Square in a Square Quilt.

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Happy New Year friends! I hope you had a lovey holiday season.

In the midst of the business of the season I managed to carve some time for sewing and finished a few projects. One of them is this lovely quilt I made for my sister in law who just had a baby boy. The fabric in the center was my inspiration for this quilt. I think it is Dear Stella Organic Cotton (but I’m not really sure) I bought it years ago and I stashed it away waiting for the perfect project. Do you ever do that? hold on to a pice of fabric until it speaks to you? I tend to do that a lot.

I’ve been wanting to make an economy block quilt for the longest time, but lately I have been very into large scale blocks or one block quilts… so I set myself to work out the math and make a Square in Square quilt. And oh boy I’m so glad I did. I love this quilt so much. I don’t know what it is… the colors, the whimsical characters on the center or the combination of all. It is one of those quilts that just makes me happy to look at.

Also, I have been working a lot behind the scenes and setting myself some goals as to what direction I want to take my little blog in 2019. Please stay tuned for some great things coming up. Thank you so much for following along and I hope you will continue giving me your support. I really appreciate it.

XO

Martha

Large Granny Square Quilt II

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Hello friends! It has been a great weekend. We celebrated Thanksgiving here in the US. There is so much I’m thankful for, but specially my little family. We spent many hours over the long weekend hanging out in my studio, listening to music and going on long walks. It was wonderful.

I finished the quilt to for my log cabin quilt I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. But instead of showing you a progress photo, I wanted to share with you another Large Granny Square Baby Quilt I finished a while ago. I completed it at the same time I finished the other Granny Square quilt I shared with you a few weeks ago. I have three Pugs so they all want their own quilt, lol

It has been great fun working on this one block quilts. I’ll definitely gonna be making more of these.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

XO

Martha

Aztec Quilt

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I’ve been keeping this baby quilt under wraps for a while. It was a gift for a cousin who had a baby boy. So I wanted to wait until she received it to share here. I crated the pattern myself inspired by the many Aztec Quilt interpretations I’ve seen on Pinterest and I just love how it turned out. The black with the white and the green (or should I say Pickle green) are my favorite color combo lately. I just can’t get over how much I love all these colors together. I backed this little quilt with the softest flannel which happens to be in plaid. So cute for a baby boy I think.

I really want to recreate this pattern again, but in a larger size. Maybe a throw quilt… Oh so many quilts to make, so little time :)

I hope you have a wonderful week!

XO

Martha.

Large Granny Square Quilt

I’m still playing with scraps. But the pile doesn't seem to diminish much. I decided to try my hand at making a large scale granny square block and make it into a baby quilt. Or should I say a pug quilt… my pugs love laying on quilts so I like making them small quilts for their beds. They look pretty around the house and they are the perfect size to try out new pattern ideas or quilting techniques. Also, they are great scrap-busters. And as a bonus point, f they don’t turn out great the pugs are not very critical, lol.

Love the way this little quilt turned out. Super scrappy and the meandering quilting give is such a great texture. I think I’ll be making this pattern again.

Wishing you a lovely week!

XO

Martha.

Windmill Quilt

Hello friends! Did you have a good weekend? Mine was fabulous. I continue to find more time for sewing and that makes me super happy. A couple weeks ago I finished this happy quilt. The pattern is called Wind Mill; I found it on Pinterest. I used the photo for inspiration but I designed my own block sizes. The fabric that I sued was the leftover scraps from my Modern Plus Quilt II I finished a while ago. The original quilt I gave it to a dear friend who lives far away and I don’t get to see very often. So It feels kind of nice to both have quilts made from the same fabric. The quilt fined at a nice 48X48 inches; great for a lap quilt. For this quilt I used muslin in natural color that I had in my stash. This is was a first for me and I quite like it. The end result is a light and airy quilt. I haven’t washed it yet, so I have yet to see have it washes up and how much it shrinks compared to 100% cotton.

Have you ever used muslin fabric to back your quilts? What is your experience?

I hope you have wonderful week.

XO

Martha.

Scrappy Stripes Quilt

Another scrappy project finished! I’m so pleased with how this quilt turned out. It all started trying to use up my scraps. I began adding 2” wide strips in different lengths to see where it would take me (I like letting the fabric speak to me that way). I thought maybe I could get a baby quilt out of those scraps. But after I finished the scrappy panel I had the idea of adding a border. I typically don’t add borders to my quilts, I don’t know why. But I think I’m going to start doing it more often; I quite like the look. I used a soft flannel for the backing (from my stash) in a beautiful sort of lime green color. I think the pop of color on the back adds a bit of whimsy.

It was such a fun quilt to make. I thought maybe I would write a tutorial on how to make this scrap-buster quilt. Would you be interested?

Wishing you a happy week!

XO

Martha.

Scrappy Improv Quilt

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I’ve been trying to reduce my fabric stash and use up what I have on hand rather that buying more fabric. It is not easy… but I’m trying. As I mentioned on my last post, the fabric for this quilt I first used it to create my Modern Maples quilt. I had a good a amount of large scraps left over and they had been sitting in a basket on my sewing room for the longest time. Until I finally decided to make them into another quilt. I love scrappy quilts and large improv patchwork. I find really cozy for some reason. To make it even more cozy I backed it with flannel (which I already had in my stash as well). So all and all a total win on my quest to use up my stash.

I just love how perfectly imperfect this quilt turned out. Perfect for this autumn weather. Improv quilts are the best.

By the way, I even had more scraps left over from this quilt that got transformed into another quilt… I can wait to share it with you.

Wishing you a happy week!

XO

Martha.

Log Cabin Baby Quilt

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Log cabin quilts are my favorite... any form or variation. They are fun to make and they offer endless possibilities. I made this quilt a coupe week ago and I love the way it turned out. The color combo is something that I don't use of often, but I was inspired by the fabric that I had set aside for the backing. The quilting is not as neat as I would like. I was trying out a new walking foot my my sewing machine and it created some small puckers here and there. I thought about ripping it and doing it again but I changed my mind. I decided to take it as a learning experience and move on. And my pugs don't seem to mind the small imperfections at all :)

I hope you have a lovely week 

XO 

Martha.