Archive for the ‘Finished Quilts’ Category

Finally Finished

I started this mini quilt over the summer (apparently without a blog post)… finished the top in August…  mentioned it again in September… and that was as far as I got.


Armed with an (early) New Year’s resolution to sew more for myself and less out of obligation, I got back to it and finished it this week.

Daydreaming quilt: green and yellow modern mini quilt in kona solids


I’m not sure why I waited so long: I love this little quilt. It’s based on City Fair, for City Quilts by Cherry House, and the sun on the birch leaves outside my old office window. (I’ve moved offices since, but that’s another post for another time). By my count, it’s has ten different Kona solids.  I thought about hand quilting the whole thing with perl cotton (I found a pretty, variegated one in just the right mix of greens and yellows), but it was too much, visually. Instead, I did a few accent rows among the machine cross-hatching.

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Off the shelves

Modern Quilt - Cheerful Yellow Patchwork

I made this quilt months ago, then liked it so much I couldn’t decide whether to put it in the shop, so it sat on a shelf in my studio, which is no place for a quilt.

sunny yellow and white handmade modern quilt

I finally came back to it, and listed it. (Though, if it didn’t sell, I wouldn’t be too terribly upset to keep it)

handmade modern yellow patchwork quilt

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This quilt is finished. *yay*

I’ll come up with a post with words later, right now my brain is a bit fried (I work at a college, this is the first week of school, all is crazy, I  miss my Labor Day Weekend already) so, here are some pretty pictures.

(my favorite picture)

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Changing seasons

A sign of things to come:

yellow and white log cabin barnraising quilt

That’s my quilt, back on my bed.

yellow and white logcabin quilt

the room last spring with the quilt...

Earlier this summer, in the middle of a heat wave, I swapped it out for a light coverlet,

summer coverlet - apple green and white patchwork

but a couple of days ago I bought apples at the farm stand, wished I had a jacket when I went to the store, and pulled out the quilt.  Fall is coming to New England.

sunny yellow and white log cabin quilt

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Another finish – actually, this quilt has been finished for a while, but a full time job and a couple of days of gloomy weather have made getting photos tricky. I’ll still have to wait for a sunnier day to get one that shows the quilting well.

Modern handmade pink orange squares quilt by pioneervalleygirl

The patchwork was fun (though it took some figuring to place all those squares so I could assemble them reasonably) and the quilting ended up adding so much to the design.

modern improv square quilt pink and orange on white background

And, this quilt’s now for sale in my shop

folded quilt pink and orange squares

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I sent this quilt off to it’s new home…

Modern black and white quilt

With a little something extra, and a fun quilting pattern…

Stitch a bit,  turn 90 degrees, stitch a bit, turn 90 degrees. Repeat.

I don’t know that I’d do all that pivoting with a quilt, but it was alot of fun on a little project.

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I do love the versatility of half-square triangles…

Light Blue and White cottage quilted pillow

Same colors, same blocks, three different arrangements.

Aqua and white handmade modern half square triangle lapquilt

(These aqua items are all in my shop)

Turquoise and White Beach-y Modern Quilted Pillow Sham

And look at the pretty colors I get to work with next:

pink and orange fabric

I’m making a custom HST quilt for someone and she picked these beautiful, warm colors.

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I had two (and a half) projects in the works: one quilt that just needs a binding, one on the design wall (and the scraps from that quilt half-pieced into a matching pillow)

So, what project to work on? A totally unrelated pillow, of course.

Quilted pillow - blue and green block with white border

But, I do like these Watercolors blocks.

Blue-green quilted pillow and lapquilt

This one’s in my etsy shop

And, I got the other quilt bound. Just, after I took a detour into pillow making.

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