I started by preparing the background fabric. I first fused the interfacing to the wrong side of the background fabric (per manufactures instructions.) And I used my Oliso iron of course! Next, I fused the HeatnBond to the felt. Then I cut out the rainbow shapes and fused the shapes to the background fabric.
Then comes the fun part…embellishing. I love the freedom of embroidery. It seems to be more forgiving than cross-stitch. I also really love florals. So I started with some woven wheel stitches. My idea was that the florals would replace the clouds. I ended up using less colors as they just seemed to match better than my original pull. (Plan C at this point…Haha) I added a few lazy daisy stitches and some French knots and then I was done!
And now I have a fun Fall Rainbow to enjoy. After this crazy year, I could certainly use a rainbow to help calm the storm of 2020!
I am so excited to share my project today! Anderson Design Group has designed some beautiful fabric panels for Riley Blake. They are all based on Destinations. I knew instantly what destination I would pick, The Greatest City in the World…New York City!
Anderson Design Company also designed these amazing map prints. I love maps! I knew this would be a perfect addition to my quilt!
These map prints remind me so much of NYC. It could be the Subway map or the streets winding in and out of each other. I added a pop of red to these flying geese for a modern quilt look. The red also matches the Empire State Building on the panel. I pieced and quilted this with my favorite Aurifil thread. I piece everything in my favorite white and quilted it with this grey.
I live outside of NYC with my husband and six kids. We packed up the kids and headed towards the city for a perfect photoshoot. We got to the skyline view right at sunset. It was perfect!
I love taking quilts ‘out in the wild’ for a photo shoot. I am totally that crazy quilt lady who drags a quilt all over the place! You should see the looks I get! Haha I recently got back from an epic trip across the country with a quilt! If you missed it, you can read about it here. This also isn’t the first quilt to make a trip into the city. My Hello Brooklyn quilt made its debut appearance at the Brooklyn Bridge.
While most of these pics are of the Downtown skyline, I had to include a shot of Midtown Manhattan. One of the reasons I was drawn to this panel is that it includes the iconic Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Both of these buildings are close to my husband’s office. My kids kept asking which building on the panel is Daddy’s work! So if you look really close, you can see the Empire State Building in the background of the picture.
Of all the places I have been to, NYC is my favorite! I love the business of the city. I love all of the fun things to do. I love all of the yummy food to eat! I love Broadway! It really is the Greatest City in the World!
We stayed taking pics until it was dark. There is something so magical about the NYC skyline all lit up at night. One World Trade Center is such a beautiful building!
Thank you for stopping by! I love sharing my city, NYC! If you need a new destination, I highly recommend coming and seeing New York City! If you would like to see more of what I’m up to you can follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
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I couldn’t make this quilt without my very favorite Aurifil thread. I like to sew my blocks together with a neutral thread. I use white fabric for most of my quilt backgrounds. This white Aurifil thread blends in perfectly. I also had to use my pink Olfa rotary cutter since it matches my fabric!
I happened to be traveling while I was working on my blocks. I cut out the entire quilt before I left on vacation. I then didn’t have access to my Olfa rotary cutter or a cutting mat. So I had to cut my blocks by hand! What a giant pain!!! Good think my Riley Blake scissors are cute, but dang, this girl needs her tools!
I did manage to pack my Oliso iron. Thank goodness I did! Not all irons are created equal. I started to use a different iron before I remembered I had packed this. Let’s just say the other iron didn’t get very hot and started leaving weird marks on my fabric. Yikes! Oliso to the rescue! I was able to get my blocks nice and flat! The Oliso iron gets super hot. And it is pink!
I am so happy with how this quilt turned out! I decided to skip the border and make my quilt 42″x 56″. My baby is growing out of her baby quilts, so I needed a quilt that was a little bit bigger. Now she has the perfect summer quilt!
This new pattern includes multiple sizes. You can make a crib, throw, twin or king size quilt with this pattern. I guess I made an extra long crib quilt! I was using a draft pattern, so my blocks were 14 inches instead of 17 inches.
I had to include a quilt swirl. Aren’t these colors just perfect and summery? Is that even a word? I had sew much fun stitching this up! Now I just need to decide how to quilt it!
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Hi and welcome to the final week of the Jolly Bar Row Along! I am sad this fun quilt along is coming to an end! The saying goes, all good things must come to an end. I have had so much fun sewing along with the Fat Quarter Shop and sharing my blocks along the way.
I am using Bonnie and Camille’s Early Bird fabric line for this project. I love Bonnie and Camille fabric. So it’s no surprise that I would pick this Jolly Bar for this project. I am a huge fan of their florals. And there are little birds in this line too! So cute!
These Blissful Kisses blocks are so fun to make! I have a little girl who would love this butterfly quilt!
To make the wings, you need to do a little bit of pressing. I love using my Oliso Iron for this! It gets super hot which helps make my blocks flat! And the best part is, it’s pink!
I have to include my other favorite tools for piecing! I love my Olfa rotary cutter. It is the perfect size and it is aqua, my other favorite color! I also use Aurifil thread, all the time! 50 weight thread is my favorite for piecing and quilting. This stitches up like a dream!
Blissful Kisses! I think the aqua floral is my favorite. But that rainbow stripe may be a favorite too! I think it is perfect for these butterflies. These blocks are sew cute!
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