Thursday, June 30, 2016

AMH Dresden Plate :: Finished

My Dresden Plate is finished and already being used!
I must admit, I like her very much, I enjoy looking at all the colors and the stitches while snuggling under it. She is cheerful, soft and comfy! I finished this quilt about a month ago, right before we left FL; about time to show and tell ... I was hoping to take photos at the beach, but that didn't happen.
I started this quilt last fall; I was inspired by
 Anna Maria Horner's Fan Dance Quilt, you can read more about it here.
This quilt is about 60"x 80" and is made almost exclusively with AMH fabrics.
I used 80/20 batting for the first time; I don't think it was the ideal for hand quilting, but I am quite pleased with the result. Starting at the top and working my way down, I quilted vertical lines every inch using a sashiko thread. Once I decided on the quilting design, it went quickly from there.
This quilt was fun to make, pure joy, I enjoyed every part of it.

Linking up with the 2016 Q2 FAL, this was no.1 on my list, and you can see my original list of proposal HERE


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Nine Patch - A Baby Boy Quilt

Another baby quilt, for a little boy this time. Our nephew got married a couple of years ago, and now they are expecting their first child. I wanted to make a quilt for them. I was looking for a quick and simple type of quilt that could be squeezed between the many other projects I already have in the making. To save time, I bought this Minny Muu FQ Bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.
The top was done in a nick of time!

Quilting: Using the walking foot, I made straight diagonal lines across the quilt forming a crosshatch pattern all over the quilt. All is left to do, is the label!

Quilt Stats:

Size: Approx 38 x 52 inches
Pattern: The good ol' Nine Patch.
Fabrics: Cool Minny Muu FQ bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop
Backing: Free Spirit Designer Voile in Robin
Batting: Warm and Natural
Quilting thread: Superior Threads King Tut 40wt in White Linen #971
Binding: Little Stripe in Kryptonite by Michael Miller
Finished: June 2016

Linking up with the 2016 Q2 FAL, see original list of proposal HERE