting came out….did I mention I really wish I could keep this quilt
What a week, as I type this my Swoon Quilt is in the washer. It came out so pretty, I can’t wait to show it off!!!!
Before I get ahead of myself, the Happy Quilt Along is officially in Week Three, however due to my Swoon obsession I am just getting to Week Two.
I will start week three, and get to sewing. So far I love this fabric and color combinations.
This year I have a thing for block of the months and quilt a longs. They feel so simple and care free. Last week I came across the Happy Quilting Star Quilt Along by Happy Quilting I could not resist.
I have 5 baby quilts that I have to have complete in the next two months. To be honest, I am running out of baby quilt ideas so this quilt along could not have come at a better time. Here are the fabrics I picked for the quilt along …..I am so excited to cut into these
I wanted to submit a quilt to the local quilt show. The theme of the show was “America”, so what is more America than the Statue of Liberty? But you know what they say about best laid plans. So this started out as a Tammy Bower pixel quilt. However the sky of the quilt, looked so bad so I cut the arm and torch out of the quilt. I needed a background, so I added a Ricky Tims inversion quilt as the background. My next issues was, I had no idea how to get the arm onto the inversion quilt. So I used a Rose Hughes applique method….And that is how this quilt was born.
It was best art quilt!
I have a son that they call Tiny, he is over 6’4 and he needed a quilt that would be big enough for a kid named Tiny.
Tiny just like very other teen age boy, loves black and white. So made this quilt with grey jelly roll, but once it was together it did not seem big enough. So I cut the quilt about a third in, and added a red braid.
Tiny loved this quilt!
Yes, I have a daughter named Teal. One day a 15 year old Teal, says “Mom did you know that a Teal is a Duck”. The Teal Duck Quilt was born. I kind of fell in love with the jelly roll quilt, however I kind of find it boring on it’s own. However it’s a great base.
My Teal is one tough chick, she only wears black and grey. She is the opposite of a girly girl, so I wanted to uses a lot of gray an Teal. I put one Mommy duck with two baby ducks. To show myself with my girls.
Teal loves this quilt!