Monday, June 17, 2013

Two Quilts

I have two finishes to share. Yay, me!

The first is a simple baby quilt for some friends of ours. Curly deemed them "baby quilt worthy" friends, and so I pulled some Quilted Fish fabric and used my new Simply Retro book to find a pattern. It was fast and easy.

 I did loopy quilting all over it, and then did binding on the bias. In total, I think the quilt took about 4 hours to make. The longest part was the binding.
 Next up is the quilt for Baby. See here? She's saying how much she loves it. She's also telling me her outfit is  too tight.
 I used another Camille Roskelley pattern. I'm finding there is a fine line between "fan" and "stalker." The fabric is Sarah Jane Studios. I don't know the name of the line, but it's the one with anchors and arctic narwhals.
 Here is a close up of the quilting. I was very brave on this one. I've had the Angela Walters Free Motion Quilting book since before we moved. I've wanted to try some of the patterns, but I've been so nervous. I didn't want to ruin a quilt. Last week I told myself I was stupid, loaded Baby's quilt on my frame, and went to town with the paisley design. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. But I'll be better on the next one I do. It was fun to try a different style.
 So there you go. Two baby quilts finished in the past week. I feel pretty awesome about it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Modern Mini Challenge

I'm following the crowd and entering my Madhuri quilt in Ellison Lane's Modern Mini Challenge. Yay! (Kermit arms, please.)

This mini features The Quilted Fish' new line, Madhuri. It's 18" square and packs a punch. I was very brave and embraced the bright pink solid. I was really worried it would make my mini look like a hot mess, but it really made it look just plain hot.
 Here is the back. Love it.
 And here is the front again.
If you want to make one of your own, feel free to use my tutorial.

There are a lot of great ones entered this year. Hope you like mine!

Sunday, June 02, 2013


I found this picture of Ginger while looking through my computer files.

Nothing like getting licked by a dog.