Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer Quilts!

I do still quilt, I just don't blog, but since I heard from some friends today that they really do check my blog for pictures, I thought I would post some. If you would like to know when I put up new pictures, just sign up by email in the sidebar on the right and every time I post, you'll get an email notifying you! 
 First of all, I'll start with the Mr. and Mrs. Noah quilts. These were printed panels I bought several years ago and put them in the closet. When my grandson comes, he loves to see what he can find for Nana to make so we decided this spring it would be a Noah, finally when I went to visit in the summer, I took them their quilts. They were just right to cover them up, play with, drag around, etc.
 I put flamingos on the back of Lacey's and her binding and 
Jake had chosen butterflies for his backing!! Little fun quilts!
 This was a kit I had purchased from Little Quilts. All I had to provide was the backing, and found a piece that was perfect for it in my stash. It'll be pretty in the den this fall.
 Cute little houses!
The border was what sold me on the quilt. This is called Hampton Farm!
 I decided to use up some scraps and strips I had been saving. My container says "Mixed Fabric Strips" which meant lots of different sizes but I only needed 1 1/2" for this so I sorted through two containers to get the correct size. The mixed would work well for other projects!!
 I found this pattern, Spring, at The Stitchin' Post website for free by Valori Wells. I sewed strips for a long time and decided only to use brights or clear colors, eliminating a few.
It was fun remembering what quilts I had used the fabrics for - and sometimes NOT remembering also.
 Here's a close up. . .
 and the quilt hanging on the long arm.
I still have tons of strips left to sew for another project!
Here are the fabrics for a project I will work on next. I've already cut the pieces and the pattern is on the front of Kaffe's book, Quilts in the Sun. So easy yet I think will be perfect for this fat quarter bundle I bought a couple of years ago at Intown Quilters - possibly my favorite quilt shop!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Great projects. I like the way you always quilt your tops as soon as you finish them.
Thanks for the link to all those cute patterns.