Friday, February 16, 2018

Magnolia Mystery Quilt Finish

Back in July 2017, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs launched her annual mystery quilt-along. This was my third time participating - I quilted along for her Midnight Mystery Quilt, her Meadow Mystery Quilt and I've now finished the Magnolia Mystery Quilt.


I love the design! And for once, I'm pretty pleased with my fabric choices - Carolyn Friedlander's Crosshatch in Creamsicle, Lace Elements in Plum by Art Gallery, Kona Charcoal and Carolyn Friedlander's Doe in White for the background.


The backing is a cotton sheet I bought on sale because I liked the colour and because I decided to make the larger size and really didn't want to have to piece the back.  The binding is more Lace Elements in Plum.


This is a pretty big quilt and I was going to quilt it on my domestic machine so I chose to go simple with the quilting - a big soft meander with Aurifil #2021 (white) in 50 wt.


The deadline for submitting a picture for the parade and possibly win some pretty awesome prizes was this week and the parade is scheduled for the first week of March. I can't wait to see all the finished quilts!

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern: Magnolia Mystery Quilt by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs
  • Size: 85" x 90" 
  • Fabrics: Carolyn Friedlander's Crosshatch in Creamsicle, Lace Elements in Plum by Art Gallery, Kona Charcoal and Carolyn Friedlander's Doe in White for the background 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2021 (white) in 50 wt 
  • Recipient: My daughter Marianne

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Lisa of Port Hope for TGIFF.

This is finish number 3 on my Q1 List for the 2018 FAL!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Table Runner for Max

This little table runner might look familiar if you follow my blog. When I shared the table runner I made for my step-daughter, my son Max immediately called me and asked that I make him one with the same design for his small kitchen table.

He gave me the dimensions of his table and asked for neutral colours such as beige and brown.


I was really happy to discover that I had everything I needed in my stash - which is really surprising because I'm not a big fan of browns.  I used a sandy beige Kona cotton for the background and a reddish brown Kona cotton for the zig zags. The binding is a Michael Miller chevron print (I think!) and I used a Connecting Threads fat quarter for the backing.


For the quilting, I used my walking foot and quilted some dot-to-dot designs in the middle of the zig zags, some straight line echos on the sides of the zig zags and a fun radiating design at both ends.


I was really pleased with this table runner so texted a photo of it to Max as soon as I was done. I'm happy to report that Max loves it!

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern: No pattern
  • Size: 15" x 40" 
  • Fabrics: Kona Cotton and Michael Miller chevron print 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt 
  • Recipient: My son Max

I will be linking up this small finish over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Lisa in Port Hope who is hosting the TGIFF link party this week.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Finished Cross Check Mini

Last year, I focused on sewing my stash, including my scraps and was pretty successful with it. I'm trying to continue using what I have on hand this year and that includes making the patterns I purchased over the years.

A mini quilt I finished last week was made with one of the patterns I purchased a few months ago from Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.

Although it doesn't look square in this picture, it actually is!!
Cross Check is super fun and quick! I went with two solids and one print because those were all big enough scrap pieces.

I used my walking foot to quilt straight lines echoing the piecing but left the medium blue unquilted so that it appeared a little bit poofy.


A tried to choose fabric for the binding, but with the design of this mini, nothing I had really looked good and pretty much everything I tried interfered with the design. So I decided to learn and new technique and face the quilt instead.  It was not my favourite method, but I really do love how it looks.


I used this tutorial to learn how to do a faced binding and it was really clear and easy to follow.

Stats:
  • Pattern: Cross Check Mini by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl
  • Size: 24" square 
  • Fabrics: Kona Algeria, Kona Ocean and some scraps from backing fabrics I had on hand 
  • Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 (light grey) in 50 wt, quilted with Aurifil #2021 (white) in 50 wt and #2780 (royal blue) in 50 wt

This is finish number 2 on my Q1 2018 FAL list. I will also be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday and at Devoted Quilter for TGIFF.
 
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