Friday, June 21, 2013

T.G.I.F.F. - Two For One

I shared with you on Wednesday my two  quickie quilts that were on track to be finished by today - and they are!  I just had to bind both of them this morning!  These delicious throw size quilts are for two brothers - nine and five.  And they are my first custom orders for quilts.  I am so utterly thrilled with the end results!


The first is made using Indian Summer by Art Gallery.  If you haven't used Art Gallery fabrics before - then you really need to do yourself a favour an invest in some!  It is the most luscious feeling fabric.  I mixed in some dark navy blue and fawn/brown homespun solids which I think give it a bit of a bang!  I used my trusty gold Aurifil to do lots of straight line quilting....


Which you can see the effect of here on the back!  I used the leftover strips from the fat quarters to piece the centre of the backing.


Gorgeous yes?


The second quilt is made with Urban Mod from Art Gallery again.  I've mixed in teal green and a grey/blue homespun with this one.  And the solid yellow is actually a mustard Art Gallery solid - the colours are a little different in the unusually bright sunshine here today!  Silver/grey Aurifil thread used in the quilting here...


Another strip pieced backing.


I really love the colours in this one, as they are so bright a yummy.


The pattern I used is just a basic Disappearing Nine Patch.  When researching them, most were using 5" squares, but because I wanted these to be relatively quick (well, they certainly were!) and I wanted to make the most out of the fat quarters that I had, I changed the squares to 9.5".  I literally have no scraps whatsoever from the fat quarters, which is a bit sad - but also fabulous because of no wastage!

So this afternoon, I sent a photo of them finished to the customer/friend and she is wrapt!

If you're looking for a super quick, super easy quilt to whip up in a couple of days - then these babies are perfect!  I see many more in my future!

I also finished off this gorgeous dress today - which will be in a Winter Wonderland showcase at
  You, Me & Three Designs next week!

I'm linking up with T.G.I.F.F. being hosted by Thirteen In '13 today - you can too!



  1. Congrats on getting those custom orders and finishing them up so quickly! They look great nd the dress is beautiful :)

  2. Wow, you have really lifted the DNP to a thouroughly modern level.. well done

  3. Those quilts are gorgeous and I love your quilting! What lucky boys!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for a quick beginning to end quilt, since I usually hand quilt all my projects. I can see me machine quilting one like this.

  5. Midge, your are one speedy lady! A specific tutorial for your disappearing nine patch wouldn't go amiss . . .

  6. Love the quilt. I finally had to break down and order some of the Indian summer menagerie print. The dress and model are adorable!

  7. Great quilts and I love the beautiful dress!!

  8. Wow, two quilts?! They are fabulous, Melissa! Great fabric choices!

  9. Love love love the quits. What a great way to do them. Looked at the quilts and thought to myself - they look like disappearing 9 patches but they can't be. But they are. Guess what I'm gonna do next? Yup you got it. Thanks for the tips


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