Saturday, May 31, 2014

Client Quilts

I found some old pictures I don't think I've blogged yet!  I'm trying to stay current (or more current) and these are from LAST YEAR!  I can't even remember who's quilts these all were!  So I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.  

First up is the cute quilt - pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew Sugar Dish I love these bright fun colors it was done out of!

I'm a sucker for a dresden block!

The quilting pattern is Butterfly Garden 

Love this next quilt - and Orange Peels looked great on it (doesn't it look great on everything?)

I want a quilt with this backing - SO CUTE!

I love any quilt that has some type of chain look to it - so this was so fun to work on!

 The quilting was dense - Double Rose Special - but perfect for this quilt!

This next quilt out of Marmalade is a favorite!  I love this pattern and the fabric.  The orange border kills me!  

Pam chose Anne's Favorite Flower for the quilting design.  One of my favorite flower patterns!
This border!

She used the orange floral from Happy Go Lucky for the backing which was perfect!  LOVE this print.  

This next quilt is a leaf pattern and we used Leaves as the design.  

Friday, May 23, 2014

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Baby Love

I have a new quilt finished - and just in time to enter it in the Bloggers Quilt Festival Mini Quilts Category.  I love that Amy puts this on each year and it is so much fun and inspiration to see all the fun quilts!

If you follow me at all - you know I've been totally obsessed with the Baby Love pattern from Camille Roskelley's Simply Retro book.  This is my 3rd quilt made out of this pattern - and it won't be my last.  I love how big the block is (wouldn't a quilt of these big blocks be SOOOO cool?) I love how fast it goes together - and I love that its the perfect size for a baby quilt/gift.

I'm also obsessed with April Showers by Bonnie and Camille - so I chose this 3rd installment of this pattern to use their fabrics.  I went with the cute umbrellas for the middle, the green grass bella solid for the border and the to die for should have bought more of the navy polka dot for the corner hst.  Topped it off with the red stripe binding and I was good to go!  I love how it turned out.  

I used a new design for the quilting a basket weave which I'm still perfecting a bit!  But I really love how it all turned out - now just to decide who should get it....

Thanks Amy for a fun festival!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Market Quilts - Client Quilts

This last weekend my phone and I were like glue as I couldn't stop staring at all the beautiful pictures from Quilt Market.  So much inspiration!

Do you have favorites you saw?  I'm getting ready to place an order - so let me know if you HAVE TO HAVE something.

Today's client quilt parade will be the quilts I was lucky enough to work on for some of the designers for market.  So much fun to get to see these beautiful fabrics in advance!

First up are a few quilts by Vanessa from Lella Boutique  She has an AWESOME new line coming out called Into the Woods that you're gonna love.  I've shown these quilts before, but wanted to share a few pics.  It was so much fun to see pictures these hanging up in her cute booth! 
We used the ever popular Orange Peel on this cute Cartwheel quilt.  I love the pink and red mix fabric she used on the back!

Next up is Snow Blossoms which has on been on my to do list forever!  I finally pulled fabrics this week to get working on mine. 

We went with the ever classic Baptist Fan.  Love how this quilt turned out.  I may have to use my own bundle of this line and copy this quilt. 

This last quilt from Vanessa is for a layer cake star pattern that was featured during Schoolhouse at Market.  If you google Quilt Market Schoolhouse you will see a few of the designers with these quilts - fun that they all turned out so different!  Vanessa  made a Mini Charm, Charm, AND a Layer Cake version and they are all different!  I'm going to have to keep rewatching to figure out which one I want to make.  I'm thinking a Christmas BIG star is would be just perfect!

I wanted to do something fun and different on this quilt - so sent over some ideas and Vanessa picked this fun bread basket design - its so new I don't have it listed yet!  I will soon.  See how cool it looks on the back!  Thanks Mary for showing me this design!  I'm sure it will be one we are both using a lot!

I was lucky enough to quilt up a few for the Basic Grey girls. 
They have this new cute pattern coming out - so new its not on their website yet!  (Amy - send me a link to your pattern so I can update this!)  Its made from their new line Persimmons.  Its got some fun colors and prints in it.  A corally orange, navy, birds, geometrics, florals.  every time I came up to it I found a new print I loved!
The quilting pattern used is called Circles and Lines.  I was a little worried about using this one - I mean it was a new to me pattern.  This is a new line - going to be at Market - in the Moda Designer booth, first time customer! So many reasons not to pick this one!  I played around with 2 other designs and laid them out - and then just went with this one.  I'm SOOOOOO glad I did - I LOVE how it turned out!
I think this pattern is fun and modern - adds great texture without overwhelming the fabrics.  Its a keeper!  And the floral backing was so cute! 

Their next quilt is from their pattern Mesmerize pattern redone in Persimmon's fabric.  We went with the Orange Peel for this one. 
This pattern is mesmerizing that is for sure!  I loved looking at it to see how the blocks were formed while it was quilting. 

What I love about this line is the mix of geometric, leaves, birds, florals - such a fun different mix and goes together so well. 

