Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Finishes pt. II

The next WIP I knocked out is a super sweet girly quilt.  Another gift for a niece.  It was made using Children at Play fabric and stack n' whack boxes from Allison's awesome tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew.  Her blog is one of the first I ever found and one of my top favorites. 
This fabric makes me wish I had a girl so I could keep the quilt.  It's soooooo pretty and sweet!  I have to say this might be my most favorite quilt I've made yet.  I went with simple straight line quilting.

And last but not least, I cranked out a pillow while my honey was away hunting this weekend.  It was my 1st time making cording but it wasn't bad and I am so proud of how it came out.  I used this tutorial on Fat Quarterly.  I do have an Accuquilt Go! Baby but I do not have the tumbler die so I used leftover plexiglass to make myself a cutting template.  Worked great and I kept money in my pocket.  Can't beat that!
The fabric is the Rendezvous collection by Khristian A. Howell for Anthology.  Along with trying the cording for the 1st time, I also included an invisible zipper.  The video tutorials by this guy were super helpful!

That is all for now.  I was in a sewing mood and glad I got a lot of projects completed.  Now I can cut into some new stuff !  Thanks for reading.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November Finishes

My Swoon quilt was intended to be a full size quilt for my bed, but wingin' it with the color choices didn't work out.  Instead, I made 2 more blocks to at least make it into a quilt and I stopped there.  I really have some color picking issues and have decided that I will try to stick to collections where the fabrics are all coordinated.  I finished the backing and binding with leftover fabric from other stuff.  I'm not crazy about this quilt but the one thing I do like is the quilting I did.  I like the radiating v's in all 4 directions.

Next up, is my Honey Child quilt, made with Sis Boom fabric by Jennifer Paganelli.  I used Elizabeth's New Wave Pattern found here.  I really wanted to show off the fabrics instead of cutting them up into little pieces so this pattern was perfect for that.  I love how modern it is.  I got plexiglass from Lowes and made my own template.  Inexpensive and easy!  The cheerio backing fabric is from Joanne's.  The quilting is really simple.  This is a Christmas gift for one of our nieces.

I loved the fabric so much, I made myself a Dresden pillow.