ginger-lime spritz

Well hello there! I’m excited to show you this finished quilt today! As you know, one of my favorite parts about quilting is taking photos of my finished quilts. Back in the day I used to spend lots of time scouting out the perfect locations for each quilt. Now, with kids who dislike the car…Continue reading »

framed

So I have a sad story about this quilt, but at least it has a happy ending. Looking back, this quilt had a rocky start – I set out to make something else and even cut up a bunch of my treasured Carolyn Friedlander fabrics, only to find that I didn’t even like my design….Continue reading »

mendocino!

The grass has finally turned green! It makes photographing quilts a lot easier, that’s for sure! You’ve seen this quilt recently, as I posted about it when it returned from being quilted by Rachel of Stitched in Color, but now it’s fully complete with binding on. I opted for a solid maroon colored binding to…Continue reading »

menagerie

I have a finished quilt to show you today! It’s actually been finished for quite a long time, but has not been posted for lack of decent photos. These aren’t exactly the photos I wanted, but February in Vermont doesn’t provide a ton of options. My favorite barn as backdrop then. You may remember this…Continue reading »

another Liberty baby quilt

I know, I know. So many Liberty of London baby quilts… I just can’t help myself I love them so! I put this one together a while back and recently unearthed it in my quest to finish up older projects. I have long loved Liberty of London fabrics, and think it’s fun to see how…Continue reading »

20 patch

Today I have another older quilt that I finally finished up! I made this one last December, so definitely not the oldest unfinished quilt in my closet. I decided to finish it after finding a large cut of fabric that I thought would work for backing. Additionally, I thought it would be a perfect one…Continue reading »

a reject project turned quilt.

  Ha! I’m sure I’m not the only one to have an idea, start making it, and discover you dislike it. That’s pretty much what happened here. I started this one a while back, and in fact I can’t even remember what my original plan was with these blocks (this was not it). It wasn’t…Continue reading »

pink tips

Lucky for this quilt top, it never actually made it to my ‘quilt top closet’. Sadly for some of those quilt tops, it’s been years since they’ve seen the light of day! This one might have been on its way there, but for a trip to Nido, where I happened to see a Cotton +…Continue reading »

Maze + Vale stripe maze

Photos recovered! This was my second finish of 2017 – another one from January when I was feeling motivated to finish up old quilts (that feeling has since passed, unfortunately!). ┬áThis one hasn’t actually been waiting too long to be finished – I made it back in June, according to the previous post about this…Continue reading »

scattered hearts

Another old finish! This is the third for 2017, though only the second that I’ve shown (still have yet to take the time to locate the photos for that second quilt finish, though I will – hopefully soon!). When looking through the closet of quilt tops, I pulled this one immediately, thinking it would be…Continue reading »

flowers for Hazel

Each January I am motivated to pull out the unfinished quilt tops and get them finished. Usually I’m good for one or two and then I’m quickly distracted by the thought of new quilt tops (maybe this year will be the year I get them finished?!). Anyway, I pulled out this quilt top which had…Continue reading »

(some of the) kitchen quilts

Well, the kitchen renovation has been finished for some time now, but these quilts? Not so much. You might remember how Morgan jokingly suggested that I make 200 quilts to pay for our kitchen renovation. I made 5 tops in fun combinations of Liberty of London and coordinating prints and solids and then ran out…Continue reading »

split angles quilt

Oh my! Look at this – a finished quilt! The start of Kindergarten for Max and preschool for Hazel has provided me with two mornings a week with just Henry. It’s a strange thing being at home with just one, especially one who naps all morning. I found myself wandering around the house doing nothing,…Continue reading »

hazel’s quilt

I’m still plugging away at those unfinished quilts when I get a chance! This one is a quilt top I made for Hazel almost exactly a year ago. It’s made from Heather Ross’s Tiger Lily line for Windham paired with a bunch of that great polka dot print by Bonnie Christine. I gave Hazel a…Continue reading »

january quilt

I’m still trying to work my way through the older unfinished quilts. I pulled this one out as the next to finish mainly because I had this great Anna Maria Horner velveteen that was the perfect size (and color!) for a backing. You may not even remember this quilt, as I wasn’t too thrilled with…Continue reading »

mismatched stripes

Unlike some of the others, I didn’t let this one sit around too long unfinished. I’m quite in love with this line, Carkai, by Carolyn Friedlander and really wanted to see this one as a finished quilt. I love the mix of colors in this collection, and thought it would be fun to pair up…Continue reading »

diamond panes – a finished quilt

I was so excited about this quilt that I immediately made it a backing and quilted it. As you’ve seen, that hasn’t been happening often these days! I love (love!) Carolyn Friendlander’s newest line for Robert Kaufman, Carkai (available in December), and I’m quite pleased with how it looks in this design. I won’t lie,…Continue reading »

concord grapes baby quilt

Another quilt little baby patchwork quilt for you today – once again made with my favorite pairing of Liberty of London and some great solids (along with a few extra printed fabrics). I never tire of pulling out my Liberty stash and putting together prints in various colors, and I always find it a fun…Continue reading »

Fall Migration

It’s kind of appropriate that this quilt was finished now, as the colors resemble many of the Fall leaves outside. As it so happens, I actually finished the quilt top last Fall, but then procrastinated (as I do!) in finishing it up. When it became apparent that I wasn’t going to get to the quilting,…Continue reading »

baby boy triangles

I always love making quilts when I know who the recipient will be, and it’s especially fun when said recipient is a new baby, so this quilt for a neighbor and friend’s brand new baby boy was a joy to make! I had it in mind keep it pretty modern and thought shades of grays…Continue reading »

my finished medallion quilt

Well hello there! As I may have mentioned, this summer hasn’t been good for my sewing or blogging habits. Those crazy kids would rather spend time at the lake or the pool, or out picking berries, or riding bikes rather than sitting inside so I can sew a few seams. Weird! Anyway, since I realized…Continue reading »

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge 2015

I always love this time of year when Umbrella Prints announces their annual Trimmings Challenge. I had the opportunity to be a judge one year, and last year I submitted this quilt. I thought I might just watch from the sidelines this year, but purchased two trimmings packs just in case. I haven’t felt super…Continue reading »

a tale of twin quilts.

Here’s another old one that I finally finished up! I’ve been trying my best to alternate new quilts with older quilts, and it’s been working well so far. After working on something new, I decided it was time for this one to see the light of day. Maybe you remember this one? After my sister…Continue reading »

shimmering strings

This quilt was mostly finished the day I found out that Lake Champlain had completely frozen over, and I decided that mostly finished would have to be good enough. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that I love it when the lake freezes over, despite that it means we’ve had a really cold winter….Continue reading »

Mabel (in Liberty of London) – a quilt tutorial

Happy Monday! Today I’m pleased to show you this baby quilt made out of lovely Liberty of London fabrics as my stop on the Westwood Acres Liberty of London blog hop. Westwood Acres offers a fun Liberty of London monthly club, where you receive a selection of 10 Liberty prints each month. Maybe you’re already…Continue reading »

Macaroni twist quilt

Don’t mind me while I gaze at these photos and dream about green grass, leaves, and warm temperatures! In the midst of the arctic temperatures we’re experiencing now, it’s kind of nice to post these sunny summer photos. I made this quilt last summer and submitted it to Love Patchwork & Quilting. I was happy…Continue reading »

a quiet rainbow quilt

The start of 2015 had me motivated to quilt up some of those old tops that have been hanging in my closet (now that we’ve moved, they’re actually in my closet rather than a spare closet, so I see them and feel guilty on a daily basis!). I pulled this one out first since I…Continue reading »

intersections quilt

I finished this fun quilt up recently with a bunch of straight line quilting and a fun tiger cat backing. I would have shown it sooner, but have been sort of waiting on a snowstorm (no luck, just ice and really cold temps instead…). I find it’s hard to photograph a quilt in Vermont during…Continue reading »

cascading pools

I actually haven’t been very productive yet this year (well, that’s not totally true – I’ve tried really hard to be productive, but keep ending up overthinking things and wasting precious sewing time. Alas.) Luckily I can now show you this quilt, which is one I made nearly a year ago, and look productive all…Continue reading »

one last finish for 2014

It’s not often that I post a quilt top and then post the finished quilt in the next post, but I was motivated to get this one done. It’s been pretty cold here, and all I could think about was draping myself with a corduroy quilt. I quickly made up a simple backing out of…Continue reading »

thistle

If this quilt looks familiar, it may be because it’s a variation of the Cotton + Steel quilt I showed last week. While trying to come up with a design idea for Sarah Watts’ upcoming Tokyo Trainride line, I kept wanting to see the blocks set on point. It didn’t end up working out for…Continue reading »

