Hi again! It's me Kiki and I blog over at It's Sew Kiki. I recently made the quilt below using Connecting Threads' fabric collection, Mastermind.
I've called this quilt "Whiz Kid" and I designed and made it for my husband. I've made quilts for so many people, but my poor husband didn't have one of his own!
When I received the Mastermind Collection, I knew it would be perfect for Joe's quilt. The colors are so bright and vibrant. I decided to pair it with a solid orange. Joe races motocross and his KTM bike is orange so this was just the right color choice. The orange solids make the prints from Mastermind just pop!
This quilt came together really fast with its simple Half Square Triangle zig zag pattern. The pattern is available as a free download through Connecting Threads. Just go here to get your copy. While you're there, take a look at all my other free downloadable patterns! And don't forget to browse all of Connecting Threads beautiful fabric.
I made this quilt just in time! Joe was racing recently and fractured his foot. He's been home healing and cuddling under his quilt all week. Is there anything better than seeing a quilt get used to comfort someone?
I'm definitely one of those quilters who wants to see my quilts getting used and loved. Wrap yourself up in it....wrinkle it up!
I also want to share with you a feature that I have on my blog. It's called Quilt Blocks 101. There you'll find tutorials for different quilt blocks using Connecting Threads fabric. Come visit and check it out!
Years ago, I clipped a page from a favorite magazine that featured a
vintage 1920s crib quilt made of little blue-and-white striped
sailboats. It was the inspiration for my updated version of that quilt--Sail Away!
The first quilt I made from my pattern was done in crayon
brights—perfect for a child's room—but when I saw the designs for the Smooth Sailing prints from Connecting Threads, I knew my pattern was their perfect "sailing" mate! I chose my favorites from the nice variety of nautical prints in the line
and filled in with solid basics to stitch up a patriotic salute to
seafaring adventurers. The rectangular blocks are set with sashing
strips and cornerstones, then set off with half-square triangles that
are reminiscent of boaters' signal flags.
Hi! I'm Kiera and I blog at It's Sew Kiki. I want to tell you about my sewing experience with Connecting Threads new fabric line Matsuri.
First off, it's just so beautiful. It's soft and feminine and has a Japanese feel and look to it. It's 100% Cotton Lawn, which I had never heard of before, but I really like it. It's much lighter weight than quilting cotton, but I had no problem sewing with it and I like the versatility it gave me to make different projects with it.
The first thing I made was this 36" Table Topper that I'm calling Spring Breeze. You can get the pattern for this as a FREE download here! I was a little concerned that I would have a problem with stretching on the bias of the triangles, but I didn't. It was a breeze to sew with.
Hi! I'm Kiera from It's Sew Kiki. I'm part of Connecting Threads Independent Designer Program and I want to share with you all that you can do with one Fat Quarter Sampler of Urban Odyssey.
I love this fabric and had so much fun using it in these projects.
First up is this Wall Hanging Quilt that I designed. I'm calling it Banners and Blooms. It just says "springtime" to me.
I was also able to make this Insulated Wine Bag. Chill your wine and this bag will keep it cool. Perfect for a picnic with your honey. There's even a tutorial up on my blog so you can make your own.
And finally, I made this cute little Drawstring Tote. Perfect for some money, a lipstick and your cell phone when you don't want to carry a big purse.
All this from one Fat Quarter Sampler of Urban Odyssey! Hope you're inspired to make some projects of your own.