Summer Love Plus Quilt

I finished this quilt top in spring and is one of the three that I had long arm quilted.  Don't you just love the quilting pattern she helped me choose?  I like how it gives a nice modern contrast to this soft and sweet quilt.

The quilt top is made from a fat quarter bundle of Summerlove by Art Gallery Fabrics.  It's a rare day that I buy a fat quarter bundle of a collection.  This was one of those that I loved for a long time before deciding that it was one of those special ones that I still liked after months of seeing newer collections. 

The colors in this collection just speak of a summer day at the beach, so maybe that's why this prairie girl found it so attractive.  Anyways, I finally purchased a bundle of the whole collection and let it marinate on my shelf for awhile.

Eventually I used part of it to make this simple plus quilt.  I didn't use a pattern, but if you'd like to make a similar design with a pattern, here's one called Cascade Quilt.

If you like this fabric collection, I purchased it at Moona Fabrics and it's still available.  Link here and here.  (Each of these listings is just half the collection so you'd need to purchase both colorways.)  You may also notice that the quilt top included a cream colored text print which is not part of this collection.  It just worked it's way in to the quilt somehow:)

I also ordered a yard of my favorite print to add to the back.  I like the back on this one almost as much as the front!

Wild and Crazy Fat Quarter Bundle

While feeding the new wee babes at all hours of the day and night, I've been finding myself browsing the online fabric shops a little more than usual.  Let's just say it hasn't been that good for my pocketbook (aka Paypal account)! 

One of my favorite spots to shop online from my phone has been Fabric Spark and I found myself putting together virtual fabric bundles.  Here's one that I fell in love with, and they generously sent it to me to play with and entice you with as well!

I can't wait to cut into it, although I haven't completely finalized my pattern plans.  As usual I probably won't know for sure till a few minutes before cutting!  At 10 fat quarters though, it should make a small lap quilt, or a large one if I add a neutral solid to the plan.

So if any of you are as crazy as me for these wild and brilliant colors, you can purchase this fat quarter bundle here.  (and if by chance you do, I'd LOVE to see what you make with it!)

Moda Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Interrupting all my 'summer quilt finish' blog posts to show you what I've been dabbling with the last week.

I moved my sewing machine to my dining room table so that I could cut and sew for a few minutes here and there.  It's the little things that keep us sane and happy, right?!

I decided to dive right into something impractical, just because I felt like it.  This pattern appealed to me, although I'm generally not a fan of sampler quilts.  I think it's the varying block size and random layout that won me over.  APQ-August-Modern-Building-Blocks-Ad

You can buy kits to make a quilt exactly in these colors, or you can just purchase the pattern booklet.  Of course the whole fun is picking fabrics, so I bought only the pattern. 

We'll see how long it takes to make it!!

Pinwheel Quilt

Another quick finish was this little pinwheel quilt that I made from the fat quarter bundle I put together at FabricSpark a couple months ago.  (I've got a new bundle in the works which I'll show you soon!)

You can find out more about this quilt as well as a simple tutorial on this blog post.

Although this exact bundle is no longer available, you can find some other great fat quarter bundles at FabricSpark.  As an added bonus they are having a fun promotion running until Sept. 14, where you receive a free fat quarter with any purchase of a yard or more of fabric!