Friday, May 13, 2016

Island Life

I got off to a slow start with the May is for Makers campaign.  I did buy the pattern and pull fabric to make some Lakeside Pajamas... I just never made them.  This week I wanted to do something quilty so I purchased this collection of Mini Quilts by Cluck Cluck Sew.  I'd had an idea for a Florida Keys inspired house quilt ever since I saw the awesome Seacoast MQG QuiltCon Charity quilt so now seemed like a good time to experiment a bit.

I went a little crazy pulling a stack of solids.  The pattern has you make 4 fabric pairs so from each set you get 2 houses with the colors inverted.  I ended up making 8 pairings so I used each color combo once and I have enough left over for a second mini.

Of course I couldn't just stick to the pattern and since it's supposed to be an island I swapped the sky at the top for some ocean on the bottom and used the same Carribean blue for the binding.

I fell in love with these  wavy organic lines when I was quilting Preppy the Whale.  They're so quick and easy, especially after a glass of wine or two;-)

After I'd pulled my fabrics I spotted this awesome fishy print in the fabric graveyard on my way out of Quilter's Way.  It's like it was meant to be!!!  I love how the wavy quilting makes the fish swim.

And since I have way too much time on my hands...  a little freshly squeezed blood orange juice to remind me of home.

Stitching along with this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 12" x 14"
Pattern: Suburbs Mini by Cluck Cluck Sew.
Fabrics: Michael Miller Cotton Couture: Cloud, Carribean, Tangerine, Sprout, Shell, Mango, Seafoam, Canary, Love, Mist, Coral, Pastille, and Lemon.  FSDS McCaw.
Backing: Brandon Mably Shoal Fish Yellow.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Request Poly.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Light Turquoise (5006).
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  1. Cuteness! Houses are a shape that I haven't created in fabric, but they look addictive. : )

  2. What a cute mini quilt! The backing with the colorful fish is perfect for Island Life :)

  3. Love you mini! It turned out great!

  4. It does have a Key West feel. I love it. Great job!

  5. I love the colors you used in this, it really does feel like the beach! Great finish!

  6. So sweet! Home is Florida Keys??? That's wonderful!