New Home Mini.

My friends the Pfeiffers, whom I lived with briefly last year, bought a new home so I had to make them something.  I pieced the tiny houses, ranging from 1 to 3 inches tall, from my scrap bins and set them in a white background. It’s backed in a vintage sheet, quilted in a boxy meander with white thread, bound it mostly in white, and labeled it.

Measures approximately 20″ square.  Finished March, gifted 24 April.

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Baby Roller Rink.

This commission was for the newborn baby of a childhood friend (whom I made this quilt for) and I loved making it.  The grandmother, the one who commissioned the quilt, told me the nursery would be green and blue so I took that, this quilt for inspiration, and dug through my scrap bins.  It’s backed in large scraps, quilted with a square meander in pale green thread, bound in even more scraps, and labeled.

Measures approximately 45″ x 69″. Completed 23 February.

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Giant Log Cabin.

This quilt was a commission where I was asked to use Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee fabric line.  Each block finished at 27″ square, the largest block size I’ve ever worked with.  It was rush quilted beautifully by Lindsay, it’s backed and bound with more Chicopee, and labeled.

Measures 81″ square.  Completed in January.

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Yellow and Grey Heart.

I made this mini quilt in a day for my friend Tara as a wedding gift.  I took yellows and greys from my stash and it came together quickly.  I did some matchstick quilting for the first time and love the look.  It’s backed in a small yellow flower print from my stash, bound in pale yellow, and tagged.

Measures approximately 18″ square.  Completed and gifted in April.

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Habitat Swoon.

It took me 9 years of quilting to finally make one for my mom.  I started cutting out this pattern right after it came out with fabric from a Modern Quilt Guild challenge and it’s a surprisingly tedious pattern that took me quite a while to finish.  It’s long arm quilted in a loopy pattern with mint green thread, backed in various Habitat by Jay McCarrol prints, bound in Kona cotton in berry, and labeled.

Measures 80″ square. Completed and gifted in April.

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Color Wheel Quilt.

This was part of a challenge I did with my friend Cait where we made a different thing from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts each month (see other projects here).  I pulled the rainbow from my stash and ended up trimming it way down.  It’s quilted in a needle and thread pattern with white thread, backed in a vintage sheet, bound in a musical note fabrics from my stash, with a label and hanging sleeve added.

Measures 45″ square.  Completed in April.  Purchased in December.

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Field Study Triangles.

I used Field Study scraps from another quilt to make this simple isosceles triangle quilt.  I long arm quilted it in a bubble pattern with with thread, it’s backed in the Sinister Swarm print, bound in some scraps, and labeled.

Completed in May.  Sold at The Little General in June.

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This quilt is made from scraps that I made into half square triangles and organized randomly, in a pattern than reminds me of the wind. It’s quilted with straight lines in the white areas with white thread, backed in an Amy Butler print and a small scrap rainbow, bound in a Flea Market Fancy print, and labeled.

Measures approximately  —  Completed in April. Purchased in December.

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Bella Granny Squares.

This quilt was made by me and some friends as a baby gift.  We all decided on the pattern and used a jelly roll of Lotta Jansdotter’s Bella and coordinating solids.  We each made a couple blocks and then I trimmed them down and sewed them together.  It’s backed in scraps from the front and a couple Glimma prints, quilted with a scripture that reads “every good and every perfect gift comes down from the father of lights in whom there is no shaddow of change. james one seventeen” in white thread, bound in a yellow stripe from the collection, and labeled.

Measures approximately 40″ x 56″. Completed and gifted in August.

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This is the first of a series of video game quilts.  I love the bright colors and balance with the black.  I used Kona solids, drew out a design, and went for it.  It’s backed in one large version of each Tetris block, quilted in a spiky meander with orange thread, bound in Heath in black, and labeled.

Measures 51″ x 68″. Completed in August, purchased in December.

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Herringbone Wedding Quilt.

I made this quilt last minute for two dear friends that wed this summer.  I’d been asked to make bunting for the reception so while I was cutting all the fabric for that, I cut some for the quilt, too.  I used fabrics in peach and mint and various neutral solids.  It’s backed in some fabric from my stash, quilted in a loopy meander with mint green thread, bound in a light grey.

Completed and gifted in August.

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This quilt is based on the Modern Maples pattern from Lark Crafts.  I pulled autumnal colors from my stash and played with layout and direction a little bit.  It’s back it fabrics form my stash, long arm quilted in a pattern called Scribble with khaki thread, bound in a Katie Jump Rope print, and labeled.

Measures approximately 54″ x 66″.  Completed in November, purchased in December.

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Many Trips Around The Briar Patch.

The scrappy trip along took Instagram by storm earlier in the year and I finally jumped on the band wagon.  I used Heather Ross’ Briar Rose line and this tutorial.  It’s backed in a super soft vintage sheet, long arm quilted in a four leaf clover pattern with bright yellow thread, bound in a pale yellow solid, and labeled.

Measures 48″ x 60″. Completed in November, for sale at The Little General.

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Field Study Kaleidoscope.

This quilt was hugely inspired by this one and made as a trade with my friend Laura for a painting.  I used Anna Maria Horner’s Field Study line and Light Jade FreeSpirit solid (a favorite).  It’s backed in various prints from the line, scraps from the front, and Laura and her fiance’s initials, it’s long arm quilted in a sparrow and cloud pattern with lavender thread, bound in the prints from the back, and labeled.

Measures 80″ x 80″. Completed and gifted in November.

2 thoughts on “2013

  1. Hi Kaitlin, I saw the article in the November Winston-Salem magazine featuring you. Soooo I went to your blog spot and enjoyed seeing your work. I am also a quilter and a member of the Modern Quilt Guild. I think you just might enjoy our group and the group would certainly value your participation. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. 6:30 at the Crickets Nest community center off Country Club. (We do not meet in December). The members are very open to new ideas and any effort is supported by all! P.S. My work is on exhibit at Idlewild house until Nov. 7th…and also on my website. http://Www.sherrielaycock.com

    1. Thank you so much for checking out my blog and my work! I attended the local guild a few years ago, it might be time to do that again. Thanks for the info.

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