Sunday, November 10, 2013

Scrappy Modern Maple Quilt Finish….

 Scrappy Modern Maple is complete!
Previous post is here.

I love this quilt - it has to be my favorite quilt to date.

Close-up of the quilting.

Perfect spot!

Love all the little pieces fabric….

Oops, when I turned it over look what I found on the back, thankful it's only one leaf that needs to be redone.  The backing is a UFO I found in my closet.

 I have to say I've been very productive lately.

A Pillow, from the book Pillow Pop.

First time making something with all solids, the fabrics are Kona Solids.

This is where I throw all the scraps/trimmings that are too small, 
these will be made into a dog bed at a future date.

Current work in progress

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Enjoy your day,

"The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think."

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Scrappy Modern Maple Quilt...

I've had a thing for maple leaf quilts for quite awhile now. 
I've even made a couple, Judy Martins' book, Cookie and Quilts
But recently a more modern version has been popping up on Instagram and flickr.  
I thought what a quick and fun quilt to make.  
So I pulled out a stack of fabrics, 
made a block - 
this block

but it was missing something - I wanted something more, 
something different than all the others. 

 So my first thought was to make Mini log cabin blocks.  
It started with this block, I liked the idea but wanted something else…... 

So I started sewing random scraps together.  Boy did this take time, would have been much easier and a lot faster if I made them from a solid piece of fabric. 

 But I do have to say the end results were worth it.  

The blocks range in size from 3" to 12"
 Finished size is 60" x 72"

I made all this blocks from the scrap bins in my sewing room 
and it's sad to say I didn't even put a dent in them. 

Now on to the quilting it.
 I do all my quilting on my Janome MC 6600.

One of my favorite books on machine quilting is 

Thanks for stoping by,

My daughter wrapped up in one of her quilts, 
love it!