Fabric Love Monday

I was having fun snooping around at Fabric Spark's shop and put together these two bundles.  Daryl was kind enough to put them both together as fat quarter bundles in case any one should take a fancy to these fabrics the way I did!

I wish I could sit down right now and make a quilt out of each one of these bundles!

Fox Field X and O Quilt

I made this quilt with a fat eighth bundle of Tula Pink's Fox Field collection.  I added in three solid colored blocks because I didn't have quite enough just from this bundle.  The white x's and o's are made with Kona Snow.

I used my own method for these blocks, I think they finished up at 10" each, which makes for a quilt that's about 50"x60". 

Here's a tutorial for the X block, only it's a fair bit smaller than mine. I know I had it figured out to work perfectly with one block made from each fabric of the fat eighth bundle...if I find my scribble measurement, I'll try to add it here yet!

I used a voile on the back again, which together with the light quilting and the bright pink yarn ties in the middle of each block, makes for a veeerry soft quilt!

Mexico Mini

Here's my mini version of my Mexico pattern.  I made it to show how this pattern looks made with a scrappy theme, rather than the more modern graphic look of just four fabrics. 

I used a pack of 10" squares of Cotton and Steel fabric, dividing them into four color groupings of navy, aqua, mustard, and pink.

Finished size is 16"x18.5"

Moda Building Blocks Complete!!

In a sweet twist of irony, this king sized quilt has ended up on my daughter's tiny toddler bed!  I wanted it large enough to hang almost to the floor on a queen size bed, so I added that row of zigzags on the left hand side.  And then one morning I came into my girlie's room and found her cuddled up underneath this behemoth!  She proclaims she loves it, and since it's not needed elsewhere, it can stay there for now! 

I used the Moda Modern Building Blocks pattern for this quilt.  Honestly, I enjoyed every minute of putting these blocks together! 

I cobbled together four pieces of voile that I had on hand for the back.  I knew I was going to free motion quilt this one, and I've found that using voile on the back of quilts finished in this method accomplishes two things:  it makes it extra drapey soft, and also makes it glide through your machine like butter.  I was dreading quilting this thing, but I don't think I even broke a sweat, because voile is just that much lighter and smoother than cotton.

If you're apprehensive of voile, I dare you to try it!  Hawthorne Threads has a huge selection of voiles, just go to their website and type 'voile' into the search box.  Note:  Lawn is basically identical to voile, but it seems that the lawns are all 45" wide and the voiles are 56".  I like the extra width for those slightly bigger quilts.

So what else can I say about this quilt?  That block in the second photo is my favorite.  The block in the last photo has the tiniest pieces - the block is only 6 inches.

The whole thing finished feels a bit too sweet and girly for me.  There's just a lot of peachy pinks in there.  It's not going anywhere though, partly because I put so much time into it that nobody would ever want to pay the price I'd have to charge!