I was also lucky enough to work on the Schoolhouse star for Basic Grey.  Funny thing is - I had quilted Vanessa's and the next day quilted this one - I had NO idea they were the same pattern.  I emailed Vanessa and made mention of the star design and she explained the Schoolhouse idea - and I was like duh!  How did I not see it?  BUT that is what I LOVED about seeing the different designers with their quilts.  They all look so different using the same pattern!
I used another new to me design called Forever Flower and I love how it turned out.  This flower is big and kind of a more modern feel to it.  I'm really loving it.

Let me just tell you about the grunge in this line.  You can't see it here - but there is a taupey feel to it I will be buying BOLTS of this.  Such a great, warm background.  They used it in all 3 quilts and it was amazing to look at! 

Last but not least - was this beautiful quilt by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.  I have to say every time I quilt for Carrie I shake a little during the process.  I mean - she is the QUEEN of QUILTING.  I am honored and pinch myself a little when she sends me a quilt. 
This pattern is called Sugarboo and is one of her big quilts she introduced at market.  First off - can't believe how many patterns she has releasing!  I want to make them all!  If you haven't seen them - RUN to her instagram account and take a look.  (Carrieandrosie)

Most of the fabrics in this quilt were from Color Me Happy, but she has some others thrown in too.  I love how she had her cornerstones random every other row - and she threw in a few different blocks with different sashing colors. 

I love the little flower that was fussy cut in the center!  Everytime I work on a quilt from Carrie I learn to come out of my box a little when sewing.  Who would have through throwing in a aqua and pink sashing so randomly in the middle of white would turn out so cute?  I don't think I would have a) ever thought of it and b) been brave enough to pull it off!  Which is why she is totally the queen!

She chose Clamshells - which is perfect on most any quilt!  These pictures are horrible - I think it was getting dark?  Or really bright?  haha I can't remember - but they don't do this quilt justice.  It was stunning.  I love the backing fabric she used also. 
I am blown away by the inspiration that is out there.  It was so fun to see the new patterns and fabric coming out this year.  I am so grateful I was able to be a small part in this industry I love so much.  Now I just want to take a week off and sew......

Monday, May 5, 2014

Client Quilts

I have some fun quilts to share!  I try to just show pictures and not be too wordy!

This cute quilt was done using Gilded which looked so cool on this grey backing.  

Becky Jo sent over this CUTE Kaleidoscope quilt by V and Co.  I've had this quilt on my list for a long time so I was so excited to see one in person!  

She chose Modern Twist which adds such great texture to this quilt!
I loved the fabrics she used - this black on was my favorite!
This next quilt is Collettia's and it was a fun bright HST quilt!
She chose Geometric  which is one a great texture design.

Next quilt is a Swoon Robin sent over - She chose the Baptist Fan - which is almost required right? 

Dana sent over a few quilts and this Ballerina quilts was one of them!  

 She chose Feathers and Swirls which was a new design for me - so it was fun to play with it!

Alison sent over two of these quilts that were identical.  I LOVE the rainbow ombre effect of light to dark.  Looked soooo cool - the picture doesn't do it justice at all!

She chose Orange Peel which is a fan favorite and looks great on almost any quilt!

This next quilt is Corey's from Little Miss Shabby

 This is the PS I Quilt pinwheel sampler quilt and I REALLY didn't want to send this one home.  Corey sure know how to pick out fabrics!  I started this quilt back in the day, but of course its in a box somewhere - need to go fish it out now and finish!

Corey chose Plumage which is a fun feather and adds wonderful texture to the quilt.  And this strawberry backing - SO cute!

This quilt/panel is from Pat - 

We chose Heart in a Swirl and I have to say I love it!  I'm not a heartsy kind of person - but I really like how this looks - especially on the back!

This next Ballerina quilt is by Meg and she and her mom Dana used the same quilting pattern Feathers and Swirls 

Love these fabrics she used!

This quilt by Teresa was a favorite!  I LOVE Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille and LOVE stars - perfect fit!  She didn't use a pattern - just went with HST and made stars. 
This is for her granddaughters bed - and she chose Butterfly Garden which is so fun and whimsical! 

Neesha made this beautiful quilt.  I'm a big French General fan - so I loved this quilt.  Its the cheater fabric with borders - doesn't it make the perfect quilt!
She chose Denali which fit great with these fabrics. 

Love the back!

Dana sent in this cute "mini" Swoon - not really a mini block - but mini because there are only 4 of the big blocks. 

Because it was baby sized - I went with baby sized Baptist Fans and LOVE how it turned out!

This next quilt is one of Neesha's also - and got so much Insta love!  She found the tutorial on Pinterest for the center and just went with the border - isn't is AMAZING! 

She had a couple of choices of the quilting - and I picked Argyle the texture is wonderful with this pattern. and it kind of gives it a cross hatched look! I loved watching this quilt come to life!

This last quilt immediately went on my to do list once I saw it in person.  And Dana is so lucky it got returned to her.  I wanted to keep it so bad! The pattern is Vintage from Camille Roskelley's Simply Retro book (if you don't have this book yet - RUN out and get it.  EVERY SINGLE PATTERN is a good one!)
This quilt is Vintage using Scrumptious.  I have fat quarters of this I bought for another quilt - which quickly got reallocated to this one! 

She chose the Simple Cable quilting which looks perfect for this quilt!
Love the backing floral fabric!

That is all for today - hope you stayed with me through all the pictures!  Trying to get caught up on showing the amazing quilts - so I'll get another one ready for later this week!  Thanks for stopping by!