Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Modern Quilting, Cats

Here is my latest finished quilt, meow!
I'm calling it Modern Cats:
I've had a cat quilt in mind for a long time, ever since I saw this one on Flickr.   October is my month to be the quilter for my do. Good Stitches circle, so I asked the other members to make cat blocks in bright solids or black and white prints.  But then I just couldn't wait for all of the blocks to roll in, and decided to make a cat quilt of my own.  For my cat quilt I actually used the tutorial for making a "basic cat" at Oh, Fransson, and then added wide white borders.  It was a quick one to sew up -- I finished it in just a couple of days!
(my sample blocks for do. Good Stitches)

Quilt Stats
Modern Cats, a baby quilt measuring 46 x 36 inches
Fabrics: Kona white background, various black and white prints
Backing: an Ikea houses print I've had forever
Quilting: 30 degree diagonals, spaced 2 1/2 inches apart
(it crinkled up nicely after washing/drying, and I'm glad that the diagonals are still visible!)
Binding: Kona chartreuse, with scraps of black/white dots
Entered into the Modern Quilts Category, Bloggers Quilt Festival


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rainbow Butterflies

As soon as school was out last June, my twins asked me what type of quilt we were going to make for the summer.  They loved helping me put together the Scrappy Squares Quilt last summer, and could hardly wait to start a new project.
  I made a sample block, and my girls designed the rest.  They worked with my jar of 2 inch square scraps first, and then moved on to the 1.5 inch scraps (I did the sewing --they found it more fun to design blocks than sew -- actually sewing blocks will be my goal for them next summer).  All the butterfly blocks are in rainbow order, with some completely scrappy, and some "symmetrical," as my girls like to say!  I used a black and white dot print for the center stripe and the binding, and a white with black dots print for the backing.
  We took the quilt to my parent's house last weekend for a photo shoot, and wouldn't you know, in all of our photos the quilt is upside down.  I can't believe that I didn't notice this!

 My crazy block designers, so proud of their quilt:

Quilt Stats
Rainbow Butterflies, A Scrappy Rainbow Quilt
Measures 68 x 48 inches
Quilted on my Juki, in a flowery/butterfly design
Blogger's Quilt Festival, ROYGBIV category