Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Stockade Quilts

The big day has arrived - time to reveal the three Stockade quilts made for the 30 Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop!

Stockade triplets

Yes, I'm a bit of an over-achiever, but after I made the first one, I wanted to make a couple more to try different color layouts.

Introducing Stockade 1.

Stockade 1

Made with just two fabrics, blue and white, it's perfect for a baby boy. Of course, all three quilts are perfect for boys - I need to build up the stash.

The quilting uses ruler work, with angled lines in the blue print, and horizontal lines in the background,

Stockade 1 quilting closeup

giving it a neat woven effect.

Stockade 1 quilting

And the backing is a nice soft flannel, with machine stitched binding.

Stockade 1 quilting and backing

Stockade 2 came to be because I wanted to alternate two different colored blocks, using the same background. But unfortunately, I ran out of blue fabric for that idea. No worries - just invent a different layout!

Stockade 2

Four blue blocks move on a diagonal through the middle, then two diagonal lines of green on either side, and a blue block in the corners. Those diagonal lines of color would continue if this were a bigger quilt. 

The quilting uses both freehand and ruler work,

Stockade 2 quilting

with lines in the blue print going perpendicular to that in the green. The background is kept simple, making this quilt nice and soft, especially with flannel on the back.

Stockade 2 quilting and backing

Stockade 3 is finally the checkerboard idea that Stockade 2 was supposed to be. 

Stockade 3

This quilt is soft and gentle with the pale green and yellow, and quilted with a ruler.

Stockade 3 seed quilting

To make it easier to quilt, the quilt was rotated on the frame  so that the seed quilting was quilted in rows, one side to another. A very efficient way to quilt a quilt!

Stockade 3 horizontal seed quilting

Now, if you haven't seen enough with these three, here's all of the previous blocks/quilts, plus three more days of reveals.

Project Designer

April 1st
Creatin’ in the Sticks

Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd
Kwilty Pleasures Blog

Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd
Sew Incredibly Crazy

April 4th
SBD Embroidery and Quilting
Block 4 - Dutch Door

April 5th
What About Rheema

Block 5 - Surrounded
April 6th
Quilted Delights
Block 6 - Tacked Up

April 7th
Joy Studio
Block 7 - Stripper

April 8th
Just Sew Quilter
Block 8 - Staggered

April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy

April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel

April 11th
Freemotion by the River
Block 11 - Painted WIndow

April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block

April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction

April 14th
Quilts by Joanne
Block 14 - Median Strip

April 15th
Persimon Dreams
Block 15 - Center of Attention

April 16th
Needled Mom

Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th
Just Let Me Quilt

Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th
Life in Scrapatch

Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th
Quarter Inch Crafter

Block 19 - Weave
April 20th
Seams To Be Sew

Block 20 - Classic
April 21st
Just Let Me Quilt

Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd
Something Rosemade

Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd
Thimblemouse and Spouse

Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th
Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.

Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th
Words & Stitches

Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th

Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th

Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th
Lakeshore Stitches

Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th
Creatin’ in the Sticks

Block 30 - Slow Tee

Hope you've enjoyed my Stockade quilts, and the hop - I know I did!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I like all three quilts, but I like the first one best. Very pretty.

  2. Just beautiful! Your fabulous quilting really makes a simple pattern so much more interesting.

  3. Thank you for showing us all your different colourways

  4. Easy on the eye quilt versions.

  5. Oh, Susan, your quilts are wonderful and so fun to see. These quilts are perfect to showcase the beautiful quilting. Thank you for joining in on the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop and Quilt Along. You have so much quilty inspiration shared here. THANK YOU!!!!

  6. Your baby boy quilts are so pretty! Love your ruler work - the quilting is just perfect! Thank you for sharing, Susan

  7. Those are all wonderful. The quilting really makes all three and each one is so interesting. All of these blocks have been perfect for some spectacular quilting areas.

  8. I love the effect of the quilting on all three, but the curved ruler work on the last one is really fabulous. Congratulations on three great finishes!

  9. Great quilts! Love the quilting on the 3rd one!

  10. You are an overachiever!! As always, your quilting is stunning. Good job adding to the boy quilts in your stash!

  11. Beautiful quilts. Love the first one. I have really enjoyed this hop. Your quilting is gorgeous.

  12. I love over achievers. Your 3 interpretations of this block are over the top and your quilting is wonderful. Its been such a fun hop glad you participated.

  13. I'm not sure which version I like more as they are all wonderful! It's the quilting designs that really make each stand out and it's done so well! Such sweet treasures these baby boy quilts will hold.

  14. That's a great pattern, Susan. I like the first one best. The Quilting is so impressive and makes it look all fenced in. Lots of happy boy goodness there.

  15. Your quilts are just awesome!!! Yes, you were an overachiever. Most of us were just plain lucky to get one finished in time. Now, please tell. How did you travel from block to block when quilting the first quilt? I can't see and I know you didn't bury that many threads.

    1. Thanks! Yes, I'm an overachiever, I'll admit! As for travelling, I would use the ditch to get around, sometimes with backtracking. Otherwise, way to many threads to bury!

  16. Hi Susan,
    Oh boy - I love these quilts! I'm not sure which one I would pick as my favorite, if I was forced to. Thankfully, I'm not forced to do so! The quilting on your first quilt is just fabulous! It looks SO cool.
    ~smile~ Roseanne

  17. These are all wonderful. I especially like the middle one. LOL I keep thinking about what they'd look like alternating directions, too. I may have to try this to find out!

  18. Beautiful! Love the colors & layouts!

  19. Great quilt. Looks like I found the pattern for the quick quilt I need to make! Thank you.

  20. You are definitely an amazing overachiever with these three beautiful them! Your quilting is fabulous!

  21. As many others have said, your quilting is what really makes these quilts distinctive. I know your quilting technique is responsible, but, I'm thinking your batting choice also makes a difference in making the quilting itself stand out. What batting did you use in these?

    1. Thanks Pat! The quilting certainly does add to the quilts personality, turning these into something special. As for batting, they all have Soft and Bright poly in them. Since I give almost all of my baby quilts away, it's economical, has great stability, and won't beard.

  22. Beautiful quilting! Love them all.

  23. Each one of your quilts are magnificent! I just want to snuggle with each of them while looking at all of your special quilting! With your enthusiasm, great detail, along with your wonderful fabric choices it has caught my attention and I am definitely going to be looking around your blog. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  24. I like each of the quilts. Simple block design and so many possibilities.

  25. Your quilts are awesome, colors and quilting. Love them!!

  26. Love the ruler work. Would be a great charity quilt.

  27. Cute, cute, cute. I have a bunch of baby quilts to make all at once, and I can see how this would be a good one--you could keep it interesting by changing the personality with fabric and the layout depending on how many colors you use.

  28. A beautiful trio of baby quilts and they look so fast and cozy. I am torn between the first and third quilts for my favourite but decided to go for the first, mainly because I am drawn to the stronger colours. Beautiful quilting.

  29. I love your different quilting designs on each quilt. Which one do you like best? I think I'm drawn to the first one.

  30. I really like the quilts--especially pretty flannel you used for the backs!

  31. How awesome to build up your "stash" of baby boy quilts. I'll keep that in my mind for future projects. These are all just adorable!

  32. All three quilts are wonderful. You did a great job with the quilting. I really like the first one.

  33. They are all lovely but the first one really stands out to me, the quilting sets it off.


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