Quilt Completed

This quilt started last year as two separate pieces from an in-person class at Country Roads Quilt Shoppe and a Carolyn Friedlander paper piecing creativebug tutorial. After combining the two pieces into one I added a border to even out the prints and piecing.

From West Virginia to Las Vegas and then to Virginia, this quilt was snuggled under after becoming only a sandwich! It also had a lot of machine quilting removed and redone; I found this task trying, but necessary.

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For the paper piecing I used the scrap stash, with many of the fabrics being from Moda.

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Quilting free form lines mesmerizes me because of the movement given to the quilt.

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Many of these fabrics are from projects I completed prior to making this blog. It’s wonderful to see those scraps from previous projects, efforts, and little things of love I sent off in the world.

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The main border fabric is from “Honeymoon” by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel. It reminds me of James Wright.

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Since I’m a Robert Kaufman and Carolyn Friedlander fan this wide backing was perfect. It adds a nice softness.

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The sunlight gives the machine quilting great shadows. Aurifil thread was used on this quilt.

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One quilt done and another one on the way.

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Our Kickstarter is going amazingly well. Thank you to all the supporters and those that have enjoyed the work. We’re really excited to being working on a new series of embroidery projects, and to be expanding Brambleton Threads.

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Warm & Quilted Tote

Lately I haven’t been feeling like being on the computer because of all the new parts of life. There has been plenty to blog about, but not as much of my energy to go around. With the colder weather I’m sure I will find my way inside…maybe!

This tote is for one of my dearest friends. She is a strong, well-spoken, hardworking, fun, silly woman, and is always there for those in her life. She loves the world and the people in it.

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She is classic, graceful, with a pop of daring, and the colors and lines of this bag attempt to capture those qualities.

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Thanks for stopping by!

A Quilted Bag

Machine quilting is one of my favorite activities because I love the way quilted lines texture the fabric. This quilted bag came in to being for a friend’s birthday gift. It is sturdy and brightly colored. The fabric is a combination of recent acquisitions and old fabrics waiting to be used.

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A close up on the handles.

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The inside is not quilted. I used the School of Sewing‘s construction, with some personalized touches, such a size and fabrics.

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What type of handmade gifts do you like to give?