august quilt in september

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Despite not getting this one completed in August, I’m still calling it the August quilt. I selected these fabrics for Stash Fabrics Design Star fabric bundle club and it went out as August’s bundle to those signed up. I decided to immediately cut mine up and came up with this little design.

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I was excited to find that this beautiful Monaluna print contains similar colors and ordered some for the backing. It’s available in both poplin and lawn – I opted for the lawn, as I love how it feels as a quilt back.

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I quilted it with offset concentric squares, and am really pleased at how it turned out. I particularly like how the quilting shows up on the backing.

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We took a little trip to a local apple orchard this past weekend for some honeycrisp apples, concord grapes and cider donuts (and a quick photo shoot for this quilt!). The kids aren’t so thrilled these days when I suggest a trip to take quilt photos, but luckily they can still be bribed…cider donuts to the rescue!

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mmm…cider donuts!

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I bound it with a navy sprinkle print which I found in my stash and was the perfect finishing touch.

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Hazel’s already claimed this quilt, but was too distracted by the wagon and apples to pose for a photo. Good thing this guy is always ready to jump in front of the camera!

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Thanks, Stash Fabrics, for the opportunity to select a fabric bundle! You can no longer purchase this bundle, but there’s still time to sign up for the club — there are many great bundles still to come!

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Previous post about this quilt can be found here.
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(some of the) kitchen quilts

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Well, the kitchen renovation has been finished for some time now, but these quilts? Not so much. You might remember how Morgan jokingly suggested that I make 200 quilts to pay for our kitchen renovation.

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I made 5 tops in fun combinations of Liberty of London and coordinating prints and solids and then ran out of steam. While I love making these quilts, I’m not cut out for making the same thing over and over.

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I did finish up these three quilts a while back. The date stamp on these photos tells me that I took them at the end of July and look, I’m only just now getting around to blogging about these quilts.

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I actually still need to get decent individual photos of them, so they’re still not ready to be listed for sale, but hopefully soon!

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split angles quilt

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Oh my! Look at this – a finished quilt! The start of Kindergarten for Max and preschool for Hazel has provided me with two mornings a week with just Henry. It’s a strange thing being at home with just one, especially one who naps all morning. I found myself wandering around the house doing nothing, then snapped to and decided finishing an older quilt would be top priority.

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It helps that I had already purchased backing for this quilt while at Nido recently. I love this Cotton + Steel print from Alexia’s latest, Print Shop. It’s a great shade of yellow, and printed on unbleached cotton, which seems to lend it a softness that I really like.

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The top is a mix of all the Cotton + Steel prints I had on hand at the time. I love me a triangle quilt, and think this one with the split prints in the triangles is kind of fun. Plus, I’m a big fan of that polka dot which makes up the remaining triangles. It was also a good way to use up some smaller pieces of these prints – also a win.

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I quilted straight lines on either sides of the seams. Sometimes I feel like it would be nice to be more creative and do something more intricate with the quilting, but when I really think about it, the quilts I like best are quilted pretty simply. And since I don’t have tons of quilting time these days, simpler is better. (That being said, I’m quite looking forward to taking a look at Jacquie Gering’s upcoming book, Walk, as I’d love a few ideas to step up my quilting!)

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Hazel spent some time laying under this quilt while I was hand sewing the binding and she’s decided it should be hers. Interestingly enough, I finished it because I was kind of jealous of hers (which is quite similar, and can be seen here). It’s slightly weird to be jealous of a quilt that I made myself, but there you have it. So far I’m hanging on to this one, but we’ll see how long that lasts!

Previous post about this quilt can be found here

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