Monday, February 15, 2010

Blossom Quilt

Thanks for all of the nice comments about the Bee quilt. After finishing that quilt, I just couldn't stop quilting. I decided to finally finish the Blossom quilt that I started last May.

As you may remember, I was inspired to make this quilt after seeing this lovely version. I pieced the top using a jelly roll and charm pack of the Blossom by Urban Chicks fabrics.

I used fabric from the same line for the back. I love this fabric.

I've got another quilt or two in the works. I really can't stop (and I'm ok with that)!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bee quilt

There may be a blizzard outside, but we're cozy inside under our bee quilt.

As you may recall, I finished quilting this two snowstorms ago (three storms in less than three months = wild!). It was a beast to quilt, and that was just doing horizontal lines. I'm not sure I could have handled any other type of quilting. I love the horizontal lines though. I really do.

Let's talk a little about this blue. I originally wanted to use something a bit brighter (ala Amy Butler lotus blue) for the back, but my local fabric store is sadly lacking in solid colors these days. So I "settled" for this pale blue. After living with it for a little while though, I now think it's perfect blue for this quilt. A brighter blue would have been too much.

Thanks to all the participants of the Pieced Together Quilting Bee for helping me create this beauty!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I have a confession. I dislike January. It's the worst time of year. There, I said it. I didn't blog at all during January but now it's over. Let's move on.

Another blizzard hit Washington, DC this weekend. There's currently about two feet of snow outside my door. It's lovely. It gives me the perfect excuse to hole up inside and work on another quilt. Oh, it's good to be sewing again!