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Weekend Quilt

Just wanted to share this bright and cheery quilt that I made over the weekend. I just finished binding it earlier today.

I was inspired by these fabrics that I found at Whimsy Quilts, a local (but online only) fabric shop on Etsy. They have a lot of fresh and bright custom bundles. They also sell a lot of Lecien brand which I personally love and made this quilt a couple years ago using Lecien’s Flower Sugar collection.

Ethan was with his Grandma, so this was ME time. My initial plan was to get my hair and nails done right after work, but last minute I opted to stay home and eat Easter candies and quilt.ย  I don’t regret the latter part…

Beautiful colors, just in time for Spring!

I used my Quilt as you Go method which I’m teaching classes on. I can’t get enough of it!

This is while I was binding earlier. I ordered these new binding clips not because I needed them, but because they’re so stinkin’ cute and red is my favorite color. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I admit they did come in handy and it beats using pins like I normally do.

Anyway, here’s some more lovely pictures. I’m really loving the pop of color this quilt brings to Seattle’s grey skies.

I used flannel for the backing which is my new favorite backing material. Maybe it’s a Pacific Northwest thing; we love our flannel! ๐Ÿ˜‰ One thing for sure is that quilts are supposed to be cozy, and flannel makes them even cozier!

Happy quilting everyone!

 

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Cranking out the Quilts

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share some quilts I’ve been cranking out over the last couple of months. I’ve been meaning to post them sooner but it’s hard finding decent lighting in gloomy-grey-Seattle. As soon as a ray of sunshine peeped out, I dropped everything for an ad hoc quilting photo shoot. It was like a race against the clouds. ๐Ÿ˜

Here’s my “happy as a hippo” quilt. I posted a few work-in-progress pics on facebook, but here it is all finished and binded.

Can you tell that red is my favorite color? ;)We need color here in Seattle!

I made these improv log cabin pillows using them.

 

Also, I think I posted some pictures of of this quilt before I had assembled it, so here it is all finished.ย  By the way, all of these projects I used the quilt as you go technique. I’m teaching classes on it, and am loving it!

 

And then here’s my log cabin whale quilt which I posted a while back on facebook. I’m kicking myself for not unraveling the quilt for the photo.

Anyway, I’m glad I’m finally posting these after a week long hiatus from power quilting because I’ve been sick with a cold, and same with my son. We’ve both been mouth-breathers for the last week with our stuffy noses. This nasty bug won’t go away!

ย  (sniffle)

Last but not least, I took a little quilt-as-you-go ‘break’ and made these quilts last month. I treated myself and had them sent in to get quilted viaย  a long arm machine. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a sneak peak of the quilting done by Darlene Girton. She did an amazing job. I’ll post them in all their glory after I finish binding both and another ray of sunshine comes out.

 

Happy quilting everyone!

 

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