Sunday, March 16, 2014

Baby Quilts Galore

We are getting ready to make a delivery of baby quilts to our local hospital’s neo-natal unit. Here are a few of the recent ones.
Stack of Coins front (measures 32” x 32”)
stack of coins
Stack of coins back
stack of coins back
Two quilts from Jen Ski’s Ten Little Things line made with a charm friendly pattern (measures 34” x 34”)   the first one is quilted with  cross-hatched design, the other with a circular quilting pattern.
ten little things
whole ten little things circular
Scrap yellow and green quilt 34” x 34”
green and yellow

And finally, a tiny one made with vintage Raggedy Ann and Andy fabrics. It is only about 20” square.
raggedy ann

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fabric Fast Update

I’m into the third month of my fabric fast and I’m still pinning the new introductions onto my Pinterest page After the Fabric Fast. You may have to have a Pinterest account to access my pins, but don’t blame me if you get addicted to Pinterest.
I’m a huge fan of Lotta Jansdotter and her new line Mormor is just beautiful. I love Lotta’s Scandinavian designs on a crisp white backgrounds.

Ah well, just 3 and a half months to go.
I did acquire some fabric this month. I bought a yard of some lilac fabric to finish a quilt for our hospice quilt project, my daughter gave me some fabric, and yes, I made a purchase for myself…but I can justify it.
I have made an interactive swatch card with a 2012 Kona Cotton fabric card. Since new colors were introduced last fall, I purchased a charm pack to update my swatch card with all the colors in the collection.
To make this card, I cut up the original swatch card, and attached Velcro to the swatches and attached them to a piece of poster paper with the other half of the Velcro. Now I can remove the swatches from the master card and see them on the fabrics I want to match without the confusion of the surrounding colors. When I am finished, they just reattach to the master card in color order. Obsessive? Maybe just a tad…

Monday, March 10, 2014

Candy Scraps Quilt

candy scraps on grass
Another Moda Bake Shop quilt, this time in Wimbledon colors (thus the grass background) Our Wrapped in Love group had some purple and green scraps as well as some printed lined and assorted whites. It was an easy fun quilt to make and I used up a lot of 2.5” squares. This one will go to a hospice patient in our area.

Here’s a link to the pattern on Moda Bake Shop

I quilted it with purple thread in a simple cross hatch pattern. I broke my fabric fast and purchased some lilac fabric for the back and binding, but hey, it wasn't on my dime.

candy scraps finished
candy scraps back

In other fabric fasting news, L gave me ten fat quarters from Kate Spain’s discontinued Honey Honey line.

I've already slashed into them for my Vintage Modern quilt blocks.