summer 2 x 4

Earlier this summer I pulled out this stack of fabrics that included a bunch of neutrals with some pops of color – hot pinks, bright yellow, a bit of peachy orange and a few shades of blue. I had plans to make something else with those fabrics, but the blocks took far too long to…Continue reading »

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 »

diamonds in (the) outback

I didn’t think I’d ever finish this quilt top, but here it is…hooray! I had been anxiously awaiting this new collection, Outback Wife, the debut collection from Cathi Bessell-Browne of Gertrude Made. I first noticed it when Blair Stocker posted her beautiful Outback Values quilt, and ever since I couldn’t stop thinking about making my own. Cathi’s…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 »

Sleeping Porch 2 x 4 quilt

I can’t resist a new Heather Ross line, so I didn’t wait too long to snatch up a bundle of her newest, Sleeping Porch, for Windham Fabrics. I bought a fat quarter bundle including solids from Llama Fabrics, and decided it would be a perfect line to use for another 2 x 4 quilt. This entire…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!).  This 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 »

chambray + vintage patchwork

Without expecting it, this quilt has become my current favorite. The chambray and those vintage fabrics make me happy, and it’s surprisingly soft, too! I told Morgan it could be his, then promptly claimed it as mine once it made its way to the couch. I backed this one with a fabric I ordered from…Continue reading »

solids, sans gingham…

I feel like I say this often, but here it is again – this is another quilt that I didn’t actually set out to make. I have a number of quilts to finish, and a list of quilts I want to make, but sometimes I feel the pull of something that’s not even on the…Continue reading »

august quilt in september

Despite not getting this one completed in August, I’m still calling it the August quilt. I selected these fabrics for Stash Fabrics Design Star fabric bundle club and it went out as August’s bundle to those signed up. I decided to immediately cut mine up and came up with this little design. I was excited…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 »

improv solids – finally finished!

It’s only taken me 4 years to finally finish this quilt! But I love that even though it feels like an old quilt to me, it still looks like something I might make today. It’s made up of lots of Kona solids, some Essex cotton/linen blends and a few crossweaves – basically whatever was on…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 »

just a bit of patchwork…

Well, well! Every year around this time I start exclaiming because it’s suddenly green and pretty outside – perfect for taking photos of quilts, but then I find myself without any quilts to photograph because it’s too nice outside to be inside sewing… I have to keep reminding myself that there will be time for…Continue reading »

painted paddles

I’m so happy to have this one finished! It seems it was a long time coming, so I’m extra excited to see it completed. The blocks were inspired by an image of a painted oar, and I thoroughly enjoyed pairing colors and coming up with other designs that fit this nautical look. I’m reminded how…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 »

Tiger Lily for Max

Heather Ross’s upcoming Tiger Lily line is beautiful, no getting around it. But I wouldn’t have necessarily said it was the perfect line for a quilt for Max. After making my first Tiger Lily quilt, I suggested that it might make a fun new quilt for Hazel, since she loves cats. I apparently failed to…Continue reading »

tiger lily triangles

After finishing my Cotton + Steel triangle quilt, I immediately thought that it would be fun to do something similar out of Heather Ross’s upcoming Tiger Lily line. I like that Heather included a number of prints on a darker background as well as several on a lighter/white background, and I thought it would be…Continue reading »

intersection (take 2, in Tiger Lily)

In an attempt to keep some variety on this here blog, I thought I’d hold off on the Tiger Lily triangle quilt I mentioned in my last post. Back to back triangle posts….no good! (Ha!) Fortunately, I couldn’t resist a second quilt out of Heather Ross’s upcoming Tiger Lily collection (for Windham Fabrics). There’s a fun…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 »

scattered hearts

Happy early Valentine’s Day! Strangely enough, I’m not really a ‘quilt for certain holidays’ kind of girl, but this is now the third year that I’ve made a Valentine’s Day quilt (also here and here), so who knows. The last two were very red and pink, so this time I went for all the colors,…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 »

Echo quilt (+ giveaway!)

I’m excited to show you this quilt today! A while back I received an unexpected package from Windham Fabrics that included this great bundle of their upcoming Artisan Cottons. I was excited to see that they were adding these gorgeous shot cottons – I’ve always loved the extra depth that these cross weaves provide. 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 »

Doe – tracking quilt

I had fun finishing this little quilt. The top came together pretty quickly, since I was just trying to see what I could make out of that mini Carolyn Friendlander Doe charm pack, but then I debated for a while on how to finish it. I went back and forth about whether or not I…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 »

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 »

squared (a finished quilt, and a giveaway!)

It’s so fun to have a finished quilt! It feels like it’s been a long time – my time these days has been taken up with home showings, appraisals, inspections… and of course lots of cleaning. Not so much fun, so it’s even more fun than usual to have a new quilt to admire. And…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 »