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Showing posts from October, 2013

Moda Chocolate Bars

I have been working on finishing some quilt tops that have been sitting folded up in my sewing room for far too long.  In the last couple weeks I was able to wrap up these two beautiful wall hangings that I made using Moda Chocolote Bars (2.5" x 5" rectangles).  I love precuts, and I had to try these delectable fabric bites!
I love this nontraditional setting of the half rectangles pieces.  Instead of setting them into diamonds, I set them into this fun kite formation. 
I quilted the hanging with a meander and added small floral details along the meandering path.
I love to see quilts outdoors! Fall is creeping into my backyard though!
I created a low volume pieced backing for this little hanging.

The second wall hanging measures about the same as the first, but keeps the Chocolate Bars whole.  I pieced them into a coin style quilt and used the simple bordering to set these beautiful fabrics off.

Once again I love to see a quilt in the outdoors!  I used both of these piec…

Half Square Triangles

I have been working on half square triangles with my quilting group.  I finished mine HST quilt today and will be giving it to my sister next weekend for her birthday. I absolutely love the way it turned out.  It is perfect for her and I know she's going to love it!  I am also working on making a couple pillowcases to go with it in order to use up a few of my scraps from the project. 

I squared up all of my blocks and I am so glad that I did.  I am an impatient quilter and I just want to get to the final glorious product.  I know that this step is important but, it's long and boring.  However, the giant pile of trimmings from all of my blocks is all the evidence one should need in order to see the true importance of making sure your blocks are square.  I might have had a wonky quilt if I hadn't trimmed. 

I pretty much had to rearrange my living room in order to find enough floor space to lay this baby out.  It was definitely worth the hassle though. 

I found a really gr…