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Today I’m sharing my Dozen Roses quilt!   Keera of Live.Love.Sew released this gorgeous pattern earlier this year.  I love everything Keera does so it was fun to test this one out for her.

The fabric pull for this one is one of my favorites!   I stocked up on Cotton and Steel prints shortly before starting this quilt and pulled from those.  There are a few other fabric prints in there from Anna Marie Horner and Blueberry park.    I actually used these fabrics again for my second scrappy trip quilt.

quiltylove_emilydennis-2510 While the Dozen Roses Quilt is quite large it didn’t take long to put together.   The blocks go together easily and are pretty big.  quiltylove_emilydennis-2603 I didn’t take many photos of this one for some reason so I dug up a few iphone photos.    This is the first quilt I had professionally quilted!   I adore everything Crinkle Love does and looked forward to the day I could send them a quilt.   I wasn’t up for tackling this queen size on my little machine so sending it off was like magic!   And Crinkle Love didn’t disappoint.   I love it so much!!   quiltylove_emilydennis-3985 Dozen Roses was finished off with a white binding.   I tend to like my bindings to be subtle on quilts for beds.   I gifted this one to my parents recently.   I hope they love it as much as I do! quiltylove_emilydennis-4037 Dozen Roses Quilt quiltylove_emilydennis-8975 Fabrics Used:
Various Cotton and Steel fat quarters
Robert Kaufman Kona in White
Backing:   Robert Kaufman Wideback


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I have a new quilt pattern for you today!

I’m so excited to send this Expanding Stars Quilt pattern out into the quilty world!  This quilt is something a little different for me.   First of all it’s a large scale quilt design which is something I have never done.   I love the bold modern statement it makes and I look forward to seeing different versions you quilt makers come up with :)

quiltylove_emilydennis-0601 The second thing that makes this different is it doesn’t have a single solid!   My quilts tend to have a lot of white or light grey and for this one I went with the beautiful cream stars as the background.   I think switching those out for white or another solid would be just as good though!   quiltylove_emilydennis-0550 quiltylove_emilydennis-0629 quiltylove_emilydennis-0568 quiltylove_emilydennis-0622
The Expanding Stars quilt goes together rather quickly despite it’s larger size!   Every single tester made that comment.   The instructions include a super fast way to make the pieces you need for this bold star quilt.

quiltylove_emilydennis-0567 I went with Cotton and Steel’s Print Shop line for my version starting with the fun citrus colored center star.  I adore these bright happy colors on the unbleached cotton backgrounds.   I toned it down with the black triangle print as the backing.
quiltylove_emilydennis-0555 This quilt quilted up in no time by just following the seams.   I like how it keeps it nice and drapey too.   quiltylove_emilydennis-0551 quiltylove_emilydennis-0548 quiltylove_emilydennis-0552 quiltylove_emilydennis-0575 A black and white striped binding finishes this Expanding Stars Quilt off.  quiltylove_emilydennis-0577

Expanding Stars measures 80in square which makes it the perfect large throw size.   Add a border using the same background fabric and you have yourself a bed size quilt.

You can find the Expanding Stars Quilt Pattern in my shop in PDF and Paper form.
Materials Used:
Cotton and Steel’s Print Shop fabric Line
Warm and White Batting
Timeless Treasures striped binding


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Today’s quilt post is one I’m excited to share with you all.  Holly of Bijou Lovely has become a very good friend of mine so when she came out with her first fabric line with Cloud 9 Fabrics I was so excited for her.   I’m convinced there is no limit to her creative talents so it’s no surprise that her Brush Strokes fabric line combines her painting talents with her sewing talents.  Most of her prints are watercolor paintings converted to a fabric medium using her signature color combos.

