Saturday, March 7, 2015

PQ6 Week 5 - Your Favorite Fabric

This week's theme for Project Quilting was: Your Favorite Fabric.
We were suppose to take our favorite piece of fabric (or set of fabrics) that have been sitting on the shelf for too long. The challenge was to actually make something out of it instead of caressing and admiring it.

I have a shelf that I store all my favorite fabrics.
Only the best of the best get put on that shelf.  The rest get stored on my other shelf by colors.  On this particular shelf are are several charm packs, a couple layer cakes, several random fat quarters, and two full fat quarter bundles.
For this challenge I decided to go with these two charm packs from Moda.  
I am tackling two projects this week with one quilt.  I also needed to make a quilt for my new grand niece and I knew these charm packs were the perfect fabrics for a cute little girl quilt.

Next came the hard part of figuring out what pattern I wanted to use. I knew I would be short on sewing time this week since I had to go to Rock Hill, SC for All State Choir with my son, so I ended up picking out a pattern that I could sew together in just a couple days.  I used the Jelly Roll Turn Over pattern from the Moda Bake Shop.

Yes, I am one of those people who sew over pins.  Usually I don't have any trouble but this week I wasn't so lucky.  I hit the pin in just the right spot and yanked the whole needle out of the socket, bent the pin a perfect 90 degrees into the machine, and yanked the throat plate off.
Luckily the machine and the fabric were just fine, but I have decided it may be best not to sew over pins for awhile.

I had the whole top completed and basted by late Wednesday night. Sheen was more than willing to help out, but I had to shoo him away when he decided he wanted to chew on the basting pins.  Can't have him eating those.

Since I had to leave town right after work Thursday, I packed up the sewing machine and took it to the hotel and did the quilting during choir practice.
During my son's lunch break we went to Glencairn Gardens and had a quilty photo shoot.

With the help of Sharon, a fellow project quiltian, I have named this quilt "Blooming"
It measures approx. 50 x 70 inches.

I used cute little frogs on Lilly pads for the back.
They go perfect with the flowers and butterflies on the front.

 All over swirlyness for the quilting on this one.

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  1. Sweet little quilt with lovely spring colors. I think this quilt will help spring arrive!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the bright colours, and your pattern really makes then stand out! I'm going to have to hunt down a layer cake of these fabrics!

  3. Those are perfect fabrics for a little girl. I tend to love fabrics that are bright and happy like those. I noticed the name of your quilt and your quilting this week are so similar to what I did. That must be why I always love what you do - we have similar tastes. This quilt and the pictures you took are marvelous my dear. You never disappoint, ever.

  4. Adorable, Leah! I love Meadow Friends and have a couple of charm packs. I really like this layout. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

  5. Really beautiful. Perfect for a baby girl!