Monday, March 31, 2014

1600 Quilt

I know...The most original quilt name ever, right? 
I just can't think of a good name.  If you have one, feel free to share.

So I don't know why I have never posted a WIP on this quilt.  I made the top ages ago.  Like maybe August 2013...
I wanted to see how long it would take me to do the 1600 jelly roll challenge
Answer: About 3 hrs. 
That's bad, huh?  Oh, well.  I iron my seams yo.  It has been sitting on my table since August.  I finally started quilting it a few weeks ago and put the binding on this past weekend. 

I had this "jelly roll" (i.e. not moda) and just didn't know what do do with it.  This pattern was fun and easy. 
I was super proud when I finished the quilt top...and I didn't like it one bit.  I'm not sure why I wasn't a fan, just didn't connect.  I think that it was all of the brightness, all at once.  It was so far from my comfort zone.  But as soon as I started quilting it - I fell in love.  It just made it for me.  Now it is special and pretty.  Lol

The back is my favorite part.  I wanted the solid brown. And promptly ran out before I was finished.  If you look really hard you can see that there are two different color browns  - two different Kona Brown die lots.  Ooops.
To me, the quilting adds to the front - and completely changes the back.  I love all that texture!

I have no idea what you call this Free Motion Stitch.  But it is fun...someday I will learn to make all of my loops the same size.  ;)

And you will be seeing this stitch again from me...soon. 

Solid blue (Country Classics - from JoAnn's) holds all of those busy prints together. 

This quilt is also for sale.  Please leave a comment or email me if you are interested. 

Quilt Specs:
  Quilt measures -
  Batting - 80/20 cotton/poly batting
  Quilting - FMQ, brown cotton thread
  measures - 44.5 x 54 in.  (large toddler quilt, or small lap quilt)
  Cost - $120 + S&H

Have you had any fun quilty challenges lately?

 - Katelyn

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Patchwork Baby

A while back I posted about a baby quilt top made patchwork style (find that post here).  Well I did decide to back it with minky. 
I quilted it myself, and chose to quilt without batting.  I figured it is almost summer and babies don't like being no batting.  It was interesting to quilt and I had a few problems with my bobbin.  But after much trial and error I got it quilted and bound. 

I love seeing the sun shine the front in the back...Like stained glass or something.

That minky is so adorable!

Patchwork is so much fun.  It's easy and quick (which equal super fun in my book right now).  It is also a wonderful way to showcase those charm squares!
Of course with anything I make...there are imperfections.  But as all things tend to do, it can only get better with practice. 
Also, an interesting fact  - no batting= no crinkle.  These pics are after wash. 

All of that being said.  This quilt was originally made for a couple at my church, but I ended up giving them a different gift.  So this quilt is for sell.  If you are interested please leave a comment or email me directly. 

Quilt Specs:
   Riley Blake - Sidewalks
   (and a few random solids, plus one green print from JoAnns)
   Backing  - Rose Minky
   Binding - Riley Blake Sidewalks Hopscotch in Teal

$90+ S&H

Please let me know if you are interested.

 Do you have a favorite piecing method when you need to produce something quick and cute? 

 - Katelyn

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pillow Talk

Well...Hello there!  It has been a while.  I seem to have lost control of my life these past few weeks.  Extra jobs, extra homework, extra tired. 
Last week was spring break and I actually got some sewing done!  So I will have some things to blog about as soon as I take some photos. 
That being said - this is a picture heavy post. 
Apparently I love making pillows.  Who wouldn't they are quick and pretty.   And who doesn't love a little instant satisfaction? 
Over the past year or so I have made several pillow covers for my couch, but none for my bed.  I decided to remedy that.

 SO much fun.  I mean I cannot tell you how much I just stared at that pillow.  I was so proud.  Took no time and I still loved it. 
But it looked super lonely sitting all by it's self up there. 
So I decided it must need friends:
Like a little pillow family! 

Well that's enough pillow week I'll show off my finished baby quilt. 

 - Katelyn