Friday, May 22, 2020

Monochrome Quilt

Introducing Monochrome

Monochrome quilt pattern by QuiltFabrication

my newest quilt design for the Cool to Be Square Blog Hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Thank you again, Carol, for hosting another great themed blog hop!

This quilt was inspired by the monochrome fabric line at Connecting Threads, and a design on a neighbor's fence, though this block is a modified version of it.

a block for the Monochrome quilt pattern by QuiltFabrication

Combined with another super easy block and together they make a really classy monochromatic quilt design - even a beginner could do it!

Monochrome quilt pattern in a lap size by QuiltFabrication

Full of grays, from blue to green to taupe and gray, I made mine in a lap size. The Monochrome quilt pattern also comes in 5 other sizes - baby, crib, twin, double, and queen - that's a lot of quilts!

Monochrome quilt pattern in a baby size by QuiltFabrication

With such a bold geometric design, I decided on a curvy/spiky pantograph design, Happy Times, in Glide Silver.

Monochrome quilt backside with Happy Times pantograph by QuiltFabrication

And look at that backing! The quilt gods were once again smiling upon me, as this almost-black squares print was just waiting in my stash for a project like this.

Want to make your own Monochrome quilt? The Monochrome quilt pattern is available in my Etsy shop. Stitch up your own, and send me a picture to show it off to everyone!

Before you go - don't forget to visit all the other Cool to Be Square participants today.

May 22
Den syende himmel.
Quilt Fabrication.
Samelia's Mum.

Happy Quilting!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Midweek Makers #228

Welcome to the Midweek Makers linky party! Blog cleanup continues, which hasn't left much time for sewing. But I do have a share from Kathleen, who sent me a picture of her version of the O' Tannenbaum table runner.

O Tannenbaum table runner Etsy QuiltFabrication pattern

I love the fabrics she used and think this turned out better than mine - great job Kathleen!

And check out these pretty flower themed projects from last week:

Not Afraid of Color,


and Patchouli Moon Studio.


And now it's your turn!
  • Please link directly to your specific post..
  • Visit the other guests, and leave a comments.
  • Use the Midweek Makers badge or link to in your post.
Have fun at the party!

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Monday, May 18, 2020

White Birches

I have spent the last week doing a massive - and I mean MASSIVE - cleaning up of this blog. Many, many hours of combing through every single post, looking for broken links, editing, and just plain deleting (over 400 posts are gone). 

With this visit down memory lane, today I'm sharing the quilt that started it all - White Birches - and the post that I wrote about this quilt. Notice there's a font size difference - which do you prefer? The large (current) or the small of years past?

Enjoy the first post - the words are original, but the pictures are updated. White Birches is still one of my favorites to display every Christmas! 

I wanted to make a wall hanging to celebrate the Christmas season, and a bit beyond.  Red and green were just not going to do it.  So, while wondering around in JoAnn, I happened across the book "Quilting in Black and White" (affiliate link).  Thumbing through, I fell in love with the White Birches quilt.  Perfect!

White Birches wall hanging quilt

I had plenty of black, grey, and black on white prints, plus a snowflake fabric for the background.  Only problem--the blocks were 9" x 18"!  Way too big for a wall hanging.

Determining that 6" x 12" would work, I figured out the proportionate pieces, and did a test block.  Branches were a bit big, but after taking in 1/4", the blocks looked great, and I was off to sewing!

For the quilting, I did gentle waves that went back and forth, matching up the wave lines on either side of the trunks.  Gives the quilt a nice snowdrift look.

And here's a closer look:

So, if you're looking for a wonderful black and white quilt for the holidays, give this a try!  You can find the pattern in Quilting in Black and White (affiliate link).

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Brick Yard Baby Quilt

Zoom Zoom! Zip Zip! That was fast! The Brick Yard baby quilt is a finish!

Brick Yard baby quilt  at QuiltFabrication

This baby version of Brick Yard is made of 16 squares, and this time, the blocks are all set in the same direction, 

Brick Yard baby quilt

instead of making squares as in the Brick Yard lap quilt.

Brick Yard lap quilt

In making more blocks, I set out making three of orange, purple, red, and pink, for 12 more in addition to the orange original one.

Brick Yard block

Then I threw them on the floor and started playing with a layout. At first, I randomized the colors, which was ok, but then divided them up into diagonal lines. Happy with that idea, I made up the remaining 4 color blocks that were missing.

Brick Yard baby quilt directional layout

Hubby wasn't too excited about what he saw on the floor, and I knew this needed a border to tie it all together. By luck (seriously - the quilt God's were smiling upon me!), I found this scrap of purple with multi-colored stars on it in my kid's fabric bin - perfect! Isn't that a great fit?

Brick Yard baby quilt quilting

Once I had the border on, I excitedly went to show hubby my stroke of luck. And now he loved it! Last step, the quilting.

Just like Burst, the Brick Yard baby quilt also uses a variegated thread and the Passion Fruit pantograph. And the backing is a soft purple check flannel.

Brick Yard baby quilt backing

Hubby has now put a reserve on this one as a special gift for a co-worker. That's going to be one lucky baby! For me, I'm super thrilled with how this quilt came out, and the luck I had in making it -
Happy Quilting!

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