Thursday, July 7, 2022

Charming Ripples Quilt Pattern - American Dream

When I say the Charming Ripples  quilt pattern is a quick finish, I mean it is a really quick finish. I wanted to gift a quilted table runner before the 4th, and it happened!


Cut on Monday evening (two from one charm pack - and the white bits were cut from scraps)
Pieced and quilted on Tuesday
Bound and shipped on Wednesday.
Received on Saturday. Yeah! Just in time for July 4th.

The first version of this quilted tablerunner is quilted with all straight-line quilting. 


The second quilt runner I made from the same charm pack/5" squares stack of American Dream from Riley Blake Designs I changed the straight line quilting up a bit and added in some decorative stitch quilting. 


Love it! Simple, unique deco quilting touch that also keeps the seams down nice and flat.


Nearly identical yet unique these quilted table runners were a fun summer sew and add richness and warmth to the table. 


American Dream has a great mix of prints - plaids, florals, and geometrics. Combined with the awesome patriotic colors, these prints make for an awesome scrappy patchwork quilt.


Isn't the little floral print darling? I definitely had to add some of the white print to my stash of little prints on white. Not sure what I'm going to do with this little collection, but someday I'll know.


Cute little quilt roll. 



Happy quilting, everyone : )
Anna

Monday, June 27, 2022

Charming Ripples quilt pattern - Strawberries & Rhubarb


This year it felt right to sew up my charm pack of Strawberries & Rhubarb by Fig Tree Quilts & Co for Moda Fabrics. It's a perfect match for strawberry season - the reds and corals and greens and earthy browns. So yummy!

With just a charm pack, a bit of background fabric, and an accent fabric of choice, you can make a super long runner or two shorter quilt table runners using the Charming Ripples quilt pattern


When making up the Charming Ripples quilt pattern, I like to do all the cutting then lay out each section. Once I like the flow of prints and colors, I piece each section then piece section to section. It goes very quickly, even the long 81" runner.


Wasn't sure how decorative stitching was going to look but I really wanted to try so I went for it.


First I did straight-line quilting with a walking foot in place then I did the green deco stitching. It took about half an hour to stitch each line of decorative stitching. I didn't rush it, just nice and steady stitching with the sewing machine. 


This Fig Tree Strawberries & Rhubarb version of the Charming Ripples quilt pattern turned out so nice! 







Wednesday, June 15, 2022

House & Home Blog Tour with Poppie Cotton



When the creative team behind Poppie Cotton invited me to participate in a blog tour sharing one of their newest fabric lines, House and Home, I jumped at the opportunity to share another creation using this truly lovely fabric line.


The colors and prints of House & Home evoke thoughts and feelings of warmths, comfort, and home, perfect for quilt making.


At first I was going to make a baby quilt to have on hand to gift, but the first family quilt I made using House & Home has been such a hit with the family (always in use) that I decided to make another full-size throw quilt, one for upstairs and one for downstairs.


The pattern featured here, Charmingly Done, is a pattern I'm current working on. The block needs some tweaking but overall the first sample is quite pleasing.


Charmingly Done is being written to be precut friendly using 5" squares and 2.5" strips. 

  

The question is - cornerstones in the sashing or not?????

Want to see more creations featuring House & Home? Check out all the creative talent on this lovely tour:

Monday, May 23https://verityvintagestudio.typepad.com/my-blog/
Wednesday, May 25Lisagarlick@gmail.com
Friday, May 27http://happylittlecottage.blogspot.com/
Monday, May 30http://neverlandstitches.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, June 1pandsf@frontiernet.net
Friday, June 3Instagram: @emmas_crafternoons
Monday, June 6http://prettybyhand.com/
Wednesday, June 8amerooniedesigns@outlook.com
Friday, June 10thhttp://www.linenbouquet.com
Monday, June 13thhttps://www.goodvibesquiltshop.com/blog
Wednesday, June 15th 
www.freshdewdrops.com







Happy quilting, folks!
Anna : )

Monday, May 23, 2022

New Quilt Pattern: Beautifully Done - House & Home


The block for my most recent quilt pattern, Beautifully Done, has been in my head for years.
It's not an uncommon block using fat quarters or yardage, but I wanted to use layer cakes (10" squares) so I put my noggin to work on the quilty math and put together the Beautifully Done quilt pattern.
You can also use yardage, fat quarters or fat eighths to makeup this simply beautiful quilt.


This particular version of the Beautifully Done quilt pattern started with this lovely selection of prints from the new fabric line House & Home from Poppie Cotton.
I've never worked with fabric from Poppie Cotton. They are an absolute delight to sew with - lovely feel and drape.
 

Here you can see a couple of my absolute favorite prints - the blue on white print and the blue and white stem print. And that lovely peachy coral floral that I chanced to get in opposite corners.


I'm not a fan of borders and sashing and for a hot minute I played with an idea to not have sashing, but this quilt pattern insisted on sashing. Didn't look quite right any other way so sashing it is.
It takes a few minutes to line up the blocks when piecing the rows, but I think it's worth it for a clean, simple quilt. 


Can anyone see the mistake in my sample? Yes, it is the sashing. The sashing is supposed to be wider than the inner block sashing, but I didn't notice until the entire quilt was pieced.
I shall be making another sample with the correct sashing width. Lesson learned - if you want a smaller quilt, just cut the binding narrower. You still need the same number of strips but saves a bit on yardage.


The family really likes this quilt, even the males : )
I'm not sure if its the pattern or the fabric, but everyone has commented, "Very nice quilt, Mom."


Happy quilting, everyone : )
Anna

Sunday, April 24, 2022

A Simple Love Note Table Runner


Playing and sewing with Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics has been such a joy.
I cannot believe that I was on the fence in regards to liking this fabric line when it first released.
It makes me think of tulips, and I have no idea why, tulips and spring.


This table runner quilt was designed quickly and designed to be made quickly. I have a deadline project I must move on to making, but I wanted to make a quilted runner to coordinate with my previous project with Love Note, a wallhanging using A Charming Barn Quilt pattern.


Material requirements for this runner were minimal - a mini charm pack, a bit of background, a bit of border, and binding. Can't get any better than that!


While this table runner is a wider than I usually make them it is still the same length and will fit on the width of fabric (anyone out enjoy piecing backings? No? Me neither : ). I really wanted to feature this lovely daisy print from Love Note so wider it is with borders.  

  

Felt the urge to do some freehand slightly wavy quilting to quilt up this table runner. This quilting is still done using the walking foot. It adds a bit of softness and movement to the quilt that I really enjoy.


Loveliest binding-border combination. So sweet!





This block - one of my favorites. The plus block is such a clean block and so attractive in its simplicity. 


This table runner project was such a quick, easy quilt finish. (and a quick, easy quilt project is always fun in my book : )

Happy quilting, everyone!

Anna : )