23 September, 2016

Lovey Giraffes crib quilt- more photos

Good morning friends. Remember last year, the Lovey Giraffes crib quilt? 'Decided to re-post that, to include a photo of the backing & label, and a close-up of two of the machine-appliqued giraffes. The rest of the quilt is machine meandering quilted. Fabrics are 100% cottons, and the batting is Warm N' White©. Backing is an avocado with tiny white polka dots. Finished size is 40"X42". The label was printed especially for the quilt, which was gifted to a good friend's baby boy. This adorable pattern is by Frivolous Necessity, and was purchased from Craftsy. This quilt is also my 2nd entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, in the: applique quilts category. Voting begins in 3 days. Please visit to see the quilts, and perhaps even vote. Prim quilting blessings.

~Linking-up with Amy at Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016~

22 September, 2016

Night Crossing bed runner: king-sized

Good morning everyone. The bed runner pictured above was made for my mother, for Christmas 2015. The pattern is called Night Crossing, and is from the e-book: e-PatternsCentral.com: Bed Runners Using Precut Fabrics. (Not an affiliate link, just letting you know where to find the pattern). This runner is king-sized, measuring 101"X23.50". The fabrics are 100% cottons, and are from the Fusions Meadow collection by Robert Kaufman. The backing is a multi-colored abstract cotton print. The binding is purple. The batting is Warm N' Natural©. The machine quilting is an all over meandering style. Mother loves bright colors, so this is a quilt that she does love and use. This is also my first of two entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. This runner is entered in the: large quilts category. Be sure to visit and see all of the quilts. Voting begins in 4 days.

~Linking-up with Amy at Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016~

21 September, 2016

Giraffes diaper bag

Good morning friends. Pictured above is a diaper bag that I made for a friend's baby shower last year. The pattern is a free one from: Make Baby Stuff.com website. It is called Detour, and can also be made into a purse. The giraffe appliques are from a pattern on Craftsy called: Lovey Giraffes (not an affiliate link). With its quilted lining, inside it has handy pockets for keys, smartphone, and wallet. The fastener is magnetic, and the button is for decoration. The front khaki area holds plenty of baby bottles, and on the back it can hold a changing pad. If you missed the post, you can see the Lovey Giraffes baby quilt on this blog here: Lovey Giraffes crib quilt. Prim quilting blessings to you all.
~celebrating that September is National Sewing Month~

~Linking-up with Kelly at: My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday~

19 September, 2016

Star Light Star Dark QAL: completed quilt

Wow, 'finally completed the quilt for the QAL at Quilty Habit. I am happy with the results, and learned a lot about color. The left side was to be the light gradation, and the right side the darker gradation. Since green is my favorite color, that had to be one color choice, lol. The choice of orange for the other color was perfect, except that I did have trouble finding lighter shades of orange fabrics. The machine quilting is simple meandering style. For the backing, I used a scrappy style sewn from remnants of the block fabrics. For the binding, tried something new- 2 colors. The left side and bottom are a muted shade of olive green, and the right side and top and are a dark orange. This goes along with the light/dark scheme of the quilt. Completed size: 51"X46". Be sure to visit the link party to see many other quilt tops/completed quilts. Oh, there will be some prizes awarded when this QAL ends. Yay! Thank you to Jess for this very educational and fun QAL.

~Linking-up with Jess at: Star Light, Star Dark QAL Final Link Party~