The talented Amy @ Amy’s Creative Side, always puts a well-organized online quilt festival this time of year. I am entering a couple of quilts!!
The first one is my MQG Riley Blake Challenge quilt “A Fine Day”. It is an original design that was inspired by the color of the prints that were provided in the challenge. It reminded me of the colors of the sun throughout a fine day.
While each block was planned, I used improv piecing to break up the colors and prints. Each of the blocks, has matching binding to frame it appropriately…which is one of my favorite things about the quilt.
For the quilting, I used invisible thread on top, since the colors varied so much. I tried my hand at circular quilting for the first time, trying to keep the sun theme in the quilting. I loved the circular quilting.
One last picture for the quilting on the top:
Dimensions of this quilt is: 30 ” x 34 ”
Be sure to stop by and see the other quilt which I hope you enjoy ….this one is being entered in the modern quilt category.
My husband’s and son’s stockings are now complete. I had previously posted the pattern I was using and the top part of my husband’s in this WiP post. I got lots of great comments about the non-traditional color selection; thank you to all those who commented. Here are the finished two stockings hanging above the fire-place.
Here’s the final top view of my husband’s stocking. Most of the fabrics were from Joann’s premium quilt fabric section, except the yellow chevron (zigzag) which is of course from the Riley Blake collection and the orange chevron no. 2 (zigzag) fabric which is from Misstina at Spoonflower.com
I used brown checked fabric for the backing:
The lining of the stocking was a brown and white polka dot fabric and to finish it off I used orange binding:
For this week’s work in progress, I wanted to share the quilt I am working on for our bedroom.
In the previous post, I was able to share the first 5 squares of 64 for this quilt, which was only doable as I discovered Spoonflower (found fabric prints that fitted with what we were looking for). Here’s a reminder:
Now the update, here are four more – I decided to introduce the a glimpse of green in amongst the see of orange and grey.