Monday, October 25, 2010

Stepping Stones Quilt

This quilt is a gift for another one of my childhood friends who recently had a little boy.  It uses mostly Riley Blake Wheels fabric, which is a really great line.  I do happen to love all things Riley Blake!
The piecing went much quicker than I had anticipated, which was a very nice surprise.
I quilted it with wide-spaced vertical lines to make it fluffier.
The back is solid brown with a pieced strip running through it.
The finished quilt measures approximately 46" x 57."

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quilting Day!

Yesterday, I finished a quilt top made of fabric from Riley Blake's Wheels line (and one fabric from Michael Miller).  Today I'll be doing the quilting.  I think some simple straight lines will be perfect!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Earthquake Blocks

A few weeks ago, Deb of Works in Progress asked her readers to help her make a quilt for a family who lost their home in the recent eathquake in New Zealand.  She asked for 12.5" blocks (although mine came out a bit smaller...) using red or blue.  Here are the blocks I sent her today.

There's still a little bit of time if you'd like to help.  There is more information here and here.

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Back at it...

I haven't made a quilt in what seems like a very long time, but now I have a few baby quilts in the works. I've decided to plan the patterns well so I can post tutorials and specifics on each quilt (fabric requirements, etc.). I've been so bad about this, bit I'm trying to get better!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dog Towels

Do your friends and/or family ever ask you to make things for them?  Mine do.  Sometimes they ask for some strange items, other times, simple ones.  This particular one is a bit strange, but quite useful!

A few weeks ago, my mom asked me to make some towels (or robes) for her dogs to wear after she gives them a bath.  She even made a prototype, if you will, out of an old dish towel, Fray Check, and Velcro.  

I used terry cloth for the towel, quilting cotton and Heat n Bond for the raw-edge appliqued circles, cord for the tie around the neck and Velcro to secure the flaps underneath the belly.  Here are some pictures of the finished towels in action.  She took them on her phone, so please excuse the quality.
I won't lie, the girls don't look thrilled, but I know my mom is enjoying her clean bathroom! :)

What do you make for your friends or family?  Have you had any interesting requests?