scrappy quilt with crosses

More scraps used! As mentioned in my previous post, I have been sorting out all my fabrics and scraps during my holidays. Did a lot of cutting, getting all fabric pieces to the same size 2,5″ x 2,5″. And I found a scrappy pattern I liked at Red Pepper Quilts : Scrappy Cross Quilt with a tutorial.

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I have been guarding 2,5 ” squares for some years. Cutting always some extra squares for the box whenever I was cutting fabrics for a quilt project. Before starting this scrappy quilt, I thought how many squares I already have. But when calculating the quantity, I found out that I must cut many more squares.

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The bright yellow for the crosses is Kona solids in Corn Yellow.

scrappy checkered quilt with crosses detail - skalabara quilts
scrappy checkered quilt with crosses detail - skalabara quilts

For the backing I have chosen a 100% cotton flat sheet from IKEA with a paisley pattern in light pink.

scrappy checkered quilt with crosses backing - skalabara quilts
scrappy checkered quilt with crosses back - skalabara quilts

Quilted in diagonal with the walking foot. For quilting I have used Aurifil Mako 40/2 cotton thread, color Light Sand and I have set the stitch length to 4 mm.

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scrappy checkered quilt with crosses quilting - skalabara quilts

I have used also the Corn Yellow Kona solid fabric for the binding. The quilt is already busy and the solid binding gives it a smooth finish.

scrappy checkered quilt with crosses binding - skalabara quilts
scrappy checkered quilt with crosses binding - skalabara quilts
scrappy checkered quilt with crosses - skalabara quilts

Quilt size :  58″ x 78″ – 27 x 37 rows

Squares : 1035 pieces – cut size 2,5″ x 2,5″

Rectangles : 32 pieces – cut size 6,5″ x 2,5″

Wadding : 50% – 50% cotton – bamboo from Rosello

Quilting thread : Aurifil Mako NE 40/2 – color 2000 Light Sand

So, this is my other “square summer ” project finished. I had fun piecing this quilt, no need to think too much. Perfect for the summer heat!

On my to-do-list I still have the Summer Sampler 2019 : this one is waiting for quilting. I have to piece one more block to finish the Summer Sampler 2020. So another top prepared quilting.

Enjoy the weekend and happy quilting

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finished – radiate quilt

Summer of quilt finishes : yes, I have one quilt less from my to-do-list. Radiate quilt, that I have started way back in February, is now all done. This post is about work in progress.

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For this quilt I have used different solids from my stock, mostly Kona fabrics. Background is in white and the accent color is a deep warm purple.

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I quilted this top with the walking foot, following the block seams with a straight stich. I am not a friend of dense over all quilting, so I am happy with the result. Stitch in the ditch isn’t my favourite technique. Here I need more sewing practice to “bury” the stitches in the seam.

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I have used for the backing the rest of the black and white duvet cover from IKEA with butterflies and beetles.

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A few more shots of the quilt. The late afternoon sun had the right brightness to show the beauty and the colours of this quilt.

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The binding is in a mustard shade, the same solid that is also in the blocks.

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radiate quilt binding 2 - skalabara quilts
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radiate quilt 2 - skalabara quilts

Quilt size :  54″ x 74″

Wadding : 80% – 20% cotton – polyester Bosal Acadia in Autumn

Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting 40 – color 4 Natural

Stay tuned to more quilt finishings, happy quilting

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checkered quilt with liberty fabrics

This summer was hot on the east coast of Spain and the pandemic situation forced me to stay more at home. No blog posting doesn’t automatically mean no sewing. Actually, I was busy sorting out my fabrics and all the scrap baskets I found.

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This quilt pattern was always on the top of my list. But I couldn’t decide what solid color to choose. I am also taking part in this year’s Sugaridoo/Bernina quilt along – here I am using the Kona solid in Haze. As I was short of this fabric, I had to get some more. And why not get even more for the checkered quilt? 

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The Haze solid blends well with the Tana Lawns by Liberty London fabrics I have on stock from my previous projects. Kona Haze is a versatile neutral shade, not grey, not beige, not white, but still a warm color.

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Quilting is once more with the walking foot. I have added stitches in the Haze squares on the diagonal. And also stitched on both sides of the vertical and horizontal seams.

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Last month I went to IKEA to get some calico cotton. I have also visited the bedding department and found some nice sheets and duvets covers to use as quilt backing. This is one of them : a black and white duvet cover with butterflies and beetles.

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I have used the same Kona solid in Haze also for the binding. Keeps the quilt neutral and calm.

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liberty checkered quilt binding 2 - skalabara quilts

Here a take of the quilting on an early morning just after the sunrise.

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Quilt size :  54″ x 74″

Squares : 999 pieces (27 x 37 rows) – cut size 2,5″ x 2,5″

Wadding : 50% – 50% cotton – bamboo from Rosello

Quilting thread : Aurifil Mako NE 40/2 – color 2600 Dove

 

This is all for the moment, more to come! I have further quilt finishings on my to do list, keep safe

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modern sampler

Finally quilted this Modern Sampler quilt during the corona lockdown. I have written about making the quilt top in my earlier post – here. Pattern is by Emily Dennis from her book Modern Quilts.

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The corona virus has taught me : slow down and use well the extra time for hobbies. Our office got shut down two weeks in April, since then we have reopened. First without public entering, only telephone and email contacts. And this work I can do also from home office.  Litle by little is the Spanish government releasing the lockdown in four phases. End of June we could be back to a “new normal”.

Lets talk about the quilt : cheerful solids on a white background. The Modern Sampler quilts consists of 12 different blocks.

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My first quilt with a Kaffe Fassett extra wide backing fabric. Precious colors that reflect the colors in the quilt.

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Quilting is with the walking foot. This time it is stitch number 16 on the Bernina, an extra wide zigzag stitch.

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I have opted to use the same binding fabric as for the backing.

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Quilt size :  56″ x 67″ 

Wadding : Warm & White – 87,5/12,5 bleached cotton/ polypropylene

Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting 40 – color natural

Stay safe and happy quilting

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atmosphere quilt in grey and mustard

Atmosphere Quilt is a pattern by Lee Heinrich. The pattern includes instructions for two color options : rainbow colorway and minimalistic colorway. Lee wrote this pattern as a professional and all instructions – both cutting or piecing – are easy to follow.

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As you can see I have chosen to make the minimalistic – or neutral colorway. I have made this quilt as a present for a dear friend that has a stone decoration wall with exactly these colors.

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My color choice is simple. Two Kona Solids in Silver and Mustard (the lighter hue) and two Bella Solids in Etching Slates and Mustard.

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I have altered the color distribution in the pattern, in the ribbon row. Instead of using only the darker mustard for the entire row, I have changed one unit for an Etching Slates grey. I have also made diamond in square blocks instead of piecing many flying geese units.

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The backing fabric is from my stock. Fabrics that I bought or got as a gift by the owner of my local quilt shop before closing because of retirement. Backing fabric is from Makower Linea Heron Grey.

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Quilting is once more with the walking foot. With my favourite stitch number 4 on the Bernina, a wavy pattern that I have adjusted in the length.

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For the binding I have used the same fabric as for the backing.

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I have added borders to the top and bottom of the quilt to make it bigger.

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Quilt size :  56″ x 76″

Wadding : Natur Bamboo Blend by Rosello – 50/50 bamboo cotton blend

Quilting thread : Aurifil Mako NE 40/2 – color 2600 Dove

 

Thanks for stopping, happy quilting

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