Friday, October 24, 2014

Hexagon Flowers from The Quilt Barn

We love The Quilt Barn!  Heather has been fortunate enough to attend a quilting retreat at their brick and mortar shop in Idaho.  The Quilt Barn is an awesome shop with all things quilty and sewing.  Then they also have a cute blog and offer lots of fun tutorials and other things.  Here's an awesome hexi tutorial from Tara!


Anyone remember this quilt I made last year? I used about 18 Moda Mini Charm Packs and about 4 yards of background fabric.  I had a great time making it and it was, actually, pretty easy. It just takes lots of time.
I think of this as a modern Grandmother's Garden. I didn't want to sew together the hundreds of plain spacers that go between each flower. I was sure I would lose interest. Buuuut...if I didn't have to make the spacers? Perfect

Here is how you can make a Hexie Flower Quilt. A baby quilt would be cute too, and wouldn't be as time consuming..


To see the awesome Hexagon Flower Tutorial, click HERE 


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fabric Tuesday, come link up!

My favorite day on our blog. Tuesday! I just love love love seeing what everyone is up to! Such a fun creative community! Also, just a note for those wanting to be featured, a great photo is as important as a great quilt, the quilt just catches your eyes more. But either way, good or not so good photos, we want you to keep sharing!


Fireworks quilt top


Lea and Lars fireworks quilt top. Love this quilt top. Amazing!




Rain or Shine quilt from My Quilt infactuation. Just neat, great pattern and fabric choices...

Porch Swing Quilts, make it do quilt. So pretty, calming colors. Sweet.



A Quilting Chick, scrap jar star quilt. Pretty neat pattern, pretty blues. And she used up her scraps for this!

Lastly this Punkin-Wunkin Quilt, an awesome quilt along from Modern Tradition quilts. Pretty awesome!


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ice Cream Mini quilt finish....

My finished Ice Cream Cone mini quilt. I have to say, I love this mini. So much! I had so much fun making it. I created it for my daughters room. I am officially calling her room finished and moving onto another room to update...

I made these blocks from this tutorial . I used the paper pieced pattern and then had fun making all the different cones...They took a bit under an hour each, and I made seven of them over a couple months...

  I just guessed on the rest of it. I wanted the sashing and borders to be scrappy as the rest. It was easy and quick. The pearl bracelets are my backing...


I did a matchstick quilting. I kind of like this technique. It was fun and quick...


Finished mini. I really like how it turned out...


Here it is in my daughters room. I have spent so much time in this room. It has been a lot of fun. Almost everything in this room was created by me, or my daughter...My mother in law made the duvet and the bed skirt...


The other side of the room...

Another view...Hope you liked this project as much as me!!!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

X-Plus Masterpiece Quilt from Simply Pieced

I am so in love with this X-Plus Masterpiece quilt!!!!!  In love!!  It is made by Janet from Simply Pieced.  I absolutely love her use of color.  Make sure to check out her other super cute finished quilts and her blog, Simply Pieced.

The anticipation of finishing this quilt has been such a motivation for me.  It was always a side project since it didn't have a deadline and it was a personal quilt for myself, but I was determined to finish it up before the Christmas projects started.

For this quilt, I used every single Denise Schmidt collection fabric I could find at Joann's within this color scheme.  I slowly started collecting these fabrics over a year ago in 1/4 yard increments.   Every time I stepped into the store, I would swing by the DS collection aisle and see if there was anything new and snatch it up.

I knew I wanted a scrappy feel for this quilt, which the x-plus quilt pattern lends itself to nicely, but I also wanted to create a sense of order.  I wasn't sure if using the oranges and yellows to highlight the plus signs would work out, but I was blown away once I saw the blocks come together.   



The various shades of blues and grays also add a lot of texture to the quilt top.



The quilt back is all the scraps.  I just started piecing everything together and this is what I came up with.  I didn't really have much of a plan when I started, but I really love how it turned out. 



The binding utilizes the orange and yellow fabrics to tie it all together.  I thought about going with a solid binding, but the patterned fabric was just too much fun to pass up.


This quilt simply makes me smile.  I've already snuggled under it on the couch and it is proudly displayed on my quilt rack in my sewing room.
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