Saturday, June 21, 2014

Time flys!

Hi all,

Wow, where is the month going? Over halfway through June already, one more week of school and the. Holidays again...I can't believe it!

I have so much to share again. My Friday schedule has gone out the window, I need to get back on track with that because it was good the be a bit more regular.

I finished the quilt that my cousin and his wife commissioned for their little girl...it took 6 months. The quilting really stumped me, I mooned over so many awesome free motion quilting designs and ended up not knowing what to do so eventually I decided to quilt it in a stipple because it is for a little girl and will get lots of use and plenty of washes. I have found all over quilting to hold up really well on all my quilts that get lots of use.

 

I used a Riley Blake wide width fabric for the backing. It is 60" x 90" in size and I quilted both of the quilts with Aurifil #2415. I kept the label fairly simple but included a card which had all the care details in it.

 

I also played with some left overs and made a matching mini. Which is soooo cute!

 

And for the backing I used some left over 10" squares.

 

While I had the quilting machine set up I thought I would finish a quilt from my UFO list...yay! Another top finally quilted!

 

I pieced this top 2 years ago on retreat and it has sat in my cupboard ever since. It is a great feeling to have it finished!

I also tried out the Jaybird Quilts Hex n More ruler.....I love it! And I made up the pattern Candy Dishes.

 

I am getting the other rulers and some more patterns to try now as I loved it so much!

 

I used part of a Noteworthy charm pack and Bella Grey for the front. On the back I used some Sunkissed fabric. Can you tell I love Sweetwater fabrics?! And these were pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600. Actually the owl quilt above was quilted with Auriful too, another product I am really loving!

 

Well I think that is enough for now!

Talk soon, Jess :)

 

 

7 comments:

Bree Di Mattina said...

All so gorgeous Jess!

Oops-Lah said...

Yay, two tops quilted! Can I send you some of mine now??? Love the pillows, they are fantastic. xx

barcord said...

Your cousin's daughter will love this quilt Jess. The mini is sweet. I do like your owl quilt. It looks like you used a thicker batting, makes it cuddly. Well done.

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Charlie and Wendy said...

Such gorgeous finishes! The little girl quilt and the mini are so pretty and I love the cushions, lovely pattern and fabrics!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You've been a busy lady. Lots of cute quilts and projects.

Cassandra said...

They are all beautiful finishes!! I'm a big sweetwater fan too... They make fantastic gender neutral prints!