Thursday, February 25, 2021

Juniper Leftovers - another pretty little runner

This pretty little scrappy quilted table runner was inspired by this Avalon Leftovers pretty little runner.

Not quite ready to put away Juniper by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics, I settled on this quick scrappy quilt project that I have wanted to remake for quite some time.

For this Juniper version of a very easy and quick pretty little tablerunner quilt I used leftover charm pack squares (from this Marian Barn Quilt wall hanging quilt) sliced in half and scraps of 2.5" strips (from this Lakehouse Steps table runner quilt).

It was a lot of fun making up a quick quilt project in a couple of short of afternoons. 

Kept the quilting simple and free with some free-hand wavy walking foot quilting.
Sometimes it's fun and freeing to just do wavy quilting and not have to focus so much on keeping things straight and square for straight line walking foot quilting.

The wide border on this little quilted table runner keeps it feeling light and fresh, just what I wanted.

Sweet little quilt roll : )
Don't you just love this snow print from Juniper by Kate & Birdie?!?
She makes the best whimsical dot fabric prints. Love them every time!

Quilt stats:
Fabric: Juniper by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics
Batting: Flannel (purchased extra-wide flannel at Hobby Lobby)
Size: 10" x 42"
Pattern: No quilt pattern - made it up as I went : )
(quick cut measurements - scraps 2.5" x 5", borders 3")

Saturday, February 6, 2021

{Juniper} Marian Barn Quilt

Fun sewing continues here with the gorgeous Juniper line by Katie & Birdie for Moda Fabrics.

 This is a very Christmasy quilted wall hanging but oh! it still fits in around here with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. I'm way ahead for Christmas 2021 : )

It is so cozy in the dining room right now with the winter sunshine streaming in.
I really love how this quilted wallhanging turned out.

This photo right here - love! With the sunshine, greenery, and quilting it really captures the feeling in this space - cozy, warm, and welcoming!

Wanted to change the quilting up a bit so I used the walking foot and did overall diagonal straight line quilting. I think the diagonal quilting really cozied up this wallhanging.
I'm always a bit nervous to do diagonal quilting as sometimes it skews the quilt then it doesn't hang straight. After a bit of trial and error I think I've figured out some things that help. This quilt hangs perfectly!  When diagonal quilting I need to remember to loosen tension and lengthen stitch length. These two adjustments have worked perfectly with the last two quilts that I have straight-line quilted on the diagonal.

Quilt stats:
Fabric: Juniper by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics
Batting: Flannel
Size: 40" x 40"

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Juniper Lakehouse Steps Runner

The greens from the fabric line Juniper by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics are just perfect - the colors and the prints! I knew when I first saw them that I wanted to make a wintery quilted table runner with just these green fabrics. 

Kate & Birdie does the best linen-like prints - this line has them in green and in red. I used it in this runner quilt as the accent center squares and the binding.

As usual, this needed to be a quick quilt project to finish so I used my Lakehouse Steps pattern. It doesn't get any easier than this quilt pattern. (You can use jelly roll strips or cut-your-own strips.)

With six blocks I made a nice long quilted table runner.
I really like making long runners;
they are so fun to quilt!

I think I could flip this quilted runner over and have a nice neutral table runner.

The straight-line quilting was done using a walking foot. Using the edge of the foot I can get about 1/2" line spacing. This runner is only 12" wide so even though it is 6' long the straight-line quilting went fairly quickly. 

Can't forget a quilty roll pic : ) Long quilted table runners make the best quilty rolls : )

Quilt stats:
Fabric: Juniper by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics
Batting: wide flannel from Hobby Lobby
Backing: Moda Bella Solid
Dimensions: 12" x 72"

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Marian Barn Quilt: Harvest Road


When designing Marian Barn Quilt I mocked it up with several fabric lines. The second version of this quilt pattern I made just had to be Harvest Road. I can hardly believe it took me this long to make with this fabric line by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, but I'm so glad to finally have a quilt made with it. 

I think Marian Barn Quilt pattern really shines with Harvest Road fabric.

The center absolutely has my heart! The pinwheel within the star is just perfect!!

The straight-line quilting makes a bit of hashtag quilting in the corners and in the center.

I thought about doing hashtag quilting overall but settled for corners and centers to keep a bit of softness in the quilt. I've learned that wallhangings hang better if they aren't too stiff. (in my opinion, any who : )

Really wish my photography skills were better so that I could capture the beauty of this quilted wallhanging. The greens and blues are just wonderful, especially on gray days.

This Marian Barn Quilt using Harvest Road fabrics by Lella Boutique has a warm coziness that I just love. It fits perfectly in our dining room.

Happy quilting, everyone : )

Monday, September 28, 2020

NEW QUILT PATTERN: Lakehouse Steps {Runner}


Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce my latest pattern - Lakehouse Steps {Runner}. This super easy quilting pattern is written to use 2 1/2" strips (jelly roll strips) or cut yardage. It finishes at 12" x 72", but it can be easily shortened or lengthened. 

My sample quilt features Scarlet & Sage by Fig Tree & Co for Moda with accent squares from Honeysweet also by Fig Tree & Co. The accent squares can be cut from yardage or trimmed down from charm pack squares.

I wasn't feeling the love for this quilted table runner until I switched out one of the simpler prints for that lovely floral print you see. Now, it's a simply lovely runner : )

For the straight-line quilting I just used the edge of my walking foot as guide to get roughly 1/2" spaced lines. I really enjoy straight-line quilting on an extra long runner. It's nice to just sit and quilt for a while and not run out of length to quilt.

Extra-long quilted table runners make the best quilt rolls. Makes me smile : )

If you would care to share on Instagram, would love to see your quilt at #lakehousestepsquilt.

Happy quilting, everyone!