Monday, October 05, 2015

Colorblock Quilt








This cute quilt is for Erin, I knew the moment I laid eyes on this Michael Miller fabric, I had to make a quilt for Erin.

Everything about the fabric is her, orange, favorite color.  Large graphic print with a modern edge and a touch of gray to calm it down, is also her.
I bought the fabric in June and by August had the perfect pattern for the fabric.  Thanks to Pinterest I found, Bijou Lovel: Colorbloack Quilt Pattern, which is a perfect pattern for the large graphic prints.  The fabric is Thomas Paul for Michael Miller and it comes in 4 colorways.

ignore my dusty deck, harvest around here and no rain for weeks, the dust is flying!

I was very careful in cutting the tulips for the center of the quilt, as I wanted them to line up across the quilt.  The border was an addition as the quilt was a bit small for a lap.  The quilt shop owner suggested to cut just the flowers for the border.  I loved her idea and it seems to frame the quilt.



After Kaitlyn's wedding, I went to a 3 day quilting retreat, I really needed some "me" time.  I had such a fun time and enjoyed good company and good food.  I worked on a very big quilt , 30 hours of sewing time, plus about 10 hours of cutting.  I finished the big project Sunday afternoon.  I knew I could make this Colorblock quilt with the couple hours remaining, as it was cut out and ready to go.

I did finish the body of the quilt and just had to add the border to the quilt at home.  It was such a fun and quick project to make.  Erin is thrilled with her new lap quilt and I am thrilled to find a new pattern.  I think this one will be perfect for baby quilts and it is fat quarter friendly!

Close up of the fabric and quilting.





Here is the back, the goldish yellow color matches perfectly to the yellow birds on the front of the quilt.

I have a backlog of quilts to share with your from the spring and summer.  I have been sending some projects slowly to the quilter and then it takes a while to find someone available to hold them for photos.  


Sewing note:

Sometimes I feel like I am getting so much sewing done and sometimes I feel like I am spinning in circles.  The last 10 days have been spinning in circles, busy at work, a 5 day trip to DC, catching up at work after the trip, my birthday on Saturday, a family event today.  I have several garment projects in the works.  I am hoping to have them finished up this week and photos taken this weekend.  Until then a couple of quilts and I will have Friday Fashion up also.



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16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous quilt!

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  2. Erin's quilt is awesome. I'm impressed by the tulip lineup and use of tulips in the border.

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    1. Thanks, Rose, I slowed down and paid close attention while cutting!

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  3. This is a really pretty quilt -I love the colors . Even when you are having a slow sewing time , you are so much more prolific than me .

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, it is a fun quilt. I have had a hard time getting back to sewing and posting since returning from DC. Lots of work catch up!

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  4. LOVE the quilt. Who do you send them to for quilting?

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    1. There is a fabulous long arm quilter in my town. She stays busy and usually 6 weeks out to get your quilt. If you want to know her name you can email me girlsinthegarden@gmail.com

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  5. That is really gorgeous, and so modern! You might just convince me to give quilting a try one of these days!

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    1. Thanks, Ann, it is fun, I like doing them. Just a change a pace and my family enjoys the end result. I need to quit buying quilting fabric and finish up some of these projects. That is my goal for the next year.

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  6. This is gorgeous! Nicely done - the tulips are so striking that using them for the border really makes the whole quilt come together.

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    1. Thanks, Noelle, I like the way the tulips frame the quilt.

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  7. What fun fabric. It's adorable. I'm sure she'll just love it.

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    1. Thanks, Beth, she is thrilled

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  8. What a fun quilt! I love these big graphic prints! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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    1. Thank you Sonja, I love the big prints. I had a great birthday, thanks.

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