Friday, March 25, 2011

Picnic quilt finish

Presenting the Picnic quilt ~
Pickledish QAL
All done! And ready for use - now we just need some sun and warm days....Well it's only March, gotta' reconcile myself to the fact that it's going to be a while yet...

Pickledish QAL

This quilt was done as part of Aneela's Pickledish QAL. It was a fun project and used up a nice set of fat quarters and some other added fabrics from a set Elizabeth put together for Sew Mama Sew.

Pickledish QAL back
I think I like the back more actually - I think that's because I like things pretty simple and this quilt is pretty busy. Since it's destined for outdoor use I decided just to go easy on the quilting and do some free-motion allover quilting.
Pickledish QAL

It'll be perfect for summer outdoor concerts, festivals and the like.
Just in time for a sew-n-tell Friday finish.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stepping stones quilt finish

Crinkly folded goodness!
My goodies arrived from the urban homes goods swap (UHG3) the other day. A lovely set of placemats and a hotpot/centerpiece from Stacey aka peaknit. She got my color palette pretty well. Aren't they gorgeous?
Swap goodies from peaknit
Check out all the modern prints - right-on Stacey! Thank-you!

After a marathon weekend during which I quilted 3 quilts in one weekend - yes three!! I finally finished up the Stepping Stones quilt: a modified String X quilt I started - ohhhh many many months ago.
I couldn't decide on a super modern quilting approach that didn't involve a lot of tracing of lines onto the quilt (I hate that part), so I just decided on a random meandering stipple. I chose a red thread to accent the color palette and I'm pretty pleased with the end result.
modified string x

A little Moda Bliss on the back which happens to go perfectly and it's done!
Blissful back

This is the quilt to help warm the chilly summer nights in Oregon. No doubt it will see many days on the porch swing out front.

And I had to share this picture because even though it's still raining buckets, you'll notice that some plants don't seem to mind. A little blooming goodness will warm any soul.

Happy Sewing!