Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snug As A Bug Toddler Quilt

This was a sweet little project that I finished recently.  It's my own design done to highlight the adorable creatures found in the Bugsy collection of fabrics by Kids Quilts for RJR Fabrics.  I thought the applique saying was kinda clever.

The top and bottom sections are done in patchwork squares - some fussy cut to highlight those wonderful butterflies.  The middle was raw edge applique.  

Each letter is a different print from the collection and the background for the applique section is also a print.  It's a swirly dotty floral print on a creamy background.

I quilted the patchwork squares crisscross and then did swirly loops around the applique.  

Of course it has a matching pink binding that I machine stitched on.  

Here's a close up of the prints in this line.  Cute little snails and caterpillars, flowers and butterflies.  It's definitely a girly quilt.

This sweet baby/toddler girl quilt is available in my etsy shop for sale.  The nice thing about making baby size quilts is that I am never really tempted to keep them.  I love just being creative and then passing them on to be enjoyed by others.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Rustic Blush Throw Quilt

I've been on a sewing tear lately.  Maybe it helps that a few of my finishes were actually UFOs that I started this summer and just now got back on my radar.  This was exactly the case for this quilt.

It's made from Verna Mosquera's Rustic Blush collection.  I bought it late last spring, made piles of half-square triangle over the summer and just pieced it together last week.  Originally, I was going to just do all pinwheel blocks but then I thought I'd see how it turned out with a little twist so I did half pinwheels and half in these other arrangements.

I'm sure there's an official quilty name for those other blocks so I'd love if someone let me know.

 I used every last bit of the fat quarter bundle I purchased and this ended up at 52 x 52 inches - a decent sized throw quilt.

These fabrics are so pretty.  I imagine this would look fabulous draped on a chair in the corner of someone's sunroom just beckoning you to cozy up with a nice book.

I quilted this one all in the ditch - up and down all the squares and then diagonal along the pinwheels.  It makes for a nice clean and simple pattern on the back.

The back and the binding are made from the floral tan and white which is nice and neutral.

I had a few blocks left over so I turned them into a pillow.   Quilted on the front and smooth on the back.  Lately, I've only been making pillow covers not finished pillows, but this was finishing up at a size that doesn't fit a standard insert.  So instead of adding a border or such I just stuffed it full and topstitched the edge closed.  

Both the quilt and the pillow are available for sale in my etsy shop.

Now I've already started another throw quilt out of my brand new Strawberry Fields Revisited bundle.  This was the first bundle I had bought in forever and I knew I'd like it but now I like it so much I wish I had gotten more. I'm posting pictures almost daily over on my Instagram so check out my progress on my new projects there.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Sweet Striped Baby Quilt

Hi Y'All.  

It's been awhile since my last post.  I got caught up in our never-ending basement project - I'll share pictures soon - but check my instagram for a few peeks.  Then the holiday stuff took over - the putting up and then the putting away.  So now that those two huge time sucks are done, I'm back into a more regular routine and hoping I can post here at least once a week.  I know there's a few emails that I need to catch up on so if you're waiting to hear from me I hope to clear those out in the next week.

Now onto the fun stuff.  I just finished this baby girl quilt for my sister-in-law.  She's expecting her first baby in March and the shower is in a couple of weeks.  Her taste runs a little more modern so I knew I wanted to do something other than a typical patchwork.  

The stripes are 1 inch cut and finish at 1/2 inch wide.  It was a little tricky trying to iron the seams flat but so worth the outcome.

The back is a sweet print that I picked up from Joann's last winter and have been waiting for just the right project.

I quilted it in diagonal crisscross pattern.  Kinda traditional but I didn't want to take away from the simplicity of the front with fancy swirls or loops.  I thought about mimicking the stripes but I didn't think that would be the best treatment for the back.  

I really liked how this quilt turned out.  So bright and happy.  I love the contrast between the stripes and the white background.  

This one is being sent off to it's new home but I do have enough of these fabrics to make another.  If you're interested just hop over to my etsy shop and look at the Sweet Stripe Baby Quilt.  

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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