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 ~

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Modern Metro Living Baby Quilt

This is a new favorite.  After doing a few quilts in muted and soft colors it's nice to use these bright vivid prints.

Another good use for half-square triangles.  

I think this is great for baby boys but it also would work well in a gender-neutral nursery.  The fabrics are from the Metro Living collection by Robert Kaufman.

I quilted it in straight lines around the outside of each color group.  I had intended to only stitch in the ditch but I wasn't paying attention and I did an extra row around one of the colors.  Since I hate ripping out more than doing extra quilting each color got 3 rows of stitching.  In the end I think it worked out perfectly and the back looks pretty cool too.

The back is the same white as the front and the binding is a solid navy blue.  I love how it looks against that white.

This quilt is available in my etsy shop if you're interested.  

Meanwhile I am finishing up a custom toddler quilt using more Strawberry Fields Revisited and starting to pick/order fabrics for a custom wedding signature quilt.  Check out my Instagram account for more frequent updates.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
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