Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scrappy Star Quilt from Quilting In the Cold

Love the scrappy look of this star quilt from Quilting in the Cold!  I love a good low volume background too!!  I also love the use of all the colors.  Check out Quilting in the Cold for lots of quilty goodness, I love this mini from a little while back and you have to see her latest post SANITY...love!!!!  Thanks for sharing!!

PS If you have a quilt you'd like featured send us an email at myquiltstory@gmail.com with a link to the quilt!  Please put SUBMISSION in the subject field.

I really enjoyed putting this one together, particularly playing with the low volume charms. I also think I am finally getting the hang of half square triangles and even trimming them was not too bad!


I decided not to sash between the stars, primarily because I had no idea what to sash them with. But I am pleased with how they have turned out.



I finished my scrappy star quilt last week and am really pleased with how it has turned out.



I pushed myself out of my comfort zone for the quilting and did some bubbles. Lets just say they are organic! They do give a lovely texture though.


I bound it with fabric left over from the stars. It truly is a scrappy quilt! It is now headed off to my sister for Christmas.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Whimsy House and Fabric Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!! I am going to hijack the show today and share something very exciting I've been working on!! And yes, Fabric Tuesday is still on!!

A couple months ago I decided I wanted to make my little Lucy a House Pillow for her 2nd Birthday.  I have a stack Up Parasol from Heather Bailey that I knew would be perfect!


Hers is pretty large, something around 11" x 18".


My absolute favorite part is that each door and window open to cute little fussy cut things.  A doggy, kitty (named Lucy!), Little Red Riding Hood and a sweet girl with a Bear.


Generally babies don't appreciate handmade...I can say confidently that she really loves this!! Makes me so happy!  She plays with it at nap time and she'll show me what's behind the windows and doors.  Her favorite is the door because it has a balloon :)


So I decided to crank out some more, a little smaller.  8.5" x 13".


Appliques and little trim details.



AND I've decided to make them for sale.  Eeek! I'm so excited!!


I will have just FOUR available today at 3 pm in our Ink and Bobbin etsy.


Some will have itty bitty buntings :)



AND, lastly I'm GIVING ONE AWAY.

This is an Instagram Giveaway.  It runs through Friday 10/31.
You'll need to follow our @inkandbobbin Instagram account, look for the picture below to see how to enter.  You can either tag friends and/or repost the image.


If you or someone you know loves and appreciates handmade I would love if you let them know about my little Whimsy Houses!!

Sorry for the picture overload!!!

Fabric Tuesday #207
link up your recent fabric projects!!





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Friday, October 24, 2014

Hexagon Flowers from The Quilt Barn

We love The Quilt Barn!  Heather has been fortunate enough to attend a quilting retreat at their brick and mortar shop in Idaho.  The Quilt Barn is an awesome shop with all things quilty and sewing.  Then they also have a cute blog and offer lots of fun tutorials and other things.  Here's an awesome hexi tutorial from Tara!


Anyone remember this quilt I made last year? I used about 18 Moda Mini Charm Packs and about 4 yards of background fabric.  I had a great time making it and it was, actually, pretty easy. It just takes lots of time.
I think of this as a modern Grandmother's Garden. I didn't want to sew together the hundreds of plain spacers that go between each flower. I was sure I would lose interest. Buuuut...if I didn't have to make the spacers? Perfect

Here is how you can make a Hexie Flower Quilt. A baby quilt would be cute too, and wouldn't be as time consuming..


To see the awesome Hexagon Flower Tutorial, click HERE 


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fabric Tuesday, come link up!

My favorite day on our blog. Tuesday! I just love love love seeing what everyone is up to! Such a fun creative community! Also, just a note for those wanting to be featured, a great photo is as important as a great quilt, the quilt just catches your eyes more. But either way, good or not so good photos, we want you to keep sharing!


Fireworks quilt top


Lea and Lars fireworks quilt top. Love this quilt top. Amazing!




Rain or Shine quilt from My Quilt infactuation. Just neat, great pattern and fabric choices...

Porch Swing Quilts, make it do quilt. So pretty, calming colors. Sweet.



A Quilting Chick, scrap jar star quilt. Pretty neat pattern, pretty blues. And she used up her scraps for this!

Lastly this Punkin-Wunkin Quilt, an awesome quilt along from Modern Tradition quilts. Pretty awesome!


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