Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Q1 Project Report

That title, I'm starting to sound like my dear husband--chuckles and shakes head. Anywho, just a quick update post on current projects. I had hoped to have finished, or at least worked on, the two baby quilts I started but they haven't moved from the pile. There's also that purple quilt I mentioned. The binding is just waiting to be attached and hand finished.

I made two more Solvy blocks and started the project for using them, going in an improv direction using denim and so far I'm enjoying the process and the result.

This one was made with trims from the Crab Trap Quilt made in January 2015. 

The improv in progress...

And the finished canvas I started...

I decided, after several weeks of walking past it, that it needed to come off the frame...

and go under the presser foot for some stitching...

and then get cut...to be continued.

Right now this is what's on my table. 
Yep, another new project! 
It's an unplanned, but need to make for a special reason, project. 
I'll elaborate more when it's finished.

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Last week I took a test block that I made a couple years ago for the Ladybug Star Block Swap and turned it into a delightful pillow cover for my daughter as a late birthday gift.

It's a simple envelope closure pillow cover and many tutorials can be found with a quick Google search. The borders that I added to the block were fabric scraps from the quilt that I made with the blocks that this was a test for. That pompom trim, so perfect for my little Sunshine!

The finished quilt is now available for purchase 
in my Etsy Shop at DolceQuilts

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you're interested 
in collaborating on a custom pillow cover or quilt, 
please contact me through a conversation via my Etsy shop.

Have a Happy Day!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Boho Quilt Finish

I have a second finish for the year to report! Yay! I purchased the fabric, 20 fat quarters of the Indie Collection by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics, back in February, 2014 from Moona Fabrics on Etsy. I finally made the first cuts back in August last year. It's a simple quilt that didn't take long to piece.

Started by cutting from each fat quarter 9 strips. 
Three strips measuring 3 inches, 
three strips measuring 2.5 inches 
and three strips measuring 1.5 inches.

After cutting the strips I threw them in a bag and mixed them up.

From the bag I would reach in without looking and grab two strips and sew together. 
Chain piecing is very handy here!

After sewing together four pairs, then each new piece would get pressed and cut into three inch strips.

Once all the strips were cut then they went back into the bag and were sewn together end to end creating one really long strip, in this case a total of about 1920 inches in length, as in joining a jelly roll for a jelly roll race quilt.

Once all the strips were sewn together end to end then I treated it as a jelly roll race quilt.
Start by folding the one super long strip in half without tangling it and sew. The first couple of folds is the longest most tedious, but once past that it goes really fast! There are lots of jelly roll race quilt tutorials out there so feel free to Google away until you find one you can follow if you're not familiar with it. :-)

Once it was sewn together I shipped it to Sharyn of Blossoming Designs to work her quilty magic. Then all it needed was the binding and a photo shoot. My sweet quilty model made it shine!

This quilt is available for purchase in my Etsy shop, DolceQuilts