Thursday, 23 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Throw Quilt

My 2nd entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side, is called Sound Check.
Although I have entered this quilt in the Throw Quilt category, in our home it will be hung on the wall in my husband's office/music room.

I always wanted to make a plus quilt and when I got these fat quarters, I couldn't decide what to do with them.  After a few weeks of indecisiveness, I thought I would give them a try with this kind of pattern.  I took out my graph paper and began to draw.  I am so pleased with the result!

When my husband saw the quilt top completed, he decided it would be his.  The last quilt I made for him was a gift on our wedding day, over 11 years ago!  Since he liked this one so much, I decided he could have it.

As I said before, this quilt will hang on the wall in his office/music room.  It will help with the acoustics in there and that is how he came up with the name Sound Check.

I gave myself a challenge with this one and decided to quilt it myself on my mom's Gammill.  It is only the 5th quilt I quilt on the longarm.  I was a little more nervous than with the last quilt but I think it went fairly well.

So here are some quilt stats for you:

Sound Check
measurements: 60"x70"
Pattern designed by Ginette Vallières
Machine pieced by Ginette Vallières
Free-motion machine quilted by Ginette Vallières

Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the World Wide Web.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - mini quilt

I have been seeing all of the lovely stuff going on at quilt market over on Instagram. Instead of wishing I was there, I decided to participate, for the first time, in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


So my first entry is the mini quilt I just completed for the Dreaming of Spring Mini Quilt Swap.

I had so much fun making this mini quilt.

The pattern is from the book Fat Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith. I love the mix of machine appliqué and piecing. I machine quilted it as well.


Quilt stats:

Quilt measures 16" x 20"

Techniques: machine piecing, machine appliqué, machine quilting all done by ME

Entering this in the mini quilt category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.


Thank you so much for stopping by. For more inspiration, please head over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival, Amy puts on a great show!


Friday, 10 May 2013

TGIFF - Baby Quilt and Spring Mini

As promised earlier this week, here is a look at the baby quilt I was commissionned to make.

The pattern is Baby Charm Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman.  I used fabric from the Walk in the Woods line by Aneela Hoey.  

I decided to quilt it on my PFAFF using straight lines at half inch intervals on the red and pink fabrics and one inch intervals in the white sashing.

I thought these pink dots were really cute for the back, and the binding is a Riley Blake fabric.

I also finished my Dreaming of Spring mini quilt for the swap hosted by Michele from the Quilting Gallery.

This pattern is from the book Fat Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith.  I love this book because it mixes applique and machine piecing and all of the quilts in the book measure 16" x 20".  

Here is a picture of the label I embroidered.

I love this quilt and am a little sad to have to send it off.  I truly hope my swap partner will like it and giving it away just gives me an excuse to make another!!

Have a great weekend everyone!  It is Mother's Day here on Sunday and I will be spending a part of the day with my mom at a quilt show!!  

Linking up to TGIFF at Quilt Matters.  Head on over and check out some great finishes.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

I am still here!

Wow, it's been a while... I have been quilting but with all the busy-ness of life lately, I haven't gotten around to blogging. I do want to tell you that I am on Instagram now and have been posting there as quiltingprincess. I also have a new Facebook page: The Quilting Princess. Please feel free to like my page, I have been posting pictures of what I am working on and love to chat with all of you.

So up until last night I was working on binding 4 quilts! Yes 4!! I am on a mission to finish stuff.

Last night I finished the binding on the baby quilt. I just need to affix the label and I will be able to share it on Friday for TGIFF.
Next up is my Dreaming of Spring mini for the swap hosted by Michele of the Quilting Gallery. I have to mail that one on Monday, the plan is to have it done this week so I will be able to share it on Friday too!
Of course Rosie has been keeping me busy too.