Monthly Archives: February 2019

Mini Reveal: A Fun Quilt that Never Had its Spotlight Moment

Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 4.08.41 PMI am very much behind with photo documenting my quilt projects. Three years ago I was on a serious baby-quilt-making push and managed to make two quilts for family infants, a quilt for my dad, and had enough leftover fabric to make yet another quilt.

How is it that the last effort, the most improvisational quilt, is the one I love the best? Unfortunately, it’s the one I photographed the least. Argh! The quilting was wonderful and quirky–so sorry I can’t show you–and that Cotton & Steel iridescent polka dot is still one of my favorite neutrals to use for backgrounds to colorful blocks. The fabric collection that underpinned the design was from Carrie Bloomston.

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Adding inset prairie points did challenge the long-arm quilt maker, but she tackled the insanity with a cheerful spirit and overcame the annoyance of having to reorient the quilt mid sewing. Again, too bad I can’t show you . . .

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The last detail that tickles my fancy is the array of orange buttons I used to top the yo-yos. A local quilt shop, Scottsdale Quilts, has a shop owner with a serious case of “bright shiny objects” disorder which manifests itself in plentiful stock of vintage buttons and trims. Her website is limited so Instagram users can find her @ScottsdaleQuilts.

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Hey, look at that:  I just realized you can get a tiny peek at the long-arm quilting. Trust me, it looks great overall.

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