Sunday, October 27, 2013

House Blocks for Phoebe

The Charleston Modern Quilt Guild (of which I am a proud member, of course!) has been working on a bee for over a year now. When it was my month, the gals all made a block for my Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt.

This month was Phoebe's turn. (Please note: She's my total bestie 4-evah, so I really didn't want to let her down!!!)  She gave us total freedom - - any kind of house block in any size, as long as we didn't use the traditional schoolhouse block pattern. She gave us "Painter's Canvas" in platinum (by Laura Gunn) to use as the backgrounds - - her quilt is going to be a neighborhood on a rainy day.

I made the following 3 blocks:

Quilter's Cottage by Quiet Play, available via Craftsy

Dwell block from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley
House In The Woods by Bubblestitch, available via Craftsy
She got a lot of great blocks from other members at our last Guild meeting, and I can't wait to see her little neighborhood!

Hope you're getting to do some sewing today!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Architextures Plus Quilt Finish

My Architextures Plus Quilt is finished and I can finally share it with you!

I made this quilt as a wedding gift for one of my college roomies, Adrienne, but I wanted to keep it a surprise. Well, Adrienne and Dave are now happily married, so I can finally post the pics.

This quilt was made using the Architextures fabric line and a few other prints and solids thrown in for added interest. I used 5 charm packs of the Architextures line. Using charm packs to make a plus quilt means - - no cutting! Just lay that sucker out and sew the rows together.

I chose Architextures because I thought the prints would appeal to the bride and groom. Adrienne is a graphic designer, so I knew she would be attracted to the graphic prints, and I hoped Dave would like it too——no girlie florals in this quilt!

My fab mom longarmed the one for me with one of my favorite all-over quilting patterns - - kind of a simple feather.

I think the backing fabric works nicely with the front. It's Olavi in Blueberry from the Glimma line by Lotta Jansdotter.

I hope my lovely friend and her new husband will enjoy this quilt for many, many years!

Happy stitching!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Scrappy Trip Along FINISHED!

I finished my Scrappy Trip Along quilt!!!!  (Ok, I didn't do the binding on this one either, but under my new definition of "finished" it qualifies as done even without binding.)

This is the Scrappy Trip Around the World pattern from the Quiltville tutorial in case you'd like to make one yourself. Super fun, and a total scrap buster.

A bunch of gals in the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild are doing a bee, and when my month came around, they helped me make about 15 blocks for this king-size Scrappy Trip Along. THANK YOU!!!!

Mom quilted this bad boy with a Baptist Fan, which I lurve because it helps break up all the straight lines.

With this quilt currently residing on my bed, I can honestly say that I've never slept better.

What're you working on?

Happy stitching!