I recently finished this original design mini rainbow hexie and sent it off to friends in Portland as a “Thank You” to them. One of these friends told me she enjoyed 6 primary colors together, so I started with a few primary color designs for mini and asked for her input. From there, I picked out a handful of coordinating solids to make this mini quilt and was off! I machine pieced this using Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons solids and Aurifil 50 weight thread. The back features Riley Blake Designs fabric and Warm & Natural cotton batting. I machine quilting with a walking foot using Aurifil 50 wt, and finished with facing. I’m happy with how this original design turned out and the bright solids I chose are sure to brighten any room.
I recently finished a quilt for the MQG Riley Blake fabric spring 2018 challenge. The quilt uses 4 fat eights selected for the challenge, plus fabrics I picked out to compliment those fabrics (white, aqua, and more stripes). I created the original design for this quilt from a design in Photoshop using Photoshop techniques like basic shapes, clipping masks and smart objects. I quilted my original design with Aurifil 50 weight thread using a walking foot.
I started this quilt back in mid-February, and it’s seen me through two bad sicknesses (flu, strep), two trips with baby Ingrid (QuiltCon and a technical conference), three(!) family birthdays and a few other ups and downs over the three months of other making. In that time, I also finished one wall quilt, this mini quilt, and 3 other mini quilts. Needless to say, I am happy to have finally finished it in mid-May! This original design quilt was designed in Photoshop. It was machine pieced and machine quilted with a walking quilt on my Juki machine using Aurifil 50wt white thread. The quilt top piecing is made of Kona cotton solids, and the back was made with some solids hanging around in my stash. I’m hoping to enter this in a couple quilt shows in the future, and I’ll share more photos and write more in detail about the inspiration behind the quilt design and color choices. In the meantime, enjoy the work in progress photostream below!
Hi there! I finished this mini quilt, which I’m calling “Sending Love” in June of 2018. I didn’t want to say much on social media or my blog because it’s not my story to tell, but the mini quilt was gifted to an open sew friend and her family with the hope that it will bring nothing but joy and happiness to them. “Sending Love” is an original pattern and machine pieced with Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons solids. It has Warm & Natural Batting and solid Riley Blake Design Confetti Cotton on the back. All piecing and quilting was done with Aurifil 50wt thread in white.
I recently finished what I’m calling my Super Donut quilt. A lot of the inspiration for this quilt is described in my post on my Donut Quilt, finished several weeks prior to this one. And the piecing was fairly similar to that quilt as well – I cut a two paper templates from a 8.5″x11″ printed page clipped from the entire Photoshop design. For this Super Donut, I used Alison Glass’ Kaleidoscope opal fabric, which is a woven shot cotton with a mix of aqua and white threads, although it reads as a solid from a short distance. I mixed this with a white cotton from my stash (not sure which solid white it is). My quilt back has two shades of coral from my stash as well, which compliment the opal nicely. Opal is also used for the binding. I deviated from the quilting I did on the regular Donut Quilt, because I found quilting curves to be difficult. I did straight line quilting alternating between horizontal and vertical lines throughout the non-pieced part of the quilt, in the shape of concentric circles. I did stitch-the-ditch-ish quilting in the pieced section, and another round of mirror quilting on that as well. All of the quilting was done with Aurifil 50wt white thread on my Juki domestic machine with a walking foot.
I completed this quilt in October 2018, as part of the Michael Miller Hash Dot Challenge for QuiltCon (to be determined if it it will be in the show as of November 2018). For this challenge, we were provided four fat eighths, including three hash dot prints and a solid peach. The rules stated that at least 2 of the hash dots needed to be used, and any number of additional Michael Miller solids could be included on the quilt top. I went outside of my norm of this quilt to make a machine appliquéd, improv(ish) quilt. I had a general outline for the design on the peach background, but I filled it in in an improv manner with strips of white and two of the hash dots. I glued a bunch of quarter inch strips down at a time, and then machine appliquéd them along the edge. I used Warm & Natural batting, and Michael Miller prints on the back, and completed the quilt with straight-line walking foot quilting on my Juki with Aurifil 50 wt. I did a semi-improv straight-line quilting approach to mimic the improv nature of the appliqué.
I’m finally getting around to sharing this quilt on my gallery! This design was created via code (generative art), and it was inspired by my previous improv quilt. When I was making that improv quilt, I wondered if I could emulate my decision making via code, and here is the result of that experiment. The “product” of the generative art was an SVG that I brought into Photoshop and divided into sections to complete that would minimize breaking long colored strips. The quilt was pieced with Alison Glass Kaleidoscope (ombre), Robert Kaufman white kona cotton, and Aurifil 50 wt thread on my Juki. The backing is an aqua strip from Alison Glass Road Trip. Warm and Natural cotton batting was used, and combined with Aurifil 50 wt. straight line quilting via a walking foot. Because this quilt is all about the piecing, the quilting design was simple in outlining the colors.
I recently finished this mini quilt to submit to the Curated Quilts mini quilt challenge, which provided a specific set of colors and the theme of “triangle”. Lately, I’ve enjoyed participating in challenges, swaps, and calls for submissions because it adds a specific design constraint for me to work within and apply my own style to. This mini quilt is an original pattern, created in Photoshop, using solids from my local quilt shop (Free Spirit, I think?), and scraps of Warm & Batting from my larger quilts. It is approximately 15″x15″. It was machine pieced and machine quilted with a walking foot using Aurifil thread.