Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Palisades Quilt with Art Gallery and Fat Quarter Shop



I'm excited to share my latest quilt made with the Palisades Pattern by Art Gallery and Fat Quarter Shop and Boardwalk Delight fabric! I love how this quilt is bright and fun....just like summer!



Picking an Art Gallery collection is always tricky as I love them all! But when I saw Boardwalk Delights, I knew I had to use it. The ice cream cones and text prints sold me :)



The Palisades Quilt Pattern is very well written and easy to follow! I find precutting all my fabric before sewing works best for me. Plus I love using my Alphabitties from Fat Quarter Shop (you can even see my Lori Holt Design Board too).



Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop made a fabulous video showing you how fun and easy it is to make your own Palisades Quilt!



This is a large lap size quilt, which is great to use for days at the pool, park, beach, or at home.  I love the bright and summery colors...plus it matches the pool so nicely!




A little zoom in of the binding. The yellow Soda Straws fabric is perfect for binding! I always love a good striped binding!



I took quite a few photos of this quilt as I really wanted to show the fabric! The text fabric is the most perfect hand lettering font. Plus "eat it all" is so true with ice cream!



I decided to piece the back of my quilt. I really loved this fabric and wanted to show it off a bit more in larger pieces.  The organic wavy line quilting seemed to fit this summery quilt!





Be sure to stop by all the other bloggers who are sharing their Palisades quilts. I always love seeing the same quilt pattern sewn with different fabrics!


Lucy From Charm About You
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Melanie from Mostly Crafty (this is me)
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Afton from Quilting Mod
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Megan from Quilt Story
Heather from Quilt Story
Rachael from The Floral Suitcase


Here are a few final shots as I couldn't narrow it down! :)






Be sure to stop by the Fat Quarter Shop blog post to get your free Palisades Quilt Pattern!

I can't wait to see your Palisades Quilt! Which fabrics will you choose?

Have a great day!

Melanie









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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Mini Vintage Carousel Quilt

I have become quite the mini quilt person! I love how they are the perfect project for learning and trying out new techniques. 


I do love this Mini Vintage Carousel quilt pattern...even though it was all y-seams...eek!


I did try organic wavy line quilting and love it! It might be my new favorite way to quilt my projects on my home machine!


Fabric is by Camelot Cottons. Love the lemons! This was my first time seeing lemon fabric...it is so happy!






Project Sweetwater Part 2: Sewing Bag



I also finished the sewing bag project. I super love the handmade "sew" zipper pull too. I used Annie's Soft and Stable interfacing so the bag feels so nice and the quilting really stands out.