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I finished this quilt up last spring and realized I never got around to showing it here.  This quilt was pattern I made up on the fly.  I used solids from my stash, and paired them with a black/gray print, as well as solid white.

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I quilted it in an all over meander.

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Measuring in at 56″ x 64″, this quilt is a generous lap size.

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Slowly but surely I’m still picking away at the blocks for the Dr. Who Along.  I’ve found that I really need large chunks of time to work on these blocks – I can’t put 5 minutes in here and there.  They take a lot of concentration.  I’m still enjoying the quilt along, I just haven’t been able to carve out the time I need for this recently.

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A bundle of Fort Firefly from Birch Fabrics made its way to my house this week.  I bought it with no specific plan or pattern in mind – just the thought that I will use it one day this winter while it’s snowing and cold outside.  I really, really love the prints and the colors in this line.  I don’t think I’ve been this is excited about one line of fabric for a looong time.

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I’m working my way through the Dr. Who Along slowly but surely.  This was a fun block!

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I finished up this quilt in the spring!  It was my first go at improv piecing.  I had mixed feelings while working on this.  I felt that I stretched my brain in a good way by working without a pattern and trying to make each block different, but I also did a lot of seam ripping and rearranging because I wasn’t really thrilled with some of the blocks and my layouts.

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The only parameters I gave myself was that each block needed to finish at a certain size, and I wanted to use up a fat quarter pack I had picked up.  The fat quarter pack featured lots of Lotta Jansdotter prints as well as some different Moda prints.

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I backed the quilt in a heavy flannel and didn’t use any batting.  I must say, that I really like the drape and feel of quilts with flannel backings and no batting.  While not great for winter use, they make great spring and fall quilts.

I quilted each block differently.  That was really fun!  I got to try out different free motion quilting patterns and I tried to pick each quilting pattern to complement the block.

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I left the sashing unquilted except for stitching in the ditch around the outside of each block.  I sashed each block with a gray solid I had in my stash, and I must say that that was a good decision.  It helps each block stand on it’s own.

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This is a quilt I finished up earlier this year.  I used one charm pack and some Moda Bella in White.  I really enjoyed making this traditional pattern.  I followed some directions I had in a book and it was quick!

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I believe it the fabric is one of Kate Spain’s lines, although the name escapes me and the paper that wraps the charm pack up is long gone.

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I backed it in this awesome dot fabric from my stash.  Even though I usually sew large bed size quilts, small quilts are really fun and so fast.  This quilt measures 26″ x 32″.  The great thing about quilts this size is that a one yard cut works perfectly for the backing!  I don’t have to piece backings, which for some reason, I loathe.  Although, I think they really add something fun to a quilt when I see everyone else’s.

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This is my 2nd entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I’m entering this quilt into the ROYGBIV category.

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The greatest thing about this quilt (I think) is that it was made entirely from scraps/stash!  No new fabrics were purchased.  My bank account thanks me.

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This quilt measures in at 62″ x 62″.

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I quilted it very simply.  Using my walking foot, I stitched in the small white sections between each bar of color.  I used a pretty high loft batting and the quilt retained it’s loft with such simple quilting.

This was a very fun, quick project!  I hope you enjoy it as well!  Thanks for stopping by!

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This is my entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  I’m excited to be participating and to get a chance to see everyone else’s beautiful creations.

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Believe it or not, this quilt was one of my first ones.  I think I finished the top around Christmas time in 2009.  It’s a queen sized bed quilt.  The fabrics are all batiks and were found at my local quilt shop.

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It was quilted by a friend of my mom’s as my birthday present.  I was not aware of free motion quilting then and couldn’t imagine trying to stitch in the ditch on a quilt this large.  It measures in at about 90″ x 90″.

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A lot has changed in my quilting life since 2009 – I’ve learned a ton of new techniques, I can do my own machine quilting, I am much better at keeping things square and using a 1/4″ seam (most days) – but this quilt remains one of my all time favorites!

 

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Awhile back, when this pattern was all the rage – I jumped on the bandwagon, too!  Tutorial here.

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These blocks go together so quickly I’m almost tempted to make another quilt.

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I quilted it using this tutorial.  My dogwood leaves are a little wonky, but I still love them.

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I used a fat quarter pack of Tula Pink’s line Salt Water and some Moda Bella White I had on hand.

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All in all, a fun quilt and I’m very happy to have it finished up!

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