Monday, May 20, 2013

Gifts, Leftovers, Requests, and Progress

I decided at the last minute to make a teacher's gift for my son's Kindergarten teacher.  

I finished it in two days!  I used (42) 10" print squares and (84) 4.5" white squares.  Place the white squares on opposite sides of the print square and sew corner to corner.  Trim, leaving 1/4" seam allowance. 

 Ta-da! Insta-quilt!  I love that it's really simple to put together, but still looks like I put some effort forth!

I even had some backing fabric on hand that was from the same designer as the prints on the front!

The quilting went quickly since I got to use my baby (my Tiara).  I'm working on a video review of that by the way!  I've made the video, I just have to write the post! Is there anything stranger than listening to yourself on film?  I end up sounding like a Southern Elle Woods or something.  ha ha!



After trimming the corners from the quilt at the top, I had all these perfectly matched triangles of prints/neutral all ready to sew!  I whipped out this baby quilt in no time!

I'd been wondering what to do with that yard of Meadow Sweet 2! Perfect backing!

I opted for a coral linen binding for this one.  I like the added texture.

I also quilted more densely than I do on larger quilts.  Makes for an extra crinkly, cuddly quilt!  This one will go in my Etsy shop soon.

Last week I finished two custom quilts for the utterly adorable and completely sweet Kelle Boyd (designer Ann Kelle).  She lives really close to me so I'm a convient quilt monkey. :) 

I adore pixelated hearts!  This one has a completely different look than my last one, but I love it!  It's bright and fresh and summery! 

I used the Remix zig zag print and cut it on the bias for the binding.  I usually don't make bias binding, but I had a feeling this would turn out cool (and I was right!)  It sort of reminds me of a Greek key pattern.  Just love it!

I also designed and made this ballerina quilt for Kelle (Ann Kelle).  I based it off of THIS quilt by Kati.  I'm not sure if Kati used a pattern, but I designed one to fit the dimensions of the ballerinas.  Doesn't it look like candy?  I love all the solids!

And there are loads of ballerinas on the back too!  This fabric line is just too stinkin' cute!!!!

PTS10 pillow top progress! Now to decide on quilting!
I'm also making some progress on my pillow for PTS10!  I just have to decide how I'm going to quilt it!  Decisions, decisions!


18 comments:

lovespunstudio said...

I LOOOVVVEEE all of your amazing eye-candy! Seriously, you can WORK A QUILT! :D

Julie said...

Love all your quilts. Thanks for the details on the quilts. What size squares did you use for your pixelated heart. Thanks

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Whew!!! That is a lot of lovely!

Phyllis said...

Love all your work! That is one lucky teacher!! Who is the designer of those fabrics, some really nice ones in there. Would like to keep an eye out for new collections of this designer.

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

What genious to use the discarded corners to make such an outstanding quilt! The heart, well, the binding is my fav. The first one took my breath away. The color combo is...breath taking!!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

They are all beautiful. I absolutely LOVE the remix zig zag bias!

Nilya said...

Oh my, you were busy and they are all so lovely!

prsd4tim2 said...

Love your quilt using the bonus HSTs. I always feel like I'm getting something for nothing when I find a use for them! So satisfying. Your quilts are gorgeous - as always!

Leigh Anne said...

That's a lot of quilts LOL. They are all so gorgeous :)

Esther F. said...

All of these quilts are stunningly beautiful! I love them all!
Esther
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Kati said...

Love how your little ballerina quilt turned out. I didn't use a pattern either. I did the same and just made everything fit my fussy-cut centers. I made each block individually because none of my center prints were the same size.

Katy Cameron said...

Busy girl, they all look great! BTW, I was just wondering to myself if I could make a quilt like that first one with a layer cake, and what it would look like, now I know!

SeeLifeMarvels said...

I just LOVE that ballerina print! That quilt is beautiful too.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love every.single.thing. in this post!

Flying Blind... said...

Whoa Nelly!

Wendi said...

Wow, some seriously beautiful quilts. I'm working on one like your beautiful teacher quilt for do. Good Stitches, only smaller scale. I love the pattern and have a layer cake waiting to be used, I might just have to give it a try on the larger scale. Love them all!

traceyjay said...

you're amazing when you get on a roll!
best teacher gifts! :)
Love these quilts! That Ann Kelle squares one is so adorable!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

So many quilts! It's great how you went the extra mile and made that baby one from scraps. Way to seize the moment =)

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