Sunday, June 28, 2020

Summer in the Country quilt along starts tomorrow.

I have exciting news to share.  Tomorrow a brand new Moda quilt along called Summer in the Country starts and you won't want to miss it. The posts will be on the Moda Bake Shop site.
Last summer or the summer before, did you join in on Moda's summer quilt along?  I did the Summer 2018 Choose Your Own Adventure quilt along and loved it.  I recently finished the quilt top and can't wait to get it on the frame and quilted.

We all used Back Porch by Me and My Sister Designs.
 The prints are sweet and I'm strongly tempted to get a layer cake or a fat quarter bundle and make myself a summer picnic quilt.

New posts will go live every Monday through August.  I am one of the block designers though I don't know yet what dates my blocks will be posted.  While I'm not making the entire quilt, I did turn my blocks into a completed piece that I will share at a future time. Also don't forget to join the Moda Bake Shop Facebook Group to see all the beautiful blocks and quilts made by others.  It's truly addicting.

I hope to see you join in on the fun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Susan's Blue and Green Log Cabin

My good friend Susan always brings me great tops to quilt for her.  This one is for her youngest daughter.  Since the older two sisters were recently married and received wedding quilts, the last daughter also asked for a quilt. Susan just happened to find this completed top that she forgot about from many years ago waiting to be finished.
The "Before" shot.
This is the "After" photo.  What a difference!
This time Susan chose the Tickle Too design to soften the edges of all the straight piecing.  I think it worked well.  Glide thread in Khaki was used for the top.
Susan always likes the thread to show on the back so she picked So Fine Evergreen this time for the pretty Navy batik.
Now all three of Susan's daughters have a quilt.  Eventually the youngest daughter will get married and many grandbabies will arrive so there's bound to be many more tops coming my way to get stitched up for her.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Pink and Brown Rail Fence Quilt for Guild

This is the Pink and Brown Rail Fence quilt that I stitched up for my guild's Comfort Quilt program.
The before picture (when I remember to take one) is always a great way to see just how much more the quilting adds to the top.
The stitching brings the whole thing to life.
The fun part of doing charity quilts is that I get to pick the design I use and for this one I chose the Cascade panto.  Glide thread in Pink Lemonade was used on the top and So Fine 402 Pearl was used on the back.
I typically get the larger projects to quilt for the guild because most of the smaller ones are done on domestic machines or are hand tied.  This one is 72" x 90".
The guild sends fabric for the back that I have to piece together and for this one they sent a combo of the Cream solid and the Pink print.  The quilting really shows nicely on the back.
I'm sure this quilt will bring lots of comfort and warmth and the person that receives this pretty quilt will treasure it forever.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Castles on the Horizon quilts by others

I'm always thrilled when I find out that someone has liked my pattern so much that they want to make their own version.  That feeling never gets old and I love seeing all the completed quilts.  Each one is unique and beautiful.

These are the Castles on the Horizon quilts that have been made (or are in the process of being made now) that I'm aware of.  Each creator has given me permission to share the photos, either in the past or recently. 

The first one was a Christmas version made by my friend Katie who blogs over at Karma Willow Designs.  She named her version Castles at Christmas. I really like the effect with the dark background.
A group of friends on Instagram who call themselves the Charmpions has a QAL and chose my pattern.  Celine, who is a busy blogger over at Espritpatch, made this gorgeous version for a friend's 40th birthday.

What Cindy Did (on IG here) started this one but I can't find pics anywhere that she shared of the completed quilt.  I'm sure it was stunning.  Cindy if you are reading this and have finished this quilt, I'd love to see a picture of it.
This pretty quilt was made by Katrinahodgson1969, who lives in the UK.  She gifted it to her mom.  Besides sewing, she's been doing a lot of crocheting lately.
Lesley, the Cuddle Quilter made her quilt using the same Horizon fabric line.  It turned out so pretty. Unfortunately her blog is no longer in existence so I can't share the link with you.
Cathy Ewbank created her version with this lovely fabric line.  Cathy's on Instagram here.
Brooke aka The Quilty Ox (on IG here) was creating this one using a fabric line with lots of Southwest type colors.  I'd love to have a picture of the completed quilt.
Britta, greatbritten66 on IG made this pretty version which she then gave to her parents.
Margaret aka maggles67 on IG added narrow sashing to her quilt.  What a great idea!
Tanya started this new version 8 weeks ago.  You can follow her on IG at mamatots.
Lala (lhoff67 on IG) also made her quilt using the Horizon line by Kate Spain.
I hope these fabulous quilts inspires you to create your own Castles on the Horizon quilt.  If you do, please share a picture of it with me.  I'd love to see it!