Simply Retro Adorn

The star in this quilt is the Adorn star from the book Simply Retro.  I've been slowly making the quilts in this book, and here's my version of this one.  It was a one star mini quilt, but I wanted to make it into a baby size quilt so I added more white space around it, and then a few flying geese for a bit of interest.

I enjoyed piecing this star, and think that a whole quilt made out of them would be lovely.  I've got two more quilts to go in this book, and actually they are both almost complete.  (I made them both smaller). 

I've already got my eyes on another book that I'd like to go through next, as I've quite enjoyed this project.

Scrappy Blue Quilt

The reason this quilt came to be is that I had sold the last 'boy' baby quilt in my shop.  With the need to replenish, I of course chose to make a scrappy trip around the world pattern again.  I love the look of the simple squares with a bit of a diamond design to keep it interesting.  My main reason though is that I just love the process of making these blocks.  I think I should make another large one.  This pattern would lend itself well to major scrappiness in color. 

I quite like this simple quilt, the colors are soothing yet happy.  At 3 blocks by 3 blocks, it goes together very quickly and ends up at 41" square.  Perfect size for baby and to use regular cotton yardage as backing without needing to piece.

snippets from my sewing room

I`m (mostly) settled into my new sewing room, and it`s oh so lovely.  I`ve been sneaking in there to sew whenever I can, and sometimes when I really can`t!  It`s so much more to fun to sew than to clean or organize... and I have so many ideas of quilts I want to make!  Also my little Etsy shop is depleted of boy quilts so I decided I must remedy that.

The last photo is one of those, and I have a few to show you soon.  The middle photo is a fun project I did for myself.  I`ve always wanted a vintage dresden plate quilt, but since I`ve never found one at the thrift store, and the nice ones online are highly sought after, I made my own.  It`s made from about half vintage fabrics and half new.  Pretty happy with how it`s turned out, but now I have to decide if I`m going to hand quilt it.  I have my oldest son`s queen sized quilt in the queue to be quilted first, so we`ll see.

Pink Quilt on Point

This quilt was made in response to my overflowing pink/red scraps.  Although honestly it didn't make a very large dent!  These blocks are just quarter log cabins, set on point.  Setting blocks on point always tends to make a quilt look just a bit more special. 

My one regret on this quilt is the setting triangles (the ones along the edges).  I KNEW I should do them in whites/lights, but I wanted so badly to use up more of my dark pink scraps, so I went ahead.  I still like it, but the look I was originally going for was to have those on point squares floating on a light background.

Oh well, it's just a different look, but a good lesson to follow my gut.  Maybe I'll make another one with this idea, just in slightly different colors.

I used a black and white fabric on the back, because I thought it was heavy enough on the pink already!

In case you're curious about block sizes on this one, the log cabin blocks were around 9", and then the setting triangles are easy to figure out by googling 'quilt block setting sizes on point' or something similar :)  Make sure to follow instructions for cutting the side and corner blocks, as these are always cut in triangles from a larger square to make sure you don't have bias edges around the outside!