Equilateral Triangle Quilt

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last night [april 4] i began my first attempt at creating a quilt using equilateral triangles, with my Juliana Horner fabric stash. the cutting was easy peasy with the Fons & Porter 60° pyramid ruler.. but the piecing part, is a bit slower for me, i think it’s just the fact that i’m so worried about my points matching up.. that perfectionist part of me rearing its ugly head…

i must relax and just have fun!….. in fact fabric shopping is on my to-do list today, i need to hunt down my kona bone fabric to finish my homeschool quilt and plan to visit one of my favorite local quilt shops.

update. finished quilt, april 12th

my equilateral quilt is complete and i love it!

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i wanted minimal quilting, so this quilt would wash up soft and cuddly. i simply stitched straight lines creating a diamond pattern. i love the look of the diamonds on the back of the quilt.

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i used 2 1/2″ x 4″ strip sets to create the border and the strips along the back of the quilt.

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i finished my quilt off with my favorite double binding technique, you can find a complete tutorial here, those mitered corners  come out perfect every time!

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  • finished quilt measures: 44″ x 49″
  • fabric prints: Juliana Horner
  • sashing, back and binding: kona solid ivory
  • thread: aurifil #2310
  • batting: warm and natural

Homeschool Quilt

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next up… another birthday quilt! this time, it’s for one of my little munchkins in daycare. the fabric is by Windham Fabrics, and is perfectly fitting, the fabric is called ‘homeschool’, and i happen to homeschool my daycare children.

i’m not using a pattern, it’s pretty much a quilt as i go, i am using 2 1/2″ strips of fabric and the printed fabric will be the actual back of the quilt. i have  a few ideas whirling around in my head, so we’ll see how this work in progress goes…

i was almost finished with the front of my quilt when my progress came to a grinding halt because of 1 1/2″ of fabric!

i ran out of kona bone, i literally needed 1 1/2″ to finish one last piece of the sashing, and as luck would have it, both joann’s and beverly’s are currently out of stock. so i must venture to the next city to hopefully find it!

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so much for my toddler-quilt-in-a-day…

to be continued…..

finished quilt, april 11th.

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i added some simple free motion quilting, daisies within each block and loops in the sashing. i didn’t want to quilt to densely, because i wanted this quilt to be soft and cuddly. i used my tried and true double binding technique to finish off this quilt, tutorial here.

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  • finished quilt measures: 37″ x 37″
  • front: kona cotton solids, and various polka dot prints from my stash
  • back: Windham Fabrics ‘Homeschool’ print
  • sashing and binding: kona cotton solid, bone
  • thread: aurifil #2310
  • batting: warm and natural

‘Coming Home’.. Quilt

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‘coming home’.. another birthday quilt, using Juliana Horner and Denyse Schmidt fabrics from various collections. the pattern is on page 12 of  Precut Quilts.. although as you can see, i won’t be using precuts..

yeah!..i finished the ‘coming home’ quilt last night! another completed birthday quilt, and just in time, since she’ll be in town this weekend!

i made a lap size quilt, using 16-10″x10″ squares vs 30, and i omitted the 1″ sashing around the edge of the quilt because i couldn’t find a fabric that i liked.. i think it came out adorable..

once again sunny california is not sunny, in fact it’s gray and gloomy, which i’ve decided is a given when it’s time for me to take photos of a quilt, i’m quite sure the sun will come out after i’ve already posted these photos..

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  • measures: 51″ x 51″
  • fabric: juliana horner, denyse schmidt and kona solid in ivory
  • fabric back & binding: juliana horner trails
  • batting: warm and natural
  • thread: aurifil 2310

Modbox Meets Game Night

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‘man’ quilts.. am i the only one who has a hard time picking fabrics and patterns for a masculine quilt…? i need to whip together a quilt for my son-in-laws birthday this week. he likes old worn in t-shirts, pandas and the color black and grey.. honestly, that doesn’t give me much to work with..

i narrowed down my patterns to two quilts from issue 9 of Quilt It Today , and ended up choosing “Game Night”, a fun quilt with big bold arrows, and chose six prints from Juliana Horner’s Modbox Collection..

watch this video to discover Juliana’s inspiration for her most recent collection, p.s. she’s absolutely adorable, and has her mother’s beauty..

well, who said, you can’t start a quilt at 10pm… haha

progress report. 3-25-14

i’m loving these prints..

note to self, don’t start cutting at 10pm, when i’m tired, i wasn’t paying attention, my ruler slid and i cut a whole strip wrong.. and of course i had the minimum amount of fabric, so i’ll be making a trip back to the fabric store..

progress..

