Sunshine Quilt - Wise Craft Handmade
Upcycled patchwork, modern quilts, and books by Blair Stocker. Seattle, Washington
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Sunshine Quilt

 

 
The quilt for our school’s auction is done. It turned out really pretty I think. Hopefully it will feel very Spring-like displayed at the auction next month. 

 
I used the orange palette from Denyse Schmidt’s Katie Jump Rope fabric collection when I began this because I loved all these prints best when they were together this way. I had always wanted to try this Hope Skip, Jump pattern (in Denyse’s book), so that’s how it began. I finished it, then folded it up and promptly forgot about it. Not that I didn’t like it, but I tend to be impulsive creatively, so I’m sure I went on to something else that excited me even more.

When I pulled it out recently to finish it for our auction, I wanted to try tying it instead of quilting it. I’ve never tied a quilt, but we have a rather old one that was tied and it holds up so well, I was intrigued. Then one day at school I talked with another quilter who ties all her quilts. Hmm… Thinking the ties might add some nice texture on the quilt’s surface I decided to try it. I created a 4″ x 4″ grid and used cream pearl cotton (next time I might use wool and let it felt into a ball in the wash). Overall, the effect is nice, and it feels sturdy.

I chose a pale gray for the backing and the binding to give it a modern feel. This is definitely a sofa, “throw” sized quilt, it will need to look nice on a sofa.

My binding gets better every time. I’m now in the “one quilt down, let’s start a new one” phase.
But first, my assistance was needed on the Valentine-making. It was quite easy this year, as I mentioned. Neither kid wants sappy sweet sentiments on their Valentines, so I found some super cute printable ones on etsy, and the kids loved them. And hey, we did make the chocolate, so these are kind of homemade right?



Monday, Dec. 17 last day to order for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Dismiss