Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stripe Quilts Finished


I was able to finish up the last three quilts from my mindless sewing break before the end of February which was what I was hoping for.  I have just been waiting for good weather for pictures and the time to blog.  :D  These last three quilts were all made with simple stripes.

The first quilt had softer stripes which blended more, so I decided to try a new to me all over pattern.  It is the "Cherish" design from Christina Cameli's book Step by Step Free-Motion Quilting.  (I love that book!)


I liked the cherish design so much that I decided to name the quilt "Cherish."


Out of all eight quilts I made from the fabric my friend Sherrie gave me, this is the only one without a pieced backing.


The quilting looks so cute on the back.


I used a green diagonal stripe for the binding.


It was a fun quilt to make.


Quilt Stats #132
Name:  Cherish
Pattern:  Scrappy Stripes
Fabrics Used:  Sherrie's leftovers
Amount Used: 4 yards
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Size:  About 42 x 54 inches
Date Finished:  February 2015
What I learned:

  • I like all over quilting designs on some stripe quilts.
  • I can quilt away from me (with the quilted portion in front of the needle).
The second quilt used fabrics with a little more contrast, so I decided to quilt each fabric/print a little differently.  



Most stripes have a loop variation, but the three largest stripes have feathers with a straight vine.  I used a Hera Marker to mark the center of the stripes as a reference point.


I was running out of girl fabric, so this one has the most creative pieced backing.


I love how the quilting looks on the backing.


I used the pink diagonal stripe for the binding.


It turned out pretty cute!


Quilt Stats #133
Quilt Name:  Sweet Stripes
Pattern:  Scrappy Stripes
Fabrics Used:  Sherrie's leftovers
Amount Used:  4 yards
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Size:  About 42 x 54 inches
Date Finished:  February 2015
What I learned:

  • Sometimes quilting ideas don't come until you are sitting down with the quilt under the needle.
  • Simple quilting is so much fun!
The last quilt was made with primary colors and black.  I think it looks boyish, but one of the blacks has hearts.  My husband thinks it should be for a girl.  



It was quilted with just wiggly lines.  I used the Hera Marker to divide each of the stripes (except red) in half.  On the black the wiggles move in the same direction.  On the blue the wiggles mirror each other.  On the yellow the wiggles were random.  And on the red, the wiggles created a ribbon.


The stripes were different widths, so the wiggles are different heights.  They still look cute on the back.


Wiggles are very forgiving.


The binding used the leftovers of both of the blacks in the quilt.


I love wiggles!


Quilt Stats #134
Quilt Name:  Primary Stripes
Pattern:  Scrappy Stripes
Fabrics Used:  Sherrie's leftovers
Amount Used: 4 yards
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Size:  About 42 x 54 inches
Date Finished:  February 2015
What I learned:

  • Wiggle quilting is fast.
  • The ribbon quilting on the red was easier than I thought it would be.



These three quilts have been added to the stack in my craft room.  I will use them as examples in my Free Motion Quilting Basics classes until I donate them somewhere.  :)


It feels good to be back to a normal amount (2-3) of WIPs for me.

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see what other people are up to.  Plus I am linking up with Free Motion Mavericks for the first time.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Jasmine!
    Love these quilt sample quilts! Really handy to have! Love the idea they can be donated later!
    Awesome work!
    Esther

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  2. You accomplished 3 things with each quilt, fun practice time, samples for your class, and donation quilts. And they are all beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Love that Cherish quilting! Looks like you did that with a pantograph, but I know you didn't. I bet you have really nice handwriting too!

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  4. Congratulations for making so many wonderful quilts from the fabric gift your friend gave you. They look great and I think it is awesome how much you were able to use them to explore new and different quilting patterns. I really like how the cherish quilt and pattern came together! :)

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  5. More great quilts! You really did a wonderful job turning all that gifted fabric into beautiful quilts.

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  6. Lovely quilts, and great to try out different ways of quilting. I really love the cherish quilting, but the others look very effective on these stripe quilts, too.

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  7. Your different methods of quilting are great in these quilts and inspire me to branch out a bit in my own quilting.

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  8. They are very sweet quilts. Love the quilting on them!

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  9. Another great post Jasmine! And I'm excited to see that you like that book because it is the one I'm going to use for my Learn to FMQ goal. I have several but this one really gets me excited and confident about it.

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  10. Cute, cute, cute!!! It is so fun to see all that FMQ! I don't like having too many WIPs either :)

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  11. Awesome work, Jasmine and I love that Cherish design. I am getting motivated to get scraps out someone gave me and do some of these. But my goal is to just get down to 2-3 WIP! Great job!

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  12. Hello Jasmine,

    Mindless quilting is exactly what I have been doing for a while. It is lovely to see somebody else doing a similar thing. Who wants to think in February?

    Great use of FMQ with the strips! It would be great if you linked up with Free Motion Mavericks on my blog this week.

    Love, Muv

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    1. Thanks for linking up, Jasmine!

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  13. I like all of these quilts but the Cherish one is my favorite. The colors are great and the quilting design is perfect. Christine's book is on my wish list - can't wait to pick up a copy! I love how you were able to incorporate so many different quilting designs in the other two quilts.

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  14. Loved seeing your quilts and quilting examples, they're all so beautiful and different. Congrats on three lovely finishes!

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  15. Love the sweet stripes with the pieced backing, lovely!

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  16. Great one to rejuvinate under our stripes theme.

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