Monday, August 25, 2014

Flowering Snowball Quilt Top {Finished}

Today is the wrap up for The Flowering Snowball-Summer-Sew-Along  
hosted by Mary at Molly Flanders Makerie

And there it is...My Flowering Snowball.

I hit it hard these past few days to have the top done on time for the wrap up...
There is nothing like a deadline to get your stuff done...

The color mix has changed slightly since I first started.
I have been cutting the pieces as I go, it was a slow process but I enjoyed the pace.

All blocks are different, not two is alike, less boring in some kind of way. 

I used the acrylic templates for a 9"in. Block, I bought mine on Etsy and finally stuck some True Grips In the back of the templates to keep them from slipping, so much better!

You can also download the templates for the 12"in. Block here at Molly Flanders Makerie. 
The sew-along is over, but you can still make one if you like.

About half way into sewing these curves, I felt more confident and tried the "no pins" technique...uh huh! Amaaaazing!

In case you are interested, here's a couple of Drunkard's Path tutorial, it's not the flowering snowball but it's close enough and this is how I ended up sewing the curves on my flowering snowball.

Right now, I am just enjoying this "finish."

Thank you Mary for this Sew-Along and all the efforts you have put into this. 
I truly enjoyed this one... 

Best, Maryse.


Linking up to:

 Mary at Molly Flanders Makerie for 
The Flowering Snowball-Along...The Wrap Up.

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social no.35

Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for NTT

Amanda at crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Man Quilt {Finish}

I started this quilt back in April and it feels so good to finally mark this one as "Finished"...
This one is for my beloved husband, you can read the previous post about this quilt here. 

Prepare yourself for a few pictures!

I got a kick out of mixing River Shine by Amy Butler along with her husband's fabrics...

I just love the various bridges design, it reminds me of all the different bridges we pass under when navigating on the Intracoastal Waterway, quite relevant since this one will be used on the boat.

As for the quilting design, I chose Deb's Feathers (again) I love it and I just can't get enough of it...

Backing: Curious Nature Starcomb in Stones(Parson Gray)

Regarding the binding I finally chose Quilter's Linen in Charcoal, it's a safe choice and works fine. 

The original quilt size from the book was 90 in. square.

Along the way, It seems that I decided to add a row to make it longer, (I don't know why) and totally forgot about it until I took the measures for the backing...(the fabric was tight) no matching seams this time.

That's why I don't like to work on different projects at a time, my mind can't remember what it was thinking weeks or months ago.

Quilt {DATA}

Name: The Man Quilt (I might rename this one)
Size: 90" x 105" in.
Fabrics: Parson Gray fabric mix(David Butler), Shot Cotton mix(Kaffe Fassett), River Shine(Amy Butler), Bridgetown in black(Violet Craft), Quilter's Linen in Charcoal(Robert Kaufman), Cotton Couture in black(Michael Miller), Black Zig Zag(Dear Stella)
Backing: Starcomb in Stones(Parson Gray)
Binding: Quilter's Linen in Charcoal(Robert Kaufman)
Quilting: Deb's Feathers by Cheryl's Quilt Shop, Lafayette IN
Thread: Don't have the information
Pattern: Ups and Downs by Sarah Fielke from hand quilted with love


Linking up to:

 Quiltstory for Fabric Tuesday no.199

Freshly Pieced for WiP Wedensday

Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social no.34

My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday

Crazy Mom Quilts for for Finish it up Friday

To Katy at The Littlest Thistle for The Finish-Along-Quarter-3-Finish-Party and you can find the original FAL Q-3 list here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AMH Honeycomb Quilt {Finish}

I finally put the last stitches in the binding last week...
It's been washed and tumble dried to get it's final crinkly and cozy look...

My husband put up my new clothes line today...I am loving it.:)

 This is the first time that I stitch a quilt by hand entirely, I manage to have the quilting done in less than three weeks. This was a first time but not the last...I will definitely do it again.

It's pretty amazing really!

Look at this beautiful jagged border, don't you love this?


I used one fabric for the backing of the quilt; Spotted in the Crowd in Victoria by Anna Maria Horner. 

As I said before, I like to match the seams whenever it's possible ("professional deformation" of my early years in sewing school). 
You can hardly see where the seam is...I like that.:))


I used Fine Feathered in Denim by AMH for the binding, it complements beautifully both front and back.

I love everything about this quilt.

Quilt {DATA}

Name: AMH Honeycomb
Size: Approx. 89" x 90"
Fabrics: Field Study by Anna Maria Horner
Backing: Anna Maria Horner - Spotted in the Crowd in Victoria
Binding: Anna Maria Horner - Fine Feathered Denim
Quilting: Big stitch hand quilting 
Thread: Valdani Pearl Cotton no.8 Variegated in Black Night
Pattern: I used a hexagon ruler and cut as many units I needed but was inspired by Malka Dubrawsky's Honeycomb Hexagon quilt.

*You can see previous post about this quilt here and here.


Linking up this week to:

Heather & Megan at QuiltStory for Fabric Tuesday

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social no.33

Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday

Amanda at crazy mom quilts for Finish it up Friday

Afton at Quilting Mod for TGIFF

Catherine at Knotted Cotton for the Slow Blog Party

To Katy at The Littlest Thistle for The Finish-Along-Quarter-3-Finish-Party and you can find the original FAL Q-3 list here.