Monday, May 14, 2012

Meadowsweet Ticker Tape Method

Do you recall the left over baby triangles from Meadowsweet Quilt?!? 

 Well, i started making a quilt using the ticker tape method by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts. I remember seeing this for the first time when she blogged about it back in September 2009.

I used some leftover Kona solid that I had in my stash...boy was i happy to use some of this up, but i still have a ton left in the stash!

 For just winging this quilt, i think i did i pretty awesome job!
There was no marking on the background material to help line things up...i eyeballed the whole thing for placement which is why some are close together and others not soo much.

 I used a bella solid for backing to help high light all the different colors that i used on quilting it.
Even though i used a walking foot, i still got some pulling on the back...but to be quite honest, i quilted it in a huge hurry...the whole is a huge mess, but that is the look I went for and it turned out great.

Dancing in the WInd and then some...

When the shop got in new quilt patterns, i just couldn't help myself but to get started right away on Dancing in the Wind by Prairie Grass Patterns...and it didn't help that we got in some jelly rolls of Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.
I got started right away on it.
Ooooohhhhhh...I think I'm love with this quilt!

For those of you who are wondering....YES...this quilt was quilted by Jodi Apple in Slyvania, OH
She does such beautiful work...i got the quilt back last Thursday and when i seen it on the table at the shop i started jumping up and down with extreme might have thought i was 6 years old in a candy shop for the first time!

And since I didn't use up all the strips, i also made this little dandy...

Gotta LOVE the simplicity of the postage stamp quilt...this pattern is so easy to put together!
 I used Fandango by Kate Spain for Moda as backing and binding, since we still have some in the shop and I've been dying to use this material for something....i think it makes really great backing for this crib size quilt!
 And since this is a smaller quilt, i went ahead and quilted it myself with a simple corner to corner straight line can't see it very well in the pictures, but on the top i use colored threaded and for the bottom i used a cream turned out GREAT!!

NOW what to do with the left over baby triangles from the pinwheel quilt.....if you have any suggestions, please let me know.


Dig Those Crazy Cats

This is the first quilt that I have not quilted myself...and it looks amazing!

Jodi Apple from Sylvania, OH did the long arm quilting for me, since this quilt is also for the shop.

Stars in the Strawberry Fields

I'm so in love with quilt!!

Used 2 charm packs of Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda and Bella Solid (not sure of the exact color, besides cream...forgot to write it down and we ran out of it the shop...opps!)

I did the quilting on it myself...straight line stitching with a little free motion thrown in!

I just love how it turned out....the quilt measures roughly 36" x 36".

The quilt is currently hanging up at the shop!!