The Show and Tell for Quilters
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Batik Color Wash Quilt
I made this quilt for our son's girlfriend. The inspiration came from the quilts on this blog. http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/p...sh-quilts.html Most of the batik rectangles were cut from scrap pieces plus a few FQ's. The quilt has 476 4"x2" (finished size) rectangles for a completed size of 56" x 68". All the fabrics are batiks & most I have been hoarding for a few years. I used the walking foot to sew simple wavy lines across the quilt. Her favorite colors are blue, green & purple.
A quilter is born
My Autumn is only 4 years old ... but last October while making her mom's Halloween costume ... Autumn wanted to sew ... so this month I let her use the little Janome machine I bought her .. she started sewing her squares together .. really well and that machine was ruff ... Nana helped her finish .. and Gennell did the top stitching ... but it turned out so cute ... I love My little quilter.
Peggy's Project #23 - Ultimate Travel Bag
The Ultimate Travel Bag pattern is by Annie Unrein, found at ByAnnie.com and Craftsy. This project takes attention to detail, perseverance and a really sturdy sewing machine that will handle multiple layers of fabric, zipper and stabilizer. It also comes with a hefty price tag especially if you go with the hardware kit as suggested in the pattern, stabilizer, zippers, netting and quality quilting fabric. A walking foot is very useful, so better get one if you don't already have one. Cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching. All that being said, sewing the bag along with viewing the online Craftsy class is a must because of the very specialized techniques taught by Annie Unrein. I highly recommend the experience. The fabric I used is AGF (Art Gallery Fabrics) Sage Cactus Flora - Lily, and Sage Painted Dessert - Night. The bag is very sturdy and will easily accommodate my Singer Featherweight box plus fabric and tools/rulers for a sewing get-away. This project was completed January 31, 2018, and posted here by Peggy on May 31, 2018.
Basic Carpenters Star
It was already November & I was holding my head trying to think of meaningful Christmas gifts for my elderly father, my brother & my two son-in-laws. It had been an awful year; my Mom had passed, my sister-in-law had passed & each of my son-in-laws had lost a parent. I NEEDED to give them each something personal that would show how much I cared. I wasn’t sure that I could get my act together quickly enough to complete 4 quilts, but decided that I would choose a simple pattern with minimum colors, although I did want each quilt to have a different color scheme. Worse case scenario? I would give them a quilt that had been begun, but not completed. Fast forward...the quilts were completed by Christmas morning. Once one of them had been completed, the others followed pretty quickly. I know I had angels on my shoulders those few weeks while sewing. This quilt was given to my son-in-law.
Savannah fabric baby quilt for Noah
I love this Gingiber Savannah fabric. I used animals from one of the panels to make this quilt. I'm making this quilt for a coworkers baby boy, Noah, who was born in May. I used the large animals from the fabric panel on the back of the quilt.
My 2 girls had the same teacher for 4 years between the 2 of them. We made a simple pattern with very few seams so the girls would be able to piece the top without lots of frustration in sewing it together. It’s made of wovens and is 80x80. I quilted it using a dot to dot format.
I Spy Jar Quilt
Wanted to make a play mat for the grandkids...ages 9 mos - 12yrs. We have played I Spy with the older kids for years and thought a big quilt would be a way for the six of them to play together and have the older ones teach the little ones how to play! Actually though, I loved the tutorial and have looking for an excuse to make this quilt for a long time!
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