Category Archives: Finished Projects

#ModernSolidsChallenge: The Quilt!

(Hadley giveaway post is here!) Three hotel rooms, two states, and five airports later, I finally finished my Modern Solids Challenge Quilt! After much back and forth I decided to go with one of the designs that I designed using a variation of the Birds in the Air block. Instead of the standard block made […]

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Josée Carrier - November 6, 2014 - 9:49 am

Beautiful! I totally love this. You always have great designs for your quilt. I just love the angles in this one.

AnnMarie - October 14, 2014 - 12:55 pm

I am in awe of the angles on your quilt! It’s absolutely wonderful.

Stacey - October 13, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Lovely! The angles, the colors, the stitching – everything is perfection!

Molli Sparkles - October 9, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Work! Bold use of that mustard colour, and you know I like it loud! What did you use for backing? I’ve just finished my first all-solids quilt top and I feel like it has pushed me over into a different lane that I’m loving. Thanks for being an inspiration!

cindy-liveacolorfullife - October 9, 2014 - 1:04 pm

This is a gorgeous quilt–I LOVE the mustard color!

Patti - October 8, 2014 - 7:28 pm

This is truly spectacular, and I love that you used HRTs! I have used your tutorial for them, and it’s wonderful. This looks like something I’ll definitely try soon. Congratulations on a wonderful finish. I’m off to vote!

Margaret - October 8, 2014 - 8:22 am

Love it! And I especially love how you perfectly matched up the seams on your binding with the seams on the background.

vivianne - October 7, 2014 - 5:41 pm

This is so refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

Irelle - October 7, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Absolutely stunning quilt!! Love it!

Jenny - October 7, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Way too fabulous

terry hawkins - October 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm

WOW – the colors and the pattern are striking! Love it!!! I agree with others that going with two background colors was genius – I’m a fan of mustard yellow so it particularly appeals to me!

Kitty - October 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

Great quilt!! Brilliant choice these HRT’s and the 2 backgrounds!!!

Linda Fleming - October 7, 2014 - 9:00 am

Just wonderful!
I love the colors and layout.

Anne - October 7, 2014 - 7:40 am

I like how you ended up using both the background colors as it’s very integrated. Love the name too!

janet - October 7, 2014 - 7:32 am

LOVE this quilt!

D McLeod - October 7, 2014 - 7:27 am

Using two background colors was a genius choice – <3 it!

Lisa R - October 7, 2014 - 6:10 am

Incredible.. Just Incredible…

Kristy Daum - October 7, 2014 - 6:03 am

And it’s amazing, love the name too.

Gretchen - October 7, 2014 - 5:13 am

love your quilt. It is very fresh and modern.

Vicky - October 7, 2014 - 4:25 am

wow, that’s so super beautiful!

Rachel @ Quiltineering - October 6, 2014 - 11:07 pm

oooo I love it!! I’m especially a fan of the change in backing color. Gorgeous work!

Debbie - October 6, 2014 - 9:56 pm

This is just so striking! There’s so much I love about it – including that matched binding!

Brenda - October 6, 2014 - 9:36 pm

Love it! I wish I could do that.
Also what do you do with all the lively quilts you make? Sell? donate? gifts?

Chelsea - October 6, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Stinking brilliant as usual!

Spicy Sticks – A Quilt for Mom

Do you sometimes make a quilt that is not 100% your style or colors? I do for those I love. My sister decorated my Mom’s living space around colors inspired from a mirror that Mom fell in love with from Pier One. I wanted to make a quick quilt that would coordinate with this already […]

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Anja - July 7, 2014 - 8:26 am

Awesome quilt!!! Great job.

Kathryne - July 3, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Love those straight lines!!

barbara woods - July 3, 2014 - 4:36 pm

i did, i won some fabric, orange and green and made one for family member that has cancer

Ruthann - July 3, 2014 - 12:18 pm

I love it! In the photo the colors look very Bauhaus-ish. I’m sure your mom will love it!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge - July 3, 2014 - 5:03 am

Love it! Are those quilting lines a stitch on you machine or did you make them wiggly yourself?

Lynda M Otvos - July 2, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Stunning. Gorgeous. Inventive. Lovely. Solid. Striking.

