Modern Wedding Quilt

It was so lovely to go to a wedding after all the world has thrown at us these past couple of years. The young couple was happily married last night at a beautiful location up in the hills near Eugene. It was really wonderful to see family and friends gathering for such a special event.

So this looks like an odd wedding quilt right? Well I asked the future groom what colors he and his fiance were decorating with, and he came back with that typical male answer of “I don’t know.” So I said, ask her! He did. She said, “dark green, gray, and black.” So having a rather giant fabric stash, sewing commenced. I wanted to do something modern for them, so this quilt was the result.

While I haven’t been sewing much of late, this inspired me to dust off the machine and get moving! I hope it brings them many years of joy and snuggly comfort! Here’s to you M & W!

Journal for Modern Mom

Who just had a baby!

After making the baby quilt, I thought the new mom might like a journal too! So I used the leftover fabrics and pieced together this fun journal. The inspiration fabric was from one of our quilt show group challenges (made my own Picasso! – see below). This particular piece of fabric seemed to be just right touch. I only had a little piece left, so on the front it went!

Modern Baby Quilt Design

This is a stash-buster baby quilt! OK, so you don’t need a lot of fabric, but it’s challenging and fun to be able to design a quilt from your stash. I designed this block using just three pieces, and then placed them in rows facing the same way (although I think it would look good if the blocks were randomly turned too).

As this baby is going to be a girl, I wanted the quilt to be modern and happy and playful, I added my own hand-dyed pinks, some crazy lime colors, and a variety of large scale mixed bits and pieces of happy fabrics. For the quilting I did a simple swirly overall pattern. All in all, I think it turned out just the way I wanted it to. A modern baby quilt for a modern mom!

I bound it in the hand-dyed fabric, put a label on the back, washed it so it was ready for it’s first use (soon!) and it was delivered to the baby’s mom today….in advance of her little girl’s birth. Who knew I could stay on schedule? Ha!

Next Level Placemats

Green fabric (I know, my camera didn’t pick up the right color of green that this really is!), a hint of leaves, and a bunch of feathers. A friend needed placemats, and this design just popped out of my brain. Swirly, windy, leafy, feathery fun!

Yep, I did it on my longarm even though they are so tiny (by comparison to a regular sized quilt). It’s super fun to turn my brain loose and see what comes out.

Happy quilting in the new year!