Friday, April 15, 2016

Vintage Picnic Throw Quilt

My latest finish.  I wanted to do something a little different than patchwork squares so I came up with a block that used 4 patches and half-square triangles.  I'm sure it's not an original block (I don't think any design with HST or 4 patches or any basic building block can be these days) but I figured out the math and overall pattern on my own.  I think next time I'm going to size down the block - these were large 12 inch blocks.   

I made it up in Bonnie & Camille's popular Vintage Picnic collection.  I choose 26 of the prints for the front and used the navy blue cherry print for the back.

It finished up at 70 x 70.  Nice generous size for a throw.  I hadn't intended on doing it this big but once I was arranging the blocks I could tell it needed another row to make the overall pattern more symmetrical and pleasing to the eye.

Like usual I machine stitched the binding which is also the navy blue cherry print.

I really like the little bird print from this line and I have a few yards that I'm going to use for a baby quilt that is in process.  It's my first triangle quilt so I'm taking my time with it to make sure I like the layout and the way the prints go together.

This wonderful bright quilt is available in my etsy shop.  

Now I have 2 custom orders in the works.  One is a wedding signature quilt - the bride is having me make up half-square triangles that are one side in a print and the other side in a light colored solid.  I'm going to send them to her for a display at her reception which will instruct her guests to sign the solid side.  Then she's going to send them back and we'll put together a large throw quilt.  Her fabrics arrived yesterday so I'll be in HST production for a few days.

My other order is from a sweet woman who wants a Guess How Much I Love You quilt made for her mother.  It was their book when she was young and she wants a queen-sized quilt for her mom to cuddle under.  Still waiting on a few fabrics for that one as we had to order from multiple sellers in multiple countries to get ahold of anything in this out-of-print collection.

And of course, if you've been following me on Instagram you know I'm about to do a little master bedroom redo.  Like on Monday while my husband is away on business for 2 days because he can't stand all my diy project mess.  It's a little crazy timing-wise, but I'm excited to finally get a color I like up on my bedroom walls.  Hopefully all my plans work out although I have a feeling it might be an all-nighter on Tuesday.  Wish me luck.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Red & White Patchwork Quilt

I've been hiding this one for a few weeks.  Trying to decide if I was keeping it or adding it to my etsy shop.  Well, practicality (and perhaps the guilt of a small purchase of a new bed and mattress for the master bedroom - yeah me!) won the day.

You may have seen this picture from Instagram.  I love how the sunlight sneaks through the stair railing at the bottom of the quilt.  The quilt finished up at 56 x 70 inches - perfect throw size!

I felt like crisscross quilting was ideal for this since the patchwork and the color scheme are so traditional.  The backing is Riley Blake's red on white Swiss dots.  I really really liked the scale of this print and I can see using it in different colors on lots of quilts.  Something about polka dots that ties together all kinds of crazy prints.

There are 20+ prints in this quilt.  I just kept digging through my stash and adding whatever I could find.

With all those prints and the polka dot back I thought the solid red binding was the way to go.

If you're interested you can find this beautiful quilt in my etsy shop.  Don't wait too long though my last red and white one sold quickly.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Charming Strawberry Fields Toddler Quilt

This was a custom order for a precious little girl.  Her mom wanted something long enough to cover her little toes.  She liked my Throw size Strawberry Fields quilt so we did this one up in the same fabrics but in the pattern I had designed for my Fly a Kit Quilt.  This is the second time I've had a custom request for this pattern - I guess I should start making this more often for my etsy shop.

All the fabrics are from Fig Tree's Strawberry Fields Revisited collection for Moda Fabrics.  She choose to use the pink strawberry print for the back and binding.

Crisscross quilting on the middle section of patchwork squares.

And more crisscross on the border.  Simple but gives it a really nice effect on the back.

I love how it turned out.  The fabrics and the pattern went perfectly together.  If you're interested in designing your own custom quilt just click here for more information.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
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