Sunday, January 31, 2016

Oh, dear

I saw this (new to me) magazine, Simply Moderne. It's published by the same company that puts out Quilt Mania. You know, the European magazine with luscious European quilts? Anyway, The cover caught my eye. I browsed around and kept going back to it. I picked it up 3 times. The 3rd time I knew I had to buy it. Why? 
This pattern:
The pattern is called "Stag Nation" by Rana Heredia for Sewn into the Fabric.

I am captivated by the whimsy.
I used low volume prints for the deer. I deviated from the directions in piecing it.

I dipped into my meager supply of Moda Cross Weave for the background.
I free motioned a wood grain adding straight lines to look like a barn wall.
Finished at 47.5" by 55".
We have purchased a house, so it will hang in the den.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Finish 1.2016

Finished this beauty:
51"x51", the Double Square Star quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

I love Jenny Doan's tutorial. She seems so real and fun. Her directions are clear and concise. And she focuses on pre-cuts, which I love as well.

I didn't use precuts for this, I went through my scrap bin and cut the required pieces. This quilt goes together really fast and I was amazed at the accuracy of my points.
I quilted meandering feathers in the center, and designed a custom free-motion design in the border.

A baby-girl quilt to have on hand.