Friday, June 23, 2017

"Tessie" Flower Pattern by Amy McClellan

A long time ago I purchased the pattern "Tessie" designed by Amy McClellan/Under The Garden Moon. These flowers are super easy to do. There are 2 sizes of flowers and I chose the small version.

This quilt pattern is perfect for small scraps.

I had so much fun finding bits of fabric that looked nice together.

All the background pieces are different and no 2 flowers are the same.

Ridiculously fun to make!!

I love the kittens in the background of this one.

I think this one is my favorite.

I couldn't resist just a touch of fussy cutting.....

.....because fussy cutting is fun too.

I love this digitally printed border fabric, "Joy of Life" by Sylvie Demers, and to preserve the selvage info I used it as part of the hanging sleeve. I dare the quilt police to come after me for it!

I sewed a line of machine quilting from the front to hold the lower edge of the sleeve to the quilt (because I really didn't want to do it by HAND). The loose white part hanging down below the stitching won't unravel's the selvage. Yay.

For the quilt label, I made one of the large size flowers and sewed it onto the backing fabric before quilting.

There are so many of my favorite fabrics in this quilt!!!
(Yes, gecko fans, there IS a gecko in this quilt too!)

Linking to Finish it Friday at CrazyMomQuilts.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June QAL With Crazy Mom Quilts

Crazy Mom Quilts is one of my very favorite blogs. Amanda Jean Nyberg (the crazy mom herself) is hosting a June Quilt Along and the quilt she  is doing is one from her book No Scrap Left Behind. Since I had already purchased the book I could look ahead to see how to make it.
These are the 100 string sashing units finished for the bed size quilt. I added some selvages to my strip sets for fun.

I ordered a white small polkadot print (lower one) for the setting but it reads as GRAY for me and I didn't like it. So I looked through my stash and found a white with black spots (upper one) that was more to my liking and ended up using it. (I should have shopped in my stash first!!)

Can you see my hidden gecko???

The quilt top is 85" x 85". 

Next step will be the quilting. This quilt was so fun, fast and easy I might have to make another and another to try to use up more of my scraps. The June quilt along will have baby quilt and lap size quilt info so maybe I'll try some other sizes as well.

Finish it Friday link up at Crazy Mom Quilts.