Tula Pink Sew Along: Space Dust

I'm proud to say that I've finished up my Tula Pink Space Dust quilt top. It was definitely hard work, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. If you're curious about my thoughts on the pattern, pop on over to Sew Sweetness today, where I'm guest posting today.

Space Dust top - done!

All in all, this quilt top took a lot of time and effort, but I'm really happy with the way it came together, and I'm looking forward to deciding how to finish it off, as soon as I get a wave of inspiration. I think it's going to be a big hit with the person I intend to give it to over the holidays!

A very charming quilt top!

I spent most of my sewing time this weekend working on finishing up my Prince Charming quilt top.  I thought it would be somewhat of a mad dash toward the end, so I could sit down to watch the season finale of "The Killing" last night on AMC (which was awesome!), but I finished with plenty of time to spare.


I'm really happy with how this quilt top is looking!  I just adore these fabrics, Tula Pink really outdid herself with this line.  There aren't a ton of collections where I love every print, but this is absolutely one one them.


As for the pattern, it comes from Hyacinth Quilt Designs.  I first stumbled upon it via some the blocks that WendyLou picked for my circle of do.Good.Stitches in May and really enjoyed making them.  I think the pattern is perfect for highlighting larger repeat fabrics, like some of Tula's, and I think Megan is thinking about doing one of these quilts using Jay McCarroll's amazing Habitat collection - nudge, nudge, Megan!


I'm linking up today with {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations - hop on over and check out the other modern finishes up for display!

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Modern Crosses Baby Quilt - A Finished Top!

It was a busy sewing weekend over at my house, and I'm super happy to have a quilt top to share with you guys today :)  The pattern comes from the amazingly simple yet beautiful Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects by Susan Beal, which I highly recommend - and is on sale at Amazon right now!  I actually enjoyed this pattern so much that I may do a scrap quilt with this pattern this year - I think I'll just randomly make blocks as my scraps pile up and put it all together at the end of the year.


After tons of chain piecing and ironing, I finished the blocks some time on Saturday, and had a pretty easy time putting them together.  I really love how simple this quilt top is - simple but elegant.   This quilt will be going to brand new baby Nicholas, and I'm excited to give it to his parents later this week, I hope.


I pilfered my FQ and scrap stashes to pull together the fabrics for this one, and I'm pretty happy with how this one came together.  There's some Liberty, Metro Living, Urban Circus, Greenfield Hill, Ta Dot, City Weekend, Groove - there's tons of different fabric lines in this one.  I'm most especially happy with not having bought any fabric for this quilt!  You'd think I'd shop from my stash more often, but it's so pretty that I sometimes have a hard time disturbing it!!  I didn't even buy an inch of fabric for the backing, which I finished up last night.


I'm either going to do some simple echo quilting or an all-over free-motion stitch TBD, I can't seem to decide.  I was thinking about trying this jigsaw puzzle free-motion stitch I've seen on a few quilts, but I'm not sure if I've got the patience at the moment.  I'm suffering from some serious quilty ADD at the moment, I can't seem t to commit to just one project and keep it moving, so we'll see.  What have you been sewing this weekend?

I'm sharing today over at {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations.  Hop on over there to see some awesome modern finishes!

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1,320 pieces of fabric later...

Thank you all for your feedback and what to do with my spiderweb quilt top last week.  Ultimately, I decided to stick with no sashing around the blocks, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Although, I'm not 100% sure I'm calling it done.  I'm seriously considering adding a white border, followed by a pieced border, but it's entirely possibly I may just skip it.  Either way, I'm setting it aside for a little while.  This quilt top and I need a little bit of space.


This quilt started with the fantastic girls in the {Sew} Beautiful bee, but then when I realized that there were only 11 of us, and the finished block for this quilt was 10.75" inches, I realized I'd have to make more blocks.  Lots more blocks.  So I made 19 more, for a nice 5x6 quilt.


There's roughly about 1200 strings in this quilt top, plus 120 kites, so we're looking at around 1300 pieces of fabric in this quilt top.  I have a good bit of fabric left from the strings - uncut and whole fabric, that is - so I definitely plan to do a pieced back, although I think I'll keep it relatively simple.


I have no idea how I'm going to quilt this bad boy just yet - maybe straight lines?  Regardless of how I quilt it, I know I want to quilt it densely, to try to tame those seriously bumpy spiderweb middles, where there's as many as 10 fabrics meeting up at one center point.


Now I'm going to fold this quilt top up and set it aside for a few weeks before I do anything else with it.  I'll think on the quilt back and the quilting, while I try to work on some other projects, like the Pillow Talk Swap round 5, which is super short and I need to get a move on like yesterday!

I'm linking up with {Sew} Modern Monday this week at Canoe Ridge Creations - hop on over to find some other fun modern finishes!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Also linking up with Lily's Quilts' Fresh Sewing Day for the first time!

Fresh Sewing Day

MHC Drunk Love quilt flimsy finish

Thank you guys for all the awesome encouragement you shared on this quilt, it was so amazing to hear what you all had to say.  I'm so glad I kept going with this quilt because I am just in love with how it turned out.

This is going to be a hard one to give away, but I'm really excited to ship it off to Kayla.  After I quilt and bind it, that is.  The quilt top is totally finished, and I have all of the fabric for the backing and the binding.  I think that I'll be spending my first official FNSI quilting this quilt.  I am totally undecided on how I'm going to quilt this one, though, and I'm open to suggestion!

I wouldn't be surprised if I found myself making another drunk love quilt someday for my house - my husband  gave this quilt a pretty high compliment..."It would be really awesome if it weren't for all of the pink."  This quilt was really fun to put together, I loved the freedom of putting the pieces together in such a random and completely different kind of way.  I wasn't sure if my usually organized, rule-following self could enjoy a whole quilt like this, but I really did.  It was a perfect relief from my Single Girl quilt (which happens to be moving moving along again, btw).

I'm sharing this quilt top over at Sew Modern Monday hosted at Canoe Ridge Creations.  Hop on over to see some other modern fabric finishes and have an awesome day!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations