Thursday, August 23, 2018

More Merrily

I had a sweet little admirer of my Merrily quilt that I donated to the hospital last year and decided to use my scraps to surprise him with a throw of his own.    These Gingiber animals put a smile on my face every time I play with them.  I've pieced 4 quilt tops using these adorable winter friends, and I didn't manage to keep a single one, lol.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 232
I've named it Another Merrily Christmas Quilt
I just put it together myself, based on the scraps and panels I had on hand, no formal pattern.
The fabric is Merrily by Gingiber for Moda.
It finished at 66" x 70"
It has approximately 777 pieces. 

I'm going with this Moda buffalo plaid extra wide fabric for the back.

But buyer beware,

These color catchers were after the first wash, it took 3 more washes before the color stopped bleeding.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

It's A Red Letter Day

This quilt has been on my to do list for years, I loved the look but was intimidated by amount of pieces that made up this quilt.  I don't know what I was waiting for, sure, there are a lot of pieces in this top, but the process was easy and I enjoyed every day in my sewing room while I worked on it.

Someone mentioned the old quote, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time" to me when I started this project.  And I thought about that elephant while I pieced all the strip sets and 540 geese.  It's really the same for any project we start, regardless of the number of pieces, it's just one bite at a time.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 231
The pattern is A Red Letter Day by ThimbleCreek Quilts
It finished at 69" x 69"
The red fabric is Moda Bella Solid 9900-16 Christmas Red (I prewashed this fabric and the color catcher came out as white as it went in!)  And the white is Moda Bella Solid 9900-98 .
It has approximately 2,917 pieces. 

This pattern is still available from ThimbleCreek Quilts, click here.  I saw a navy blue version online that was stunning.