Thursday, February 13, 2014

Rainbow Cabins

I got this idea for a baby quilt and it wouldn't go away. It started like this...

I wanted to make some big-ass-rainbow-text-fabulous log cabin blocks. I started with a 3" center block and alternated rings of solids with rings of black, white and cream prints. And voila! One side goes from orange to blue and the other goes in reverse. I can't say which is the front and which is the back because I love them equally.

I do have to say that the process of making 48" log cabins kinda sucks. I don't think I am going to do it again any time soon. But it really was worth it...just this once. 

My puppy overloads were watching me every moment and cracking the whip so I would get it just right.

"baste around us"

"Quilt faster...and I want kibbles"

Then I free motion quilted the heck out of it. I'm calling this design sound waves. I drew waves with a frixon pen and then quilted a squiggly line between the pen lines. This figure sums it all up perfectly. 

Once it is finished it forms a lovely diamond pattern which you can see in the morning light in the photo below. This photo was taken before washing, after washing the overall pattern became more subtle.

Both sides:

Quilting up close:

I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Starry Pouch for A Friend

I am a terrible post office goer. I made a little pouch for a friend in May and then I stuck it on top of some envelopes to mail later. Fast-forward to February and I sent it! And now that Anne at Play Crafts finally got it, I can share it with you here.

I used my star patchwork piecing tutorial with reds orange and purples. This time I made the background transition from white to black.

I love the way it looks side-by-side:

 I even embroidered her logo on the front and hand quilted around the stars in complementary threads.

Some more photos of the front and back of the pouch.