Soooo, my Mendocino Sea Quilt was selected to be part of the "Friday Features" on a blog called A Thoughtful Life! How cool is that? I've never been 'featured' on someone else's blog before, so I'm pretty stoked about it :) Yippee! Go check it out...
First of all, here's the progress on my boy quilt my Aunt Cheri' asked me to make for a friend of hers. Isn't it huge? I got a little carried away with myself... it just kept growing and growing and growing. But I love it anyways. Now just the backing and basting and quilting and binding have to be finished :)
And here's my completed stuff for the day: quilted patchwork pillow covers for my cousin Katie all the way in NYC. AND, she just asked me to make their quilt for their bed for their move to West Virginia in July. YAY! I love my family.
After making these I decided I really need to start making a few things for myself now and then. Other people have more of my creations in their homes than I do. PLUS, these pillows were superfun to make and I love love love the way they turned out. Even the backs are fun. I used a bright orange solid for the 'quilt back' and then I sewed together a chocolate brown and a pretty lime green print from my stash for the back panels to make it a little sturdier.
It's finished! I really love this quilt. I used some 5 inch squares from the Heather Ross Mendocino line and some solid light grey and an orange tiny polka dot for the quilt top.
What do you think? If you love it, it is for sale here in my esty shop!
This is such a little boy quilt. I love it. It's fun and slightly masculine. And I fell in love with using grey! It's grey-t -- get it? I crack myself up...
Here's the back. I used lots of different orange and blue fabrics with polka dots and tiny patterns and some left over Mendocino stuff for a mismatched look. I like it, it kinda reminds me of chutes and ladders or something like that.
Doesn't it look so cute in a baby's room?
I love the quilting I did on this one. It's something new to me. I quilted on the diagonal in sets of 3 organic-ish lines with grey thread. It turned out even better than I expected. I think the quilting gave it an even more fresh modern edge and added a lot of texture.
The finished dimensions are 52"x52" and I machine stitched the binding.
This quilt was made for a little newborn baby girl... can you tell?
I used some of a Tula Pink Hushabye layer cake and cut it into 5 inch squares for a patchwork top. I think patchwork is great for baby quilts. I used some stash fabric to make some pink borders around the edges and for the binding as well.
I quilted 1/4 inch from either side of all the seams over the entire quilt, carrying the quilting past the borders.
*sidenote* I realized when I was adding the binding that I had never switched to my quilting foot... I quilted the whole thing without a quilting foot! It turned out fantastic however!
Here's the back:
I used some of the fabric from the front borders to make the pieced back. I also added some patterned green fabric from my stash to tie the green of the front in with the back. The striped fabric used here is also what I used to bind the quilt.
I think it's just precious...
I think baby Riley will be nice and snug as a bug in a rug with this wrapped around her :)
Here's the latest goings-on at my place. I love this quilt! The purple and the teal are fantastic... these colors just bring out the pinks and purples without overshadowing the reds. Love it! Sorry for the yucky basement pics, but it's just SO COLD outside. I can't make myself go out there...
The back of this quilt is also one of my faves. I cut up some 4 1/2" squares from some of the leftover Wonderland layer cake scraps and the teal fabric, alternated them, added a purple border, and then added the perpendicular lime stripe. The colors are just fantastic!
The top before the sandwiching commenced...
Now, I just finished it, and I can't wait to show you what the binding looks like on this puppy! It completes it!
I love the Moda Wonderland line! Love it! I made this cute little baby quilt out of some of the Wonderland Layer Cake I had laying around. It's the perfect size for a stroller blanket, or floor blanket for tummy time, and the bright colors are super fun, too. Oh yeah, and this also counts for the Joy in the New Year Challenge!
I didn't piece the back of this one, I consider it one of the perks of making smaller quilts...
The quilting was pretty simple, 1/4 inch from either side of the seams (white thread).
Here's my basting process, which I just happen to loathe.
And just one more pic because the colors are so fun and I just got my camera lens back for my digital SLR camera and you can actually see the true colors of the things I take pictures of and not some horrible representation of them. whew.