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[Mini] Scrappy Kona Pixel Heart

Scrappy Kona Pixal Heart Mini

a cute little pixel heart mini quilt created with 2 1/2″ scraps of all the Kona cottons solids that i’ve worked with thus far, somewhat of a ‘milestone marker’ quilt..

it’s not perfect, and that’s okay, i think it’s adorable and when i look at it it makes me smile, isn’t that all that matters when you’re done with a project..

Scrappy Kona Pixal Heart Mini - back

i’m still finding fabric designers i love, but Kona solids are the first fabric i fell in love with, so a heart somehow seems to fit!

..and by night, this mini pixel heart covers my baby lock Melody!

Scrappy Kona Pixal Heart Mini - cover

  • size: 21″ x 17 1/2″
  • fabric: kona cotton solids
  • batting: warm and white
  • thread: aurifil

i hope you’re having an amazing monday!

Fairies & Sprinkles | Alexander Henry

Fairies & Sprinkles by Alexander Henry - Kreations by Julz

Fairies and Sprinkles by Alexander Henry - Kreations by Julz

a finished quilt…hurray!!

this is a birthday quilt for my step daughter, she loves fairies and when i stumbled upon this yummy alexander henry fairy fabric, i had to have it!

i went with a basic block because i really didn’t want to lose all those whimsical fairies, so i fussy cut them, added sashing and the coordinating alexander henry ‘sprinkles’ fabric as a border…

  • size 48″ x 48″
  • fabric block: everyday eden flower fairies by alexander henry
  • fabric border: everyday eden sprinkles by alexander henry
  • sashing and binding: small dots
  • backing: kona bone
  • thread: aurifil 2021
  • batting: warm and natural

Nautical Sailing Ships

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my second addition to my Etsy Shop.. a cute little nautical themed sailing ship quilt that measures 36″ x 45″. perfect for a little boy or girl on sale for $85 with free shipping within the United States. for more details and additional photos simply click on the photo or the Etsy Shop link in the menu.

thanks for peaking!

Sweet Pink Vintage Baby Girl Quilt

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my first quilt for sale on Etsy is a sweet pink vintage style baby girl quilt! it measures 35″ x 41″ and is on sale for $85 with free shipping within the United States.

i originally bought the pink print fabric to make a toddler dress and when i got home from the fabric store i laid out all my fabric and i literally said out loud, “oh these prints have to become a quilt”…

so i started cutting 2.5″ strips and and began piecing. for all the details and additional photos you can click on the image or the link to my Etsy Shop in the menu bar.

My First ‘Finished’ Quilt

i say “finished” quilt because as i’ve found out from reading other quilters blog, i’m not the only one who starts another quilt before the last one is complete.. it must be a quilters illness or have some sort of catchy name.. because i’m already shopping for fabrics for 1,2,3 more quilts before i even have the front of my current ‘quilt in progress’.. i shall call it “QIP”.. i bet that’s not original, but for now i’ll go with it!

for my maiden voyage i chose 4 coordinating fabrics along with white and went with half square triangles.. and although, i know where all my “oopppss” are, i really love this quilt… maybe it’s because it’s my first!

it’s perfectly imperfect, just like me!

what did i learn from this first quilt..?? well, i learned that starch and my Rowenta iron are my new best friends!Photo Jan 24, 10 36 51 AM

i learned that a 1/4″ piecing foot with guide is a must have!

i learned what a walking foot actually is and why i love it so!

i also learned i’m not a big fan of binding.. booo for binding… in fact, it’s my least favorite part of the whole process [i bet i'm not alone]..

binding and i need to come some sort of an agreement.. what that agreement is, is yet to be determined! it may just end up a love, hate relationship.. i love the finished quilt, i hate the process of binding…

time will tell..