Monday, November 10, 2014

Quilt for Baby Boo -- Basted!

The last time I posted about this quilt it looked like this:

I decided to change up my plan entirely and turn it into an on-point rail fence. I used the backing fabric for the setting triangles and then decided that it was too small, so I used the last half yard of the yellow fabric as a 3 inch border.

(Clara tried to "help".)

Much better with a border! I'm planning to use the same fabric from the setting triangles for the binding too.

And now it is all pin basted and ready to quilt! I am planning to try to do some simple custom quilting on it. I am planning to do squiggles in the rail fence block, loops in the setting triangles, and loops in the border as well.

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday and Linky Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Wishes Block

Well, I'm not making a lot of progress on anything else, so I figured today I would show my November Wishes QAL block.

Just December to go now! I can't wait to see this one all come together! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Finished Quilts for Twins

They are finished! Hooray!

I managed to finish both the quilting on the purple-mint-peach quilt AND the pink-yellow-blue quilt on Wednesday, and got the bindings finished this morning.

I quilted the pink-yellow-blue quilt with a simple meander and used a pink flannel backing and a yellow binding.

For the purple-mint-peach quilt, I used a loop-de-loop meander. The backing on this one is purple and the binding is a peach fabric that I used in some of the blocks that I made.

All ready to send off to some very cute sisters!

Linking up last minute to Finish it up Friday!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pattern Premiere: Beau's Ties!

If you follow Honey, Bunny, and Doll designs on Facebook, you would have noticed that I've posted a few sneak peeks of a pattern I've been working on this summer. Today I finally get to share Beau's Ties with you! I've been anxiously anticipating the final version being ready for publication so I can finally share this as a finished quilt!

I love classic quilt blocks and what I love even more is putting a new twist on a classic block!

Each block in this pattern is composed of one large bowtie and two smaller bowties nestled together! While it might look complicated, the basic skills needed for this block are as follows: half-square triangles, stitch and flip corners, and making four patches. If you're a confident beginner, this is a great option for you!

I made my quilt with fabrics from the Crazy Daisy line of fabric and used black Kona as the background fabric. The binding and backing are the same fabric also from the Crazy Daisy line. I quilted it with all over loop-de-loops in black thread.

This pattern can be found on Craftsy and Etsy! We can't wait to see YOUR versions of this quilt, so don't forget to share them on Craftsy and on the HBD Flickr group!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Snippets

I got myself out of bed early (read: before my husband left for work) so that I can get some sewing done this morning before I start my *first* full day as a "seasonal cosmetics girl" at Macy's. It might not be a job in my field but it'll pay the bills for now.

Yesterday I went shopping and got the flannel that I needed for both of the twin baby girl quilts.

I started quilting the peach/mint/lavender one with loop-de-loops. For this one I found a lavender backing. I will also say that I love quilting quilts with a flannel backing because they slide around so easily, even without a slide pad on my machine!

At this point I think that I have about a third of this quilt quilted. Hopefully I can get a little bit more done this morning.

For the pink/yellow/teal quilt, I got a pink backing. I am about 99% sure that this is the exact same pink flannel that I used to back my t-shirt quilt comforter that I made when I went to college (in 2006 and that I still use to this day as my couch cuddle quilt.)

I am not going to bind these with flannel so that I can just machine bind them completely.

I also bought my yellow and orange thread for my October wall hanging! Go big (spools) or go home, right? There was a lighter shade of yellow, but I think the brighter shade will look better around all of the small squares in the border.

Happy Saturday to you! I'm linking up with the Stash Bee's first link up! It is open to all current participants as well as anyone who has signed up for next year! If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time! If not, just go check out what everyone is working on today!
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