with the christmas rush (nearly) over i finally had time to work on some quilts!
basted and quilted this yesterday. stepped out of my comfort zone of straight line quilting and did some wavy line quilting and my goodness, it’s so liberating! no need to mark lines beforehand, just shifting left and right when i want to and ending up with something so organic and unique. i love it and i need to do it more often! 😍
pattern is bohemian garden quilt by @suzyquilts
Excited to have all the scrappy blocks done for the tropical Check Out the Stars quilt that I'm teaching on @stitchinheaven Caribbean cruise next month. Just need to sew the 20 blocks together. Contains 80 different batiks so lots of fun to mix and match. The pattern is very versatile since it includes 4 sizes Throw to King and the option to use charm packs, layer cakes, fat quarters, or yardage, so I've enjoyed making several versions over the years. Swipe to see another bright version twin made with fat quarters which is shown on the pattern cover and a throw made with blue and aqua @robertkaufman batiks pieced by Ramona and beautifully quilted by @angelafmq Wish I owned this one, think it's my favorite since I'm definitely into blues!
HOLY COW! 🙌🏻 Y’all have really blown my socks off with this pattern release and I am so incredibly thankful. 😭❤️😭❤️ THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased a pattern these last two days. You make my heart so full and happy! ❤️ Also, I’d like to point out that Peter is SO proud that his quilt is “famous” 😂 He is quite smitten with it and calls it “my quilt” instead of Interwoven. I love that he loves it so much. I couldn’t ask for anything more!
All digital patterns are still 15% off! .
The Log Cabin quilt is done! And I finished my last special orders for the season today, shipping those out tomorrow. That’s it! No more special orders until January. It’s been a terrific year, thanks for being here, can’t wait to see what’s next!
The second #icecreamconequilt we have in the shop is this stunning throw size by @wren.collective. These southwest vibes are giving us all the warm sunny feels 🌞 on this frigid Maine afternoon. ❄️
Last day for ordering in time for Christmas is this Sunday, so be sure to swoop in and grab what you’ve been eyeing asap!
pattern by @khquilts +
I’ve been quiet lately, not because I haven’t been working but because well it’s December and I always try and make a lot of the gifts I give for the holidays, so I have been super busy. One thing that I can share without spoilers is these cute reversible fabric bowls I made for a customer. They will be gifted filled with candle to the residents of an elderly apartment building. They were a quick handmade gift (as long as you aren’t making 115 of them! 😜) that could be used for so many different things. PM me if you would like instructions for them!
And then there were two! This peach print from @alexiamarcelleabegg “Print Shop” is one of my faves and I think really under rated... look closely... do you see little wrapped presents like I do?! Yes? No? Well, that’s what it makes me think of now that I’m using it alongside other Wintry prints. I love when a fabric can take on new life in new context! 😍🌲🎁 I brought up self care yesterday and you guys, Im really NOT very good at that. Im REALLY good at convincing myself that something is self care when it’s just sort of like a compromise because I’m not willing to slow down. I’ve been running on newborn-baby type sleep the last two months because of various Eleanor things and today I feel like I got hit by a truck. My body is throwing a giant stop sign in my face and for some reason I stilllll want to rebel. So, I got some things done, finished up this second #maypolequilt pillow as a final rebellion and now I’m about to hit the couch for the rest of the day and do some hand quilting or maybe even napping depending on what Eleanor has to say about that 🙄 How do you all learn to slow down and be kind to yourself when things are particularly rough? #selfcare#farmhousechristmas#christmasfabric#modernfarmhouse#evquiltsbundles#suzyquiltspatterns#cottonandsteel#carolynfriedlander#alexiamarcelleabegg#printshopfabric#flowershopfabric
My fabric pull for the #iheartyousewalong ! 💗 Keeping it SUPER simple and having both halves of my hearts in the peach grid print (pattern matching that should be fun 😅), background will be the @hawthornesupplyco Strawberry Blossom print and the speech bubbles will be in a tone-on-tone white polka dot print.
This four-week sewalong starts on January 2nd (swipe to see the schedule) and at the end one lucky participant will win free quilting from @knotandthread! 🙌
All you need to do to join the sewalong is the pattern (available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops!) and post your progress weekly using the hashtags #iheartyousewalong & #iheartyouquilt ! 💗
Our fave instagramer of the week is Kathryn Upitis @kupitis. We were just stopped in our tracks by this stunning quilt. It is called "Somethings Are Not Easily Seen: Poverty" and we found it incredibly powerful and clever. For our Canadian friends, visit @kupitis where she encourages you to donate to Calgary United Way. Very much in the spirit of the season.
Thank you all so much for all the love you have given this quilt! Wow!
I've finished up the top, and I have got to ask, am I the only one who hasn't been nesting seams this whole time?! Because that is a game changer, whoa! I usually press my seams open because I like how flat everything is that way. But it was faster to just press to the side this time, and all my seamed matched up so easily! I didn't have to rip anything out! 🤯
I always LOVE the look of hand quilting but still have a hard time getting up the courage to commit to hand quilting an actual quilt. So here I am, working on the Maypole PILLOW since it’s about as much hand quilting as I can commit to at one time 🙈 Anyone else have commitment problems??? .
Ps pattern now available by @suzyquilts .
I had planned on retaking this photo today with my real camera, but her (hand-me-down) bed broke yesterday 😳 so we had to take it apart and let it go. But anywho, this is probably my favorite quilt I’ve ever made and I think it looks PERFECT in her room! And also I’m not so secretly enjoying getting to keep all of my projects lately instead of putting them up for sale. 🥰
Here is backing for two quilts that I am taking to my quilter today. Aren’t they so pretty?! ❤️I can’t wait to share these with you. I am officially done making quilt tops for the year. Now I’m going to clean up my mess, relax, and finish planning for next year. #quiltbacking#quiltlove#quiltgifts#patterndesign#modernquilt
This is my quilt "Pinwheel Pirouette" which has just been published in the January 2019 issue of @fons&porter Love of Quilting magazine. This is a fun quilt to make with only four 16" blocks and a bunch of pinwheels on the border. It was made with batiks from the Tonga Gecko fabric collection by @ttfabrics Timeless Treasures - I love these fabrics! Melissa from @sewshabbyquilting made it look even prettier! Read all about it on the blog today (link in profile).⠀
Este e' o meu quilt "Pinwheel Pirouette" que acaba de ser publicado na edicao de Janeiro de 2019 da revista @fons&porter Love of Quilting. Ele' e' gostoso e facil de fazer pois os blocos do centro medem 16 polegadas, com 'pinwheels' nas bordas. Usei os batiks maravilhosos da colecao Tonga Gecko da @ttfabrics Timeless Treasures - adoro estes tecidos! A Melissa da @sewshabbyquilting fez o quilt ficar mais lindo ainda! Mais detalhes no blog hoje (link no profile).⠀