#Patchworkquiltalong

In January I decided to join my FIRST quilt along.  This quilt along is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics, they are donating money to Make A Wish Foundation.  On the 15th of every month they release a pattern and request that we donate  before the download…but it is free.  This Patchwork Quilt Along has been so fun and I am learning to be a little more meticulous in my cutting and sewing.  Click here to go to the website by Jolly Jabber  Patchwork quilt along .

I am using fabrics by Bonnie and Camille. If you buy the kit, their fabrics are in it, but I am using my own choices and I have one of their older lines that I am loving to incorporate.

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First 2017 Project

I sat down and looked through all my quilting books and printed patterns to find a quilt project that I could get excited  about and here it is…Vintage by @Simplify Camille Roskelly.  It is in her book entitled  Simply Retro.  I also have bought and downloaded a number of her quilt patterns from her shop. img_4405

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt and also love that it is very straight forward, no triangles, no cuts…just straight lines, that makes me happy!

 

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I think that I literally have almost every line of Bonnie and Camille’s fabric line, or at least some pieces from their older lines.  I love so many of the fabrics it is very difficult to pick which ones to use!

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Once I decided on the red and tans, I had a crazy thought that I could do one of tans and blues at the same time…WHY NOT!!

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Here’s my first block, isn’t it beautiful…the fabric is my very favorite

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I have a few blocks left…like a lot for sure, but this is not a stressful quilt and it makes me smile!  I will post more photos as I progress and don’t forget to watch my instagram because I promise they will be posted there @sew_becky

 

 

An arrow points the way

Looking for a new quilt pattern is a process for me.  It requires a lot of Pinteresting, instagraming, more pinteresting, looking through my books and narrowing down the dozens and dozens of choices.  I wanted to pick a pattern that was easy and would come together quickly…but needed to be super cute!  This arrow quilt won my vote and I think it was a good pick!

Arrow Quilt

So many steps…takes patience and love

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I tried a number of different layouts for these blocks but this is by far the best layout!

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I added a few extra blocks because I love a larger baby quilt…it helps when those cute babies start rolling around!

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So far in my quilting journey I have done my own machine quilting…I keep it simple for sure!  I thought I would just do vertical lines, but realized quickly that my blocks didn’t line up perfectly and that bugged me, so luckily I had only done two rows of quilting…un-pick!!

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Diagonal is the way to go…and besides that I have found that my favorite sewing foot is my Walking Foot!!

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Binding time….

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Here is the pattern I found on Pinterest that won my interest…Arrow Quilt

Now we just have to wait for baby Corbett to arrive!

Love Letters Quilt

Better late then never to post this super cute Love Letters Quilt! When I came across this I knew I had to make it! FullSizeRender

It was perfect for my Valentine’s day get together with my friends! It was so easy and only took me a few days to complete. Partly because I like to work on multiple projects at the same time.  All the hearts are hand stitched with a blanket stitch onto 5 inch block.  It was so fun to do this part!

IMG_0304The  quilting was done on my machine. I traced each heart onto the fabric with a Disappearing Ink pen, and then used my machine and followed the lines. It was probably the most time consuming part of this quilt.

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The process was so fun all along the way and I just think it turned out so cute! Love the detail!

 

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From start to finish…I love a finished project!

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Pattern from Sweetwater.

Fabric from Thimble Blossoms, Bonnie and Camille Fabrics.

Check out  My Quilt Infatuation for this weeks Need and Thread Thursdays!

 

 

 

Totally Faking Sleep

 

 

Quentin really is a ham and is very good at faking sleep…Grandpa plays along anytime too!
We took Christmas to Seattle early as it was our “Off” year.  I did want to see the kids open their quilts though.  Hillary says that he sleeps with it every night.

 

This is not a fake and just look how very sweet that is…so worth all the hours of cutting, sewing and unpicking and sewing some more!

 

For Baby Audrey

I fell in love with this fabric by 3 Sisters, Whitewashed Cottage…isn’t it adorable!!! Shabby chic is how I would describe it.  I am in the process of quilting and binding…I will post the completed quilt soon!!! 
As soon as Hillary said she was pregnant I had a feeling it was a girl so I took a leap of faith and started sewing!!