Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics Discount code!

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Hey Everyone!  My friend Cristi over at Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics is offering my readers a discount code, 15% off!  She has some amazing fabrics, that you must check out!  These are some of the fabrics I am loving in her shop ;).  I love the Enchant Cotton line and I can’t wait to get my hands on some Fanfare Cloud9 flannel!  I want to make the kids some pajama pants when we move back to the mainland ;)

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Here is the code: MHDB15

The code is not valid on presale, but it is valid on the Sale!  Some really great deals!  Code is good until Friday. Happy  Shopping!

Supernova Quilt Complete

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Hey Everyone!  I am back from a little Hawaiian staycation ;).  My Dad and Step-mom came to town and we had a great week at the new Disney resort in Ko Olina called the Aulani.  The kids and I had a blast swimming, enjoying the ocean view and spending time with family.

Last night I finished binding my latest finish, the Supernova quilt!  This quilt his heading to a very good friend of mine who just had a baby boy. I had been dying to do this pattern, so I went for it in some fun boy colors.  I have been crushing on the constellations fabric forever, so it was fun to use it in a quilt.

This pattern is in this great book, Quilting Modern.  If you buy this book (and you should!) don’t buy the kindle version, it has errors.  The publisher is aware of them, after I told them, but I’m not sure if they have been corrected.  So I would get the actual copy!  I’m thankful to my friend Amber for texting me the image of the info I was missing!

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This pattern came together surprisingly well, I had the top finished in about a week.  I spent a few late nights watching old movies and had fabric spread out all over the kitchen island.

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I love the fussy cut constellation heart for the center.

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The quilting is very simple.  I was having a really hard time deciding what do do.  I didn’t want to over quilt it and was regretting the decision to quilt it myself since I know I wouldn’t be able to complete it how I really want it without a long-arm.  So I went with simple and let the piecing of the front be the star.

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I feel like this quilt is a little overkill for a baby quilt, but I love giving something that they can really grow into and enjoy for longer than the baby days.

It measures 65 x 79

Custom Beachy Blue Twin Quilt

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I finished another one of my custom quilt commissions earlier this past week.  I really love how this one turned out!  It was for a customer giving this quilt to her son for his birthday and she wanted it beachy, blue with fish and a little bit of red.  It was fun to mix several different lines of fabric for this custom quilt, mainly Don’t Be Crabby and Little Surfer Boy with a few other fun prints from my local fabric store and some Kona Cotton.  This customer was so thrilled with the result and I am so glad!  Here are a few pics of the finished twin size quilt.

 

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I love the beachy colors and fun prints on this quilt!

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I did some really simple loopy quilting that mimicked some of the whimsical prints in the fabric on the front.

If you would like a custom quilt, email me!  I love to make them!  melaniekham {at} gmail {dot} com.

Have a wonderful day!

Full Moon Lagoon Baby Quilt

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I had a baby shower at my house last weekend to celebrate my sweet friend and her baby girl.  My friend and her husband are marine biologists and love the sea, so when I found out she was having a girl, I knew the exact fabric I wanted to use.

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This fabric is from the collection Full Moon Lagoon.  I used the panel in the center and used 3 types of fabric for outside borders to keep it simple.  The colors in the collection are so nice.

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The reference to coral, jellyfish and other marine life was perfect for her.

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Have I said how much I loved the colors in this quilt??

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Here is the back.  I did organic, ocean-esque quilted lines and used some extra fabric for panels on the back.

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So that’s it!  The latest quilt finish!  Have a wonderful Monday ;)

June Quilting Class – Happy Go Lucky HoneyComb Quilt

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Hey Everyone!  I wanted to show you a quilt I finished a few weeks back.  It’s a baby quilt sample for my new June quilting class over at Hidden Yardage.  It’s a 4 week class featuring the new Moda Honeycomb pre-cut.  I’ll show you how to piece them together and applique it onto a background fabric, plus do some free-motion quilting demonstrations as well as 2 types of binding to finish it off.  If you are local, let me know if you would like to come!  And if you are not local, you can enjoy some pretty baby quilt pictures ;).  Have a wonderful day!

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1 pack of Happy Go Lucky Honeycomb pre-cut on a large cut of Moda Bella Solid in White.

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The back has 3 hexies appliqued on the back and the stripes are some fun dots from my stash.

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I love polka dot binding.

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A little closer

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Hanging in the window at Hidden Yardage

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My quilt in a quilt shop window!  Wow!

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Such a cute store!

Tula Pink Houndstooth Bed Quilt Complete!

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Hey Everyone!

It’s done!  It’s finally done!  I am so thrilled to say that the bed quilt I have been working on for over a year is complete and we have been sleeping under it for a week now.  Making a quilt this large was quite the challenge… mostly because each step took so much longer to complete than a smaller quilt and the task each time seemed so daunting.  It took me a week to quilt it and several days just to bind, so it feels like quite the accomplishment!

Here’s the Stats…

Measures 100 wide x 90 long
Fabric: Kona Snow and Annette Tatum Boho
Warm n White Batting
Quilted by me on my Vintage Singer 201-2 with Aurifil white 50 wt
Houndstooth Pattern is from Tula Pink’s Book

Now for some photos!

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I have some more fabric from this line to make some pillow cases and I plan to buy a white bedskirt.  It will be fun to do a little mini-makeover in our bedroom now that this quilt is done!