Sunday, October 12, 2014

Another Braid

I'm starting this post with a photo!  Isn't this sweet?  Another Braid In A Day by Quilt In A Day featuring Island Batiks strip pack called Orchid.  This is the second quilt with this pack.  I love how this came out.  It's so pretty!  And my feather quilting stitches are improving.  
This one features more of the lighter shades in the pack, and I brought in the pale Periwinkle as a frame.  I love the crackled look on the sashing and inner borders.  It's aqua and magenta, and picks up those colors in the strips.  The outer border is a deep, rich, purple, that has birds on it. 

Backing is a purple blender print with gold painted accents.  It's called Gilded Greenery in Pansy by Blank Textiles.  It's one of the fabrics I have for sale in my store, from Enright's.  

 I think my quilting is improving!  This features Aurifil Mako 40wt in the purple variegated, and another purple, a solid, in 50wt on the outer border.   

I now have 2 purple braid quilts in my shop.  Although both started from the same strip pack, Orchid by Island Batiks, they look different because of the supporting fabrics.  It would be really neat if someone bought both for a girl's room.  They would be similar, but different.  Just like twins!  

They are HERE and HERE in my shop.  Thanks for visiting!  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Quick Catch Up

HI!  I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged!  I've been busy, though, and have lots to share.  I'll break it up into a few posts, though.

First, I went to Airing of the Quilts in Tunkhannock, on Saturday , October 4.  According to the website, it is supposed to be the last.  I'm hoping it's not, and that someone else decides to take it over.  I understand it's a huge project for one day, but it makes me, and so many others really happy.  The whole town participates.  They hang quilts everywhere, on houses, on fences, in store windows, etc.  Then there are 3 indoor shows, including the PA Invitational.  The charities and churches in the area also do fundraisers, so it's beneficial to the whole town.  I've gone a few years.  If you want to see some photos, go to my Picasa album.  It's easier than trying to upload almost 300 pictures here.  The day started out rainy, but it turned out gorgeous.  Great Foliage colors, stunning quilts, and a nice drive.

I also finished this baby quilt.  It was a custom order, to coordinate with a lavender and grey nursery, with a throw rug in a tile print.  She requested the flannel backing with baby footprints, which is available in my Etsy store.  I had the tile print lavender fabric, and decided to do a strip quilt using the tile and some lavenders and grey.  I think it will look great in the baby's room, and my customer is very pleased.  I used a few ideas from famous quilters to come up with a stitch that I liked for this.  It's a combo of a flowered feather and Jester's Hat to move between the feathers.  It was fun, and gave a good texture to the quilt.  Oh, Aurifil 50wt to piece this, plus 40 wt in the lavender variegated to quilt the top, and white in the back.  4 bobbins used, in total. Warm & Natural cotton batting.   It measures about 42 by 48".  I hope the baby has many peaceful nights with this quilt.

I've finished other quilts, too, but need to add that info in another post.  Thanks for visiting!
I'll be back soon!