Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bucket List

The Bucket List Quilt

I found this pattern and knew it would be a beautiful quilt no matter which fabrics I used.  The combination of stars and squares are such a classic.  Plus, it came together so quickly.  What a fun one!  The pattern is by By Sherri McConnell of Quilting Life Designs (

This was destined for my mom for her birthday.  I used V and Co.'s Simply Style fabrics because 1.  I love them and 2. they go really well with the colors in my mom's living room.  I backed it with a fabric from V and Co.'s Color Me Happy line, which I totally fell in love with and bought a jelly roll of it to make my sister a quilt for her birthday.  (See this post.)

How lucky was I to find a perfectly perfect bale of hay to photograph this on?!  Ahhh, I love the country...

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Saturday, August 16, 2014


This summer, my summer of quilting, I made Camille Roskelley's Swell Quilt, from her book, Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks.  There are so many beautiful patterns (not to mention beautiful pictures that are just fun to look at).  I chose V & Co for the fabric - I combined the Color Me Happy and Simply Style lines.

This quilt is destined for my sister in Denver.  A (somewhat late) birthday gift.  The kids gave it lots of hugs so that when she curls up in it, we will all be giving her hugs!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Barn Dance

This has been the summer of quilting!  My poor husband thinks I have gone over to the dark side, since I have been furiously quilting at every spare moment, taking over the dining area with my sewing machine, and hanging half-made quilts all over the place.  But it's worth it!

I loved making this Barn Dance quilt.  The pattern is from V & Co and can be found here.  I made it with Kate Spain fabrics and just love each one.  She has such a great eye.  My only regret is that I didn't make it bigger.  I tend to get overwhelmed before I start a quilt and think I'll just make the smaller version.  But I am adding the bigger size to my mental to-do list for the future.  An opportunity to collect more Kate Spain fabrics!!

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