Hooray! I have two quilts finished. More accurately put, I finished two quilts. It’s such a good feeling!
The first quilt is another version of my Ombre Love quilt pattern. This is such a great pattern for layer cakes (10″ squares), and I’d been hanging on to one of my favorites, Olive’s Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics since 2017. I love the mix of colors, especially with the black added in.
I changed up the pattern just a bit by eliminating the sashing, and I stitched the hearts together into rows, instead of off-setting them. This made the quilt slightly smaller at 54″ x 69″. The blocks are the same, 9″ square.
I had one leftover block and several 10″ squares so I used those for the backing along with some large scraps from my stash. I love a scrappy backing!
The second quilt I finished could be called a COVID quilt. It was a mystery style sew along hosted by Terri of Sweet Treasures Quilts on Instagram. She called it the Kindness Project, and the idea was to make a quilt and give it to someone who could use some extra kindness during this pandemic.
This was easy to piece together and everything came from my box of blue scraps along with some yellow and red. I wanted a neutral color scheme so that I could gift it to anyone.
I loved using my stash to make this quilt. The backing is a mixture of different blue fabric; I didn’t purchase anything extra to make it. And you know I could make 20 more in each color of the rainbow and still not have to buy fabric.
I quilted this one myself since it’s not too big, 50″ x 60″. I stitched a simple circle-swirl pattern all over with light blue thread. It took me four days to quilt on my Baby Lock Crescendo. It’s not perfect, but it’s done.
I love a striped binding, and I had just enough for this one. I used my all machine binding technique to get it done quick.
I still have plenty of UFO’s to keep working on, but I also want to start something new. I’m designing a simple pattern that would be good to use for Quilts of Valor. It uses 12″ blocks and the piecing is fairly simple. This will be a free pattern that I’ll have available on my blog. I’m hoping to have it ready by the end of this month but I have other things to prioritize.
July is a busy month in The Crafty Quilter household. My oldest and youngest daughter’s birthdays are this month, and my granddaughter Amelia turns five! How did that happen? The plan is to visit them in Texas in two weeks, which is a hot mess right now. So, we’re playing it by ear to see how it goes.
I hope you’re enjoying the summer. Stay positive and thanks for visiting!