I finished my Raspberry Kiss quilt! Quilting and all!! I had so much fun in the #rkblockswap hosted by Jessica @craftycop (umm, a year ago?) Anyway, it was my first block swap & this quilt will always be a happy reminder of all the quilters that participated or cheered from the sidelines. Making some more IG friends was a bonus & I couldn’t be happier with how this quilt turned out! 💕 The backing fabric is Little Cutting Edge from Hawthorne Threads and has the cutest unicorn 🦄 & cat 🐱 scissors ✂️ I need them in real life! This is the first time I’ve tried to pattern match the backing fabric & since it took me awhile to find it, I guess I did pretty good. 😉 Cooper tried to find it too but gave up & crawled under it instead. 😹 #quiltyfriendsarethebest#quiltyfun#quiltersrock#raspberrykissblock#hawthornethreads @hawthornethreads #htwipit
It's our wedding anniversary today so I sewed my husband something special with some mini raspberry kiss blocks I made last year...a new cover for his hot water bottle. We'd hoped to celebrate the occasion by team teaching a BodyAttack class (for our wedding we did a BodyAttack warm-up as our first "dance"), but he and the babies have the lurgy. Instead we're going to cuddle up under a quilt and watch Disney movies till bedtime. #miniraspberrykissblock#raspberrykissblock#madewithlove#thegreatufopurgeof2018#2018fal#wipchallenge2018
last day of #igquiltfest already??? boy has the time flown by. here is a peek at my current #wip that is on track to be my next quilt top. usually I make music quilts for the camp my mom works at each year, but this year things have changed a little bit. my parent's high school band director passed away last August from leukemia, so this quilt will be going to his wife. currently, I have 15 #raspberrykissblock pieces done and next up will be 15 hearts from @myteaandbrie's #pixelatedpaperhearts pattern. the blue & red are the colors of mira loma high school where my parents, uncles & aunts all attended and the surrounding will be the music print to tie it all together. I had to hunt down a smidge more of the music print, but I can get started on some the heart blocks tonight!
#IGQuiltFest Day 22: Special Finish. This #quilt has so much love and meaning for me. #lvmqg did a #raspberrykissblock#swap last year, I made all the blocks as healing after our pup passed away. I love having blocks for so many members and I was able to gift this quilt to an amazing friend who needed a #quilthug . This quilt is so full of love it is my special finish! @amyscreativeside
I’m talking about this aqua #raspberrykissblock baby quilt over on the blog. Pop over to read about it and see more photos! Link in profile. | (P.S. The 20% off sale ends tonight, so be sure to get your orders in using the code “MAKEROOM20”!) | #babygift#craftsposure
Yaaaay! I have lots of options for #igquiltfest day 6! We’re supposed to share our favorite scrappy quilts. Since pretty much all I do is scrappy, I can pick just about anything.
This is my Smorgasblocks quilt. I did it as a free sampler where we visited different patterns and techniques and smooshed them together to make a whole quilt. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone’s fabric choices. They were all so different.
It's finally done and I'm so proud of how it turned out!! 🎉 From cutting up Grandpa's shirts, to piecing the back and then the feathery quilting, this was definitely a labor of love ❤ I thought of Grandma and Grandpa the whole time I worked on this😢 Grandma actually broke her ankle, and we'll be visiting her next weekend, so we'll be giving it to her then. This is a total surprise for her, so I'm actually getting kind of nervous about how she'll react, so here's hoping she loves it as much as I do 🤞🤞 Pattern is #raspberrykissblock by @heritage.threads #memoryquilt#quiltsarelove
The final reveal! Believe it or not I made this for a swap we did in my travelling quilt bee. I’ve had this idea (a rainbow of 100 mini raspberry kiss blocks) for a swap for a while but I knew that the recipient would have to be super special. Luckily for me all of the ladies in the bee are awesome and I knew this swap would be the one. Now it lives with @stitchkaylastitch and I know she will give it a good home. I really love gifting things I’ve made but man, this was hard to send away (I even splurged for super fast shipping because the thought of it being in the mail stressed me out too much.) Some fun facts: There are 1100 total pieces in the 20” square top, around 200 different fabrics, total time from start to finish was about 30 hours, and I finished it in 10 days. Mini raspberry kiss block pattern by @michaelannn, Made in Canada metal label from @emmalinebags. #iwishicouldgotootravelingquiltbee#sewtherainbow#paperpiecing#miniraspberrykissblock#raspberrykissblock#modernquilting
Hey partner, which pattern do you like best? I’m thinking these fabrics with either of these patterns?? The #nybeauty Block would be 4 of those blocks put together to make the complete circle and in the reposted #raspberrykissblock I would do 4 blocks to make the mini quilt. What do you think? Any thoughts welcome! #alisonglassquiltswap2018#ag2018divingboard The first picture is from the #alisonglass website and the 3rd photo is a repost from another amazing quilter 😍 who is tagged. The second picture is from Pinterest.
My first mini of the year is complete!!! Every month I will be making a new mini for the #12minisin12months sew along hosted by @knotandthread
For January, I decided to make a miniature version of the #bluerkblock quilts that @craftycop has been organizing for fallen police officers (if you want to make #justonebluerkblock go check out her page there is only a few days left to get them to her!!) I used the Mini Raspberry Kiss Block pattern from @michaelannn
Quilted! 😅 There are so many seams in such a small amount of space that this thing is practically bullet proof. Heavy, too! For the hand quilting I ended up using Aurifil 12 weight in white to make an x in each of the background squares around the plus as well as at the intersections of the blocks. I didn’t want to have to quilt through all those layers and I really didn’t want to distract from the piecing! I’m super happy with the effect and how much texture it adds. I also opted to embroider my initials and the year on the front (why are quilts only ever labelled on the back while other art forms are always signed on the front/in a readily visible spot?) Now to bind! #aurifil#sewtherainbow#raspberrykissblock#miniraspberrykissblock#modernquilting#handquilting
Friday Night View! Just came around the 1st corner hand-stitching down the binding on my AG Raspberry Kiss Quilt! Oh my goodness I LoVE this quilt! Just a few hundred more inches (😂) of binding to go. Watching Outlander while I snuggle under it and stitch. 💕🌈💫😊#alisonglassfabric#raspberrykissblock#raspberrykissquilt
Two Raspberry Kiss quilts, for local cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The first is designed to appeal to women; the second to men (I hope). I used the excellent 12 1/2” block tutorial provided by @heritage.threads. #raspberrykissblock
Shhhh! 16 more blocks to attach corner overs (already cut) to! I'll knock those out tonight and tomorrow, and quilting on Wednesday! It's so very hard to do this with my husband in the house because it's for him! 😂I'll be sending him on a ton of errands this week #raspberrykiss#raspberrykissblock