Rainbow Pinwheels Finish

Another finish, this week it’s Rainbow Pinwheels:

I’m very happy with how the quilt top turned out, especially since it is comprised almost entirely of bonus triangles I had laying around. I finished the center blocks and the first white border and thought it was too small, so I added the pieced border, another white border and finally the flower fabric border. It finishes at 44″ square, I wish it were a bit bigger but this will do. It is a good size quilt to use in a stroller or for tummy time.

I have been making so many baby girl quilts lately, I am running out of cute backings from my stash but this red polka dot print seemed to go perfectly with the front of the quilt. When I cut the quilt out of the sandwich, I even had enough backing fabric left over to use for the binding. Talk about using up every last scrap of fabric!

Once again I did an all over stipple for the quilting. As I mentioned before, I’ve been having such problems with my machine and tension lately, so the quilting isn’t as neat as I’d like it to be. The sewing machine is in the shop, hopefully it will get fixed. If you haven’t weighed in on my post about looking for a new sewing machine, please do. I’d love to hear about your sewing machines.

Butterfly Blossoms Quilt Finish

Butterfly Blossoms is finished!

And here’s the back. I had one block left somehow, so I used it and some fabric for the back.

This was made using a tutorial from The Missouri Star Quilt Company. The front uses fabric from the Good Fortune by Kate Spain for Moda fabric line from a couple years back. Aren’t the fabrics gorgeous?

The back uses left overs as well as some Lavender In Dreams yardage from Dreamscape by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella fabrics. Here is a close up of it.

The quilt finishes at 51″x65.” I did an all over free motion stipple for the quilting with white and purple threads. I was using a hand me down purple thread which gave me all kinds of trouble with thread tension, so the quilting isn’t as perfect as I would like. I also didn’t do a real excellent job with basting so there’s a couple areas that puff up a little, but no puckering or folds. Here’s some pictures of my favorite blocks:

I love binding close-ups, even though in this case the binding is the same as the border fabric:

This quilt is a gift for my cousin who is expecting a baby girl. Here’s hoping mama and baby love it!

Thanks for reading! I’m linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday and Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.

Meet in the Middle

Meet in the Middle is finished!

Finished 52″x60″ and made completely out of scraps from my stash. The pattern is a free one from Jo’s Country Junction called Meet in the Middle. My version ended up being a lot more scrappy than I thought, and I made a few mistakes, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out.

The recipient of the quilt likes the color red, so I used a lot of red for the backing. I used an all over stipple (my go-to these days) for the quilting.

Fun fact: the background fabric I used, the window pane print with the stars and hearts, was fabric my mom purchased to make curtains for my nursery back in the 80s! Obviously she never got around to that project, but I think it looks cute here. I love how stripey bindings look, so I used some stripey fabric from my stash for this binding.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.

1930s Reproduction Prints Log Cabin Baby Quilt Finish

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I’ve got another quilt finish under my belt! Another baby quilt, I’m swimming in babies over here but I don’t mind. They’re fast and easy quilts to make, and everyone loves getting them.

img_4675This time I bought a log cabin quilt kit with 1930s reproduction fabrics from Maywood Studios. It was really great because it was mostly pre-cut, too. All I had to do was assemble! I haven’t quilted much since my husband died and having an easy way to get back into quilting really helped. The finished size was a little small for my liking, so I added a border and cornerstone pieces with fabric from my stash. I’m pretty pleased with how well they match the kit fabric.

img_4965The quilt itself measures 41″x33″ and I quilted an allover stipple with white thread on top and pastel variegated on the back. For the back of the quilt I used various pieces from my stash; the quilt is for a little girl so I wanted to add some more pink to the mix. And I was happy to thin out my stash a little!

Here’s some progress shots from my Instagram feed. Follow me @erinmakeitsew if you’re not already!:

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#quilt top finish! #quilting #logcabin #maywoodstudio #designwall

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All basted & ready to go #quilting #quilttherapy

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Quilt Finish – Hungry Little Caterpillar Quilt

Another finish under my belt! This quilt is a gift for a dear friend of mine having her first baby.

I bought this Hungry Caterpillar Quilt kit from the FatQuarterShop.com. The instructions were great, really easy to follow. I had some trouble with the flying geese units, hopefully I’ll get better at those in time.

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The quilt finished at 49.5″ x 58.” I used an all over stipple in white thread on the top and bottom. Here’s the back.

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The butterfly panel came with the kit and I used some leftover binding fabric on the back, too. The red fabric was from my stash, happy to get that out!!

Stash Report – April 18, 2016

I just finished the Hungry Caterpillar quilt I have been working on for a couple of months, so I’m happy to show some progress on my numbers! Unfortunately I also hit the remnants bin pretty hard this week, so not as much as I was hoping!

Used this Week: 7.875 yards

Used year to Date: 7.875 yards

Added this Week: 5.807 yards

Added Year to Date: 5.807 yards

Net for 2015: 2.068 yards used

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Quilt Finish – Beach Ball Baby Quilt

I’ve finished the Beach Ball Baby Quilt!

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It’s a free pattern from the Moda Bake Shop.
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I bought 2 “rolie polie” rolls (I guess they are mini jelly rolls) of Lucky Star by Zoe Pearn Designs for Riley Blake Designs to make the quilt:

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The white background, binding and backing were all from my stash. I used some leftover beach ball pieces to piece a portion of the backing as well. I could have added another row and made the quilt a little bigger, but the sizes on these pieces were off. If you make this quilt, I highly recommend buying a 60 degree triangle ruler. I just used the 60 degree marker on my cutting ruler and it wasn’t quite as accurate so I had a little trouble piecing.

Of course, I had to include a picture of a baby using the baby quilt!

Of course, I had to include a picture of a baby using the baby quilt!

The quilting was a free motion stipple using blue variegated thread on top and white on bottom. If I had to do it over again I probably would not do the blue thread and would have stuck to white for the top, too. I think the blue is just a little distracting. The finished size is 48″x45″.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

2015 Quilt Finishes

Another busy year for me! My husband was undergoing cancer treatment again and I was expecting and then delivered our first child, a baby boy, so not much time for quilting! Plus, I took on a very challenging quilt, the Leaves & Berries Quilt, that took me a few months to finish 🙂

Superhero Quilt, completed in January 2015 for my sister-in-law and her new son:

Leaves & Berries Quilt, completed in August 2015 for my aunt and uncle:

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hi[bear]nate quilt for henry, completed September 2015:

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Sunburst Quilt, completed September 2015:

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