I decided to follow American Patchwork & Quilting’s suggestion and place a quilt out on my front porch daily for either as long as this isolation/quarantine lasts OR until I run of out quilts. I imagine we’ll be out of quarantine long before I run out of quilts, but only time will tell. It’s been really fun to share this side of me with my neighbors and also for me to see some of my old “friends” that usually live in a closet. I am going to post my weekly quilts here so I can keep a record for myself, but also as a great resource for long-forgotten patterns from talented pattern designers.
This is my take on Thimbleblossom’s Vintage Tulip quilt that I made 5ish years ago as a nod to my wedding bouquet.
Elizabeth Hartman’s bunnies were up next since we had just celebrated Easter. I love the solids and prints mixed in this fun one.
This is Half Dash made in confetti cottons by Riley Blake as well as Swiss Dots. It is a pattern I designed and is available in my Etsy shop.
This is Geo Weaver by Pen and Paper Patterns made in a variety of reds, pinks, and purples and quilted in rainbow hearts in neon pink thread. This is my favorite valentine’s day quilt.
My 8 year old got to pick out the quilt for Saturday and he chose his BB8 quilt. I love that he wanted to share this with everyone. The BB8 is a free pattern by @huntersds on instagram that I turned into a twin sized quilt.
I chose to put up my Dwell block swap quilt on Sunday. The center house has an embroidered panel that says “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” The blocks were all made when I swapped blocks with a group of friends in 2016.
Stay tuned for next week’s quilts and maybe the next. 🙂
Is it too early to be making Halloween quilts? I don’t think so! This year has been incredibly strange, to say the least, and it has helped me a lot to feel a sense of normalcy as I’ve been making quilts for upcoming holidays. Halloween is one holiday that seems to be overlooked as far as quilts are concerned. I have several Halloween quilts and plans to make several more. It’s a fun way to decorate for halloween without having to cover your house in fake cobwebs, unless that’s your thing and you like it! 🙂
I made a Bats quilt (by Cluck Cluck Sew) out of this super fun fabric line, Scaredy Cat, that is coming out into the world soon from Riley Blake Designs!
Amanda designed some really fun prints and also some great blender prints for this line. I focused a bit more on the “blender” prints and threw in a few fun ones to give it the child-like appeal I was looking for. I backed it in Blossom in Pumpkin, also by Riley Blake, and bound it in the amazing grid print from Scaredy Cat. Guys.
My kids LOVE this quilt. It is easily one of their favorites that I’ve made. Maybe it’s because there are bones on it. Maybe it’s because there are bats on it. Maybe it’s because it’s reminding them that Covid isolation will end someday and we’ll get to trick or treat and have fun.