I made this quilt in order to try the technique Jenny Doan of the Missouri Quilt Co. demonstrates in this video:
Making this block is every bit as much fun as it looks! The only downside to this project was that I used a pack of 10″ squares from a line called Sweetgrass Prairie that I bought some time ago from Connecting Threads, and the fabric is so stiff that it was no fun to work with or to press. In fact, it was like ironing paper! Since I splurged and used silk batting on this quilt in hopes it would be comfy, I’ll have to see what it’s like after I wash it.
I used free-motion quilting on this quilt:
I backed it with two large pieces of calico from my fabric stash, and put the one 10″ square I didn’t use on the front on the back instead:
I pieced this top long almost a year before the announcement that my newest granddaughter was on the way; I saw the fabric in a catalog and had to have it, but found that I could get more of it for my money on Etsy. But the line is so muted that it doesn’t photograph very well. You can get a clearer look at the line, called Babes in Farmland by Timeless Treasures, HERE. Here’s a shot of the quilt up close:
The top sat in my UFO collection until just a few months ago; luckily I had plenty of fabric left over for the backing:
I quilted it in a meandering pattern. Another fun project, made with love for my newest granddaughter.
I just finished this table runner made from the Grant Park line by Moda. I bought some charm packs and a bit of extra yardage from a cute little quilt shop in Pecatonica, IL, while out shop-hopping with a friend a few years ago, and finally got around to using it.
I love precuts because the fabrics in them are designed to go together. That’s a great blessing for those of us who love to sew but aren’t gifted with the artist’s eye; we just don’t know how to pick out fabrics that go well together! But check out how nice the Grant Park line looks:
Last week I posted about the Gardenvale table topper/wall hanging I made. Fortunately, I bought enough of the Gardenvale fabrics that I was also able to make this table topper, which uses gray as the coordinating solid instead of off-white:
I just love the prints in this line!
There’s no free-motion quilting on this one, just straight stitching. Here’s the back: