Beginner's Quilt-Along

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wedding Quilt - Stash Stars by Atkinson Designs

Hello all!

I finally get to show off the awesome wedding quilt that I finished up last week!

The pattern is Stash Stars from Atkinson Designs and I bought the kit from Heirloom Creations. The backing is something that one of the girls there helped me put together. The first time I saw the quilt I wasn't really sold but since the wedding colors were 'rainbow' I knew it would be fitting. And, of course, by the time I finished up my sewing I wanted to keep it for myself :)

 As you can see this quilt does not have a binding...I decided to quilt-as-you-go the top to the batting. Once that part was complete I sewed right side of the backing and right side of the top together and flipped them right side out :) I did a bit of quilting to attach the two pieces together but not much.

 I hope the newlyweds enjoy the quilt as much as I do!

Angela S. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New(to me) Fabric - Tula Pink Nightshade

My awesome Google skills have finally paid off. I have been looking for Tula Pink Nightshade fabric for awhile but didn't feel like going the Etsy or Ebay route. Somehow I managed to find this amazing fabric! Best of was on sale AND because I finished off the bolt I received an additional discount. Don't expect to see me anytime soon - I will be to busy petting this fabric and going through magazines/patterns trying to figure out what to do with it.

Fresh from the mailbox

To see the entire collection and find out the story behind these three mysterious ladies you can visit Tula's website.

Speaking of her site...I can't wait to get my hands on her new fabric line. The raccoons featured on it are TOO cute! Most stores are saying that it will be in this September so I am saving my pennies up for a FQ bundle. I need another Tula purse!

Happy sewing!

Angela S.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Oink-a-Doodle-Moo Charm Quilt

Hello all! My first nephew has finally arrived so now i can show you his quilt :) 

The inspiration from this quilt came from Girls in the Garden. She has tons of lovely photos on her site - swoon!

I am in love with the Oink-a-Doodle-Moo fabric line and I'm pretty sure I should stock up on more of it. For this quilt I purchased 1 yard of the orange chicken wire fabric and a charm pack. The binding took an additional 1/4 yard but it was a very tight fit. Next time I would get 1/3 yard just to be on the safe side. The backing was an orange and blue flannel stripe that looks just awesome - I can't believe I didn't take more pictures than this before I wrapped it up. Oh well. 

As you can see, I lined up the charms that I liked and then sashed and bordered them with 5 inch strips of the chicken wire. I quilted the finished product by machine and also used the machine to attach the binding.

If you love this line too - check out the following post at the Moda Bake Shop. Soooo awesome! Three quilts from one jelly roll!!

Have a great rest of the week!

Angela S.