candy stripe

I nearly forgot about this one! I made this one early in the summer, and even took photos (look, leaves!), but apparently failed to get it on the blog. I pulled this fabric selection back in May while looking for some inspiration. I always enjoy sewing half square triangle blocks, so decided to keep it simple with some hsts for this bunch of fabrics.

I can’t really remember how the pink stripes came about – perhaps just that I realized I had a lot of a pink solid? Anyway, I thought it would be fun to play around with sewing up pink and white strips and then using that fabric as half of the hsts. I like how the stripes line up in places (and definitely don’t in other!). Looking at it now, I feel like maybe I’d like it better with the striped background and maybe other solids rather than all these prints? Maybe it’ll be something I explore later on…

 

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another Liberty baby quilt

I know, I know. So many Liberty of London baby quilts… I just can’t help myself I love them so! I put this one together a while back and recently unearthed it in my quest to finish up older projects.

I have long loved Liberty of London fabrics, and think it’s fun to see how I can pair them with other solids and basics from my stash. Periodically I’ll go through and make up various groupings, some of which actually end up as quilts! In fact, immediately after finishing this one I pulled the Liberty back out and came up with a couple additional combos.

This one is maybe not traditional baby quilt colors, but I love the pairing of the aqua and mustard with the grays and bits of black and white.

(so helpful, Henry!)

The backing is this cute heart print and I found the perfect stripey binding in my stash. I’ll be posting this one on my IG destash page, so check there if you might be in the market for a fun little quilt!

Also, if you want to add some Liberty of London prints to your stash, be sure to check out Jones & Vandermeer. They have a great selection of Liberty (in fact I just ordered a few additional prints last night!) and are currently offering a 10% discount with code FRIENDS10.

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20 patch

Today I have another older quilt that I finally finished up! I made this one last December, so definitely not the oldest unfinished quilt in my closet.

I decided to finish it after finding a large cut of fabric that I thought would work for backing. Additionally, I thought it would be a perfect one to try out another quilting design from Jacquie’s book, Walk.

I decided to use this Stem design, which I love. I’ve quilted other quilts using this design in the past, though only as a free motion design. Here’s a quilt I made years ago using a similar quilting design. You can see that quilting this one the way I did gives you a vertical line connecting the petals.

This time I followed Jacquie’s instructions to quilt it using my walking foot, which results in a similar design but without the vertical lines (of course you could easily add the lines at the end if you prefer that look). It’s kind of a toss up as to which was easier to quilt – with the free motion foot it’s easier to maneuver the quilt, but often I find that my stitches aren’t as even as I’d like. It was harder to maneuver a quilt this size using my walking foot, especially when I reached the center of the quilt, but I loved that this design was possible without having to switch to the free motion foot (yes, call me lazy!)

I still don’t know if a 20 patch block is a thing, but I sure like it! I always love pairing fabrics, and it was fun to pull random pieces from my stash and see them all together in this colorful quilt.

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