Archive for the ‘Finished Quilts’ Category


Finished Quilt

July 20, 2010

Finished! Finally!

This is the biggest quilt I’ve made yet – queen-size! It’s also the first quilt I’ve made with the intention of putting it on my bed and I’m super excited about how it’s turned out 🙂

It’s the 12+2 quilt from Oh, Fransson! It’s also made with the fat quarter pack from Fabricworm that was bundled for the 12+2 quilt.

Finally, here are the pictures:

Finished quilt

Quilt and Joie

Almost as soon as I had put it on the bed, Joie jumped up and started rolling over the whole thing. It’s definitely cat approved!

Tomorrow I have hand surgery to remove a cyst that may or may not (but probably was) caused by stitching through my finger earlier this year. Fffuuuunnnnn!


Blogger’s Quilt Festival

May 21, 2010

This is my entry for the

I have one quilt that is my absolute favorite of not only the quilts that I have made this year, but of all the quilts I have ever made…

It is my Starry Night Quilt:

The Starry Night (Unlit)

It’s little – measuring at just 17 x 22 inches, but it was a huge first for me.. or rather several firsts:

My first art quilt. My first raw edged applique. My first time working completely without a pattern. My first time playing it by ear with free motion quilting. My first time that I liked the finished quilt enough to want to hang it on a wall.

And my first time sewing with LED lights:

The Starry Night With LEDs

The LEDs are sewn in with conductive thread and connected to a little round battery. I got the LED sewing kit from Maker Shed.

I had been wanting to make a Starry Night quilt because I think the painting is so haunting. When I saw the LED sewing kit, I knew that it was meant to be.

Anyway, thanks for checking it out, and don’t forget to click on the link at the top to check out everyone else’s quilts 🙂


Starry Night

April 5, 2010

From the first time I saw SternLab’s use of embroidery with LED lights I was in love. And almost immediately I knew how I wanted to use them.

The Starry Night (Unlit)

Thus, my version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night was born.

Close Up of Quilt

The finished quilt is 17 inches x 22 inches. It’s made from a variety of free cut batik applique. I free motion quilted with black, blue, white, and two shades of yellow thread.

Close Up of Stars and Stitching

The three LEDs, conductive thread, battery, and battery holder were from two LED sewing kits by SternLab
and sold at Maker Shed.

From start to finish this art quilt took me two months, but most of the time was spent first with procrastination and later with searching for yellow LED lights.

Here it is all lit up:

The Starry Night With LEDs