Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bordered Periwinkle and a Tshirt Quilt Finished

Another totally finished project!  I'm on a roll! :)  I shared a photo of the blocks in an earlier post, prior to assembly and adding borders, quilting, binding, etc.

The pattern/design is called Bordered Periwinkle by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company.  The fabrics used was a Moda Layer Cake called Whitewashed Cottage. A silver gray solid was used in the blocks and as an inner border. The yellow outer border is from Moda's Whitewashed Cottage collection as well.

I made this after watching the video tutorial:  HERE

As far as quilting goes, a pantograph from Urban Elementz called Kashmir seemed to be a perfect choice.  I'm not sure that it is still available as it was a retired pattern when I purchased it.

Close up of the front:

The backing fabric is a 108" wide from the same Moda Whitewashed Cottage collection.

Close up of the back:

While the above quilt was on the frame, I was also in the process of making a T-Shirt quilt for a local young woman graduating from college.  As soon as the quilting was finished for the above quilt, I had this quilt ready to put on the frame.

All of this young woman's collection of T-shirts revolved around her years as a competitive diver/swimmer for her school team.  Taking that into consideration, I chose to use a pantograph called Fern Gully from Urban Elementz.  I hoped that the design would give a feeling of water and in my opinion it worked. :)

Close up while on the quilt frame....

Close up of back....

The quilt was finished and delivered just in time to be displayed during her graduation party!

There are quite a few other projects in the works right now and I hope to start sharing them with you in the next few days.

Keep sewing!   Until next time.....

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ricket's Raffle Quilt

Meet Ricket.....he is a local 4 month old puppy who needs heart surgery.  From what I understand, he was originally going to be "put down" but the office manager for my veterinarian decided to take him and raise the needed funds for his life-saving surgery.  Isn't he adorable? :)

He is the reason I made this quilt to raffle or auction with hopes it raises a good amount of funds for his surgery (which is scheduled for next month). 

I had a lot of fun working on this project....

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted to quilt it using "Paw Prints" from Urban Elementz.
Can you see how cute the quilting turned out?

Here's a photo of the quilt back which shows the quilting even clearer....

I've asked my vet's office to let me know how much the quilt ends up raising....keeping my fingers crossed it does well!

Until next time.....