October 1, 2011

Even time for sewing!

Wow, here we are in October already. With such a busy September I still found the time to sew 4 new quilts. Don't know how I did it, but I did. The first, a cute little something for the little cowboy in your life. This is on display at the Corn Wagon. I used an older pattern from Mary's Cottage Quilts called Bunkhouse Kid. Most of the fabrics are from the King of the Ranch collection from Sara Khammash for Moda. I used brown minky for the backing and had a paisley star pattern quilted on it.

After Jacob moved out, his bedroom needed a new facelift so before our house guests from the Netherlands arrived I made new bedding. I didn't have a pattern for this quilt. I used 5" charm squares, a layer cake and yardage from the Hometown collection from Sweetwater.

Not to shabby, huh.

And pillow sham's to match. I will show you the whole new look at a later time. Let's just get caught up from all the events that took place in September.

A quilt tradition of mine is to give the grandkids a new quilt for their third birthday. This is McKinley's quilt. This quilt was made from just one layer cake and some solid yardage. It is the Veranda line from Robert Kaufman. I picked this cute line up at market in May with McKinley in mind. It just fit's her cute personality. The backing is lavendar cuddle (minky). And in with the binding I added purple rick rack. A fun accent to the finished quilt, I think.

And the pattern I used came from the fun new book by Sweetwater. It's called the Familyroom quilt. I can think of so many other fabrics this would be fun for. You might have to have this book.

And the quilt I just finished up last night is called the Jellyroll 1600. Marsha taught us how to make this quilt from one jellyroll peiced together end to end, then cut and sewn together with five seams. There are other variations to this quilt too. Watch for more on this one, it's getting very popular

My jellyroll was one I had in my stash from market 2 years ago. It's the Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow and the backing is from his latest collection Heirloom. The polka dot binding is from Michael Miller.

"Sew" yes I have been keeping up on my sewing amongest all the other events taking place this month.


carina said...

congratulation 50! How nice al your projects and what a nice friends you have.

Yvonne said...

I can only hope to live long enought to learn to sew in half the speed that you can!
The Jelly Roll quilt looks cute!

Martha said...

I love your Jellyroll quilt. Can't wait to find out how you made it!!