Tiger Lily for Max

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Heather Ross’s upcoming Tiger Lily line is beautiful, no getting around it. But I wouldn’t have necessarily said it was the perfect line for a quilt for Max.

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After making my first Tiger Lily quilt, I suggested that it might make a fun new quilt for Hazel, since she loves cats. I apparently failed to remember that Max also loves cats — he immediately wanted to know where his cat quilt was. And so this second Tiger Lily quilt was born.

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(baby fingers… though now at 4, maybe less baby-like, but still tiny and cute!)

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I’m pleased to report that he’s thrilled with it. Kitties! More kitties!

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I used a long-hoarded piece of Heather Ross’s tadpole print which seemed like the perfect color for the backing. It’s fun to finally use something I purchased so many years ago. I quilted it with horizontal straight lines about an inch and a half apart, and used a woodgrain print for the binding (another that’s been in my stash for quite some time, come to think of it)

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And now Hazel wants to know when hers will be finished…better get quilting!

 

Previous post about this quilt can be found here.

My tutorial for the Intersection block.

Heather Ross's Tiger Lily will be available in August!

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tiger lily triangles

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After finishing my Cotton + Steel triangle quilt, I immediately thought that it would be fun to do something similar out of Heather Ross’s upcoming Tiger Lily line. I like that Heather included a number of prints on a darker background as well as several on a lighter/white background, and I thought it would be fun to alternate the darker and lighter prints.

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After receiving a FQ bundle from Windham Fabrics (thank you!), I set to work cutting triangles. I posted a photo on IG the other day and then later went back to tag it with the tigerlilyfabric hashtag. Out of curiosity, I checked the tag to see what else had been posted and was sad to find that a quilt had already been made out of this line in the same equilateral triangles. Bummer!

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Since I had already cut into all the prints, there wasn’t much I could do to adjust the design, but I decided to see if I could play around with my layout to change it up just a bit. I pulled out a number of the prints and replaced it with more of that great polka dot print as well as a similarly colored Sevenberry polka dot print. I also added in a skinny strip of the polka dots in between each row of triangles and a few striped sections here and there. I pieced many of the triangles again, also. [By the way, for those who asked how to make the pieced triangles, to keep it simple I just sewed two fabrics together first and then cut around my triangle template, placing the seam where I wanted it to fall.] Anyway, I’m happy that these little changes made this quilt just a tad bit different.

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Last weekend we dropped the kids off with my parents and headed for a town further south. I presented it to Morgan as a day date, but in reality I also made him do work holding quilts. It’s been a while since we’ve had the luxury of just driving around without a destination and it was really fun. I do love finding fun spots for quilt photos!

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simple patchwork

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I took Hazel for a walk one cool morning recently and grabbed this patchwork quilt I finished up for her just after she was born. During our walk I spent some time admiring the quilt and decided it would be fun to make up a few more. I love the pairing of Liberty of London prints with some solids and a few other special fabrics.

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I dug through my Liberty stash (which has lots more variety since I joined the Westwood Acres Liberty club), and started making piles of fun color combos. I didn’t have any planned color groupings in mind, so it was kind of fun to see what came about. I love the soft neutrals in this one, paired with Liberty florals and several Cloud 9 cirrus solids in aquas and corals.

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It’s so nice to see some of these favorite fabrics in a quilt finally! It’s also nice to have a project that doesn’t require too much thought. I sewed this one together after spending a number of days just staring at the design wall. I wasn’t having much luck coming up with anything I wanted/could sew, so I decided to stop overthinking things and just work on some fun patchwork. While it didn’t solve my other design issues, it did make me smile to have sewn something pretty. As a bonus, I have a few other color combos set aside for the next time I need a bit of simple sewing!

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