Sunday, July 20, 2014

Shadow Box

I also completed a UFO this month that will be used in one of our guest bedrooms.  The fabric for this quilt was purchased at Glacier Quilt Shop in Kalispell, MT during a visit to my parents place in Bigfork, MT.  My mom helped me pick out the fabrics for this and when I look at the quilt, it brings me back to that quilt shop and the great time we had there.  (Miss you, Mom.)

Update (11/12/15):  My niece, Anna, fell in love with this quilt so I gave it to her for her Christmas gift in 2014.  She appreciates the link back to her grandma.

The pattern is called Shadow Box.
Here is my version:

I used Twofold Feathers as the design.

I didn't calculate the quilt size vs batting size very well...or maybe VERY well.

My Iowa Quilt

I love it when I can complete a quilt within a year of buying the fabric!  I bought the fabric for this Iowa quilt at Cut Up & Quilt quilt shop during the 2013 Iowa Shop Hop last June and completed it June 2014.  I like the pattern but it did have its challenges.  I am happy with the results and my husband loves it.  He is Iowa through and through (I just married into it.)

Used Square Spiral for the quilt design.

The backing included some leftover scraps as well as 2014 Iowa fabric.

Scrap binding pulling in the solids from the top.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Iowa Quilts

I quilted two of Rachel's Iowa quilts last month.  One the first one, she chose the Square Fold quilt design to look like farm fields. Perfect for an Iowa quilt!

Pieced, flannel backing...perfect for snuggling!
The second is the kit purchased at the 2013 Iowa Quilt Shop Hop.  She chose the Square Spiral design for this one.

Love the color for the border!

Memory Quilt

I love memory quilts.  They carry a piece of history with us and bring comfort in the memories the various fabrics bring back to us.

I had the privilege of quilting a memory quilt for someone last month that I wanted to share.

Backing was minky.  You can see how I quilted it, trying to avoid too much stitching on the actual blocks.  I did a freehand square design in the borders.

Kept the quilting simple to really highlight the clothes fabric.