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A New Quilt, Step-By-Step

This will be a wedding quilt – celebrating the union of two people.  It will be mostly neutral colors, to be suitable for display or use in most rooms.  But it must also have an  element of Zing, of fancy romance.

It’s starting with a plan of broad stripes- each of these are about 5″ wide, pieced of Kona Smoke and Kona Oyster.  I have a vague idea of making the strips alternate on two halves, and putting a neutral colored heart in the middle, with outlines of an active blue, red or pink print.  So this is partly a planned-in-advance quilt, partly improve.

The beginning of the wedding quilt, broad oyster and smoke lines.

The beginning of the wedding quilt, broad oyster and smoke lines.

Bunting Quilt Progress and Sunny X Quilt

It’s Karen tonight!

I’ve finally got the entire top for the Bunting quilt done- these are such happy colors!

And I am finally making progress on the largest quilt I’ve tried in ages!  I started it just as I began getting back into quilting, about 3 months ago- after about a 5 year hiatus.  I saw this pattern, which I call Sunny X, on QuiltDad’s blog and thought it was so pretty, I began making a few squares and then couldn’t stop!    So now all the squares are pieced, and it is just a matter of sewing all the small squares together, making a back, sandwiching it, and then (gulp) trying to wrestle the quilting through my Bernina.  

And here’s a closer-up of it.

My next job is to decide which DSLR to buy, and get experimenting with making MUCH better quilt photos than these are.

Introduction and Quilt Design

Hi! It’s great to meet you!

I’m Karen, this is my younger daughter Sadie, and Ollie, our brown Standard Poodle.

Karen and Sadie with Ollie the Standard Poodle

You just heard from older daughter Zoey, in the first Modaluxxe post.  Undoubtedly, she will soon decide to grace these pages with her visage.  There are three more dogs to introduce you to later, as well as a son- and, of course, DH- who is pretty much allergic to fabric and crafts, lol- although he is tolerant and encouraging, and tries to ooh and aah appropriately when shown our (Zoey’s and my) beautiful handiwork.  

BTW, it’s a temporary tattoo on Sadie’s chest- she’s too young for the real thing!

Anyway, I’m a Maker- especially of quilts and other fabric delights, and glass! gorgeous transparent, transluscent colors of glass, teased into becoming glass beads over my lampworking torch. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to make another scrap quilt- they are so cheerful! After pondering a bit, I decided to use a figure of bunting, making the flags of different scraps. Here’s my overall plan.



Here’s the fabrics I pulled from my ‘palette’ (otherwise known to quilters everywhere as My Fabric Stash)- aren’t they glorious?

Modaluxxe Bunting quilt fabric


The initial pairing went like this:

And now, transformed into tiny flags, here they are, ready to be strung into strings of banners:


That accounts for the straight lines of bunting on your drawing, you say, but what about the curved bunting joining the straight lines? Well, for that I’m going to- no, that’s going to have to wait- but it’s a really cool idea that I think will work out well! More on this project to come.