Saturday, September 24, 2016

Roses {RSC September}

After another busy weekend last week, I'm finally back with more red Farmer's Wife blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I was able to complete 6 blocks over the last two weeks! Hooray!

#79 Silver Lane, #80 Single Wedding Star, #81 Snowball
#82 Spider Legs, #83 Spider Web, #84 Spool

While I didn't end up using a ton of yellow as accents in these blocks, I did try to use lots of different shades of red in the different blocks. I was also able to find quite a few red and white prints to use as well.

Four more blocks to make this month, and then I'll have 88 out of 111 blocks completed! Since I skipped August, I will need to make a few extra blocks at the end to catch up (I originally planned to do 11 blocks a month for 10 months) and I think I will try to make blocks that "blend" between my already made blocks for when I put it all together.

Sharing at Scrap Happy Saturday!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Candy Shop {Large Quilt -- Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016}

It's that time of the year again!

I'm excited to share my entry into the large quilt category for the 2016 Blogger's Quilt Festival -- Candy Shop!

This quilt might look familiar because it was featured on Moda Bake Shop this summer! You can still get the free tutorial there.

When I started designing this quilt, I was thinking a lot about using blocks in a quilt that weren't square and putting blocks in columns offset rather than putting things into a grid. I started playing around with different log cabin blocks to see if I could get them to "swirl" and Candy Shop was born!

I quilted this quilt with a directional layered meander that reminds me of waves. Something simple as not to distract from how adorable this quilt is.

This quilt uses the Wing and Leaf line from Moda and I used an icy blue background so that the white fabrics would pop! I'm a firm believer that orange is an under-used and under-appreciated color, and that's why I picked the orange feather print for my backing. :)

This quilt is a rather large throw at 68 x 78. It is currently at the Frederick County Fair and I will be going tonight to see if it has won any ribbons!

Quilt Stats
Fabric: Wing and Leaf Jelly Roll, Moda Bella Frost Solid
Size 68x78 inches
Quilting: layered directional meander in white thread

Check out all of the other quilts in the large category here, and the rest of the Blogger's Quilt Festival here!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wallflowers Row Quilt {Finished}

This is one of those "long time coming" finishes! This is my (finally) finished quilt from the Quilter's Choice QAL that I hosted last year. You can click here and see all of my posts and tutorials!

My quilt is twin sized and uses the Wallflowers line by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew. 

There are three 12" block rows, three 8" block rows, two 6" block rows, and three 4" block rows. Between each row and along the sides there is a 1" finished strip of white fabric.


This quilt was quilted professionally, and each row is a different (yet similar/related) motif -- lots of different sized loops and swirls! It is a little hard to see in the pictures but I love it!

(Accidental shoe picture!)

The backing and binding is 108" extra wide backing in a green tonal floral.

I am just in love with this quilt and am kind of sad that I don't have a twin bed to put it on!

I entered this quilt (along with my Candy Shop quilt and my Wishes quilt) into our county fair and I will hopefully find out soon if I won any ribbons!

Hop on over to Craftsy to get your FREE row quilt pattern!

Sharing at Finish it up Friday, Fabric Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Summer Solstice QAL {Finished Top}

It's the end of the road for the Summer Solstice QAL, which means it is time to link up all of the finished tops over at Happy Quilting! 

I didn't cut my sashing strips at the beginning because I was a little tight on my background fabric, so I figured out how big I could make my strips with the fabric I had left, and I ended up with 1.5 inch unfinished strips as my sashing.

Here's my finished top!

(Don't mind my lemon print kitchen rugs! My kitchen has the best lighting after dark!)

My quilt top measures 51 inches square, which is a perfect baby quilt size, I think. I do have another black print from this line that is a smaller scale leaf print that I could use for a border (plus pieces of my other black and white fabrics!) but I don't think I am going to do borders with this one and keep it as is.

I am planning to quilt this one myself (at some point!) and it will likely have lots of curls and swirls.

Sharing at Happy Quilting, Fabric Tuesday, and Sew Cute Tuesday!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lipstick {RSC September}

After unintentionally skipping last month in the RSC, I am back and ready to make some red blocks!

Here's my red stash:

I don't seem to have lots of red scraps, per se -- it seems like I have a lot of larger cuts leftover from borders and backings.

I was able to get one Farmer's Wife block done today:

#78 - Shooting Star

Now on to work on the rest of the blocks!

Sharing at Scrap Happy Saturday and Oh Scrap!