One of my best friends moved away this summer, something that’s always bittersweet. I’m so thankful I know her and we were blessed to spend a lot of time together in the months before her move, which made it both harder and easier.
I pulled out the voile quilt top that I pieced last year and decided it was the perfect thing to send with them to their new home. The vibrant colors of the fabrics are a good combination of both our styles and backing it with the IKEA nummer fabric seemed a good choice. I love the contrast and wish I wasn’t running out of that number fabric! I have given away every quilt I’ve backed with it.
The quilt is a simple patchwork design, comprised of 6″ (finished) squares and measures 90″ square. Much as I love awesome quilt designs, there is something about patchwork that always makes me smile. The best part of this quilt is the voile – such a soft, smooth hand and light weight.
I quilted it myself in a simple cross hatch design on the diagonal through the center of each square and bound it in a black and white houndstooth print. It feels good to have finished something, and even better to have sent it on it’s way! It’s finish #5 for 2014. I think I may need to get out the rest of that voile fabric and make another.
Have a great day!
I’ve been slowly working through my Fireworks blocks and now have 12 of the 16 blocks made. They haven’t been really quick blocks to piece but when they’re done I really love the way they look.
Here are four of the eight I’ve finished since posting last:
As I’ve worked on this project I’ve come to like the Bloomsbury Gardens prints even more than I did when I purchased them. I’m happy to be sewing with them and look forward to putting this quilt top together. Only four more blocks to go, and they are all cut out and neatly stacked on my sewing table. I hope I can find time to work on them this week!
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A few weeks ago I went on a search for a pattern to piece an anchor quilt block. It seems that nautical style is really trendy right now and I’m liking the look. Everything I found was an applique pattern which wasn’t what I wanted. I sketched an anchor, did the math, and created my own pieced anchor quilt block.
Then I made 19 more, including one from Essex yarn died linen in black.
I especially love that black block, the way it makes everything stand out.
I’m giddy with excitement about this quilt top. Each block is 14 inches square, so the entire thing measures approximately 56 inches across by 70 inches long.
Lots of little seams. A bit tedious, perhaps, but not difficult. Tutorial coming soon! In the meantime, I’m working on a backing!
*UPDATE: Tutorial is finished! You can find it here.
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