Friday, June 30, 2017

Two Summer Time Quilt Finishes

This morning I am excited to get to share 2 quilt finishes :)  The first is my Sew Sampler quilt and I am so happy to have it all done and ready to snuggle up in!!!   I just love sampler quilts and this one is just making me smile from ear to ear ;)


So if you have been following along you have seen these blocks from my 2016 Sew Sampler Box. Each month there was a "recipe card" with a new Sew Sampler Block.   I decided from the start to use my Bonnie and Camille HST's that I made way back here for this presentation.     It made whipping up the blocks nice and quick ;)


At the end of 2016 I had 12 blocks, but knew I wanted to make this quilt a little larger, so I just played with different HST designs to make up an additional 8 blocks.  And wouldn't you know it, I only had to make an additional 8 HST's to finish up all 8 blocks.  How almost perfect was that.


And then I really had some fun picking out the sashing.  I was playing with white, or navy, or red (and thanks to everyone who helped with a shout out on Instagram) and then I remembered that I had this Chambray left from another project and it was just perfect!!!  I just love how it gives it that "summer picnic time" feel ;)


When it came time to quilt it, I treid something new and I just love it!!!  I have seen this type of design done on the digital quilting a ton and have loved it but wasn't sure if I could do it free hand and keep my lines straight.   But when I loaded this quilt, I realized the entire quilt had the same layout and I could use the rows of HST's as my guide, perfect!!!   I just kept repeating in my mind, L, E. L, E, L, E :)


And I looped my way to some super fun texture.  So excited with how it finished off this quilt.  And now I totally can't wait to take it out and snuggle up under the tree out back with a good book.   I just love how happy and bright it is.


And so ya, I am pretty excited to finish up this Sew Sampler Quilt.   There is just something so satisfying about finishing up a quilt that you have been working on one block per month.  It just really stretches out the finish and makes you all the more excited when it all comes together :)  Yippee for a happy first finish!!!


And my second finish is my Mosaic Quilt.   And I can tell you that my son is super excited that I finished this up because he is wanting it for a new bedspread!!


I used the Mosaic Pattern from Fat Quarter Style by It's Sew Emma Patterns to make up this quilt. I just love how it combines bold graphic design with some yummy scrappy goodness!!


And it is kind of a funny story of how this quilt started.  I was working on a secret project (that I can share in a few more weeks) and had pressed all of my Fat Quarters.  But I had quite a bit left over and I just didn't want to fold all of the fat quarters again.  So I figured, why not cut out another quilt while the fabrics were still all prepped.


And before you knew it, I had my Mosaic quilt all cut out.   I just love all of these happy Blueberry Park Prints by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman fabrics.   It has been fun to work on the piecing in between other projects because those blues and greens just make me smile ;)


And when it came time to quilt it I kept it simple because my son said he wanted it to still look "cool for a boy".   SO I just did fun vertical squiggly lines.    These are so fun to quilt and go pretty fast, so that is always a bonus ;)


And my son approved, and says they remind him of water flowing down a river.   I figured that tied into the color scheme pretty well so I was pleased ;)   It's always good when you get the kid approval as well!!


And that is my Mosaic quilt!!  It's all ready to be loved and snuggled by my son, and that indeed makes it some super Happy Quilting!!!


I am just so thrilled to have both of these quilts finished and ready to be loved.  And with these two checked off, that means I only have 4 or 5, or maybe 6-8 Works In Progress.   At least I know I have two less right :)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
Linking up this finish to Amanda's and Sarah's, and Myra's ;) 
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21 comments:

  1. Both quilts are gorgeous!!!!

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  2. Nice job! I used the same fabrics as your son's quilt to make my illusion quilt. I love working with sashing and sampler quilts.

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  3. I love that Mosaic quilt! I read your text "summertime quilt" and was wondering if you've ever made a quilt top that was light enough to be used in the summer? Would you not use batting? Would you use just anothwr pc of fabric as the middle? Just curious...

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    1. THanks so much Lisa ;) I use them not to lay under, but to layout on in the shade. So ya, they still have batting like a regular quilt, the colors just remind me of summer time and certain quilts just end up being our standard picnic or ball park quilts ;)

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  4. Great finishes...but I especially love the vintage feel of your first one. :) :) Happy snuggling!

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  5. Those are both so lovely! I have been working on the same two quilts since MARCH, but there never seems to be quite enough time in the day now that summer's here. You're definitely nailing it over there! Such a great job!

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  6. Beautiful quilts -- might I ask what colour thread you used for quilting the top one? It blends perfectly. Thanx

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    1. I used So Fine 402 Pearl. It is wonderful for white backgrounds ;)

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  7. Love Love your scrappy binding on your son's quilt! Both quilts are quite awesome :)

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  8. Melissa these are both beautiful quilts. I think my favorite is the sampler. The B & C is perfect.

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  9. The chambray is the perfect sashing for the sampler quilt. Such a good idea to cut the second quilt while the fabric is already ironed instead of putting it away.

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  10. They both look great: love the chambray for the sashing, and the blues and greens on the other quilt are so refreshing! I love the blueberry park line!! And the quilting on both is perfect: it complements both of your quilts!! Happy 4th!! Hugs, H

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  11. Two completely different and amazingly beautiful quilts

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  12. 2 beauties here I must try squiggly lines for quilting as it looks not too complicated for me and is very effective

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  13. Love the sashing color on the sampler quilt.

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  14. Beautiful quilts! I just finished working on a butterfly quilt top for my daughter, I will be quilting it on my long arm machine today.

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  15. Beautiful and finished.....Great job.

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  16. Could you explain what you meant when referring to 'L' and 'E'?

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  17. Could you explain what you meant when referring to 'L' and 'E'?

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    1. Hi Suzanne, in my mind I say L and E because it is like quilting a cursive L and E over and over. It just helped to keep the loops consistent of small and large ;)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa