Sunday, August 15, 2010

Boy Oh Boy

Maple Star Chain
Another quilt finish! I'm on a roll, 3 quilts finished in less than 30 days. This quilt goes to Czech Republic also, to be given to my nephew. It's really late because he's almost a year and a half but, in my defense, it is hard to get quilts over there as I don't trust the post office and we also had a daughter a few months before they did so was very busy.

I just love the fabric! The pattern is fun too with alternating Maple Star and Star Chain blocks, with no need for sashing. I like the way the two blocks complement each other and create movement in the quilt. I fussy cut the fabric for the center of the Star Chain blocks so there were different dots in each one. It works as an I Spy quilt too.

Maple Star block
Star Chain block
The quilting is simple as I'm still not comfortable with my free motion quilting skills. The binding was double fold bias tape so I just sewed it on with a zig zag. In hind sight, the variegated thread makes the binding look lumpy. Oh well, it's still cute.

The Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy fabric is so cute!
Backing fabric

Size: ~40"x40"

Pattern: Maple Star Chain from Time-Crunch Quilts by Nancy J. Martin (minus the outside border)

Fabric: Lakehouse Boy Oh Boy line, Moda Marbles, Moda Tiddleywinks, green from Andover, and a couple misc. prints. The binding was some bias tape by the yard I had picked up ages ago.  

Thread: King Tut variegated

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Quilt for my in-laws

Variation of Star Cakes
Professionally quilted with a stipple design
Backed with wide fabric from Moda, shown on left

This quilt will be heading to Czech Republic with me at the end of the month. My in-laws live there and it is a joint gift for my hubby's mother's 60th and father's 65th birthday. The quilt is a huge queen size. Here are the details on the pattern and fabric if you're interested.

I'm so glad to have it finished. It's even washed and dried so I can give it to them all crinkly. I love crinkly quilts!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Colorado toile

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I just got a yard and a half of this year's Rocky Mountain Shop Hop fabric, a Colorado-themed toile. The images are actually quite big. I don't know how I'm going to use it yet, but that will hopefully be enough for something nice. The store I got it from was almost out by 2pm Friday. I hope everyone who wants some gets to the shops quickly!