Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Single Girl Quilt Planning

This will probably be the first of many posts about this quilt.  Something tells me this will be a long work-in-progress.  I'm planning the king-size version - that's 620 pieces to cut! I'm hoping to have it completed by the end of the summer; just in time for me to throw over my bed for next winter.
I have over 70 prints of Anna Maria Horner's various lines that I have been hoarding collecting for several years.  I love everything she creates.  Last night I had a dream that Anna Maria came to my house to help me organize my sewing area.  She was a little taken aback at how big a job it was.  Even my subconscious is telling me to stop hoarding fabric!  What better way to showcase all these AMH prints than in the Single Girl Quilt.
For anyone who has made this quilt, can you please share your tips/knowledge?  What things do you wish you had known about this quilt (construction, etc) when you first started? 
P.S. Sharing this post with Freshly Pieced and My Quilt Infatuation this week.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's a Hoot, She's a Hoot



Another quilt from the vault of "things I made while on my three-year blogging break."  Another quilt I made for baby June. I finished this in the Spring of 2011.  These pictures were take in the Summer of 2013.  I can't believe how much she has grown since then!  But I digress - let's talk about the quilt, yes?  Oh half-square triangles, I love your versatility.  I wanted this quilt to be fun and bright and cheery.  Guess what?  Both the quilt and the girl turned out just exactly so.  Love this girl.
Pattern: Half-square triangle pinwheels
Fabrics: 2 charms packs of It's a Hoot by Momo and Kona Cotton in White.  Backing fabric is  turquoise and yellow polka dots.  Binding is Amy Butler's Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot in Lime.
Quilted: Free-motion meandering loops
Made for June
Spring 2011