Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Wedding Quilt

One of the wives in my Officer's Spouses Club got married back in May. I made her a quilt as her wedding gift and I FINALLY finished it! 
She had told me her favorite colors were Navy and Yellow and when I came across Dear Stella's Lola fabric, I knew it would be perfect for her. 
My original plan was a Sparkle Punch Quilt, but it was so much work and I've been so busy with baby quilts, donation quilts and then this, that the Sparkle Punch was just way too big of a commitment at this time. 
I still love how this turned out though because it's got the stars and some patchwork, which I love. 
She loved it and that makes me happy! 
Quilt stats:
Fabric: Lola by Dear Stella
Measures: approx. 65"x75"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Baby Quilt Recipients

This makes it all worth it! I was unable to attend the baby shower that my last 4 baby quilts were made for. The host sent me a picture with the girls and their quilts. :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baby Quilts Galor!

I was going to do a separate post for each quilt, but decided on just one post. I did all 4 of these quilts in just over 10 days! 

There are 4 gals pregnant in our Officer's Spouses Club and there was a quadruple baby shower yesterday. I missed the shower but sent gifts. 

Here they are! And for throwing them together in such a short amount of time I feel like I didn't get to fully appreciate them. But I will say, all of them were super fun to make and I loved each and every one! 

Quilt Stats
Fabric: Prince Charming by Tula Pink in the Coral and Aqua color way (and few other prints in same colors by other designers)
Pattern: Disappearing 9-patch 
Measures: 38"x46"

Quilt Stats
Fabric: Prince Charming by Tula Pink in the blue/green color way (and a few other prints to have enough!)
Pattern: patchwork set on point
Measures: 32"x42"
Quilting: I tried the Dogwood Quilting! It was so fun! Not my best work, as this was the first time attempting it. But I still think it turned out pretty neat! 

Quilt Stats
Fabric: various prints I've had for years. I honestly can't remember all of them. I bought some from a fabric store and some came from Connecting Threads
Pattern: Half Square Triangles 
Quilting: I just did minimal straight line quilting. (I like more minimal quilting on baby quilts because it seems to make them a bit ofter)
Measurements: I FORGOT TO MEASURE! I think it was approximately 44"x44". Each block was 8" unfinished, so that's my guess!

Quilt Stats
Fabric: I can't recall the exact name but it was from Connecting Threads (years ago!) and I think it was "Honey Bee". Backing is the VERY last of my favorite Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannel
Pattern: Fancy Jelly Roll. I didn't use a jelly roll nor did I make it as big as the pattern is for. I cut up a fat quarter bundle I had and have plenty left over. So I'll either make another baby quilt or a patchwork with the leftovers. 
Measures: I forgot to measure this one. I'd guess it was 45"x50". 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Modify Tradition 1 & 2 and also A Quilt for Charity

ok, here's the story... 

I started this quilt back in 2010, when Modify Tradition's Round 2 started. I was fairly new to quilting and buying fabrics. While on vacation in Oregon, I stopped into a quilt and fabric shop. They had a bunch of this fabric on sale and I bought it up. Not even sure why because it's not like I loved it, it was just on sale for a great price and it was "real fabric" aka not fabric from Joann's. (not that there is anything wrong with that! It's just at the time I had never bought designer fabric from a quilt store). 

So I started the blocks and after 4, I hated the fabric, hated the quilt-along and just got lazy. So I quit. 

Fast forward 4 years and 3 moves later from one coast to the other...
There was a reason to pull those 4 blocks out and finish it! 

Our Officer's Wives Club was asked to make a gift basket donation for the VVOSA  to help raise funds for the scholarship fund they do. They are holding a symposium in VA next month and asked all the Hawkeye and Greyhound squadrons to donate something. Each squadron was given a Country as a theme so it's an "Around the World" silent auction. Our squadron was assigned China.

I remembered my started blocks and how the fabric was made with an Asian print fabric. So I dug them out, finished it up and it's ready to go! I ended up adding some blocks from the 1st MT quilt along because they were easy, fast blocks. I don't really care much for a traditional layout of a sampler quilt so I just scattered the blocks. It kinda looks wonky and didn't quite have the effect I was looking for, but it will have to do.  It's not really "China" but hey, who doesn't love a quilt! 

I hope it raises lots of money!

Quilt stats:
Measures: 54"W x 71"L
Fabric: Cho-Cho no Sanpomichi by Kumiko Sudo (2007)