I have been so very very very very very slack in posting finished quilts this year… so I am going to spend the next couple of weeks playing catch up, just so you can see what I have been up to…. starting with this quilt…
This was a little baby quilt I made using a ton of half square triangles and lots of Lizzy House fabric. You can find details of the block I used on my original post…
I struggled to get a good photo of this quilt, but the stark lighting really highlighted the fabulous quilting that my friend and fellow Modern Domestic collegue, Michelle did.
The colours and prints are fun and bright and the there is just so many things to see in it – from ghosts to ducks to dinosaurs. I love Lizzy House’s fabrics as they make every quilt you use them in just perfect.
The finished quilt has already been dispatched to the local Pediatric ICU and hopefully is doing the job of providing some comfort.
Block: 10 1/2 inch Octagon block
Fabric: Lizzy House fabric lines (Natural History, Catnap, Castle Peeps, Lovely Hunt. 1001 Peeps, Pearl Bracelets & Whisper)
Finished quilt size: 42 x 52 1/2 inches
Last week I managed to finish up my Constellation quilt, which is currently winging its way to its new home in Indiana.
I started this quilt a while ago, after I got my hands on some treasured pieces of Lizzy House’s Constellation line. I have been a big fan of Ms. Houses for a while now…she designs the most fun novelty fabric. I love her bright colour choices and graphic illustrations… and I do not just use them in my charity quilts for kids, I try to sneak Pearl Bracelets into nearly every quilt I make!
I loved the blues and touch of purple of this line and it was so easy to put this quilt together using just the Constellation fabric line, some Pearl Braceletss and a few supporting solids.
I paper pieced the six-inch cross blocks… you can find the free pattern here.
To quilt this baby up I just used my walking foot and followed the lines of the crosses. I love how the quilting echoes the crosses, while adding a nice grid pattern to the quilt.
I wanted some denser quilting on this quilt, as it is for my new nephew, Tobias…and I knew from the experience of his big brother’s quilt, that this quilt needed to be able to stand up to pretty constant washing and hardy wear and tear.
For the back of the quilt I used three different Lizzy House prints…two of which are from her recent Natural History range. These fabrics just worked perfectly with the front… and I could not resist sneaking this marvelous gem print into the quilt.
Now I must warn you this is only one of several Lizzy House quilts I have been working on. I am slightly addicted to Lizzy’s fabrics and am eagerly awaiting her new line, A lovely Hunt, in September… it has unicorns in it!
Name: Constellation Crosses
Pattern: Paper Pieced cross blocks
Fabric: Lizzy House Constellations
Finished size: 36 x 42 inches
Last week I looked at the bag of Lizzy House fabric scraps I had gathered in the last couple of months and I decided I needed to do something with them… a couple of hours later and I had made this little beauty…
Most of the scraps I was playing with were tiny little bits and so I designed a little, fat kaleidoscope block to make this quilt. A tiny paper pieced block allowed me to get accuracy with my piecing while being able to do some fun fussy cutting…
Each block is made up of four (4) pieces which were 1 1/2 inch square.. the finished block is 3 inches small. This was such a fun quilt to make, and I used a lot of my little white on white scraps as well as my precious Lizzy House bits.
If you are interested in making your own kaleidoscope mini quilt you can find the free paper piecing pattern here….WQ mini Kaleidoscope block.
I have signed up for one more mini quilt swap, so I warn you there will be some more paper pieced little quilts shortly.