Happy quilt day!
This quilt was inspired by the Sea Squared quilt pattern, free from Birch Fabrics.
Most of the fabrics are from the Into the Deep fabric line by Michael Miller Fabrics.
The dolphins and whales are from a random panel that was in my collection. They had lots to say, so here they are on the quilt!
It’s a girl!
This precious fabric is the Little Red Riding Hood collection from Riley Blake.
The big bad wolf and grandmother’s cottage are also adorably represented.
And, of course, the mushrooms?
Guess the name of the new little niece…
The pattern is free on the Moda Bakeshop website http://www.modabakeshop.com/2014/04/charm-party-baby-quilt-bonus-pillow.html
After making the HSTs for the quilt, I ended up with smaller leftover HSTs.
They became this little dolly quilt. When Ava has a little baby, the baby can have a blanky like hers!
I chose this fun Hawaiian print for the backing.
I actually quilted this one myself!
Sometimes it seems like a stack of fabric is burning a hole in your fabric collection. Like you just have to use it, and use it now.
I had this bundle of Fibs & Fables fabric by Anna Maria Horner. Dying to use it, I was in between other quilting projects.
I pulled a book off my shelf, Tula Pink’s
Quilts from the House of Tula Pink.
I picked the Dream Weaver pattern.
The solid is Essex yarn-dyed linen. This is one of my new favorite “solids” to use in my quilts.
I love the denim-y look of the Essex. In my world, everything goes with denim.
The quilting was done by Lea Ingram here on Kauai. I love the vertical rope-like look in the sashing.
Tippy the panther has claimed his spot at the foot of the bed. No close-ups of the cat hair today.
I probably should be more careful about folding Mark. But look at that detail in his hair!
I scanned the signature and stitched it out on my Destiny. What a great sewing machine.
The woodgrain in the fence makes you just want to run out and whitewash it!
This amazing quilting was done by Deonn Stott, a true artisan.
Every detail comes alive with her great vision.
The paddlewheel blocks were quilted to look like, well, paddlewheels on a river boat.
I embroidered a different quote on the quilt, one that felt more like “me.”
My new Pfaff and I won the battle, the Hawaiian quilt is bound and ready! Come back tomorrow for all the delicious pictures!
Betty and Caroline, cozy on the new couch.
Don’t you just love picking out fabrics for quilt blocks? Once I’ve got that first print, that is.
Betty just loves apples.
I just got my hands on this yummy orange colored apple print. The blue jumped right in, and then the yellow.
Caroline likes contrast.
I wanted black in my Caroline block. The red and green allowed for great contrast, which makes the pinwheels pop!
I am paper piecing my blocks, and have discovered a wonderful hint for the blocks like Caroline that have lots of pieces in lots of colors. Before I start stitching, I write the colors that I am using in the appropriate sections of the foundation papers. This has saved me a lot of grief in the piecing process!
Write the color names in each section of the foundation papers.
Too lazy to wander out into the blazing sunshine, I decided to photograph the blocks on my new couch. The couch is orange, but seems to show up as a different color in each picture!
Love my new La-Z-Boy!
Wishing you sunny skies and rainbows!