Monday, October 5, 2015

swoon for a wedding

my friend and coworker is getting married! i made them a swoon quilt. i really loved making this quilt. i picked a lot of really amazing prints and had fun designing the color layout.
the background is "sprinkles" by cotton and steel basics, i love this as a neutral background. this was a really fun quilt to piece and the blocks are so large that it went together quickly.
i did a simple loopy line quilting so as not to detract from the piecing.
hopefully cecy and greg love it! update: they did!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

the wedding ring quilt

this quilt took me 5 months to make, and contains many things i have never tried before. first time piecing with curves. i used the quick curve ruler from sew kind of wonderful and the metro rings pattern.
first time doing a full-size quilt with free motion quilting. i really used my new bernina 750QE to the best of my abilities, doing flower and leaf motifs and lots of loop de boops.
the back is an out of print alexander henry day of the dead toile, that i sourced online.
i used my bernina to embroider the bride and groom's names and their wedding date in the corner on the back.
and i used priory square for the binding.
i love this quilt a lot and i'm so HAPPY that it's DONE!!! on to the next one!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A belated post

I never posted this finish from last year. This was a quilt for my son. 

I used all gray, all unisex prints. I also included different shades of gray solids. 

The back is a huge splash of color: RED! 

I did matchstick quilting, which took forever but turned out great! 

My son sleeps with this quilt every night now :)

Mission accomplished.