Thursday, June 13, 2013

Modern Mini

This is my entry into the modern mini challenge at Ellison Lane Quilts

So it might not be very modern, but it is a mini and I love it.  It finished at just under 18" by 24".  I finished it just before February for Valentine's day.  Even though it was made for Valentine's Day, I still have it decorating my office wall at work. 

The letters are paper pieced and the hearts are pieced using a charm pack.  The fabric is Flirt by Sandy Gervais for Moda.

For the back, I used left over charms and part of a fat quaerter. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Works in Progress

This weekend started off a bit hairy. My husband pulled out a 3" long nail out of our Duke's paw.  Poor baby was so good and is doing much better today.  He is on a round of antibiotics to make sure any infections are stopped and things don't get worse for him.

I started quilting my table runner.  After much debating, I chose to pick a few hexagons and echo quilt them until the lines run into each other.  I am free motion quilting the straight lines and it is going very fast.

I also started using my scraps and left over charm squares to make 2" hexagons.  I will eventually combine them into a large scrappy quilt. 

My biggest accomplishment thus far is French Kisses in Happy Go Lucky.  I highly recommend Tracey's Quilt pattern, French Kisses.  She even helped me with modifying the size.  I am making it 5 blocks x 5 blocks to make a queen size quilt that will finish at 96" square.  You can't see the top row, but it is amazing.

When I constructed the French Kisses quilt top, I ended up with tons of half square triangles.  I started putting them together and made two pillow shams to match my quilt.  If I had my way, I would ask Moda to make the orange on white or aqua on white mums print to be made into a sheets set or in extra wide (to make sheets).

Wouldn't this make beautiful sheets?


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