leftHOMEABOUTFABRICPROJECTSIN PRINTtwitterflickrfacebookPinterestright

Sew & Tell - Fast fun

January 19th, 2007

I haven’t posted a Sew & Tell in a while… maybe because I haven’t sewn in weeks (talk about being too ill if I’m not quilting!). A few quilts from recent past… pre-blogging stuff! There’s a designer I discovered a little over a year ago I just love, and her name is Lori Smith. I can open a magazine or my favorite catalog (Keepsake Quilting, the “Victoria’s Secret” for quilters!) and see a quilt and I just KNOW it’s by her because it’s something that makes me want to run and make it. And that’s saying a lot because I find more pleasure in designing my own.

Anyhoo… Lori has a really cute pattern pack called Fat Quarter Quilting: Four Fabric Quilts. These quilts I made are the finished size of a fat quarter. All you need are four fat quarters (five if you use a FQ for the backing). The first two I have made were samples for the shop, so I kind of stuck with the fabrics/colors like in the pattern (though I do dig the black & white with the birdie toile) .

I hope I don’t sound like an infomercial… I just want to pass on something fun, fast and pretty. These little patterns are a great way to use some FQ’s you just love but don’t know what to do with (plus you get six patterns in a pack - talk about bang for your buck!). From start to finish this is a nice little weekend project. Piecing, quilting and binding…. HUGE satisfaction in getting a quilt done fast! The quilts finish nice and “square” (I know, I know… they’re rectangles!), though my photography is not (ugh).

The third was purely for me. It’s the same quilt as the second one but made with some of my all time fabric. I love, love, love this fabric collection by Linda Hohag for P&B Textiles. Did I mention how much I love this fabric??? This quilt took a little longer since I hand quilted it… but boy was it fast to quilt compared to quilting a bed size quilt! Satisfaction!

Posted in Quilty n Crafty |

4 Responses

  1. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    These are all so beautiful. Your work is lovely! I’m especially digging that third one–such a good eye you have for color! Oh, Rabbi of quilting. :D

  2. The fabulous The Chicken Lady allegedly said:

    Oooo, I like those and I checked out the patterns, NICE!! Your quilt looks like it could go with anything in the IKEA catalog.

  3. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    I really like the one you hand quilted best. I can not imagine what it would be like, or how long it would take to hand quilt a bed sized quilt, but I like the way hand quilting looks much more than machine quilted. I have made three baby quilts so far and I hand quilted all of them. I want to do a full sized one but am afraid of the work. But I don’t know how to machine stitch anyway. PKM says it’s not difficult.

    Anyway, these are very cool projects. Do you hang them on the wall?

  4. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Very cool projects, MO….so like you. You are tooo talented!

Farting around with needle & thread and then blogging about it.

Monica Solorio-Snow
Happy Zombie

Pacific Wonderland
Astoria, Oregon

This blog's content, photos and original graphics/artwork are copyrighted. Please do not use, copy, reproduce or distribute. All projects are strictly for personal/non-commercial use only. © 2006-2016

Instagram Twitter Pinterest
bloglovin Flickr I <3 Oregon
I <3 California Vine Facebook

Visit my shop for the
CHICKEN & STARS PDF quilt pattern!
CHICKEN & STARS - PDF quilt pattern

Visit my shop for the
PATIO PDF quilt pattern!
Patio - PDF quilt pattern

Visit my shop for the STRAWBERRY
DELIGHT needlebook template PDF!
STRAWBERRY DELIGHT - needlebook template PDF

Visit my shop for the POOCHIE BAG
PDF sewing pattern!
Poochie Bag - PDF sewing pattern

Visit my shop for the
SPRINKLE PDF quilt pattern!
SPRINKLE - PDF sewing pattern

Visit my shop for the
BADGE HOLDER PDF sewing pattern!
Badge Holder - PDF sewing pattern

About Me
My Instagram
My Bloglovin
My flickr
My twitter
My Pinterest
happy zombie
My studio
Eating Astoria
My Facebook

my shop
my shop

my instagram
my instagram

my twitter
my twitter

my flickr
my flickr

Sew Yummy!
July August 2014
Cloud9 Fabrics

Summer 2012
OOP (past info)

happy mochi yum yum by monica solorio-snow
Spring/Summer 2011
OOP (past info)

Holiday Happy - The Fabric
Spring 2010
OOP (past info)

Make happy... make stuff

Published, in print and always in
my mom's shopping cart

Super-categorize me
  • Bake something
  • Bee serious
  • Do Something
  • Fabric Folding
  • Field Trip
  • Happy Mochi Yum Yum
  • Holiday Happy
  • How I Live
  • I Heart California
  • I Heart Oregon
  • La Familia
  • Make Something
  • Mimi Kicks Stash
  • Mimi’s Adventures
  • Quilt Market
  • Quilty n Crafty
  • Rico Swappy
  • Ron Swanson Along
  • Sew Yummy
  • So Stinkin’ Cute
  • Stuff
  • Stuff I like
  • Tiny Totes
  • Tips & Trix
  • Winterkist

  • I'm a girl with a past
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

  • Make + Share = Inspire
    Happy Zombie HQ
    Holiday Happy Pool
    The Walking Quilted
    Pennie Pocket Pool
    Poochie Bag Pool


    No, seriously.
    Do Something

    Holy shitballs - I went to QuiltCon

    Blog content, photos and original
    graphic images property of
    Happy Zombie/M. Solorio-Snow
    copyright © 2006 - 2015