Hi everyone! I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe during these crazy times. It’s been quite a while since I posted anything here but I have been super busy longarming quilts for clients. Longarming is my day job (https://magnoliaquiltingstudio.com) and I love doing it but it got so busy after Covid hit that I really had no time to do much else. My studio is in my home so I had to figure out how to handle drop offs and consultations and keep everyone safe. It worked out great and now that everyone is adapting to our new normal I found a little time to finish a couple of quilts that I started earlier this year. I don’t know where the time goes but every day seems to just fly by so I was really happy to get these two finished.
The first quilt is called ‘Coming and Going’ and the flying geese go in alternate directions to represent how they migrate north in the summer and south in the winter. The fabric collection I used is Day In Paris by Moda. I must have really, really liked this collection because this is the 3rd quilt that I’ve made with the yardage I purchased and I think there is still enough fabric for one more. Quite often I buy fabric without a specific project in mind so I guess I was worried about running out and just bought lots of all of it.
I put blush coloured minky on the back and quilted it with one of my favourite pantographs – Circles of Life. I can’t wait to get a good book, a cup of tea and snuggle up under this one for a couple of hours.
The second quilt was a real challenge for me because it used a layer cake I’d purchased called Soho from Northcott Studio. I loved all the colours (the picture doesn’t do it justice) and I had no idea what I was going to do with it when I bought it but I still had to have it. Since I had just finished a king size quilt for my son (I’ll share that one in a separate post) I needed a quick and easy project and this was it!
I found this quilt block that was designed for a layer cake and it was super easy to put together! I had all the cutting done in an hour and then pieced it all together in an evening. Nice and quick! I did the extra bits in the border from the leftovers and honestly I think this is the first time I have ever used up every last bit of fabric that I bought. It was really nice not to have a whole bunch of leftovers to add to the scrap bin.
The back of the quilt is blue Fireside, my second favourite backing to use for warm, cuddly quilts. The pantograph is called Windswept and it’s got lots of movement to it and works on all kinds of quilt designs. I think this quilt will probably end up the the TV room and like most of the quilts I make it will get used a lot.
Well…that’s it for now. I’ve got more projects in the works so I’ll share those as they progress.