Vacation Week Sewing

We were in vacation in Maine for the past week and outside of everything else we do in Rangeley, I usually get a bit of sewing done. Last year Jen and I started a tradition of hanging our projects from the week on the railing for a personal quilt show. Jen didn’t make it to Maine this year, so the show is smaller, but I decided to do it anyway. 

Not too shabby for six days of sewing. Here is a little more detail. 

The first finish of the week was this Easy Addition twin sized bed quilt for Maddie’s friend Maia. She graduated from high school this year and is off to Babson in a few weeks. I first saw this quilt at QuiltCon in Pasadena this past February and loved it. The pattern is in the Spring 2016 copy of Quilts and More. I used Kaffe Fassett fat quarters for the focus fabric and supplemented with a lavender from my stash to highlight Maia’s favorite color. This quilt was fun to make and best of all I have an additional 36 blocks done already. That will make two decent sized throws as the blocks are 14″ finished. 

This batik beauty was my second finish of the week. My stepdaughter Sophia is going into her junior year at UC San Diego and is moving into an apartment. She asked for a quilt to brighten it up. I had seen a quilt at Patchwork Citges in Spain that used batiks to create a blended, almost painterly, effect. So I have been collecting batiks and made this quilt for Sophia. It will get two borders and a cool batik back, all of which she picked when we went to a quilt shop in San Diego. I really love this and will definitely make it again. And again. 

This baby quilt is my third finish of the week. It is hard to tell from a small photo that it is a space themed fabric for little boys because at a glance it just looks like a colorful wall hanging. You can see the fabric better here:

So cute for a little boy! I really like the Moda Concrete fabric that I used for the star points. I am excited that I cut blocks for another quilt so I will work on that at home. Beyond these three quilts, I also made three table runners. Not bad given we also got a lot of other activity in to the week. Here are a few other fun shots from our week in Rangely, Maine. 


  1. These are beautiful Erin and I love the idea of the personal quilt show……… the makers as well as everyone else the chance to enjoy the aesthetics of the pieces……great idea!

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