Friday, November 10, 2017

Two new Quilts for Kids!

Time for a little catch up! It's been a month since I've blogged...

I recently finished up 2 charity quilts that I'll deliver tomorrow to my MQG.

The first is a pattern called Scattered designed by Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew for the book "Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe". I used scraps of Amy Butler fabrics collected over the years. Such a great pattern for small scraps!


As I was cutting up my scraps, I decided to cut what was left into 6" squares that I pieced together for a backing. I alternated rows of the squares with strips of the background and it turned out to be a 2-sided quilt.



The second quilt is named Framed and from Camille of Thimbleblossoms' book "Simply Retro". I had a leftover chunk of this pretty floral and just added an aqua background with scraps of pink, aqua and green.


I quilted it with swirls and bound it in a green diagonal stripe. It's really a sweet quilt in person!


In other sewing, I've made a couple of bags using patterns from Anna of Noodlehead.

The first is the Range Backpack that I gave to my daughter.



The second is a cross body bag that I made for myself using the Traverse Bag pattern.


Anna's patterns are just so easy to follow. I love it when things just fit together smoothly!

And that's what I've been up to :)

16 comments:

  1. Two gorgeous quilts. I esp. love the Scattered one. And those two Noodlehead bags are also gorgeous. Gotta love those patterns :)

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  2. LOVE those quilts but my favorite is the Amy Butler one. VERY jealous of your scrap collection! :)

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  3. What a lovely collection of makes!

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  4. Love the double sided quilt - fabulous fabrics. Must get up my courage and tackle a Noodlehead bag.

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  5. Love both your quilts! I need to get an Amy Butler quilt made!! Great bags. Wish I could make them better than I do!

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  6. Such sweet, pretty quilts! Very generous donations to a couple of kids who will really love them :)

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  7. Two really great quilts. Your Framed quilt is especially interesting to me. I have that book and never was really attracted to the sample in the book, but your version makes me want to go start digging in my stash. Nothing wrong with the quilt in the book, but yours is far more appealing to me. Funny how colors/fabrics can make such a big difference.

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  8. Oh My Goodness! you've been doing so awesome sewing! I LOVE it all. The quilts are the best!

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  9. Great quilts love the colours.

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  10. So many lovely finishes! You've been busy! Those are lovely quilts you are donating! And I agree, Anna's patterns are fantastic.

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  11. Hello Cynthia, I love both of your quilts and both of your bags.
    I did make a scattered quilt using Kate Spain's Horizon charm pack. It turned out so awesome my daughters fought over it. Hahaha. I gave it to my sister. It is a wonderful pattern to show off a pretty line of fabrics, which there are so many pretty lines. Where are the not pretty lines?
    I think both of these quilts will bring a lot of joy into some kiddo's life. God Bless you dear

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  12. The quilts are both gorgeous! And the bags look nice so I hope you two like and use them :)

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  13. Looks like you've been a busy girl! That first quilt - Scattered - looks SO much like a quilt I made and gave away! The design I followed was by Missouri Star Quilts. I love that you made it double-sided. So neat! Your bags are nice too. I'm happy you found a designer who writes good instructions. I've never made a Noodlehead pattern, but I appreciate the value of a talented design and pattern-writer!

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  14. The quilts and bags are great! You did a wonderful job. I really like the simply retro quilt.

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  15. love the quilts & how clever to make those bags!

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