quilts for cotton + steel

Believe me, when I was asked to create two quilts for upcoming Cotton + Steel collections, I was beyond thrilled. I loved all of their previous lines, and couldn’t wait to see what was next. Of course, the timing wasn’t ideal, being that it was smack in the middle of our move, but I really…Continue reading »

friendship bracelet quilt

The old blog may be a bit quiet for the next few weeks while we work on packing and moving. I packed most of my fabric and quilts and it was a tad embarrassing. It’s easy to ignore all those things packed away in various closets, but harder when they’re all boxed up in front…Continue reading »

steeplechase

This mustang print from Melody miller’s Mustang line is a definite favorite, and I immediately wanted to see it in a quilt. I’ve had this antique quilt pinned for a while and thought it might be a fun way to show off those mustangs. Not being much of a planner, I found I didn’t have…Continue reading »

Maze & Vale Converging Corners

I quilted this wall hanging recently, and I think I love it. As I mentioned before, it was a bit of an experiment – I wasn’t sure how these low volume prints (all Maze & Vale hand printed fabrics) would look in my converging corners design, since you kind of need the prints in the…Continue reading »

2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition

I was really excited to participate in the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition this year. I love their fabrics, and have bought many a trimmings pack over the past several years. This year they added a quilt category, so of course I couldn’t resist making something to enter! I showed you a photo of the packet…Continue reading »

farfalle… again!

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments about my recent quilt! It’s so much fun to find the perfect location to photograph a finished quilt. I enjoyed reading your comments and while I wish I could respond individually to each of you, I’m afraid that if I did so, there might not be…Continue reading »

handprinted baby quilt

This quilt started with my hope of showing off a few wonderful handprinted fabrics I had received from Cloth Fabrics. Then I thought it might be a good opportunity to incorporate a few of my other handprinted fabrics I’d collected along the way. I made up large improv log cabin/square in square type blocks, showing…Continue reading »

Glimma cross quilt

I had the opportunity to work with Lotta Jansdotter’s upcoming new line, Glimma, and boy, is it beautiful! This will be Lotta’s third line with Windham Fabrics, and it will be available next year. When I received the fabrics, I couldn’t decide what direction to take, and ultimately I started something that wasn’t quite so…Continue reading »

a nautical quilt

Are you tired of all these triangles yet? I hope not! This is obviously the scrappy version, and boy do I love it! All my favorite scraps together in one quilt. It’s pretty fun to look at this quilt and pick out all my favorite fabrics from past projects. This one feels very summery to…Continue reading »

red + purple quilt

I finished up this red and purple quilt and I love it! Which is really kind of weird, since neither red nor purple have ever topped my list for favorite colors. I used a variety of red and purple solids and monochromatic prints in the same colors for the improv blocks. Then I sashed those…Continue reading »

fancy a picnic?

I got my picnic quilt finished, just in time for some gorgeous spring weather! We spent the last couple of days down in beautiful Southern Vermont, and those few hours in the car provided a perfect opportunity to work on the binding on this quilt. (finished up the binding while enjoying some sun on the…Continue reading »

a new quilt model

Thank you all so very much for your comments on Max’s arrival! We finally arrived home Tuesday afternoon after an extended stay at the hospital due to an unexpected c-section. It was a real treat to leave the hospital on a beautiful, sunny spring day — and really really wonderful to get back home! Since…Continue reading »

strawberry seas baby strip quilt

I’m so glad that you guys like strips quilts too (and that you don’t seem to mind seeing several others!) This one is for sure an instant favorite – you certainly can’t go wrong with Heather Ross fabrics. Anyone who’s sewn with these fabrics know how supremely soft and lovely they are. I went for…Continue reading »

strip quilt love – a baby flea market fancy version

I sometimes get hung up on a particular type of quilt. In the past there have been many string quilts, and many many patchwork quilts out of all my favorite fabric lines. Currently? Strip quilts. And I think I should apologize ahead of time for the number of strip quilts you may see here coming…Continue reading »

colorblock plusses…a boyish baby quilt

I can’t decide which I like more on this quilt – the random plus signs, or the shades of blue colorblock background. I had no real design in mind when I pulled out this stack of fabric – I was mainly thinking that I wanted to get a chance to use some of that cute…Continue reading »

Innocent Crush Rectangle Squared Quilt

So… I finally finished my first quilt of 2011! I started this one at the end of 2010, and wrote up a tutorial on how to make these blocks. I even got Morgan to sandwich it and then somehow it got stacked in a pile of finished quilts and I forgot all about it. Then…Continue reading »