Quilty Confession. I am TERRIBLE at focusing on one project. It has become a common for me to start a project, and mid-way through get completely distracted by another idea that has popped into my head. I’m still making headway on the baby quilts I’d like to eventually sell, but I had an idea for a quilt pattern and I completely abandoned my WIP baby quilts. Before inspiration struck I did manage to finish a few quilts.
First up is a quilt I designed in order to use my nifty 30 degree creative grid triangle again. It could just as easily be made with half-rectangles. I initially whipped up a nautical version, seen below with the binding only half-sewn, but then saw a palette of solids sitting on my shelf that I thought would be perfect for this design. Both quilts are approximately 40″x60.” I used glue basting and my machine to sew the binding on the pastel version, it didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked so at some point I’m going to cut it off and try again.
I also managed to get this Carolina Lily Comfort Quilt quilted and bound. The machine binding went MUCH better for this one and I actually like the way it turned out. Again, the size is approximately 40″x60.”
Ok, now for my most recent quilty distraction. My Floor Tile Inspired quilt. I follow an Instagram account called Ihavethisthingwithfloors and it is a neverending source of inspiration. They posted a multi-color tile pattern several weeks ago, I think it had 4 or 5 colors and I thought it would translate beautifully into a two color quilt. I jumped into Illustrator and figured out the math and directions to quickly piece the quilt via strip piecing.
I wanted to test my math before making a bed size quilt, so I decided to make a quick baby quilt in teal and white, seen below.
This pattern works up SO FAST. Once I knew my math was correct I ran to my local quilt shop, bought solid yellow yardage, and got to work piecing the queen size yellow and white version. I had the top complete in a matter of days. Here is the quilt before quilting:
I knew I wanted this quilt in my new guest room, so I sent it to my favorite longarmmer and asked for a nice loopy figure-eight pattern, or what I refer to as “Denyse Schmidt Loops.” I’m hoping to get the binding on before the Austin Modern Quilt Guild meeting on Thursday. Next up I want to make some simple pillow shams for the bed.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned later this week for my very first Moda Bakeshop Tutorial! I’m super excited about it and can’t wait to share.
Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday 🙂
Til next time, Piece Out!
I love that yellow quilt!!! It is gorgeous! Just wondering if you are going to sell the pattern or share it??? (Yep, that’s a total hint for you!!)
*Found via 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Hop*
Thanks Ashley! I think I’m going to write a pattern, if I can manage to pay attention to the task long enough. 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement though, its good to know people might be interested in the pattern! I’m looking forward to the new blogger hop too and am in the middle of adding the long list to my bloglovin feed!
Both quilts are pretty, love the pattern.
Thank you Patricia!
The yellow quilt is amazing and the quilting looks perfect with your design. Is the binding on this quilt another project for your mom if it doesn’t get done by Thursday?
Please please please with a cherry on top. I just have to buy the pattern or directions for the yellow quilt~
I do the same thing!! I have 3, almost for WIP’s in progress. You work is beautiful, and I love your color choices. The piece with the flowers is lovely. Is it pieced or paper pieced.
Thanks Anne! The flower is traditionally pieced. If it were smaller it would be a great paper piecing pattern. I just tend to sway towards the traditional.
Love your quilt (both colors!) and totally understand your obsession with floor tile patterns…I often take pictures of them to save for later!
Thanks Ellie! There is probably a “Floor Tile Quilts” book being written somewhere! So many great sources of inspiration. 🙂
Love the long triangles quilts and the floor tile inspired ones. Lovely fresh colours too 🙂
Thanks Helen! My brain is always in Spring and Summer color mode. 🙂
The yellow quilt looks adorable.
Beautiful quilts and your blog is very clean and well organized. I am glad I found your blog through the 2015 New Blogger’s Hop.
A Moda Bake Shop tutorial? How exciting! That is one of my goals. this is my first vitit to your blog, I love it!
Love all your projects! The diamonds are fabulous!
I love both quilts. I have tried to do my binding by machine a few times and can never get it to look like I want it to so I’m a hand stitched binder all the way.
I love the blue version as well as the yellow. So soft and pretty! I would be interested in a pattern myself.
Love the yellow and white floor tile quilt! So clean and crisp looking, would love the pattern and directions. Please make it available soon!!!!
Thanks for a great site with so much inspiration.
Love the yellow quilt!! waiting for the pattern!! 🙂
I too have Quilters ADD. I’m impressed with how productive you are, given the distractibility factor. You still seem to have a good number of finishes. I like the idea of an enlarged block to make an entire quilt, like your Carolina Lily. I also think the two-color quilt looks really good.
I add my desire for a Yellow Tiles pattern! Well done.
Would you mind sharing which yellow this is? I struggle with yellow solids, but really like this. Thanks!
Beautiful job! Love the yellow& white quilt! Can hardly wait for the pattern!