Thursday, March 30, 2017

Garden Party Quilt

I have lots of fabric. Scrap quilts appeal to me, the more fabrics in a quilt the better. Bonnie Hunter's book Addicted To Scraps has directions for several colorful scrap quilts. I chose the Garden Party quilt to make because it has no triangles! The pattern says the quilt is 82" x 82".
I love the red and white blocks.

I elected to use one constant red.

To find a large enough space to lay all the blocks out I had to move the bed in Lynn's old bedroom.

I tweaked the pattern by adding an extra row of white squares so that the last row of red squares remain squares and weren't turned into triangles.

This is how the bed was flipped up against the wall to make room to lay out the quilt. This was where I basted the quilt too.

I did fussy cut these I LOVE YOU! bits for this flower.

The back of the quilt is a fun floral plus a yellow center.

Adding the black and white binding by machine was cumbersome on this large quilt.

All the flowers have 2 different fabrics plus a yellow center. I tried to use 100 different yellows for the flowers but when I was putting safety pins in the centers to baste the quilt I found that there was one duplicate! So 99 yellows. But all 100 flowers are different.

The back has a large yellow square with the floral surrounding it.

Finished and labeled too!

Since we aren't currently using a frame for this bed it sits lower and is easier to move. For now this quilt is living in this bedroom because it matches the walls! Before washing my quilt was 84" x 84". After machine washing and drying it was 79" x 79". This was SO MUCH FUN to make!! Happiness!

Finish it Friday link up at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Baseball Baby Quilt

Last June was the lovely wedding of Matt and Shannon for whom I made an unusual variation of a double wedding ring quilt.

Pattern "Forever Yours" by Southwind Designs .

Shannon used to come to our softball games when she was a baby/toddler (she had no choice as her mom and dad were both on the team) so she grew up loving the game.
Matt & Shannon used a photo from Nationals Park for their Save the Date card.

They went to Nationals Park in their wedding finery for photos!!

This is the happily married couple. 
They are expecting a baby later this spring.

So OF COURSE I have to make a baseball baby quilt for them!!

In each corner of the quilt I added some traffic fabric for the parking lot surrounding the stadium. Although they most likely take Metro to get there, I felt the quilt needed a bit of interest.

This is my Triangle Treasures pattern. It's SO easy and quick to make.

I put the binding on the back and then wrapped it around to the front.

Got a cute label out of an extra piece. Popcorn on the back of the quilt is perfect at the ballpark.

36" x 42"
Machine pieced, machine quilted, machine washed and machine dried!

Plus a little bonus Snap Flap.

For a little something.