quiltylove_emilydennis-9204 This was a fabric bundle I couldn’t resist cutting into immediately!   I went with a variation of my Hexie Framed pattern.  I made the hexagons a little larger and made fewer of them for this offset modern quilt design.   This minimalist version has been added to the original pattern :) file-sep-29-3-29-39-pm The inspiration for the background color came from my cutting mat!   I had the hexagons laid out for an Instagram photo and loved how it looked against this color.    file-sep-29-3-29-07-pm I went with 1 inch spaced straight line quilting to keep it fresh and modern.   If you follow along on Instagram then you will know that I pin basted this, quilted a few lines and then decided it was a major baste fail.   So I then re-basted, this time using spray baste (the norm for me) and then finished quilting.
file-sep-29-3-27-11-pm quiltylove_emilydennis-9192 quiltylove_emilydennis-9212
The backing fabric I chose is called Canvas from this Brushstrokes Fabric line and probably my favorite one!  quiltylove_emilydennis-9216 quiltylove_emilydennis-9217 quiltylove_emilydennis-9220 quiltylove_emilydennis-9225 quiltylove_emilydennis-9232 quiltylove_emilydennis-9235 quiltylove_emilydennis-9236
I finished this Brush strokes quilt off with a classic black and white striped binding.   Holly uses a little bit of black through out her line and I thought this binding ties it all together.   Plus I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this binding!    I use the striped fabric from Timeless Treasures.   Perfect stripe spacing in my opinion! quiltylove_emilydennis-9219 quiltylove_emilydennis-9189 quiltylove_emilydennis-9186 You can find my Hexie Framed pattern in my shop. 

Fabrics Used:
Brush Strokes Fabric by Holly Degroot for Cloud 9 Fabrics
Moda Bella Solids Ruby Ice
Binding:   Timeless Treasures Stripe


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  • Shelby Murray - Love it! The pattern and colors are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay - This is such a happy quilt, I love the bright hexagons. xReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - Huh. I’m glad to hear that spray basting is still the best (not glad to hear that you had to baste twice ). Every now and then I wonder if I should give pins another try.
    Also, that background color is totally perfect. What is it?ReplyCancel

    • Emily@QuiltyLove - If it’s not broke why try to fix it right!? lol

      The background fabric is a Moda Bella Solid in the color Ruby Ice. :)ReplyCancel

I just took a quick inventory around my house and counted at least 12 quilts that still need to be blogged!  Now that my busy summer season is winding down I have a lot more time for things like blogging and quilting!   I’m pretty excited to be sewing again and I’ve missed it so much.   I spent the weekend finishing a few quilts and was reminded just how much I love doing this.   Having such a tangible beautiful product at the end of all of your hard work is so satisfying.

quiltylove_emilydennis-9030 Today I’m sharing my scrappy swiss quilt.   I used Thimble blossoms Swiss Quilt Pattern.   I’m really not such a fan of red but I loved this quilt when Camille released it and I thought it would be the perfect way to use up some of the reds in my stash since they really aren’t getting used any other way.

file-sep-26-9-15-13-am file-sep-26-9-14-44-am This swiss quilt goes together very quickly and is a chain piecing dream :)   Chain piecing is when you continue to feed the fabric into the machine without cutting the threads or lifting the presser foot.   You can see the pile of fabric pieces accumulating behind my machine.   Once all of the pieces are sewn through, cut the threads.   (I use the thread cutter on the side of my machine which is super fast and convenient.) file-sep-26-9-14-25-am I quilted this one using my very favorite zig zag stitch.   It’s pretty much my go to quilting method because the end result looks like you spent a lot more effort than you did ;) file-sep-26-9-13-42-am quiltylove_emilydennis-9032 I used a simple black and white plus fabric for the backing.   Again, kept the backing neutral when the front was so busy.   Backing is Art Gallery Wonderland by Katarina Roccella. quiltylove_emilydennis-9039 quiltylove_emilydennis-9033 quiltylove_emilydennis-9037 quiltylove_emilydennis-9040 quiltylove_emilydennis-9018 quiltylove_emilydennis-9028 quiltylove_emilydennis-9026 Fabrics used are an assortment of Bonnie and CamilleLelle Boutique, Cluck cluck Sew and a few others mixed in.


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