Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Twister, Meriwether Style!

About a month ago, I received these beauties from Art Gallery Fabrics--they're from the Naturewalk colorway of the new Meriwether collection. I used them to create a version of one of my patterns for the Meriwether lookbook. See the lookbook here!

My Meriwether wall hanging is made using my Twister pattern. I stitched four blocks to make a smaller version as wall art. I love the springy softness of these fabrics!

I knew these fabrics would work wonderfully with my Twister pattern because the Mandala print would be the perfect center for each block.

Another close-up. I enjoy quilting projects like this where it's easy to "fill" a space rather than having the wide open-ness of allover quilting. I also enjoy quilting small quilts--so much easier to manipulate!

Isn't that mandala fun?!

Here's the cover of my Twister pattern. Definitely a different look, isn't it? I love how fabric colors and styles can so completely change a pattern. The downloadable pattern is available here in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Introducing Echo!

I first designed the Echo quilt a couple years ago and have been wanting to remake it in a different fabric line. I found the perfect one! I used the Maara collection by Alexandra Bordallo for Art Gallery Fabrics.  

Here's Echo, a modern take on a Log Cabin. Four jumbo Log Cabin blocks with some pieced logs to enhance the design. The pattern is available in my Etsy shop, and the quilt is featured in the Maara lookbook.

I couldn't resist taking Echo out into our gorgeous Michigan fall colors for a photo shoot. The leaves didn't disappoint! 

My favorite part of the quilt? I love the two alternating light strips in the outer corners of each block. One is a cream solid, and the other is such a fun safari print from Alexandra's line called Maasai village. I love the subtle look of these logs.

I quilted Echo myself, and I'm pretty proud of it. I stuck with my three most comfortable designs, and they fit well in the various logs. 

The design is the same for all four blocks but I changed up the fabric placement in kitty corner blocks. 

The great thing about a four-block quilt is once the blocks are stitched, assembly is super quick! 

Here's what you're waiting for: the pattern! 
Purchase the pattern here.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

OMG: Baby Quilt

I'm behind on a few baby quilts and trying to catch up! 
My One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts for November is to make a pink version of this Leafy Cool quilt for a friend's soon-to-be baby girl. 
The baby is due in November, so this gift might actually be on time! 

I can't wait to get started!