“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mod Pod Quilt

I really loved this quilt while it was on display at Broadbents.  I picked up the kit a dozen times and put it back.  I don't buy kits very often and was pretty wishy-washy about it.  Then one day after our Modern Quilt Group meeting I noticed the kit was on sale and I couldn't resist.  The pattern is Mod Pod by Carolina Patchworks.  The quilt goes together really quickly, which is nice and gratifying.  The fabric is a Momo fabric by Moda.  I seem to love all the lines by Momo, wish she had more of and internet presence.  They didn't have quite enough of the fabric I wanted to use for the back, so I framed with some shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett.  I just quilted vertical waves in various colors of thread to finish it off.  I really love how it turned out!  It may sit on the back of my couch all summer, if I can keep the kids from confiscating it!

Monday, July 23, 2012

A few baby quilts

Isabella's teacher was expecting a baby boy just after the school year ended.  So for end of year teacher gift I made her a baby quilt.  Bella helped pick out the pattern.  She liked the idea of some nautical fabrics.  Because we moved at the beginning of June, I tried to keep this one pretty simple.

The fabric is by Dear Stella for the most part.  I am always a sucker for binding with stripes.

The next baby boy quilt was for some dear friends who had a baby boy also in June.  The daddy is a big VW bus enthusiast.  I knew Heather Ross did some fabric and pj's, so I scoured etsy until I found some.  Then I took my time trying to decide on what to do, I didn't have a lot of the fabric, so in order to maximize I did a square withing a square.  I wanted to give it a read beachy feel. 

I pulled colors from the vans and used those as my outer squares.  I went with a minkee backing in a sand color.  I also used four squares on the front with the minkee.  The mom and dad loved it, which is what I was aiming for.