Quilt Con Baby Quilt

Have you noticed how “Quilt Con Colors” has become a palette used a lot by modern quilters?  Quilt Con Colors seem to be common knowledge for modern quilters, but if you don’t know what they are, visit the Quilt Con website and take a peek at their logo.  The colors used there are the palette I’m referring to.  Speaking of Quilt Con… are you planning to go?  The hubs and I have been trying to figure out how to make it work for either me to go in 2015 or all 3 of us.  We will have to see what plays out before I officially announce that I’ll be attending.  Woot woot!  Assuming it works out and I am able to go, it’ll be so much fun!!!!!

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Anyway… back to my main topic of this post.  I did the quilting on another baby quilt for the Birthday Blessing project.

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Aren’t the colors fun?  I love that mix of mostly solids and a few printed fabrics.  I wish I was better at doing that combination in my own quilts.  Jacquie is amazing at doing this sort of fabric combination.

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I thought this quilt had a lot of spunk in the piecing and din’t want to take away from that.  I chose to do an angular meander in a gold thread to let the quilt top sing.

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I think it still adds a nice texture.

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Don’t you just love that green print in the top left?  I sure do.

Details: 

Approximate Size: 36″ x 48″

Thread: So Fine #50 – Color 426

 

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Orange + Blue Underwater Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Gah!  It’s been super crazy at my house the last several weeks.  I finished the quilt I’m about to show you in this post and returned it to Monica in mid-February.  I just haven’t gotten around to taking the photos of it off of my camera, writing about it, and sharing it until now.  Phew!  Did I mention it’s been kind of crazy busy around here?

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This quilt is another quilt that was done for Birthday Blessings by members of the KCMQG.  If you’d like to read a little bit more about what Birthday Blessings is, see my post here.  This quilt top was made of all sorts of underwater fabrics.  Do you see that little submarine in the top left?  It might just be my favorite part of the whole quilt.  

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Do you see how cute that submarine is?  I just love it.

Anyway… I quilted this one using a combination of swirls and bubbles.  I think the ration was 5 bubbles to each swirl.

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In the center of each block I quilted a little fish or two (or more than that in some of the bigger blocks).

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I love how the quilting looks on the solid light blue block.

Details:

Blocks were made by members of KCMQG as a charity project for the Birthday Blessings program here in Kansas City.

Approximate Size: 36″x48″

Thread: So Fine #50 in gold 

I think the blocks are made from this tutorial, but am not sure.

Happy Quilting!

-Jessica

Bright Pink + Green Wonky Stars

This little quilt is similar to the other pink & green charity quilt I posted about a few days ago.  I also gave you all a sneak peek of it here.

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This quilt was a fun one to do.  I came up with a new quilting design I’d never seen before to try in the background.

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I started by quilting swoopy lines all over an area.  Then I echoed the lines.  And then I filled it in with a design similar to my caterpillar twist design.

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I freehanded straight-line quilting through the spikes of the stars this time and did a canoe from corner to corner in the centers of each star.

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The back was a soft (in feel) flannel that was pieced with a strip of bright green printed flannel.

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Those two photos above show the quilting on the back of the quilt.

Details:

Blocks were made by members of KCMQG as a charity project for the Birthday Blessings program here in Kansas City.

Size: 35″ x 46-5/8″

Thread: 50wt in white.

I think the blocks are made from this tutorial, but am not sure.

Happy Quilting!

-Jessica

Soft Pink + Green Wonky Stars

Remember the sneak peeks I was posting not too long ago?  Well, the quilt in this post was one of them shown (see this post for the sneak peek).

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I wanted to practice some paisleys before I got started on another project, so I did those in the negative space of this quilt.

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I love the texture they give.

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Aren’t these blocks cute?  I love wonky stars.  They might be my favorite improvisational pattern to piece.

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The back on this quilt was a green splotchy flannel & a pale pink flowered flannel pieced together.

Details:

Blocks were made by members of KCMQG as a charity project for the Birthday Blessings program here in Kansas City.

Size: 35″x35″

The blocks were made using this tutorial (I think).

Thread: 50 wt. in Eggshell.

Happy Quilting!

-Jessica

Orange + Blue Square-in-a-Square Baby Quilt

This is one of the quilts I posted a sneak peek of recently. It’s a quilt I quilted for the charity project the KCMQG is working on for Birthday Blessings.

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Various people in the KCMQG made the blocks. Somebody put the blocks together to make the top & I quilted it up.

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I used this quilt to try out a whole bunch of design ideas & practice some old favorites.

Here’s a few shots of the back of this quilt.

Details:

Size: 36-1/2″x 48-1/2″

Pieced by various people in the KCMQG

I think the tutorial used for these blocks is this one found here, but I’m not positive.

Thread: So Fine #50 – color 426

Happy Quilting!

-Jessica

Another sneak peek.

I promise I’ll get to writing posts about finished quilting project soon.  Right now, I’m focusing on just trying to crank out a few more projects before the next KCMQG meeting so I can return them.

I kind of love the way quilting ideas look when they are sketched on paper.  I think there’s something beautiful and organic about them.

Up next.

Out of all the fairly standard “modern quilting patterns” I think I like the wonky star the best.  They’re easy to make & turn out so cheerful.  The adjective that comes to mind to describe them is “spunky”.  This quilt top was made by some of my guild members for the Birthday Blessings project.

Working on quilting this one up over little mans naptime today.

I think my favorite view of the quilt when it’s on the frame is when I lay on my back under the quilt and look up at it.  The light shining through it always looks so cool.  I love how the pinholes really pop out at you when you look at it like this.  They disappear from pretty much every other angle & I think it’s really neat to see them.

What it looks like underneath.

Happy Quilting!

-Jessica