Monday, May 30, 2016

Blessed are the Peacemakers

This is my finished quilt from the 2015 Moda class at the Front Porch Quilt Shoppe.  I decided to name it "Blessed are the Peacemakers" (from the Biblical Sermon on the Mount/Be-attitudes), because the book that the pattern came from was called Vintage Quilt Revival and the fabric line I used was called "Piecemakers."  Revival made me think of the week-long special church services from the church of my youth, and piecemakers, of course, made me think of its homophone, peacemakers, and voila, we have the name.

Below is a picture of the label I made for the quilt.  I used a leftover scrap of the background fabric for the main part of the label.  Even though it has a small pattern to it, I thought it would work out fine, and I think it did.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Darling Grannies Quilt

Our extra project at our Moda meeting last month was the Darling Grannies Quilt by Sterling LaBosky from Moda Bake Shop.  It calls for two charm packs and a yard of background fabric.  I happened to already have two charm packs of "Happy Flappers" fabric, and a yard of Kona snow fabric, so I decided to give it a try.  I think it makes a nice lap or child-sized quilt. 

I haven't decided yet what I want to do with it, so I'm not planning to quilt it (or have it quilted) right away.  I already have three quilts out to be long-armed at the moment, and I have a double-bed size quilt to piece for my son, so this one will be waiting for a while, I think.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Farmer's Daughter Row (2016 Moda)

Today I finished the row of Farmer's Daughter blocks for our Moda class.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I noticed that I was gravitating toward yellow fabrics.  I had actually planned to use yellow in a couple more of the blocks until I realized how much yellow the row would have if I did.