Can you tell I like it !~!

Lynda M Otvos - July 2, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Stunning. Gorgeous. Inventive. Lovely. Solid. Striking.

Can yo u tell I like it !~!

Play Around the World Quilt

I sorta have a crush on everything that Sarah Jane does. Everything. And, when she had her first line of fabric, I wanted every SKU of it. It is filled with true multicultural children, not just children with different complexions.  And these kids all live in a magical world of individuality and whimsy. Love it. […]

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[…] and make a whole baby quilt out of them. ALSO, I’ve been wanting to remake a version of my Play Around the World Quilt  So, I decided to combine the […]

[…] and make a whole baby quilt out of them. ALSO, I’ve been wanting to remake a version of my Play Around the World Quilt  So, I decided to combine the […]

Agnes - July 4, 2014 - 6:21 am

Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your method!

pennydog - July 4, 2014 - 5:28 am

This is so cool!

Lauren - July 3, 2014 - 9:13 pm

I love everything Sarah Jane does, too. This is a great use of that panel print. So original and the quilting is so impressive! What a lucky niece!

Alli - July 2, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Wow! That is such a cool quilt! I love it! :)

Christine Sherman - July 2, 2014 - 10:02 am

What a wonderful unique design, love it!

Rachel - July 1, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Wow, this is so beautiful! I’ve always loved that line and still have treasured pieces of it. Those curves are amazing, I love how you’ve repeated them throughout the quilt. And now I’m off to google 6 minute circle!!

Nicole - July 1, 2014 - 1:02 pm

That is just brilliant. So well designed. Well done.

Ben - July 1, 2014 - 11:09 am

Love the way you’ve used the panel.

kelly - July 1, 2014 - 9:17 am

Gorgeous Latifah! Love how you’ve customized that 6-minute circle technique – so clever!!!

Irelle B - July 1, 2014 - 8:48 am

Very creative and wonderful use of that border print. I love that fabric!

Mary D - July 1, 2014 - 8:19 am

What a really nice quilt for your niece. I know she will love this.

Melissa - July 1, 2014 - 7:49 am

What a genius way to use that fabric! Beautiful quilt!

Becky M - July 1, 2014 - 6:49 am

This is spectacular! Such a creative use of the technique and the print! Genius! :)

Andres - July 1, 2014 - 5:44 am

Another awesome quilt!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge - July 1, 2014 - 4:56 am

What an amazing quilt. I would never have thought of using that great print in that way. And Six Minute Circles? I’ll be googling that as soon as I finish my comment! :)

Cat - July 1, 2014 - 4:36 am

It’s truly gorgeous, I love it! I love how the child at the front of the parade-line looks to be stepping onto the curve, it’s just so perfect and fun. Your highlight colours are just perfect too – sweet and girly without being over-the-top girly. I love that balloon girl and rabbit print on the back too, I have that in my stash! Your label on the back is such a great idea. I’m going to google the six minute circle too. Thanks so much for sharing. Cat.

Laurelle C - July 1, 2014 - 3:48 am

Wow. Gorgeous quilt. Those curves look amazing. I am off to google six minute circle as I have not heard of that before. Thanks for sharing :)

The Big ‘O’ Quilt

It’s already been established that I’m a bad gift giver. This one is um. . . two years late. I just couldn’t get good photos of it. Yep. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I feel bad though because it was made for a dear, dear freind of mine Lori for her 50th […]

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[…] blogged about The Big ‘O’ Quilt a few months ago. This is the second quilt in the ‘O’ Series, The Big ‘O’, […]

Hubblebird - July 18, 2014 - 3:28 pm

I love the fact that the cross-hatching is in random widths. Freedom from the tyranny of perfection!

Chelsea - June 4, 2014 - 11:12 pm

I am just loving all your custom quilt labels. What process do you use to create them?

Claudia Gomez - June 1, 2014 - 7:48 am

Latifah, What a fitting gift to mark one of the milestone B-days. Love how you took it out into the world to do the photo shoot. Hello Lori, welcome to the big O!

patsy johnson - May 28, 2014 - 7:47 pm

I was blog hopping this eve and OMG! Latifah, you are the master of bias tape and circles – I bow down to you. Love the design simplicity and the blue backing, label and quilting are perfect! Lucky Lori.

