Friday, April 18, 2014
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all have wonder weekends with your families. I'm celebrating by giving away this Free machine embroidery design. It's live now at www.calicocali.com. Download it today and finish up those last minute Easter projects!
Hugs - Kat
Hugs - Kat
Posted by Calico Cali Designs at 12:54 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I took a break from packing up the house to make one last quilt prior to the move. My friend and I bought the same line of fabric (Scrumptious by Moda) and made the same exact pattern...each with our own twist on it. I bought a layer cake, along with some yardage of white, while she bought yardage of each fabric.
Unfortunately, her quilt isn't done yet so I don't have a side by side photo show you. But I did take photos of the entire process while making my quilt, so I'll share those with you instead. I will say this, using the layer cake make the entire process go much faster. Layer cakes are now my new favorite pre-cuts.
|Cutting up the layer cake.|
|Love the look of stacked cut fabric.|
|Chain sewing the strips together.|
|Lots of pieces sewn together.|
|Laying out the rows of chevrons.|
|Laying out the rows of bricks.|
|I decided to add a few rows of sashing to make the quilt longer.|
|I tested the quilt size by laying it out on my King sized bed.|
|I baste my quilts on my kitchen floor, because I'm glamorous like that.|
|I used my walking foot to quilt straight lines in the chevrons.|
|I added piping along the outer edges of the quilt before I put the binding on.|
|Done = beautiful|
|I'm soo happy with how this quilt turned out. I can't wait to use it in my new house.|
I'm so in love with this Scrumptious line of fabric from Moda (I did add in one piece of fabric that's not from the line)...and I also really like this pattern it's so fun and spring like. The pattern can be found on the Moda Bake Shop site, it's called the Scrumptious Scrappy Chevron Picnic Quilt by Rhonda from Patchwork Sampler.
Happy quilting everyone!
- Calico Cali Designs
- Welcome to Calico Cali Designs! I’m Kat, digitizer and sewing enthusiast. I learned how to digitize in 2010 from master digitizer Walter Floriani…it was an amazing experience. Soon instead of spending my time sewing, quilting and stitching out other people’s embroidery designs, I was sewing, quilting and stitching out my own embroidery designs. I created this blog, not only as a place to share my embroidery designs, but also as a place to share all the things I make, sew, paint, embroider, and create. You’ll see posts about my life, my studio, patterns I’ve sewn and products I’ve tested. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Follow me on twitter www.twitter.com/calicocalidsgns . Hugs!! – Kat