Rachel Dreher - May 28, 2014 - 2:46 pm

What a beautiful gift! I love the simplicity of it!

Alison Marie - May 27, 2014 - 8:46 am

I have been loving seeing this quilt online, but didn’t know the backstory. It is such a perfect gift for Lori. And that label is so true!

Jeifner - May 23, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Love the bright yellow with the neutral linen. That’s my favorite kind of quilting and it looks great. I’ve got a gift quilt that is totally done, well, lacking the label, and my friend’s been waiting nearly two years. She assures me it’s just fine.

Irelle Beatie - May 23, 2014 - 10:27 am

Love the awesome simplicity of this quilt! That quilting must have taken forever but it really does add fabulous texture. Nice job!

NancyinSTL - May 23, 2014 - 8:46 am

Simply gorgeous! I love it and just may make one using a similar technique someday. Please don’t feel bad about giving it late–I’m not yet finished with a wedding quilt that still might not be ready for the third wedding anniversary. Also, I finished my niece’s college graduation quilt on time, but haven’t had an opportunity to give it to her yet. I didn’t want to take it on the plane with me when I attended her graduation and she’s lived out of state ever since.

Sheena - May 23, 2014 - 8:43 am

I think your quilt is just awesome! I had never thought of using bias tape before…and now my creative juices are flowing :)
Would you mind sharing how you make your labels?

Ruthann - May 23, 2014 - 8:40 am

Beautiful Quilt! Saw it on the MQ FB page but somehow these photos just shine more. Welcome Lori to the 50+ club! It’s fantastic!

Lynda M Otvos - May 23, 2014 - 7:58 am

It’s gorgeous and I suspect that even late she will cherish it as she does no other. It’s lovely; the color you chose for the backing just POPS with delight. Many congrats on the finish–you did a great job. Happy 52nd to Lori.

Seeing Red Quilt & Matching Doll Quilts

Three facts: I started this quilt long, long ago on the first ever LA Modern Quilt Guild retreat. I promised it to a friend shortly thereafter. I’m very bad at finishing and gifting quilts. Very bad. This quilt was my first time working on the technique for Half Rectangle Triangles (HRT’s) that I wrote up […]

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[…] from upper left: Cosmic Kites by holly’s red bike, Seeing Red by The Quiltengineer, Spears Runner by Teaginny […]

Carla - June 6, 2014 - 9:08 pm

This is such fabulous quilting. I love the little quilts. Found you thru IG
Happy to have done that ; )

Maureen - May 8, 2014 - 3:55 am

I found your blog via Jeni Baker’s blog featuring this quilt. I love it, and I LOVE the doll quilts!!

Can anyone come to the LA Modern Quilt Guild sewing days on Saturdays? I have not been to a meeting since I work every Monday night but I wish I could join in somehow. (I live in Pasadena but don’t have any IRL quilting friends).

Sabine - April 28, 2014 - 7:02 am

hello quilt-engineer,

I clicked through all your projects…they are all very interesting and very special! I like your baby-gifts so much.
I hope it doesn’t matter if I use one or the other of your ideas (only for private use, of course), I feel very inspired!

Jeannie - April 27, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Oh my gosh they are adorable and the girls will love them!
Mom’s quilt is pretty nifty too!! Really love the organic look.

Kitty - April 26, 2014 - 2:37 am

Love your quilt!! I saw it on Jeni Baker’s ( In Color Order) Favorites and was intrigued by those little red eyes staring at me. The little doll quilts are too cute!! I’m sure you’ve made two girls very happy!!

svetlana - March 12, 2014 - 8:47 pm

oh, my!!!! both the big quilt as well as the doll ones are amazing!

NancyinSTL - March 12, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Beautiful. Your HRT quilts really do look like the inspiration.

I have three great-nieces under the age of 8 that live far away, which I don’t know them well. So, to let them know that I think of them, I recently thought that I should make doll quilts and matching pillows for each of them. I already had the quilt patterns in mind, but love your idea of making them similar with just different backings for the quilts and corresponding pillows.

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